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2012 U.S. Presidential Election

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Top 2012 U.S. Presidential Election Articles

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  • Bipartisan presidential panel suggests ways to improve elections

    Bipartisan presidential panel suggests ways to improve elections
    WASHINGTON — States should allow online voter registration and create more opportunities to cast ballots before election day, according to a report issued Wednesday by a bipartisan commission formed to address long lines and other troubles at the...
  • 'Mitt' shows Romney's human side

     
    By Jessica Reynolds If you didn’t vote for Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election, watching the new documentary “Mitt” won’t make you wish you had. On the other hand, if you did vote for him, the film will only......
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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)...
  • Do gubernatorial elections point to midcourse correction for GOP?

    WASHINGTON -- Because New Jersey and Virginia are the only two states that choose their governors in the first year after a presidential election, much significance -- perhaps too much -- is ascribed to the results of this week's elections. Tuesday's...
  • True American classics

    True American classics
    Break down the 2012 election into something fundamentally American — as opposed to the economy, which is universal, or the latest gaffe by Mitt Romney or Joe Biden, which is shallower fare — and it revolves around this question: How much...
  • Jonathan Alter on 'The Center Holds'

    Jonathan Alter on 'The Center Holds'
    Journalist and best-selling author Jonathan Alter is adding TV political satire to a portfolio that until now has been heavily weighted toward real politics. Alter is executive producer of "Alpha House," an online television series that will run on...
  • Dave Barry's 2012 Year in Review

    Dave Barry's 2012 Year in Review
    It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate. Example: This year the "reality" show "Jersey Shore," which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument...
  • Lessons learned from the presidential debates

    Lessons learned from the presidential debates
    Precisely how much the four televised debates really influenced the 2012 presidential election remains to be seen on Nov. 6; rhetorical and presentational advantage often can prove temporary in the face of the actual issues important to all Americans...
  • Maybe stalemate's latest victory means voters will finally win

    WASHINGTON — For almost a generation, America's two major political parties have fought for supremacy in a fundamental debate over the size and scope of government. They have battled to a draw. On such questions as whether Americans should pay...
  • Obama and Romney race in 'The Center Holds' by Jonathan Alter

    Obama and Romney race in 'The Center Holds' by Jonathan Alter
    Among several persistently wrongheaded beliefs about the 2012 election, none beats the claim, heard even in the campaign's closing weeks, that President Obama faced a desperately bad situation and had a high probability of losing. That zombie idea...