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2012 Presidential Election News

News on the 2012 presidential race.

2 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Spokeswoman: Sebelius Not Considering US Senate

Departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the U.S. Senate, a spokeswoman said Friday.

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Related Topix: Kathleen Sebelius, US Governors, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Sam Brownback, Barack Obama

5 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News

Walker's challenger doesn't focus on union rights

Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager.


Related Topix: US News, Scott Walker, US Governors, US Politics, Barack Obama, Milwaukee, WI

7 hrs ago | Washington Post

Mitt Romney returns to political stage as Republicans prepare for midterms

One rainy morning this month, the man who thought he would be president boarded a train near his beach house in San Diego.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Senator Rob Portman, US Senate, W.

11 hrs ago | The Intelligencer

Manchin Not Ruling Out Run for Governor

Frustrated by the ways of Washington and often at odds with leaders of his own party, Sen. Joe Manchin is leaving his options open - including a possible run for his old job as West Virginia governor in 2016.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Joe Manchin, Charleston, WV

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Fight to Hold Lerner in Contempt Continues

After hours of heated debate, the House of Representatives Oversight Committee voted 21-12 to hold former IRS head Lois Lerner in Contempt of Congress .


Related Topix: US News, Prison, US Politics

WLS-AM Chicago

Carney Gets Candid: White House Press Secretary Opens Up to Students

With his press briefing book sitting closed next to him, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney didn't have much to refer to when a person asked if he wanted to take a "selfie."


Related Topix: George Washington University, US Politics, US News, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Joe Biden, The Daily Show

Labour recruits Obama strategist

One of US President Barack Obama's top campaign strategists has been recruited by Labour to play a key role in Ed Miliband's bid for Downing Street in next year's general election.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Conservatives (UK)

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Putin 'Hopes' He Won't Have to Send Troops into Eastern Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday he hopes Russia will not have to use force in eastern Ukraine.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, US Politics, US News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

News Max

Hotel Magnate, Democratic Fundraiser Pleads Guilty

A wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who supported Hilary Clinton for president pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed candidates and coached someone to lie about it.


Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Gary Ackerman, US House of Representatives, New York

Free Republic

More "Ammunition" for Obama Administration

The recent showdown in Nevada between federal agents and a cattle rancher and a group of his supporters is a symbol of the kind of abuse of power and executive sleight-of-hand that are becoming the hallmark of the Obama administration.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Louie Gohmert, Republican, US House of Representatives


Landrieu faces her toughest political storm to stay in Senate

She is beset by well-funded forces on the right who sense the Gulf Coast Democrat's vulnerability in trying to defend a Senate seat in a red state.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Cedric Richmond, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Representative Bill Cassidy, Louisiana, Xavier University

Roll Call

Ratings Update: Wisconsin's 6th District

Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wis., is the latest member to announce his retirement , opening up another potentially competitive congressional district.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Scott Walker, US Governors, Ozaukee County, WI

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Poll: Gov. John Kasich in dead heat race with Dem challenger Ed FitzGerald

Ohio Gov. John Kasich may not be a shoe-in for reelection this November in light of poll results released Wednesday showing he and his Democratic challenger, Ed FitzGerald are tied with about 200 days left before Election Day on November 4. Ohio Gov. John Kasich may not be a shoe-in for reelection this November in light of poll results released ... (more)


Related Topix: US Governors, John Kasich, Ohio, US Politics, US News, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Myrtle Beach Online

Mellencamp unhappy with Wisconsin Gov. Walker

Politicians for years have been using rock songs at campaign events, and Mellencamp has found himself crossways with Walker and other candidates before.


Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Rage Against the Machine, Pop/Rock, US Politics, John McCain, US News, John Edwards, Entertainment

Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

The outlook for the president's health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it's time for the party to openly embrace the law that Republicans consider their best campaign weapon.


Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, Barack Obama, Health Insurance, Health, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat

Fox 23

Bachmann to give commencement speech at ORU

Republican Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann is set to give the commencement address at this spring's graduation ceremony at Oral Roberts University.


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

Daily Kos

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

Note: The nude libertine volleyball tournament in Rick Santorum's back yard has been cancelled on account of crankypants Rick Santorum don't think it's proper.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Chris Christie, US Governors

Mother Jones

The Hottest Conservative Campaign Gimmick of 2014: Free Guns

Ron Paul announced recently that he is giving away a gun because "there can be no liberty without the ability to defend it."


Related Topix: US Politics, Ron Paul, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Stockman, Texas, Representative Paul Broun

Denver Post

Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

Negative campaigning and mudslinging may be a fact of life in American politics, but can false accusations made in the heat of an election be punished as a crime? That debate makes its way to the Supreme Court next week as the justices consider a challenge to an Ohio law that bars false statements about political candidates during a campaign.


Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, US News, Mike DeWine, US Senate, Republican, Barack Obama, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Wall Street Journal

Sen. Mary Landrieu's New Ad Says Obama Policies 'Simply Wrong'

Sen. Mary Landrieu speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill April 1, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Sen. Mary Landrieu , , in a new ad for her re-election campaign, distances herself from the Obama administration while touting her Washington insider cred that has led to her chairmanship of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC