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2012 Presidential Election News

News on the 2012 presidential race.

2 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

The GOP's 2016 Dark House: This Guy?!By Ben Jacobs

It's that magic time before a presidential election when politicians with a ghost of a dream start visiting New Hampshire. First up: former Maryland governor Bob Ehrlich.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Sununu, US Senate, Republican, Rick Santorum, Bob Ehrlich, US Governors, Senator Marco Rubio, Baltimore, MD

6 hrs ago | News Max

Democrats Fearful of ISIS Fight Without an 'End Game'

A growing number of congressional Democrats are expressing concerns about President Barack Obama's plans to target the Islamic State , fearing the strategy he has set out could draw the United States into a protracted and messy conflict, according to Politico . While the Democratic leadership is standing behind the president's plans, rank-and-file members from both the House and the Senate have been privately meeting on Capitol Hill this week to discuss their reservations in advance of a vote in the House Wednesday to approve the plan to arm Syrian rebels.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Mark Pryor, Democrat, Hillary Clinton

10 hrs ago | SFGate

Benghazi select committee holding 1st open hearing

The House Select Committee on Benghazi gets its public debut Wednesday, two years after militants in the eastern Libyan city killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, and four months after Republicans launched their special investigation. The panel is using its first open hearing to focus on what the Obama administration has done since the Sept.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Boehner

13 hrs ago |

Top Obama Bundlers Funded LGBT Attack on San Francisco Archbishop for Traditional Marriage Stance

A leftist group funded by top gay activist bundlers for Obama's 2012 campaign coordinated both a "well planned and financed" attack against San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone for his decision to speak during the March for Marriage in Washington, D.C. in June, says Catholic San Francisco . Faithful America is an organization that claims to be "the largest and fastest growing online community of Christians putting faith into action for social justice."


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Transgender

Tue Sep 16, 2014


Texas secession talks rising thanks to Scottish independence vote

The upcoming vote to decide whether Scotland should be independent of the United Kingdom has bolstered those campaigning to split the state of Texas from the United States. Texas Nationalist Movement president Daniel Miller, who wants the state's legislature to put the secession question on a statewide ballot, said Scotland's Sept.


Related Topix: Texas, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Greenwich Citizen

Snyder touts expanded Medicaid in re-election bid

In this June 20, 2014 file photo, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is seen after signing legislation to provide state funding for Detroit municipal pensions as part of city's bankruptcy process during a ceremony in Detroit. Snyder has been fond of calling Michigan the "comeback state" for at least 2 A1 2 years.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US News, Representative Mark Schauer, Rick Snyder, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Democrat

Daily Kos

endorses Wisconsin candidates: Let's beat Scott Walker multiple times

Republicans are America's minority party, representing a minority of its people. That's why they are doing everything possible to limit access to voting .


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

KTRE-TV Lufkin

Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

American combat troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress began debating Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels. "To be clear, if we reach the point where I believe our advisers should accompany Iraqi troops on attacks against specific ISIL targets, I will recommend that to the president," Army Gen.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Carl Levin, Democrat, Lloyd Doggett, US House of Representatives, Jack Kingston, Republican

World Magazine

Election countdown: Still too close to call

President Barack Obama is losing a big part of his base, according to new ABC/ Washington Post polling data . The survey found women, young people, and Latino voters have all soured on Obama since his 2012 reelection, which could have a serious ripple effect for Democrats this fall.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Duke University, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina

The Brattleboro Reformer

Republican to lead vets group for Democrat Hassan

Republican Air Force veteran Griffin Dalianis is leading a group of 150 veterans supporting incumbent Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan's re-election bid. Dalianis is a former co-chair of veterans committees for Republican presidential nominees Mitt Romney and John McCain.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Maggie Hassan, US Governors, Mitt Romney, John McCain, George Bush

Chicago Tribune

Poll: Illinois voters back referendum issues

The Illinois Supreme Court rejected a ballot question that would amend the state constitution to limit lawmakers to eight years of service. The majority of Illinois residents support 8-year term limits.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Illinois Government


Vulnerable North Carolina senator Hagan takes lead in two polls

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan is leading her Republican challenger among likely voters in North Carolina, two polls showed on Monday, the latest shift in a race that could help decide which party controls the chamber. Hagan was ahead 43 percent to 34 percent, a 9-point lead, in a survey conducted this month after the vulnerable Democrat's first debate with state House Speaker Thom Tillis, according to Republican polling firm American Insights.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Barack Obama

The Daily Beast

Bubba Slams McConnell Where It HurtsBy Ben Jacobs

Hillary's 2016 was what we all expected. The boosting of local Democratic candidates was boilerplate.

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Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Kentucky Government

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Roll Call

Democrats Sound Alarm on Southern California Race

Democrats are sending warning signals on a previously sleepy southern California House race - a tangible sign of an increasingly tough midterm for the party. Freshman Rep. Julia Brownley is one of three House Democrats receiving extra and early help from the national party.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Representative Julia Brownley, Democrat, Barack Obama, US Senate, John Barrow

The Baltimore Sun

U.S. lawmakers move toward arming Syrian rebels, with conditions

The U.S. House of Representatives will begin debating legislation on Tuesday to give President Barack Obama approval for arming and training rebels who oppose both Islamic State militants and Syria's government. Republican lawmakers unveiled a measure, written with input from the White House , that would quickly provide the authority - but not the funding - that Obama wants to equip and train the moderate Syrian rebels.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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."


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