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2012 Presidential Election News

News on the 2012 presidential race.

1 hr ago | SFGate

Obama taps veteran diplomat to be Afghan envoy

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Politics, US News, Uzbekistan Travel, Travel, Afghanistan Travel, Asia Travel, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Travel

5 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

No. 2 House Republican faces unlikely challenge

Raul Garcia has a question for Kevin McCarthy, the House's No. 2 Republican: "While we are waiting for you on immigration reform, who should be harvesting America's food?" It's a provocative query and the foundation of Garcia's long-shot challenge to McCarthy, a four-term incumbent who rose to power after another GOP leader thought unsinkable, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Representative Kevin McCarthy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Eric Cantor, Agriculture, Science

9 hrs ago | KMCX-FM Ogallala

Hillary's Got a Millennial Problem

Sure, projecting a winner in a presidential election a couple of years in advance is a mug's game.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Hillary Clinton, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Chris Christie, US Governors

14 hrs ago | The Day

Obama's stopped caring what his critics say

It's "back to school" week for President Obama, after what a CNN analyst called "the vacation from Hell."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, George Bush, US Senate, John McCain, Republican

18 hrs ago | The Robesonian

Obama makes NC stop

Abaca Press/MCTU.S. President Barack Obama arrives on the South Lawn of the White House after returning to Charlotte, N.C., Aug. 26, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Richard Burr, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Barack Obama, Life, Veteran Affairs, North Carolina Government, North Carolina

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Roll Call

6 Reasons Senate Republicans Should Be Optimistic - and Concerned About Election Day

In 2014 Senate races, Republicans are optimistic they can defeat Braley, above, and pick up a seat in Iowa.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Barack Obama, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, Todd Akin

Christian Science Monitor

Gov. Jerry Brown calls for mention of 'significance' of Obama's election in California textbooks

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a press conference with U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Anthony Wayne at the Soumaya museum in Mexico City.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, World News, Mexico, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, African-American

Roll Call

Guilty Plea: Iowa State Senator Paid for Ron Paul Switch

A former Iowa state senator pleaded guilty to concealing payments he received from former Rep. Ron Paul's presidential campaign to switch his support from Rep. Michele Bachmann.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News

NorthJersey.com

Christie campaigning in Arkansas for Hutchinson

Christie is scheduled to campaign with Hutchinson in North Little Rock, Little Rock and Rogers.

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Related Topix: North Little Rock, AR, Mike Beebe, US Governors, US Politics, US News

Norwalk Citizen News

Trial set for woman accused of injuring husband

An Oct. 20 trial has been set for a Mesa woman accused of running over her husband with an SUV because he didn't vote in the 2012 presidential election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Tue Aug 26, 2014

IBerkshires

Area Democrats Ramping Up For November...

State Sen. Benjamin Downing is the chairman of the party's coordinated campaign aimed to rally voters to the polls in November.

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Related Topix: US News, Scott Brown, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, John McCain, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Richard Neal, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Capital Soup

MEMO - Primary Election Results: Three Big Takeaways

Please read the following memo from Deputy Campaign Manager Tim Saler on tonight's primary election results, with Charlie Crist and Florida Democrats severley underperforming against Rick Scott.

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Related Topix: US News, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Florida, Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Politics

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney is coming to Kentucky to raise money for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the latest in a string of high-profile politicians getting in on one of the country's most competitive midterm races.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney

Graham Leader

Maine Governor LePage embraces candor in campaign

In this May 7, 2014 file photo, Maine Gov. Paul LePage, right, listens as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks outside Becky's Diner in Portland, Maine.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Paul LePage, Chris Christie, US News, US Politics

The Hill

Pryor cites Ebola scare to attack Cotton

A new ad from Sen. Mark Pryor cites the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to hit GOP opponent Rep. Tom Cotton for cuts to medical and emergency programs.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton

ABC News

Obama Addresses Vets in Trip Laden With Politics

Three months after a veterans' health care scandal rocked his administration, President Barack Obama is taking executive action to improve the mental well-being of veterans.

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

Richmond County Daily Journal

Sen. Hagan rallies supporters

During a Saturday visit, U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan contrasted her work to boost employment and her support of education in North Carolina to the record of her opponent in the November general election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, NC, Durham, NC

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Janesville Gazette

Michael Gerson: Is Obama too detached to lead?

Having once served a president, I don't begrudge any president a vacation. There is, in fact, no escape from this relentless job.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John McCain

WLS-AM Chicago

Senate Campaign Criticized for Use of Photo of James Foley's Executioner

In a video posted to his campaign's YouTube account Monday, New Mexico Senate candidate Allen Weh uses a brief still image of American journalist James Foley's executioner -- a move that critics say is "offensive."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Tom Udall, Tom Udall, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat

The Washington Post

Rand Paul says he scares Democrats. Should he?

Here's Rand Paul on what a 2016 matchup between himself and de facto Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton might look like : "If you wanna see a transformational election in our country, let the Democrats put forward a war hawk like Hillary Clinton, and you'll see a transformation like you've never seen."

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News

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