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2012 U.S. Presidential Election

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Top 2012 U.S. Presidential Election Articles

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  • Obama's blunt challenge to Congress

    WASHINGTON -- Of all the words spoken, written about, broadcast, googled, tweeted or even just mused over in President Obama's State of the Union address, none were more pointedly delivered than the four in his direct appeal for tighter gun-control...
  • Fiscal trench warfare

    WASHINGTON -- As the clock ticks down on the sequester solution to the nation's budget mess, it's looking more and more like a descent into World War I trench warfare. The two partisan sides are dug in, declining to surrender inches of policy and...
  • The GOP goes under the knife

    WASHINGTON -- In what unfortunately has been labeled an "autopsy" of the Republican defeat last November, surgeons of the party establishment and its most conservative offshoot had their scalpels out during over the last week, carving up the corpse....
  • A stain on the Democratic brand

    WASHINGTON -- One consequence of presidential nominee Mitt Romney's loss last November was an internal autopsy on the reputation of the Republican Party itself. Questions were raised whether its "brand" had been seriously damaged as excessively...
  • Avoiding a death spiral

    WASHINGTON -- South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of the bipartisan Gang of Eight seeking historic reform of American immigration policy, has warned his party colleagues they'd better get aboard or forget about electing one of their own...
  • Enough with this 'culture war'

    Did you hear the news? Apparently the 2012 election isn't going to be about the economy after all. Instead, in the words of an AP headline, "Social Issues Retake U.S. Politics, 2012 Elections." NBC's First Read confirmed the meme: "You know the economy...
  • Why Obamacare is a GOP nightmare

    WASHINGTON -- To understand the crisis in Washington, tune out the histrionics and look at the big picture: Republicans are threatening to shut down the federal government -- and perhaps even refuse to let the Treasury pay its creditors -- in a desperate,...
  • Guillermo Martinez: Congress avoids question by stalling on immigration

    For most, if not all, groups that seek approval of a comprehensive immigration law, Republicans are the devil incarnate. They say the wrong thing at the wrong time. Remember in the 2012 presidential election when Mitt Romney said immigrants should self-...
  • McManus: The worst job in Congress

    Spare a little sympathy, if you can, for John A. Boehner of Ohio, speaker of the House of Representatives. On paper, he's the most powerful Republican in the land. In practice, he's caught between a cliff and a ceiling as the uneasy chairman of an...
  • Daum: Obama and the single girl

    Daum: Obama and the single girl
    As if it weren't enough that Lena Dunham, the 26-year-old writing/directing/acting phenom who started a revolution this year with her HBO series "Girls," scored a $3.5-million book deal and has been granted the unofficial but unimpeachable title of "voice...
  • Goldberg: Leave liberal Hollywood to the liberals

    Goldberg: Leave liberal Hollywood to the liberals
    "We need to buy a movie studio." Amid the conferences, panels, meetings and informal conversations in the wake of the presidential election, this idea has been a near constant among conservatives who feel like the country is slipping through their...
  • McManus: The perils of political punditry

    McManus: The perils of political punditry
    Back in 2011, at the dawn of a long presidential campaign, I established a fine baseline for my credentials as a political prognosticator: I told readers that Mitt Romney's strongest challengers for the Republican nomination would be Texas Gov. Rick Perry...