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2012 Presidential Election News

News on the 2012 presidential race.

1 hr ago | Washington Times

Chris Christie sidesteps Bridgegate, again tops Republican presidential field

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is once again at the top of the Republican presidential field and, while dented by the Bridgegate scandal that erupted roughly seven months ago, he remains a powerful fundraiser and popular campaigner, including here in New Hampshire, where he will appear on Thursday.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, Republican, Chris Christie, US Governors, Mitt Romney, John McCain

5 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Breaking The Code Of GOP Behavior

Mothers have an uncanny ability to read the code of their baby's cry. They can determine from the cry whether their baby is tired, wet or hungry.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Healthcare Law, Law, Liberal Political News

Wed Jul 30, 2014

National Review Online

Victor Davis Hanson: The Cost of American Indifference

Yet most of the mess was caused by, or made worse by, growing U.S. indifference and paralysis.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, George Bush, Vladimir Putin, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton


Dodging 2016 questions, Paul Ryan meets the press

Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, chairman of the House Budget Committee, is known to glide through the hallways of Capitol Hill with headphones in his ears.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Immigration Reform, Headphones, Breakfast, Life, Food

The Daily Caller

Herman Cain: I 'Damn Near' Won The 2012 Presidential Election

"Why did I run for president of the United States?" Cain said during a speech to college students Wednesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Herman Cain, Conservative Political News

The Washington Post

The 2014 election polls are about to look better for Republicans. Herea s why.

Pretty soon, the country's top pollsters will make a subtle change that even some political junkies won't process: They will shift from reporting results of registered voters to only those most likely to vote in the 2014 election -- a.k.a. "likely voters."


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, World News

Fox News

Obama administration's focus on Syria in doubt as death toll soars

The rise of ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq, and the unwillingness of Americans to see their military involved in another foreign conflict, appear to have cooled President Obama's once-strident rhetoric demanding Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "must go" -- even as the death toll in the three-year-old civil war tops 170,000.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Bob Corker

Roll Call

Advocates Grade Congress on Immigration

Frustrated by lack of action and unfulfilled promises on the immigration overhaul front, a coalition of 10 advocacy groups is out to hold House members accountable for the extent to which they were unhelpful to the cause.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Ron Paul, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative David Valadao

The Wichita Eagle

Partisan gridlock robs senators of feel-good laws

Her bill would open more federal lands to hunters, and conservation groups liked it too.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Richard Burr, Republican, Senator Mark Begich

Tue Jul 29, 2014


Mitt Romney endorses incumbent Wyoming governor

Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, carried Wyoming better than two-to-one in his loss to President Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, Barack Obama

Florida Medical Association backs Medicaid growth

The organization passed a resolution at its annual conference last weekend saying it will publicly support Medicaid expansion, which would bring in nearly $50 billion in federal funds over the next decade.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Florida, Florida Government, US Politics, US News, Rick Scott, US Governors

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Immigration overload: The debate in governor races

The federal government has placed as many as 30,000 minors who have crossed the border illegally with sponsors across the country, spurring a wide range of reactions from governors, many of whom are up for re-election this fall.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Immigration Reform, US Governors, Paul LePage, Terry Branstad, Deval Patrick

The IRS Scandal and the Politicization of Justice

If you want a good illustration of how Attorney General Eric Holder has politicized the Justice Department and its prosecutorial decision-making, all you have to do is look at what Justice has not done in just one part of the IRS scandal.


Related Topix: Tax, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

The News Tribune

Why ‘compassionate conservatism’ is still dead

Compassionate conservatism is back. That's how Peter Beinart, a contributing editor at the Atlantic, reads a number of recent developments in Republican politics, the most recent being Rep. Paul Ryan's announcement of new anti-poverty proposals.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, George Bush, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama

CBS News

Analysis of Obama's phone calls reflect escalating world crises

US President Barack Obama speaks on the phone during a conference call hosted by public health groups on June 2, 2014 in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, George Bush

Mon Jul 28, 2014

USA Today

Obama's phone calls show urgency of world crises

President Obama reached a diplomatic milestone in the 500th phone call of his presidency to world leaders.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Tyne and Wear County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Europe, Germany, Angela Merkel, Joe Biden, George Bush

Washington Examiner

Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and ... (more)


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama

Washington Examiner

Could Ron Paul help Florida's GOP governor in his re-election bid?

A libertarian running for governor in Florida is looking to capitalize on the vestiges of Ron Paul 's two presidential bids -- and that tactic might actually be working.


Related Topix: US Politics, Ron Paul, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Florida, Florida Government, 9, Charlie Crist, US Governors

The Fresno Bee

Doyle McManus: Anti-poverty talk from conservative Paul Ryan?

"What do we want? A healthy economy - and a big part of that is having a strong safety net, both for those who can't help themselves and for those who just need a helping hand.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Chris Van Hollen, Democrat, Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney

Fire Dog Lake

Voters Feel Some 2012 Buyer's Remorse

If the 2012 election was held again today 53% say they would back Romney while 44% would vote for Obama President Obama's job approval rating has been negative for months and it has gotten so bad a majority of voters now wish he lost his re-election.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama