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Sometimes, it’s hard to separate the political news from your favorite “news of the weird” feed. There was so much weird stuff going on along the campaign trail that it’s hard to select the dozen best. But here’s our best effort: 1. Clint Eastwood and his chair. It was the most bizarre moment at a [...]
Most of the biggest political winners of 2012 didn’t even win an election this year: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards among them. But it didn’t hurt if you won an election. Ask President Obama, who won a surprisingly large victory [...]
So, after all the clichés about a close presidential election (too-close-to-call, dead heat, photo finish, neck-and-neck, razor-thin, toss-up), it wasn’t that close. John Kerry came closer to the presidency in 2004 — a lot closer — than Mitt Romney did in 2012. That makes the failed Republican presidential candidate the year’s biggest political loser. But [...]
There truly is a demographic tidal wave sweeping over the nation, and Republicans ignore it at their own peril.
Key races in states with early poll closing times will offer us some important clues as to whether the American people are delivering a clear verdict – or if the final results won’t be know until Wednesday morning or later. A rule of thumb: The later we go before knowing the winner, the better it is for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Obama allies are using Hurricane Sandy as a political weapon against Mitt Romney. The ad declares, “TELL MITT ROMNEY: CLIMATE CHANGE IS NOT A JOKE.”
Suburbia hasn’t been spared the political split that has the nation in a gridlock with less than a week before the election. Romney leads among suburban independents. Obama leads among “empty nesters.”
John Kartch, spokesman for Americans for Tax Reform: “We’re circulating no such flyer. ATR sent out a mail piece opposing President Obama’s policies using a storm analogy way back in September. Sounds like someone is being dishonest.”
The ad, attacking President Obama, declared, “WE’VE SEEN STORMS IN VIRGINIA, BUT NONE LIKE THIS…” Below an image of ominous storm clouds is the stern visage of President Obama staring out into space.
After wilting under the heat of Mitt Romney’s attacks in the first presidential debate in Denver, Barack Obama is hoping to rebound with an improved performance at their second encounter on Tuesday.So what do Obama and Romney need to accomplish in their debate at Hofstra University in New York? Here are five goals of each candidate.