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2012 Presidential Election News

News on the 2012 presidential race.

29 min ago | St. Petersburg Times

For GOP governors, political winds tilt their way this election year

Republican candidates for governor around the country have built an unexpectedly strong position for election this fall, helped by an improving economy, disaffection with President Barack Obama, and a national fundraising machine that is leagues ahead of the opposition.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Chris Christie, US Governors, Peter Shumlin

4 hrs ago | WHDH

New York teen saves child from hot car

A Good Samaritan made a call for help after she saw a 4-year-old left alone in a hot car in New York.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama

8 hrs ago | NBC12

Afghan rivals clinch deal, easing political crisis

Afghanistan's two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement Saturday to a complete audit of their contested presidential election and, whoever the victor, a national unity government.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

8 hrs ago | Canada.com

Deal brokered between Afghan presidential rivals easing threat of crisis

Afghanistan's two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement Saturday to a complete audit of their contested presidential election and, whoever the victor, a national unity government.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

12 hrs ago | ABC15.com

What's behind Mitt Romney 2016 speculation?

Here we go again. Another poll adding to the feeding frenzy over a possible third Mitt Romney run for the White House.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, University of New Hampshire, Suffolk University, Barack Obama

16 hrs ago | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Is Barack Obama the worst president?

Wow. A reputable poll shows that the public believes Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, George Bush, W., Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, Mitt Romney, Opinion

21 hrs ago | Roll Call

Pryor Starts Reserving Fall Airtime in Pivotal Race

Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor has been buying up fall airtime for a race critical to nearly every hypothetical Republican path to the Senate majority .

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

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Raw Story

Black voters skeptical of Republican's $10 million campaign to win them over

After losing the 2012 presidential election, Republicans vowed to expand their appeal beyond their shrinking base of white males.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, African-American

WTVN-AM Columbus

Sen. Rob Portman says he won't make a decision until after this fall's election.

Could an Ohioan be in the mix for the White House in 2016? Sen. Rob Portman was mentioned as a possible candidate in 2012 and then a possible running mate for Mitt Romney.

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Related Topix: Ohio, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney

WFIE-TV Evansville

US struggles to resolve Afghan election crisis

The United States struggled Friday to find a path out of a presidential election crisis in Afghanistan that has jeopardized chances for a democratic transfer of power, a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy to leave behind a stable state after the withdrawal of most U.S. troops at year's end.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Hamid Karzai

Sydney Morning Herald

Dizzying schedule of a foreign minister in control

Above Julie Bishop's desk, in pride of place, is a picture of Barack Obama holding a West Coast Eagles jumper.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Reuters

U.S. Senate confirms Donovan as White House budget director

The U.S. Senate confirmed former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan on Thursday to take over as President Barack Obama's budget director.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Fall elections loom over governors' meeting

Partisan divisions over immigration, education and health care are intensifying as dozens of the nation's governors meet just months before elections thick with presidential implications.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Gay/Lesbian

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Examiner.com

MSNBC host calls Obama impeachment talk 'treasonous'

Apparently not quite correctly understanding the true definition of the word, a noted host on the hard left-leaning MSNBC declared on the air that any discussion of impeaching Barack Obama was tantamount to treason.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Immigration Reform, Prison, Georgetown University, George Bush

The Courier

President Obama should go down to border

Based on this fiscal year's eight-and-a-half months of activity so far, the number of unaccompanied alien children from Honduras apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol will increase 22 times from what it was in 2009.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Immigration Reform, Henry Cuellar, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Ohio.com

Ohio Sen. Portman says he could consider 2016 presidential bid

CINCINNATI: Ohio's Republican senator says he could end up making a 2016 presidential bid, depending on what happens with the field of candidates.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Rob Portman, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

WRAL.com

Some in GOP worried over Fla. governor's missteps

Democrats pointed out the hypocrisy, and the ensuing media coverage reminded voters that Scott's net worth dwarfed Crist's.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, University of Florida

The White House

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Indonesian Presidential Election

We congratulate the people of Indonesia on the successful completion of their historic presidential election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News

Reuters

Kerry faces uphill battle to defuse Afghan election standoff

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive to a skeptical audience in Afghanistan this week to try to resolve a deepening crisis over a disputed presidential election which has stirred ethnic tensions in the fragile country.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Politics, US News, Hamid Karzai, World Bank,

Voice of America

Indonesia's Leader Calls for Restraint in Election Dispute

Supporters of Jakarta governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo celebrate during an official vote count for the country's presidential election in Makassar, South Sulawesi, July 9, 2014.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, US Politics, US News, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

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