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2012 U.S. Presidential Election

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Top 2012 U.S. Presidential Election Articles

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  • Fox News 'catches' voter fraud in Ohio: Throw this red herring back

    Admittedly, I don’t get a lot of my news from Fox News. But when I saw this headline Wednesday, “Non-citizens caught voting in 2012 presidential election in key swing state,” well, let’s just say they had me at “non-...
  • 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...
  • Stats whiz Nate Silver moving to ESPN from New York Times

    Stats whiz Nate Silver moving to ESPN from New York Times
    Nate Silver, the statistician/blogger whose profile rose considerably during the run-up to the 2012 presidential election, is leaving the New York Times for a job at ESPN that will return him, in part, to his sports roots.  Silver's blog FiveThirtyEight...
  • How Florida helps us think about what's right

    Earlier this month, we had a presidential election in the U.S. Before midnight, the Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, had conceded to the Democratic candidate, Barack Obama. Because the U.S. uses the Electoral College to decide upon a victor rather...
  • 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...
  • How Conservatives Dominate TV/Radio Talk Game

    In the 2012 presidential election, Barack Obama garnered almost 69% of the vote in Los Angeles County, vs. 29% for Mitt Romney. Yet beginning Jan. 1, the U.S.' second-largest media market lacks a dedicated progressive talkradio station, as KTLK-AM...
  • Numbers Shape Presidential Battle Lines

    Two years from today, Iowa — dark, brooding, enigmatic Iowa — will be enjoying its quadrennial moment as the epicenter of the universe. And in 10 months, voters will vent their spleens — if they still are as splenetic as they now claim...
  • 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...
  • GOP Votes to Bar CNN, NBC from Debates Over Planned Hillary Clinton Docs

    The Republican National Committee voted on Friday to punish NBC and CNN for moving forward with movie projects on Hillary Clinton by barring them from 2016 primary debate coverage unless they abandon the projects. Republican leaders argue media bias as...
  • Polarization in Washington by the numbers

     
    The National Journal crunches the data: On every measure, Republicans today represent constituencies that lean more lopsidedly toward their party.... Back in 1995, 79 House Republicans represented districts that backed (Democratic President Bill)...