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2012 Presidential Election

Scott Walker Ain't Dumb

Neal Wooten | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Neal Wooten

Having a college degree, once thought of as a necessity for most upper-level careers, including holding the most powerful office in the world, might suddenly seem like a cross to bear as Scott Walker attempts to demonstrate how that little document has screwed up our country for over two decades.

The New GOP Congress Americans Do Not 'Wish They Had'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Midterm elections are not intended to neuter a president. They are midcourse corrections intended to make government work better for the people who elect their representatives; to -- in fact -- transform the government we have into the government the people wish they have.

What's Gone Wrong for/with Barack Obama?

William Bradley | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

The mid-term election is still days away, but it sure isn't looking good fro President Barack Obama and Democrats. With his job approval rating down precipitously since his strong 2012 re-election performance, Democrats are on the ropes and on the run.

More Drama from the Polls: What Have We Really Learned?

David Belk | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
David Belk

What can we learn from the mess of the 2012 election? Could someone who isn't Nate Silver use past polling errors to make predictions for this next election? It's time to start looking at the old polling data to see what might have gone wrong.

Hillary's Lesson: Defending a Criminal

Joel Cohen | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Joel Cohen

Let's not talk about Hillary Clinton specifically -- let's examine, instead, the role of the run-of-the-mill criminal lawyer who chooses to, or is appointed to, represent an extremely unpopular defendant, or a defendant counsel believes is truly guilty.

Lila Shapiro

Gay Republican Presidential Candidate Reveals Why He Ran -- And It Wasn't To Win | Lila Shapiro | Posted 04.10.2014 | Gay Voices

You may not be aware that Fred Karger ran for president in 2012. He was on the ballot in only a handful of states. He wasn't allowed to take part in a...

Americans Say They'd Be Least Likely To Vote For A President Of This Religion

Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion

While ninety percent of Americans would vote for a black, a woman, Catholic, Hispanic, or Jewish presidential candidate, only 54 percent would vote fo...

Here's The Real Story Of The 2012 Election

Salon | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics

It fueled a couple days’ worth of chatter on “Morning Joe,” and it no doubt lined the pockets of its authors quite handsomely. But all in all, ...

Setting the Tone for Transparency

Badr Jafar | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Badr Jafar

Until we develop a culturally-relevant and widely accepted concept of what constitutes poor corporate practice in a specific country or region, we cannot develop mechanisms that effectively promote good governance and stamp out corruption in that location.

Both Sides in GOP's Civil War Over Obamacare Want to Put Insurance Companies Back in Charge

Ethan Rome | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Ethan Rome

In an unusual week when the Republicans are at each other's throats, they're still on the same side in the fight that matters: They're for the insurance industry, not us.

A Modest Early Voting Rise in 2012

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Without a catalyst of a large state adopting early voting, I expect the early voting rate will again rise modestly in 2016. The trend should continue upward since once a state adopts early voting, the percentage of voters voting early tends to increase from election to election.

'No Regrets': Ann Romney Dishes On Mitt's Loss, Her Sons' Political Future

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

Ann Romney, wife of 2012 Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, talked about her husband's loss and her sons' political prospects Thursday on CB...

We Were Right (So Says the Census): Hidden Swing Voters Tipped the Scales in 2012

Marc H. Morial | Posted 07.21.2013 | Black Voices
Marc H. Morial

There is no doubt that the opportunity to re-elect America's first black president contributed to record black turnout last year. But, no matter who is on the ballot in 2014 and 2016, we must continue to exercise our voice. We must continue to exercise our vote.

What If the GOP Just Keeps Getting Whiter as America Gets "Browner"?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

My hope is that the GOP's leaders read these numbers and adopt both a tone and policy stances that unite rather than divide.

The Republican Party Is Going to the Dogs

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Dr. Joe Wenke

Obviously, the Republican Party wants to die, and as much as I disagree with Republicans on just about everything, I feel compelled to help.

Republican and Catholic Rebranding Isn't Enough

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Leaders in both institutions are fooling themselves if they think that merely presenting diverse faces and voices and using simple language to reach "normal people" will lead them to victory.

As Obama Signals Surrender to TransCanada, It's Time to Focus on Keystone XL's Southern Leg

Tom Weis | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Why aren't all Keystone XL opponents loudly demanding that President Obama stop construction of the pipeline's 485-mile southern leg that is destroying the lives of our fellow Americans in Texas and Oklahoma?

Limbaugh In Denial, Urges GOP To Get More Conservative

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Monday dismissed a recently released Republican National Committee report that encouraged the party to modern...

Jason Cherkis

'47 Percent' Filmmaker Had Previous Encounter With Romney | Jason Cherkis | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The bartender who secretly filmed Mitt Romney's infamous "47 percent" remarks at a Boca Raton fundraiser last May had an idea of what th...

Ryan Grim

'47 Percent' Filmmaker Was Snubbed By This Progressive Community | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The maker of the "47 percent" video that dealt a crushing blow to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign attempted to publish the footage o...

Ryan Grim

You Can't Make This Stuff Up: '47 Percent' Filmmaker Was Hailed For Saving Drowning Woman | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- The bartender who put himself at risk to do his civic duty by exposing Mitt Romney's damning "47 percent" speech had found himself ...

Jason Cherkis

47 Percent Filmmaker Worried About Not Having Health Insurance | Jason Cherkis | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After secretly filming Mitt Romney's now-infamous 47 percent remarks, a Florida bartender worried how releasing the tape would affect hi...

Following My Heart

Judy Frankel | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Everyone tells you to listen to your heart. Follow your dreams. Don't ever give up on pursuing what you really want, your deepest desires. Express your innermost self! Become your authentic you, and live your unique life.

Lucia Graves

Mitt Romney: 'It Kills Me Not To Be There In The White House' | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney said Sunday that until late into the evening on Election Day 2012, he thought he was going to win the presidency. "By 8 o...

The Decade of Data: President Obama's Reelection Campaign Analytics

James Grundvig | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
James Grundvig

In 2007, who could have predicted the data tsunami of today? Not when Skype was in beta, Apple's store for its then-new product iPhone wasn't open for business yet, and Google hadn't acquired the Android mobile platform.