2012 Presidential Election
President Barack Obama had already clinched re-election and now has 332 electoral votes to Mitt Romney's 206.
President Barack Obama canceled events to stay in Washington, while the GOP campaign was back on Tuesday with events in the critical Midwestern swing states of Ohio and Iowa, albeit with changes to the program.
With a little more than a week remaining before the Nov. 6 general election, some voters might still be undecided about their choice for president. Here is a look at the views of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama on some of the key issues.
Barack Obama plans to create more jobs by using some of the money saved by ending wars to build roads, bridges and other public projects. Mitt Romney stated his goal is to put 12 million unemployed Americans back to work in the next four years.
Barack Obama says he will reduce the deficit by more than $4 trillion over the next 10 years. Mitt Romney says he will cut the deficit and get the national debt under control.
Obama believes the solution to the growing costs of college tuition can be addressed through increased funding for federal programs for college students. Romney believes the decision on how to address education costs should belong to the states.
Obama plans to end government subsidies for oil companies and develop domestic production of natural gas. Romney plans to get "America and North America energy independent" by more oil drilling and permits.
Barack Obama plans to cut $487 billion in defense spending, and Mitt Romney plans to set defense spending at a floor of 4 percent of the nation's GDP.
President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney have opposing visions of federal health policy.
Mitt Romney believes that marriage should be between a man and a woman, and Barack Obama supports same-sex marriage.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney differ on their abortion stances. Obama thinks abortion is a personal, nonpolitical issue, and Romney wants to overturn Roe vs. Wade and leave it up to the states to determine their own abortion laws.
Barack Obama has sought penalties against China for unfair trade practices, and Mitt Romney said the country is taking unfair advantage of U.S. manufacturers.
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have similar stances on the war in Afghanistan. Both want the war to end by 2014.
Both candidates plan to take action against Iran if necessary to prevent them from acquiring nuclear weapons.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have varying views on the situation in the Middle East.
Obama's "horses and bayonets" statement takes off on social network sites.
Vice President Joe Biden is seeking to regain momentum, while Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan makes his debut on the national debate stage.
Both candidates try to shore up voters in key swing states and raise as much money as possible going into the final stretch of campaign season.
YouTube is providing live video of tonight's presidential debate from the University of Denver. The debate is scheduled for 8 to 9:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. The focus of tonight's debate is domestic policy.
President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney meet in a debate airing at 8 p.m. Wednesday.