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2012 Presidential Election News

News on the 2012 presidential race.

3 min ago | 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.

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

4 hrs ago | Gawker

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.

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

8 hrs ago | 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.

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

11 hrs ago | 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.

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

14 hrs ago | 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.

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

19 hrs ago | 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.

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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

23 hrs ago | 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.

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

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Examiner.com

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 .

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

Switched

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.

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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.

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

Canada.com

Obama stiffs Jimmy Kimmel Live as critics question his call to take...

President Barack Obama waves as he leaves Seattle, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, en route to San Francisco to continue a three-day West Coast trip that is planned to include at least five fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Comedy, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Entertainment, Television, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, CA

Phillymag.com

Rick Santorum Probably Running for President Again

Rick Santorum hasn't won a full election since 2000 - technically, that was the 20th century - but the former Pennsylvania senator still has ambitions: He'll probably run for president again.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Rick Santorum, Senator Bob Casey, Mitt Romney

TwinCities

Michele Bachmann for president in 2016?

She was asked whether she thought any Republican women would run for the White House in 2016.

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

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Time

With the Election of Joko Widodo, Indonesia Writes a New Chapter

Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo gestures after delivering his victory address in Jakarta's port district of Sunda Kelapa on July 22, 2014 For the first time, the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation, and third biggest democracy, has an Everyman for President Indonesians woke up Wednesday morning to something completely new: a President who ... (more)

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

Business Journal

Hickenlooper unveils backing of 120 business leaders for re-election bid

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks to a business-group event in January. On Tuesday, he unveiled a list of some 120 business leaders supporting his re-election bid.

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Related Topix: US Governors, John Hickenlooper, US Politics, Bob Beauprez, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mitt Romney

The Island Packet

Obama nominee McDonald pledges to 'transform' VA

"The seriousness of the moment demands urgent action," McDonald told the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Life, Barack Obama, Veteran Affairs, US Military, US Air Force, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives

Russia Taday

Turkey's Erdogan: 'I stopped talking to Obama'

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he ceased direct phone contact with US President Barack Obama once the US backed away from use of military force against Syria last fall.

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Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Middle East, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Syria, Palestinian Territories

Roll Call

'Simple' Doesn't Equal 'Easy' in N.H. Senate Race

Having written about House and Senate races for the past 30 years, I've seen plenty of press releases, polling memos and campaign strategy emails.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Scott Brown, Republican, George Bush, John McCain

Salon

GOP's '16 consolation vanishes: Suddenly, Democrats have the deep bench

After Romney's 2012 loss, pundits raved about the GOP's new leaders. But two years later, Democrats have the edge In the wake of President Obama's reelection in 2012, reporters found one source of solace for the GOP.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Hillary Clinton, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate

Detroit Free Press

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Todd Akin's back again to talk about rape

In this Aug. 24, 2012, file photo Republican Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., talks to the media gathered in Chesterfield, Mo., and told them he will stay in the U.S. Senate race despite the uproar over his remarks about rape and pregnancy.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Todd Akin, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Opinion

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