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2012 Presidential Election News

News on the 2012 presidential race.

3 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

Durbin's views on issues as he faces re-election

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat seeking his fourth U.S. Senate term against Illinois Sen. Jim Oberweis in November, sat down with The Associated Press for a wide-ranging interview about the campaign. Here are excerpts of what he said and his stands on the issues: Durbin said Democrats have tried to turn the economy around after the policies of former Republican President George W. Bush led the U.S. into recession, and argued that they've had "good luck" making progress.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Barack Obama, Democrat, Illinois, Illinois Government, George Bush

4 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

Losing 101: Most presidents in the last 50 years lost an important election

Vice President Richard Nixon speaks during a Sept. 29, 1960, debate against. Sen. John Kennedy in Chicago.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Bill Clinton, History in the News, George Bush

5 hrs ago | Daily Kos

AZ-Gov: Big Dog Alert! Bill Clinton Coming To Scottsdale To Campaign For Fred DuVal

Bill Clinton will headline a Scottsdale fundraiser Tuesday for Fred DuVal, the Democratic candidate for governor and a former White House staffer under Clinton. It was widely expected that the former president would help raise money for DuVal, who was the White House liaison to states on implementing Clinton's welfare reform law.

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Related Topix: Jeff Flake, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Scottsdale, AZ, Bill Clinton, History in the News, US Senate, Senator Jeff Flake

5 hrs ago | CBS News

Rand Paul: Obama's request to arm rebels in ISIS fight "a mistake"

Though he's come around some to the idea of launching a military strike against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as its militants storm the Middle East, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, argued Monday on "CBS This Morning" that heeding President Obama's request to arm Syrian rebels would be "a mistake." "They're the weakest fighting force there," Paul said of the moderate Syrian rebels, pointing to a non-aggression pact with ISIS they reached last week.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Syria, World News, Middle East

7 hrs ago | The York Daily Record

Statehood hearing for DC unlikely to spur change

While Congress is dusting off the notion of statehood for the District of Columbia for the first time in 21 years, that doesn't mean residents of the nation's capital are any closer to gaining representation on Capitol Hill. A hearing on a statehood bill was scheduled Monday afternoon, and District leaders have prepared glowing testimony in support of transforming most of the nation's capital into the "state of New Columbia."

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Related Topix: US News, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, US Politics, Barack Obama, Senator Tom Carper, US Senate

7 hrs ago | Hot Air

CNN poll shows dead heat in New Hampshire Senate race

With approval ratings for Congress falling somewhere below used-car salesmen and three-card monty dealers, it's not often one will see an incumbent underperforming their individual approval rating. Yet that's just what Jeanne Shaheen is doing in her Senate re-election bid in New Hampshire.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Auto Dealers, Scott Brown, Republican, Barack Obama

8 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends

The ballot counting in Afghanistan's five-month-long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue over the country's future political power structure, many here are asking: Does my vote count? On Monday, the country's Electoral Complaints Commission began ruling on grievances from the candidates following word a day earlier that the election committee had finished reviewing all ballots cast in the second round. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the step, and said that the Afghan people's wish to achieve "a peaceful, democratic leadership transition must be respected."

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Hamid Karzai

8 hrs ago | Fox News

Lengthy election process _ and political talks _ has some Afghans questioning value of voting

The ballot counting in Afghanistan's five-month-long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue over the country's future political power structure, many here are asking: Does my vote count? On Monday, the country's Electoral Complaints Commission began ruling on grievances from the candidates following word a day earlier that the election committee had finished reviewing all ballots cast in the second round. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the step, and said that the Afghan people's wish to achieve "a peaceful, democratic leadership transition must be respected."

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Hamid Karzai

8 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Bill Maher Live in DC: Bitingly funny no matter the venue

Bill Maher enjoys such a devoted fan base that people will come to his show even when they're not exactly sure what show they are seeing. Do we have tickets for HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher " or our tickets for a live taping of an HBO special of his stand-up? In the September 12 crowd in which I stood outside DC's Warner Theatre, we finally realized we were to be a part of Maher's comedy special following his also live "Real Time" at DC's Sidney Harmon Hall.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Joe Biden

12 hrs ago | WHTC

A minimum-wage hike finds hope in U.S. heartland

President Barack Obama's push to raise the minimum wage, which has largely found success in liberal-leaning coastal states to date, could make headway in the conservative heartland in the November elections. Voters in the Republican-controlled states of Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota will consider ballot initiatives in November that would raise the minimum wage above the national rate of $7.25 per hour.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Begich, Mark Pryor

16 hrs ago | St. Cloud Times

Our View: Obama's plan marks solid first stepOur View: Obama's plan...

Our View: Obama's plan marks solid first step President needs to clarify proposal to take on Islamic State, focus on coalition Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2014/09/15/obamas-plan-marks-solid-first-step/15652961/ House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif. emerge from a meeting with fellow Republicans, on Capitol Hill.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Kevin McCarthy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama, Opinion

Sun Sep 14, 2014

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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