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2012 Presidential Election News

News on the 2012 presidential race.

25 min ago | Bloomberg

Bill Clinton = Campaign Strategist in Fight for Senate

Bill Clinton talks to Bloomberg Politics Managing Editor Mark Halperin on Sunday in Indianola, Iowa about his take on key Senate contests in Georgia, Arkansas, and Kentucky. Clinton demonstrates his fabled mastery of the minutiae to advise on the way to win tough races, especially in his native South.


Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, Indianola, IA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Barack Obama

3 hrs ago | WNEM-TV Saginaw

Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

12, 2014, in New York. . Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, waves to the audience as she is introduced for a discussion on the empowerment of women and girls at the Ford Foundation, Friday, Sept.


Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tom Harkin, Ford Foundation, Charitable Organizations

7 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars

Chuck Todd Spends Better Part Of Sanders Interview Fishing For Soundbites Bashing Obama And Clinton

Host Chuck Todd spent the better part of Bernie Sanders very first appearance on Meet the Press fishing for soundbites of Sanders attacking President Obama and Hillary Clinton. Unlike Sen. John McCain, who has been on Meet the Press sixty nine times and counting, this was Sen. Bernie Sanders first appearance on the show, so naturally host Chuck Todd wanted to spend the better part of it trying to get Sanders to attack President Obama and his potential 2016 presidential rival, Hillary Clinton.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Republican

11 hrs ago | Jacksonville Daily News

New Jersey's GOP governor to visit

One of the most well-known Republicans in the country - and a possible GOP presidential contender in 2016 - is coming to Wilmington this week.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Wilmington, NC, Chris Christie, US Governors, Mike Huckabee

16 hrs ago | The Free Press, Independent News Media

Warning to War Supporters

I know you mean well. I know you think you've found a bargain that nobody else noticed hidden in a back corner of the used car lot.


Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat

20 hrs ago | The Wave

Troy Senik: Webb could be a dark horse for 2016

Only twice in the nation's history have the American people reelected three consecutive presidents. The first instance occurred at the beginning of the 19th century, when three men from the ascendant Democratic-Republican Party - Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe - each got eight years in the White House.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George Bush, History in the News

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Advocate

Landrieu faces tough re-election race

That may yet prove to be the case in this year's election for the U.S. Senate in Louisiana, but it's hard not to see the race playing out against a national landscape. The big prize nationally in this nonpresidential election year is control of the U.S. Senate.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Louisiana, Mitt Romney

O-R Online

W.Va. legislative leaders say coal rhetoric not helping

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia's top legislative leaders aren't sure clamoring over coal this election season does much good for Appalachia's already-sputtering industry.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Robert Byrd, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jay Rockefeller, Appalachia, VA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

BBC News

Rival US senators film survival show

Used to navigating the metaphorical shark-infested waters of Washington DC politics, the two men will encounter real life predators as they work together to stave off hunger and thirst. As Congress' overall approval ratings sink to all-time lows ahead of the November mid-term elections, Matthew Baum, professor of global communications and public policy at Harvard University's John F Kennedy School of Government, says this type of spectacle was inevitable.


Related Topix: Jeff Flake, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Senator Jeff Flake, Senator Martin Heinrich, Representative Martin Heinrich, Democrat, Harvard University


White House makes it official: US "at war" with IS

The White House declared Friday the United States was at war with Islamic State radicals, seeking to rub out another semantic flap over its Syria policy. In a series of television interviews Secretary of State John Kerry had appeared to be reluctant to term the expansion of US operations against IS in Iraq and Syria as "war."


