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2012 Presidential Election News

News on the 2012 presidential race.

55 min ago |

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.


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

1 hr ago | 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.


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

4 hrs ago | 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.


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

8 hrs ago | 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.


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

12 hrs ago | 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.


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

16 hrs ago | 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.


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

Wed Apr 16, 2014

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)


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.


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

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.


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

Fox 23

Bachmann to give commencement speech at ORU

Republican Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann is set to give the commencement address at this spring's graduation ceremony at Oral Roberts University.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Michele Bachmann, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Oral Roberts University

Daily Kos

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

Note: The nude libertine volleyball tournament in Rick Santorum's back yard has been cancelled on account of crankypants Rick Santorum don't think it's proper.


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

Mother Jones

The Hottest Conservative Campaign Gimmick of 2014: Free Guns

Ron Paul announced recently that he is giving away a gun because "there can be no liberty without the ability to defend it."


Related Topix: US Politics, Ron Paul, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Stockman, Texas, Representative Paul Broun

Denver Post

Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

Negative campaigning and mudslinging may be a fact of life in American politics, but can false accusations made in the heat of an election be punished as a crime? That debate makes its way to the Supreme Court next week as the justices consider a challenge to an Ohio law that bars false statements about political candidates during a campaign.


Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, US News, Mike DeWine, US Senate, Republican, Barack Obama, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Wall Street Journal

Sen. Mary Landrieu's New Ad Says Obama Policies 'Simply Wrong'

Sen. Mary Landrieu speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill April 1, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Sen. Mary Landrieu , , in a new ad for her re-election campaign, distances herself from the Obama administration while touting her Washington insider cred that has led to her chairmanship of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC

'Big Dog' Clinton to help underdog FitzGerald as Kasich Ohio reelect ad airs

Former President Bill Clinton is returning in June to Ohio, a state he won twice to win the House House, to howl for Democrats and their underdog candidate for governor, Ed FitzGerald.


Related Topix: Ohio, US News, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Perot Sys, Computers, IT Services, US Politics, Barack Obama

The Washington Post

Don't call Mark Pryor the 'Blanche Lincoln of 2014.' Here's why.

Sen. Mark Pryor is one of the most vulnerable senators facing reelection in November.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator John Boozman, Blanche Lincoln, Democrat, Mike Ross, US House of Representatives, Mark Pryor

In Connecticut, An Obama Campaign Replay

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy greets President Obama March 5 upon his arrival at Bradley Air National Guard Base in East Granby, Conn., before the president traveled to the Hartford area to highlight the importance of raising the minimum wage.


Related Topix: Connecticut, Connecticut Government, US Politics, US News, Newtown, CT

News Max

McConnell Raises $2.4 Million in Re-Election Bid

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell reported his best re-election fundraising quarter yet, bringing in $2.4 million in the first three months of this year.


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

Lincoln Daily News

U.S. Lawmakers Visit Afghanistan To Press Case For Troops To Stay

The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, John Boehner, is leading a delegation of Republican lawmakers on a trip to Afghanistan to underscore their call for U.S. forces to remain there and also to review the country's presidential election, Boehner's office said on Monday.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Hamid Karzai, Barack Obama

The Miami Herald

Election is about Scott, not Obama

That's what Gov. Rick Scott has been doing. It's hard to win re-election by promoting how your administration has eroded environmental protections, suppressed voting, fouled up school accountability and teacher evaluations, starved higher education and failed to protect Floridians from higher rates for electricity and property insurance.


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