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2012 Presidential Election News

News on the 2012 presidential race.

3 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Obama arriving Tuesday for Dem fundraiser

The president -- arriving late in the day from Seattle after raising money there for the Democratic National Committee -- will spend the night in the Bay Area before headlining a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraising luncheon Wednesday at the Los Altos home of real estate mogul George Marcus.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Los Altos, CA, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Steve Israel, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Barack Obama

Daily Kos

KY-Sen: How McConnell (R) Hides His Positions On 3 Big Issues In Reelection Fight

So TPM pointed out today that there are three topics Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn't want to talk about on the campaign trail: McConnell has been an aggressive supporter of the controversial budget blueprints by Rep. Paul Ryan to slash taxes and privatize Medicare - he voted for them when they came up in 2011, 2012, and 2013.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Liberal Political News

News24

.com | Texas to deploy troops to border

The apparent downing of a Malaysian passenger jet and the loss of nearly 300 lives could be a game changer in the Ukraine crisis, piling pressure on key players, especially Russia.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Prison, Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Examiner.com

President Obama says Biden would make a superb president

President Barack Obama said that Vice President Joe Biden would make a superb president, according to a Chicago Tribune report on Monday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, New York

Balloon Juice

Reason Number Gazillion I Thank The FSM For The 2008 Election Result

That would be that Lindsay Graham, the Republican senator who is totally not pandering for re-election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Meet the Press, Entertainment, Television, Liberal Political News

Roll Call

Florida Congressman Makes $1.4 Million Ad Buy for Re-Election

Rep. Patrick Murphy's campaign made its first ad buy Monday in Florida's 18th District, reserving $1.4 million in cable and broadcast in the West Palm Beach-Treasure Coast media market, according to figures shared first with CQ Roll Call.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Allen West, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Sean Patrick, Democrat, West Palm Beach, FL, Palm Beach, FL

Free Republic

A "Tone-Deaf" Obama Mocked By The [NY Times] For...

When it comes to mocking president Obama, there is no easier or more effective way than focusing on his vacation/golfing schedule.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Kevin McCarthy, Republican, US House of Representatives

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Did Ro Khanna get enough bang for his buck against Mike Honda?

With $3 million already spent to finish second in June's primary, Democrat Ro Khanna will have to find a better way to use what little money he has left if he is to have any hope of unseating incumbent Rep. Mike Honda, experts say.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Eric Swalwell, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Fremont, CA, San Jose State University

GPB.org

Kicking The Can Down The Road: A Habit That's Hard To Kick

President Obama speaks in front of the Interstate 495 bridge near Wilmington, Del., on Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Thomas Petri, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton

KHOU-TV Houston

DNC raises almost $9M in June, cuts debt to $3M

The Democratic National Committee cut its debt to just $3 million, down from a onetime high of $23 million, according to federal financial forms that were due Sunday.

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

Sunherald.com

Malloy says he thinks of school shooting every day

Interviewed on WVIT-TV on Sunday, the Democratic governor seeking a second term also said it bothers him that poll results from earlier this year show a majority of voters unhappy with his handling of the economy.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

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