2012 Presidential Election

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  1. An Obscure Senate Procedure May Have Just Reelected America's Most Anti-Union GovernorRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | ThinkProgress

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's reelection campaign received an inadvertent leg up from a liberal Democratic senator, thanks to that senator's decision to give individual senators an unusual degree of control over federal judicial appointments. Sen. Patrick Leahy is chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.


  2. US forgets PM's past and goes mad for ModiRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The New Zealand Herald

    India's new Prime Minister, once shunned by Washington, appeared before an enthusiastic crowd in a famed New York sports arena yesterday where he appealed for help from Indian-Americans to help develop his country's economy, vowing that under his leadership the South Asian nation wouldn't look back. A day after addressing a hushed United Nations General Assembly, Narendra Modi received a tumultuous welcome from upward of 18,000 people.


  3. Grimes' ad a smokescreen for gun stanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Middlesboro Daily News

    Kentucky Secretary of State and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has done everything in her power in this race to distance herself from President Barack Obama. She has tried to persuade voters across this state she's not his candidate, but make no mistake about it - she is his candidate and would be a rubber stamp for him and his agenda if elected in November.


  4. The View on Sarah Palin's Values Voter Speech: 'Comedy Is Hard'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Mediaite.com

    The co-hosts of ABC's The View on Monday mocked former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin 's weekend speech at the Values Voter Summit, wherein the former Republican vice presidential candidate mistakenly referred to the White House address as " 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue. " During the speech, Palin cracked a joke about President Barack Obama 's now-infamous "latte salute" and, when talking about the president's current home, gave the wrong address.


  5. President Obama says U.S. a underestimateda Islamic State threatRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Advocate

    President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants in the Middle East and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq's army to fight such extremists. Obama described the U.S. intelligence assessments in response to a question during a CBS "60 Minutes" interview that aired Sunday, in which he also conceded that the U.S. led military campaign against that group and an al-Qaida affiliate in Syria was helping Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, a man the U.N. has accused of war crimes.


  6. Obama: U.S. underestimated ISRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | SFGate

    President Barack Obama speaks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 44th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.


  7. Grifters Gotta Grift: Kentucky's Mitch McConnell Campaign Edition: Live from The RoasterieRead the original story

    Yesterday | Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal

    It might be a long wait, what with the guilty plea last week by Ken Sorenson, a former Iowa state senator who admitted taking bribes to switch his endorsement from Michele Bachmann to Ron Paul shortly before the Iowa caucuses in 2012.


  8. Five myths about billionairesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Iol.co.za

    They buy islands and media organizations, experiment with space travel, and have larger-than-life personalities. They also become proxies in national political debates about economic growth, inequality, taxes and fairness.


  9. The President's Trade Deals Are Wildly Popular. So Why Don't They Pass?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Foreign Policy

    These are daunting times for those pursuing megaregional trade deals. Although the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership lie at the heart of both commercial and foreign policy, each has encountered troubling obstacles this week.


  10. Poll: Americans back airstrikes, but not use of U.S. troops in Iraq, SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CNN

    Americans are steadfastly opposed to sending U.S. ground troops to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria, but an overwhelming number of people continue to support the U.S.-led airstrikes against the terrorist group, a new CNN/ORC International poll shows. While less than four in 10 Americans favor sending U.S. ground troops into a combat situation against ISIS, there is a widespread belief that such an action is inevitable, according to the poll.


  11. Fire fighters union backs Dayton for governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Star Tribune

    With an insider's eye, Hot Dish tracks the tastiest bits of Minnesota's political scene and keep you up-to-date on those elected to serve you. Contributors in Minnesota: Patrick Condon, J. Patrick Coolican, Patricia Lopez , Ricardo Lopez , Abby Simons, Rachel E. Stassen-Berger and Glen Stubbe .


  12. Rep. Lamborn decried for urging generals to quitRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 27 | WXIX-TV Cincinnati

    A Republican congressman from Colorado was not trying to undermine President Barack Obama's military actions in the Middle East by urging generals who disagreed with the president to resign "in a blaze of glory," a spokesman said Monday. U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn made the remarks last week in response to a question at a small gathering in Colorado Springs. 2 comments

  13. Coons: We'll debate war after electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The News Journal

    President Obama continues to bomb ISIS in Syria without a vote from Congress. But that's not of concern to U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., who says a Coons: We'll debate war after election President Obama continues to bomb ISIS in Syria without a vote from Congress.


  14. Obama: We're better off, even if you aren't smart enough to "feel it"Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Hot Air

    Another nugget from Barack Obama's interview with 60 Minutes is making the rounds today , but it's less surprising than one might think. Steve Kroft challenged the President to make a midterm pitch for his party, and Obama responded by insisting that the nation is better off today than it was six years ago.


  15. Today in HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    On Oct. 5, 1984, the space shuttle Challenger blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center on an 8-day mission; members of the crew included Kathryn D. Sullivan, who became the first American woman to walk in space, and Marc Garneau, the first Canadian astronaut. In 1921, the World Series was carried on radio for the first time as Newark, New Jersey, station WJZ relayed a telephoned play-by-play account of the first game from the Polo Grounds.


  16. Obama: America is 'Definitely Better Off' Since I Took OfficeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | News Max

    Democrats can hold the Senate in November, President Barack Obama said in his "60 Minutes" interview on Sunday, insisting the country is "definitely better off than we were when I came into office." "Ronald Reagan used to ask the question, 'Are you better off than you were four years ago?'" Obama said Sunday, reports The Hill .


  17. Once More Under the Bus, Dear FriendsRead the original story

    Yesterday | Villainous Company

    Once more under the bus, dear friends, once more; Lest blame descend upon thy sovereign's head. In peace there's nothing so becomes a Prez As boastful taunts and sharp-edged mockery: But when reality rears its ugly head, Then imitate the action of the ostrich! Bury thy face, claim troubles to be inherited, Obscure past inattention with sur-prised rage; Then lift the chin with distainful sulk; Let blameshifting fly from the imperial maw Like the Nerf cannon; lower thy displeased brow At fearful minions and questioners of authority alike O'erwhelming the confused base with ever-shifting statements.


  18. "Hold?" Let's Upgrade The SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Crooks and Liars

    Shenna Bellows is the future of the U.S. Senate. She's the future of progressive politics.


  19. Bill Maher's 'Flip a District' challenge targets Rep. KlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Star Tribune

    HBO late-night host and liberal comedian Bill Maher has chosen U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., as the lawmaker he wants to run out of office for his “Flip a District” challenge. HBO late-night host Bill Maher is hatching a plan to kick U.S. Rep. John Kline out of Congress.


  20. Afghan President Ghani takes oath, seeks...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Suria

    Ashraf Ghani, a one-time US-based academic, was sworn in as new president of Afghanistan on Monday and used his inaugural speech to call for Taliban insurgents to join peace talks after 13 years of war. The militant threat in Kabul was underlined by a suicide attack outside the airport's main entrance that killed four members of the security forces and three civilians shortly before the inauguration.