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2012 Presidential Election News

News on the 2012 presidential race.

3 hrs ago | Washington Times

Udall re-election bid dogged by Obamacare cancellations

Sen. Mark Udall's support for Obamacare came back to haunt him again Thursday with the release of figures showing that thousands more Coloradans have had their health-insurance policies cancelled.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Colorado, Health Insurance, Health, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican

6 hrs ago | The American Prospect

Why Congressional Democrats Are Upset that President Obama Doesn't Hang Out With Them More

Obama does see socializing with Hill Democrats as a chore. But there's a lot that Obama sees as a chore and commits to anyway.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama

10 hrs ago | The Stranger

Uber Hires a Big Shot, Starts Delivering Goods - Are They Trying to Take Over the World?

It's been a big news week for Uber , the app-based car service with which Seattle waged a long regulatory battle over the past year.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics

15 hrs ago | The Wall Street Journal

What Presidential Votes Suggest About 2014 Senate Races - Charts

Tuesday's vote in the Alaska Republican Senate nomination battle effectively marks the end of contested primaries, and attention now shifts to November's matchups.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Ted Stevens, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mark Begich, Democrat, Ohio, Senator Kay Hagan

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Paul Ryan: I 'Hope' Mitt Romney Runs in 2016

Rep. Paul Ryan was Mitt Romney 's running mate in the 2012 presidential election, so he's kind of obligated to say nice things about him.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, Television

Sun Journal

Collins snags more union support in Maine's U.S. Senate reelection campaign

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, left and her reelection challenger Shenna Bellows, a Democrat and the former executive director of the ACLU of Maine, right.


Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, Susan Collins, US Politics, US News, Maine


Immigration Activists Urge Obama To Include Detainees In Upcoming Executive Action

A group of seven young activists risked arrest Wednesday outside one of the most notorious private prisons in the country: the Broward Transitional Center , run by the corporation GEO Group.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, US Politics, US News, Rick Scott, US Governors, Jerry Brown

FitzGerald campaign loses two top staff members

Two top aides have left the campaign of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald, and additional staff changes are expected to be announced later this week.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Ohio


McConnell's recipe for Obama

Mitch McConnell has a game plan to confront President Barack Obama with a stark choice next year: Accept bills reining in the administration's policies or risk a government shutdown.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Barack Obama, Senator Ted Cruz, Lisa Murkowski

Weirton Daily Times

Romney stumps for GOP hopefuls in West Virginia

Mitt Romney bashed President Obama in West Virginia coal country Tuesday to stir up support for three Republican hopefuls as the GOP seeks to win a U.S. Senate race that could help tip the Democratic chamber in the GOP's favor.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Romney, WV, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Representative Nick Rahall, Senator Jay Rockefeller, Democrat, West Virginia

Tue Aug 19, 2014


Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon not ready to call special prosecutor

Even as a St. Louis County grand jury prepares to open its examination of Michael Brown's death, a rising chorus is demanding that the county's controversial elected prosecutor step aside and let a special prosecutor handle it.


Related Topix: US Politics, Lacy Clay, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Jay Nixon, US Governors, St Louis County, MO

Arizona GOP battles itself in legislative races

The campaign is particularly vicious in Chandler, where Rep. Bob Robson was accused of removing signs opposing his re-election and now faces misdemeanor tampering charges.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US News, US Governors, Jan Brewer, US Politics, Barack Obama, Mesa, AZ

Wall Street Journal

Uber Hires Obama Adviser Amid Regulatory Fight

Uber has hired David Plouffe, the campaign manager for Barack Obama 's two presidential wins, to help the taxi-hailing app win battles with regulators and soften its image in the public sphere.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Al Gore

California environmentalist shakes up Florida race

Former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer has put both Scott and the Florida Republican Party on the defensive, prompting them to hit back with their own ads attacking Steyer as a hypocrite.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Ridenbaugh Press

Finishing the debate

Gov. Butch Otter, the longtime "Happy Warrior" of Idaho politics, who prides himself on running "positive campaigns," has taken on a far different approach against his Democratic challenger, A.J. Balukoff.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, C. Otter, Idaho Government, Idaho, Mitt Romney

The Fresno Bee

In todaya s Alaska primary, GOP outlook is murky

Republicans have largely avoided Tea Party rebellions this primary season. Worst-case scenarios for the party - electing extremist or weak candidates who would be vulnerable against Democrats - failed to materialize in North Carolina, Georgia, Colorado and Iowa, while incumbent senators prevailed in Mississippi, Kansas, Tennessee and Kentucky.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Democrat, Tea Party, Barack Obama


Texas Governor Perry's legal fight casting shadow on possible 2016 run

Texas Governor Rick Perry will fight a two-count felony indictment brought against him last week for abuse of power by a state grand jury, his lawyers said on Monday, calling the prosecution "outrageous."


Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, US News, Travis County, TX, US Politics, Barack Obama

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Detroit News

President Obama's bully pulpit

The Ferguson case gave fodder to Obama critics. speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, about the ongoing situation in Iraq.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Ferguson, MO, Barack Obama, Opinion

Farmington Daily Times

Editorial: Don't overreach on immigration, Mr. Obama

When the Republican-controlled House of Representatives reneged on its promise to take up immigration reform before heading off on vacation, President Barack Obama vowed to take matters into his own hands by the end of summer.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Eric Cantor, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama, Illegal Immigration, Opinion

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Witness: Maureen McDonnell was "very difficult, very demanding, very diva-ish"

Attorneys for former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell began presenting evidence in the federal corruption trial against McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on Monday.


Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, US Politics, US News