2012 Presidential Election News
News on the 2012 presidential race.
2 hrs ago | Boston.com
For three decades, it was no surprise who would be elected to Congress from this liberal district near Silicon Valley.
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6 hrs ago | Star Tribune
Fourteen months into his tenure as CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable, former Minnesota governor and erstwhile Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty appears to be shaking up his senior staff.
10 hrs ago | World Magazine
If presidents didn't value ambassadorial appointments as payoffs for political favors, would we still have them? Two centuries ago, when communication between Washington and foreign capitals took weeks, ambassadors had an important role that sometimes had them making vital decisions.
14 hrs ago | The Courier-Journal
Among the many unanticipated developments surrounding President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act was this: A state that he didn't carry in 2008 or 2012 would become a prime example of the success of his signature domestic program.
19 hrs ago | Slate Magazine
The trail actually goes back even father than that. The president has given several significant economic speeches since becoming a national politician.
Reps. Doris Matsui and Ami Bera are both Democrats, represent parts of California's Sacramento Valley and vote pretty much the same way on most issues.
Rep. Trey Gowdy R-S.C. voiced the fears of some people earlier this week when he said, " "If the president can fail to enforce immigration laws, can the president, likewise, fail to enforce election laws?" Gowdy also made note that President Barack Obama has the "prosecutorial discretion" not to enforce laws concerning marijuana and immigration.
Thus far in his political career, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, has shown a natural ability to offend then befriend political opponents and allies alike.
With the presidential campaign in the rearview and no midterm elections on the table, this year's political focus was mostly on the tedium of Washington, where President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans fought a lot but accomplished very little.
National Park Service volunteers Donna and John Buckley said they weren't optimistic that a pod of 41 stranded pilot whales would survive in shallow Florida Everglades waters.
When President Barack Obama orchestrated the multibillion-dollar bailout of the U.S. auto industry in 2009 - GM and Chrysler were headed into bankruptcy, Ford was struggling - his many critics derided it as either a nefarious socialist plot or an attempt to buy the votes of autoworkers about to lose their jobs.
Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin is telling President Obama he should stop insisting Afghan President Hamid Karzai sign a security agreement by the end of the year.
Hispanics' approval of President Barack Obama has taken its steepest dive since his re-election, a Gallup poll showed Thursday .
The Federal Bureau of Investigations confiscated materials belonging to a former aide to Rep. Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign who left under acrimonious circumstances to help one of her GOP primary opponents.
FAMILY TIES: Already Republicans are using former President Jimmy Carter's legacy to bash gubernatorial candidate - and his grandson - Jason Carter For the past five years, Republicans throughout the country have vainly attempted to paint President Barack Obama as another Jimmy Carter.
The debate over the Affordable Care Act can stay small, focusing on website failures and other short-term difficulties facing the law.