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News on the 2012 presidential race.

15 min ago | 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,

1 hr ago | 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

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Roll Call

'Nicky Joe' Bets Political Survival on His Local Brand

The West Virginia Freedom Festival offered choices for Confederate flag accessories: jewelry, belts, pins and oven mitts.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Nick II Rahall, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Nick Rahall, Democrat, Tennessee, Barack Obama

Free Republic

Newt Gingrich : 2014-07-09 : President Obama's Border Absurdity

Texas is the center of the current crisis at the border. From Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, thousands upon thousands of children are pouring into the United States.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Newt Gingrich, Immigration Reform, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bob Goodlatte, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat

Star-Telegram.com

Rift over religious exemption in anti-bias order

In the intensifying debate over religious liberty, President Barack Obama faces pressure from opposite flanks as he prepares to issue an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against gay and transgender people in hiring.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, Law, Employment / Labor Law

RedState

Republican Fantasy Fan Porn vs. Democrat Fantasy Fan Porn

There is a dark undercurrent in the Harry Potter world. Abnormal and obsessed fans generate fan pornography based on the fantasized love interests in Harry Potter.

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Related Topix: US News, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, Mitt Romney

ABC News

Udall Cancels Appearance at Fundraiser With Obama

Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, who was to appear with President Barack Obama in Denver at a Democratic fundraiser Wednesday, says he's too busy with legislative business in Washington to attend.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Barack Obama

News Max

Teachers Union Calls for Education Secretary's Resignation

The nation's largest teachers' union has called for the U.S. education secretary to step down, marking a growing rift with the education group and the Obama administration.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

Indonesians head to the polls in tight race

Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo, popularly known as "Jokowi", shows his inked fingers after casting his ballots during the presidential election in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

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

The Modesto Bee

Indonesia divided in close presidential race

Just a couple of months ago, the election was considered firmly in favor of Joko Widodo, who rose from humble beginnings to become the governor of Jakarta with a squeaky-clean political record.

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

US News & World Report

Obama has pizza and pool night in Denver

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama's continuing quest to break free from the constraints of the White House brought him to a crowded pizza restaurant, a pool bar and face-to-face with a man wearing a horse head mask.

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Related Topix: Denver, CO, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

KRQE Albuquerque

Unions give $180,000 to group for NM races

Labor unions have contributed $180,000 to a Democratic-leaning political committee that can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money to influence legislative and other state races in New Mexico.

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Related Topix: House, NM, Susana Martinez, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

KXAN-TV Austin

Cleveland tops Dallas in bid to host RNC in 2016

Cleveland won the unanimous backing of a Republican National Committee panel on Tuesday, all but guaranteeing the GOP's 2016 presidential pick will accept the party's nomination in perennially hard-fought Ohio.

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Related Topix: Cleveland, OH, US News, Ohio, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat

USA Today

Obama, NATO chief call for Afghan security agreement

The leader of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization said Afghanistan needs to sign security agreements by the time of a NATO summit in early September.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), US Politics, US News, Hamid Karzai

Yahoo!

Afghan candidate rejects election results

Afghan presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah claimed victory in last month's run-off election at a rally in Kabul on July 8, despite results giving a lead to his opponent Ashraf Ghani.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Politics, US News, Education Etc., Orangevale, CA,

NewsOne

Re: Obama Worst President | News One

On Wednesday, a Quinnipiac University poll revealed something that I already known to be true thanks to years of experience and access to cable television: a ridiculous amount of people choose to be willfully ignorant.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, George Bush, Mitt Romney

Weekday Magazine

Abdullah Claims Victory In Contested Afghan Election

While saying he won't accept "fraudulent results," Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah called for the country to remain united.

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

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Wall Street Journal

Republicans Turn to Mitt Romney and George W. Bush to Raise Money

The National Republican Senatorial Committee, Republican senators' campaign arm, has begun selling " Romney was right " bumper stickers at $5 a pop, in an effort to recast the 2012 re-election of President Barack Obama and the defeat of Mitt Romney as a mistake by Democrats.

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

The Washington Post

Election, Senate rivalries may derail spending bills

Election-year politics and personality-driven rivalries have collided in the U.S. Senate to upend what some had hoped would be a cease-fire in the long-running congressional fiscal wars.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Republican, Mitch McConnell, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, John Boehner

National Public Radio

House GOP Wants To Spend $3.3M On Benghazi Probe

House Republicans have called for spending up to $3.3 million this year on the special select committee tasked with investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boehner

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