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2012 Presidential Election News

News on the 2012 presidential race.

2 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

All Massachusetts authorities could say for sure is that they found the lifeless body of a small boy, apparently cast off the side of a highway.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

6 hrs ago | Reuters

New Russia sanctions threats as Ukraine stalemate goes on

A day after an international deal in Geneva to defuse the East-West crisis in Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists vowed not to end their occupation of public buildings and Washington threatened further sanctions on Moscow if the stalemate continued.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin

Fri Apr 18, 2014

CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV

Why are some Democrats running from Obamacare?

Polls have shown that voters love popular provisions calling for mandatory coverage for maternity care and extending coverage for young people up to age 26 to stay on their parents' health insurance policies.

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Related Topix: US News, Health Insurance, Health, US Politics, Barack Obama, Representative Joe Garcia, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick

Castanet.net

US delays review of Keystone XL pipeline, likely punting decision until after Election Day

The Obama administration is extending indefinitely its review of the Keystone XL pipeline, the State Department said Friday, likely punting the decision over the controversial oil pipeline past the midterm elections.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat

KIII

Baucus casts wide shadow over Montana Senate race

Max Baucus' decision not to seek re-election to the Senate after 35 years opened the door for Republicans to pick up one of the six Democratic seats they need to recapture control of the Senate.

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Related Topix: Jon Tester, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Democrat, Max Baucus, Montana Government, Montana

National Public Radio

Spokeswoman: Sebelius Not Considering US Senate

Departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the U.S. Senate, a spokeswoman said Friday.

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Related Topix: Kathleen Sebelius, US Governors, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Sam Brownback, Barack Obama

Northern Michigan News

Walker's challenger doesn't focus on union rights

Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager.

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

Washington Post

Mitt Romney returns to political stage as Republicans prepare for midterms

One rainy morning this month, the man who thought he would be president boarded a train near his beach house in San Diego.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Senator Rob Portman, US Senate, W.

The Intelligencer

Manchin Not Ruling Out Run for Governor

Frustrated by the ways of Washington and often at odds with leaders of his own party, Sen. Joe Manchin is leaving his options open - including a possible run for his old job as West Virginia governor in 2016.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Joe Manchin, Charleston, WV

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Examiner.com

Fight to Hold Lerner in Contempt Continues

After hours of heated debate, the House of Representatives Oversight Committee voted 21-12 to hold former IRS head Lois Lerner in Contempt of Congress .

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Related Topix: US News, Prison, US Politics

WLS-AM Chicago

Carney Gets Candid: White House Press Secretary Opens Up to Students

With his press briefing book sitting closed next to him, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney didn't have much to refer to when a person asked if he wanted to take a "selfie."

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Related Topix: George Washington University, US Politics, US News, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Joe Biden, The Daily Show

Banburycake.co.uk

Labour recruits Obama strategist

One of US President Barack Obama's top campaign strategists has been recruited by Labour to play a key role in Ed Miliband's bid for Downing Street in next year's general election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Conservatives (UK)

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Putin 'Hopes' He Won't Have to Send Troops into Eastern Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday he hopes Russia will not have to use force in eastern Ukraine.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, US Politics, US News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

News Max

Hotel Magnate, Democratic Fundraiser Pleads Guilty

A wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who supported Hilary Clinton for president pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed candidates and coached someone to lie about it.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Gary Ackerman, US House of Representatives, New York

Free Republic

More "Ammunition" for Obama Administration

The recent showdown in Nevada between federal agents and a cattle rancher and a group of his supporters is a symbol of the kind of abuse of power and executive sleight-of-hand that are becoming the hallmark of the Obama administration.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Louie Gohmert, Republican, US House of Representatives

CNN

Landrieu faces her toughest political storm to stay in Senate

She is beset by well-funded forces on the right who sense the Gulf Coast Democrat's vulnerability in trying to defend a Senate seat in a red state.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Cedric Richmond, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Representative Bill Cassidy, Louisiana, Xavier University

Roll Call

Ratings Update: Wisconsin's 6th District

Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wis., is the latest member to announce his retirement , opening up another potentially competitive congressional district.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Scott Walker, US Governors, Ozaukee County, WI

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Examiner.com

Poll: Gov. John Kasich in dead heat race with Dem challenger Ed FitzGerald

Ohio Gov. John Kasich may not be a shoe-in for reelection this November in light of poll results released Wednesday showing he and his Democratic challenger, Ed FitzGerald are tied with about 200 days left before Election Day on November 4. Ohio Gov. John Kasich may not be a shoe-in for reelection this November in light of poll results released ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Governors, John Kasich, Ohio, US Politics, US News, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Myrtle Beach Online

Mellencamp unhappy with Wisconsin Gov. Walker

Politicians for years have been using rock songs at campaign events, and Mellencamp has found himself crossways with Walker and other candidates before.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Rage Against the Machine, Pop/Rock, US Politics, John McCain, US News, John Edwards, Entertainment

Star-Telegram.com

Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

The outlook for the president's health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it's time for the party to openly embrace the law that Republicans consider their best campaign weapon.

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Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, Barack Obama, Health Insurance, Health, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat

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