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2012 Presidential Election News

News on the 2012 presidential race.

2 hrs ago | 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

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

Rick Santorum makes political stops in S.C.

"We haven't stood by our promises and when we show weakness, bullies take advantage of it," said Santorum, who finished third in South Carolina's first-in-the-South GOP presidential primary two years ago.

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Related Topix: Representative Tim Scott, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Lindsey Graham, Jim DeMint, Rick Santorum, The Citadel

KVOR-AM Colorado Springs

Boehner's GOP Challenger Charges - Electile Dysfunction' in Video

A new parody video out this week from one of John Boehner's Republican primary opponents is accusing the House speaker of "electile dysfunction."


Related Topix: US Politics, US News

ABC News

Boehner's GOP Challenger Charges 'Electile Dysfunction' In Video

A new parody video out this week from one of John Boehner's Republican primary opponents is accusing the House Speaker of "electile dysfunction."


Related Topix: US Politics, US News

Toledo Blade

Judge: Ohio must recognize same-sex marriages

Ohio must recognize same-sex marriages legally performed elsewhere despite the state's own ban on such marriages in its constitution, a federal judge in Cincinnati officially ruled today.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike DeWine, US Senate, Republican, Ohio, Ohio Government, US Supreme Court

The Raw Story

Nevada GOP strips opposition to same-sex marriage, abortion from official platform

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the Nevada Republican Party stripped language condemning same-sex marriage and abortion from its platform over the cries of its most conservative members.


Related Topix: Wedding, Abortion, US Politics, Ron Paul, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Brian Sandoval, US Governors

WDRB-TV Louisville

Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found

Egypt's former military chief has taken the final formal step to run in the May 26-27 presidential election, submitting to the election commission the signatures of at least 25,000 Egyptians demanding that he... Egypt's former military chief on Monday took the final formal step to run in next month's presidential election, submitting to the ... (more)


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Explosion

The Town Talk

Common Ground: Election season needs to be overhauled

Cal Thomas is a conservative columnist. Bob Beckel is a liberal Democratic strategist.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Financial Services, Federal Election Commission, John G. Roberts

Bellingham Herald

Medical pot measure could boost Fla. Democrats

Party operatives are pushing a constitutional amendment that would make Florida the first state in the South to legalize some pot use.

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Related Topix: US News, Marijuana, US Politics, Barack Obama, Rick Scott, US Governors

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Chris Christie is not a 'small ball' politician [Commentary]

Perhaps you missed ... a regional National Labor Relations Board decision that ruled Northwestern University's football players are "employees" subject to union representation.


Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, Northwestern University, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Opinion

Worst five states for 'freedom' indicators voted for Obama in 2012

Mercatus Center at George Mason University latest edition of " Freedom in the 50 States" released Friday indicates Democratic "blue states" are the least free.


Related Topix: George Mason University, Illinois, US Politics, US News

The Beaumont Enterprise


President Barack Obama hugs outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as he stands with Vice President Joe Biden and his nominee to be her replacement, Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Friday, April 11, 2014, in the Rose Garden f the White House in Washington.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Healthcare Law, Law

The Macon Telegraph

Corbett plan will test federal agency on Medicaid

It could mean health insurance for hundreds of thousands of the working poor. It could mean a pipeline of new money for hospitals, doctors and other health care professionals who routinely care for people without insurance.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Health Insurance, US Politics, US News, Medicare