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2012 Presidential Election News

News on the 2012 presidential race.

1 min ago | MTV

Michele Bachmann Thinks Gay Rights Activists Are Trying To Legalize Child Rape

Professional troll Michele Bachmann is at it again - normally, it's our policy not to feed them, but this particular breed of bully is an elected member of the House of Representatives.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Gay/Lesbian, Tea Party

4 hrs ago | Weekday Magazine

Afghan Election Audit Suspended For Several Days

Afghan election commission workers, overseen by NATO-led Italian troops, unload ballot boxes flown in on a UN aircraft from Farah Province and to be sent onward to Kabul, at Herat airport on July 24. Just over a week into the audit of all the votes cast in Afghanistan's presidential election, the review has been marred by delays and disagreements.


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

5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Rand Paul lays out his a third waya proposals to attract minorities to the GOP

Sen. Rand Paul speaks at the 2014 National Urban League Conference July in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Prison, Drugs, Family, Kids

9 hrs ago | McClatchy

Obama hits 'corporate deserters' in populist L.A. speech

Under a bright sun at a trade and technical college in Los Angeles, Obama issued a damning assessment of a "small but growing" group of companies taking advantage of a "loophole" in corporate tax law by reorganizing overseas, often in low-tax countries.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Sander Levin, US Senate, Carl Levin

Fri Jul 25, 2014


John Walsh Backtracks On Blaming PTSD For Plagiarism

U.S. Sen. John Walsh is backtracking on earlier statements suggesting post-traumatic stress disorder from his Iraq War military service played a role in why he plagiarized his masters' thesis in 2007.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Capitol Hill (Denver, CO), Senator Mark Begich, Democrat

The Raw Story

Michele Bachmann: Gays want to 'freely prey on little children sexually'

In a Wednesday appearance on the Christian radio show Faith and Liberty , Rep. Michele Bachmann said that LGBT people are attempting to make it legal to rape children in the U.S. and impose their agenda of "deviancy" on the whole population.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Michele Bachmann, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Gay/Lesbian

The Washington Post

5Will the White House accept this Issa deposition offer?

Rep. Darrell Issa on Thursday offered the White House a chance to avoid a potential contempt battle by making its top political adviser available for deposition with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, Hilda Solis, Democrat, Elijah Cummings, US Military, Andrews Air Force Base, US Air Force


2016: The Competency Election

If each presidential election for an open White House offers the American public a new course - specifically in reaction to the most troubling aspects of the departing chief executive - the dysfunction that prevails in Washington today could become the catalyst for election of the next president.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, George Bush, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Barack Obama, Social Security, Personal Finance


Grimes camp says McConnell not telling whole story on China

The U.S. Senate campaign of Alison Lundergan Grimes is seizing upon what they regard as an opening from Mitch McConnell's reelection campaign regarding his record on dealing with China's unfair trade practices with the United States.


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

Bernie Sanders for president 2016? It could happen

The fiesty liberal independent senator from Vermont says it could happen. In an interview to air Thursday on’s ‘PoliticKing with Larry King,’ Sanders says he’s weighing his options.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Between high-end fundraisers, Obama talks middle-class issues

After zipping through the backyards and wallets of rich Democratic donors, President Obama concluded a West Coast fundraising swing on Thursday by trying to shift his focus back to the middle class.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Pacific-Palisades, CA


Osama bin Laden Murdered JFK Jr., Reports Shiny, Stapled Pages at 7-11

Star , a tentacle of tabloid kraken American Media, Inc. , has a special "Who Shot JFK Jr.!" issue out.


Related Topix: Osama bin Laden, Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory, New Jersey, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat

Science Daily

Election surprises tend to erode trust in government

When asked who is going to win an election, people tend to predict their own candidate will come out on top.


Related Topix: University of Georgia, Journalism, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney

The Washington Post

Obamacare Fight Carries Republican Risk in Swing-State Vote

To appreciate the complex political calculations Republicans now face in attacking Obamacare, consider this: Almost 1.4 million people could lose coverage in Ohio, Florida and Virginia, the three largest presidential battleground states, if the courts side with the law's critics.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law, Health Insurance, Health, Barack Obama

Scared Monkeys

The "Divider in Chief" Barack Obama American...

Since the beginning of his presidency and even before during the 2008 presidential election Barack Obama pitted black against white, poor against rich, old against the young, men against women, the USA against its allies, the government against the people and used the race card as often like he was playing golf.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, 2008 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Off but running? Rep. Michele Bachmann may again seek Presidency

The Tea Party backed White House bid of Rep. Michele Bachmann was giving off steam in the summer of 2011, but went cold in January's Iowa Caucuses.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Michele Bachmann, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Pop/Rock, The Tea Party, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Ted Cruz

ABC News

US Hails Indonesia Democracy in Turbulent SE Asia

President Barack Obama's quick congratulation for Indonesia's election victor Joko Widodo, even as the losing candidate rejected the result, underscores Washington's intent to deepen ties with Jakarta and support democracy in Southeast Asia.


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

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Georgia political newcomer David Perdue wins GOP nomination for U.S. Senate

Georgia businessman and political novice David Perdue won the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, in a close runoff race against U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston .


Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Nathan Deal, US Senate, Saxby Chambliss, Georgia


Obama Lends Support To Hawaii Governor's Re-election Campaign

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are greeted by Governor Neil Abercrombie as they walk off Air Force One at Joint Base Pearl Harbor in Honnolulu, Hawaii, November 11, 2011.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Governors, Neil Abercrombie, Michelle Obama

Inside Bay Area

Obama, in town to pass the collection plate, touts accomplishments

With crises abounding at home and abroad, President Barack Obama told some of Silicon Valley's richest Democratic donors Wednesday that he's proud of his presidency's economic and other accomplishments and needs a Democratic House majority with which to finish his tenure.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, World News, Palestinian Territories, Middle East