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2012 Presidential Election News

News on the 2012 presidential race.

2 hrs ago | The Times

After scandal, McAllister lacks incumbent's edge

After scandal, McAllister lacks incumbent's edge The benefits of incumbency are nearly non-existent for Louisiana's newest congressman.

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Related Topix: Rodney Alexander, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Louisiana, Monroe, LA

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Raw Story

Campaign manager for Mitch McConnell resigns over Ron Paul bribery allegations

The campaign manager for U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican locked in a tough re-election battle, resigned late Friday in fallout from a scandal stemming from his time with the 2012 Ron Paul presidential campaign.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ron Paul, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mitch McConnell, Representative Michele Bachmann

The Hill

Celebrities gin up youth votes heading into midterm election

With young voters more apathetic about voting and government than ever, several organizations are trying to woo the "selfie generation" to the polls this fall.

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Related Topix: Blues, Pop/Rock, The Black Keys, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney

New York Post

Why Mitt Romney may again be the GOP's next great hope

The former Massachusetts governor has run and lost two bids for the White House - in the 2008 Republican primaries and again in the 2012 general election.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Mitt Romney, Tea Party, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence

NBC12

Obama's visit comes amid tight governor's race

The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Cybercast News Service

Obama's visit comes amid tight governor's race

The last time President Barack Obama celebrated workers' rights at a Wisconsin Labor Day event, there was barely a hint of the turmoil that would embroil the state later when public employees staged massive protests in an unsuccessful bid to keep their collective bargaining rights.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Scott Walker, US Governors

The Washington Post

5 things to watch in this fall's Senate races

The top prize of the November midterm elections is control of the Senate for the final years of President Barack Obama's administration.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mitt Romney, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat

CBS Local

Dozens May Have Casted Double Votes In 2012 Presidential Election

BALTIMORE - It's a founding principle of our country-you only get one vote. But election groups say they've found dozens of voters casting ballots in the last presidential elections in both Maryland and Virginia.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney

Fri Aug 29, 2014

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Corbett tries new TV ad attack strategy on Wolf

The latest TV ad by Gov. Tom Corbett's campaign is opening a new front in the Republican's mass communication strategy, making President Barack Obama a central figure in the attack on Democratic front-runner Tom Wolf.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Guns, Harrisburg, PA

WHAS11

McConnell campaign manager resigns

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign manager resigned Friday amid fallout from a scandal in Iowa involving a presidential campaign he worked for in 2012.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Senator Rand Paul, Ron Paul, US House of Representatives, Representative Michele Bachmann

News Max

Michael Reagan: All Factions of GOP Must Work Together to Win

If Republicans want to regain control of the Senate, along with the trust of the American people in the November midterms, they need to tell the electorate what the GOP's plans are and make good on those promises, political commentator Michael Reagan said Friday on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV.

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Related Topix: US News, Ronald Reagan, US Politics, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Barack Obama

Chicago Tribune

Emanuel-Rauner ties create campaign subplot

Just a few months before announcing plans to become Chicago's next Democratic mayor, Rahm Emanuel strolled down the gravel path to a Montana resort restaurant with Republican businessman Bruce Rauner, both men smiling as they carried bottles of wine.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, Montana, Barack Obama, US Senate

Los Angeles Times

Support for U.S. overseas involvement jumps, poll finds

Public support for a more active U.S. foreign policy has grown sharply since last year as Americans see the world becoming more dangerous.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton

Common Dreams

Iowa Legislator Pleads Guilty to Taking Bribes from Ron Paul's Campaign

Former Iowa State Senator Kent Sorenson on Wednesday pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from his switch of support for Rep. Michelle Bachmann , whose state campaign he led in 2011, to Rep. Ron Paul in the 2012 caucuses.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Ron Paul, Republican, US House of Representatives, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Liberal Political News

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Pa. joins Medicaid expansion for low-income residents

Gov. Tom Corbett's administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agreed to a plan on Thursday to make Pennsylvania the 27th state to accept Medicaid expansion money under the landmark 2010 federal health care law.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors, Tom Corbett, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Austin, TX, Opinion

SFGate

Obama taps veteran diplomat to be Afghan envoy

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Politics, US News, Uzbekistan Travel, Travel, Afghanistan Travel, Asia Travel, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Travel

Star-Telegram.com

No. 2 House Republican faces unlikely challenge

Raul Garcia has a question for Kevin McCarthy, the House's No. 2 Republican: "While we are waiting for you on immigration reform, who should be harvesting America's food?" It's a provocative query and the foundation of Garcia's long-shot challenge to McCarthy, a four-term incumbent who rose to power after another GOP leader thought unsinkable, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Representative Kevin McCarthy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Eric Cantor, Agriculture, Science

KMCX-FM Ogallala

Hillary's Got a Millennial Problem

Sure, projecting a winner in a presidential election a couple of years in advance is a mug's game.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Hillary Clinton, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Chris Christie, US Governors

The Day

Obama's stopped caring what his critics say

It's "back to school" week for President Obama, after what a CNN analyst called "the vacation from Hell."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, George Bush, US Senate, John McCain, Republican

The Robesonian

Obama makes NC stop

Abaca Press/MCTU.S. President Barack Obama arrives on the South Lawn of the White House after returning to Charlotte, N.C., Aug. 26, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Richard Burr, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Barack Obama, Life, Veteran Affairs, North Carolina Government, North Carolina

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