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2012 Presidential Election News

News on the 2012 presidential race.

2 hrs ago | McClatchy

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

Justin Timberlake ice Bucket Challenges

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

7 hrs ago |

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

10 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago |

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

13 hrs ago | 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

17 hrs ago | 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

20 hrs ago | Reuters

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


No Arrest Warrant To Be Issued For Rick Perry, Official Says

A warrant won't be issued for the arrest of Gov. Rick Perry following his indictment on two felony charges of abuse of power.


Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, US Politics, Ron Paul, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mitt Romney, Saint Anselm College

The Washington Post

Milloy: Sign of surrender won't deliver justice or change system

Of all the responses to the recent police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Violent Crime, US Politics, US News, Howard University

New York Daily News

Aug. 18: President Obama, Rep. Maloney and Gov. Cuomo

Washington: President Obama took to national TV to announce military action "to prevent a potential act of genocide" in Iraq.


Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Carolyn Maloney, Democrat, Morristown, NJ, Opinion

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Washington Post

Issue of race is a fraught one for Obama

The speech that made Barack Obama famous cast him as a post-racial figure offering a vision of America no longer divided along black and white lines.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Entertainment, Television, Democratic National Convention, Ferguson, MO

The Town Talk

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Louisiana


Got $1M to run for Congress? Barrow rival is close

Regardless of whether he wins his race for Congress this fall, Augusta businessman and Republican Rick W. Allen is on the brink of joining an exclusive club in Georgia politics - candidates willing to spend $1 million of their own money seeking election.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Barrow, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Georgia, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney

The Daily Caller

Benghazi: When America Switched Sides In The War On Terror And Armed Al-Qaida

The Center for Security Policy's Vice President for Research and Analysis, Clare Lopez, says in this exclusive video interview with The Daily Caller that very few have seemed to care that America switched sides in the global war on terror when President Obama deposed an erstwhile ally in the Middle East and provided weapons to al-Qaida and the ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Muslim Brotherhood, Terrorism, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi), Conservative Political News

The Intelligencer

Nation Eyes W.Va. Race

When Mitt Romney visits West Virginia on Tuesday to campaign for GOP Senate hopeful Shelley Moore Capito, he will become the latest in a flurry of nationally known politicians to visit the state to back their respective parties' candidates for Congress this year.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Romney, WV, West Virginia, Mitt Romney

The Day

Real cowboys don't summer out on Martha's Vineyard

President Barack Obama waves Tuesday as he leaves The Sweet Life Cafe after having dinner there with first lady Michelle Obama in Oak Bluffs, Mass., during their family vacation on the island of Martha's Vineyard.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Mitt Romney

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Centre Daily Times

Their View | How Putin exploits the chaos that now consumes the West

"The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back, because the Cold War's been over for 20 years."


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Vladimir Putin, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)