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Tampa, FL, Terrorism

News Max

Poll: Women, Young Turning Against Obama

President Barack Obama's support among women, the young, and Latinos has dipped to an all-time low in the most recent Washington Post-ABC News poll. According to The Washington Post , 50 percent of women now disapprove of the president compared to 44 percent who approve, a near reversal of his support among female voters in the 2012 exit polls when he had 55 percent support compared to 44 percent.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

The New Zealand Herald

Obama's war plan rattles Senate nominees

President Barack Obama's plan to strike Islamic State militants is ruffling the usual left-right politics in several races that will decide control of the U.S. Senate in mid-term elections on Nov. 4. Republicans who have criticized the president on a variety of issues for months have tamped down their rhetoric and, frequently, are avoiding taking a clear stand on his proposal. Some of the nation's most endangered incumbent Senate Democrats, meanwhile, have expressed skepticism to portions of Obama's plan, saying they fear a new plunge into a new Middle East war where supposed allies can become enemies.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Scott Brown, US Senate

Fri Sep 12, 2014

CBS Local

Christie Says More Help On The Way For Scott

The Republican Governors Association has chipped in $8.5 million this summer toward Gov. Rick Scott's re-election effort. And as he campaigned with Scott on Friday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said the association, which he chairs, isn't done assisting the Sunshine State's governor.


Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Chris Christie, Panama City Beach, FL, Charlie Crist, Barack Obama

Hollywood Reporter

Gwyneth Paltrow to Host Barack Obama for October Fundraiser

Prior to the contentious midterm elections this November, President Obama is set to visit Los Angeles for a fundraiser hosted at the home of Gwyneth Paltrow . An invitation, sent from the Democratic National Committee to donors, states that a reception and dinner will be held at the actress' home on Oct. 9. "Following the reception, President Obama will take your questions at an intimate dinner," reads an email from a key Hollywood fundraiser to invitees.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Los Angeles, CA, Entertainment

KTEN-TV Denison

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid

The program being given out at a memorial in Mississippi for five slain children has a smiling photo of each one and describes what they loved to do. The program being given out at a memorial in Mississippi for five slain children has a smiling photo of each one and describes what they loved to do.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

WNYC-AM New York

Expanding ISIS Fight Scrambles GOP Plan To Extend Budget And Get Out

House Republicans were hoping for September to be a blissfully uneventful month, with election season just around the corner. But President Obama dashed those hopes this week, when he asked Congress for authorization to train and arm Syrian rebels against the Islamic State.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative John Fleming, Republican, Representative Michele Bachmann, Representative Adam Kinzinger

Greenwich Citizen

5 things to know about the Harkin Steak Fry

Iowa Democrats gather this weekend for Sen. Tom Harkin's annual Steak Fry fundraiser, headlined this year by former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton . The event has long been considered a highlight of the political social calendar in the state, but what is it all about? And do they actually fry the steaks? "In 37 steak fries, they've never fried a steak," said Democratic consultant Jeff Link , a longtime Harkin adviser.


Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Bruce Braley, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Hillary Clinton

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Washington Post

Refereeing the John McCain-Jay Carney spat over Iraq

The fierce debate on CNN between Sen. John McCain and former White House press secretary Jay Carney after President Obama's speech is an excellent example of how Republicans and Democrats in Washington frequently live in parallel universes. Earlier this year, The Fact Checker took a deep dive into the issues surrounding the politics of leaving a residual force in Iraq-and the facts are certainly complicated.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

House, Senate weigh bills that are going nowhere

House and Senate leaders, usually proud sorts, staged showdown votes in their chambers Thursday on measures that are going nowhere. And in the logic that prevails during the weeks before crucial congressional elections, they want everyone to know about that futility.


Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Mitch McConnell

The Washington Post

Incumbent's loss upends Massachusetts' House race

For months, state and national Republican groups have been criticizing Democratic Rep. John Tierney in Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District as an extreme partisan on the far left, hoping to leave him politically wounded and vulnerable to GOP challenger Richard Tisei in the November election. After Democratic voters bounced Tierney in Tuesday's primary in favor of newcomer Seth Moulton, Tisei will no longer be facing a nine-term Democratic incumbent with suitcases of political baggage.


Related Topix: US Politics, John Tierney, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Massachusetts, Life, Veteran Affairs