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2012 Presidential Election

Dan Rather: Obama Could Get Serious Primary Challenge In 2012

Politics Daily | December 02,| 12:51 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former "CBS Evening News" anchor Dan Rather is predicting that if the Bush tax cuts are extended for two years (as now appears likely) President Obama...

Obama Discusses Race Against Sarah Palin In 2012

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he respects Sarah Palin's political skills but hasn't thought about the possibility of facing her in th...

Obama and the Significance of the JFK Inaugural 50 Years On

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Why, 50 years after the fact, did official Washington celebrate the inauguration of a most imperfect man who served less than one term as president, a...

Barbara Bush: Palin Should Just Stay In Alaska

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former first lady Barbara Bush doesn't appear to think much of Sarah Palin's White House aspirations, saying the former Alaska gove...

Hillary Clinton: I'm 'Not In Any Way Interested' In Pursuing Elective Office

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Don't expect to see Hillary Rodham Clinton's name on an election ballot anytime soon. The current secretary of state – and f...

Poll Reveals Who's Ahead & Behind In Potential GOP Presidential Pack

The Washington Post | Chris Cillizza & Aaron Blake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Govs. Mike Huckabee (Ark.), Sarah Palin (Alaska) and Mitt Romney (Mass.) make up the top tier of the 2012 Republican presidential field, accord...

Cheney's Obama-One-Term-Presidency Delusion

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Former Vice President Dick Cheney sounded more like a man trying to convince himself than anybody else when he told NBC News that President Obama will be a one term president.

Howard Fineman

With 'Blood Libel,' The 2012 Campaign Has Begun | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Palin has just proven again that she has only one gear -- forward -- and only one mode -- attack. The 2012 presidential campaign has begun, not in Iowa or New Hampshire, but in the bloody streets of Tucson.

Repeal the "Repeal It Now" Ad!

Ian Gurvitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Gurvitz

If Mike Huckabee wants to be taken seriously as a presidential candidate, he needs to up his game. Have problems with the health care bill? Please, Mike, make your case like an adult.

Mark Blumenthal

GOP Nominee In 2012: What The Early Polls Tell Us | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speculation about the 2012 Republican nomination is already underway and, as always, national "horse race" poll questions are central to that conversa...

Republican Presidential Hopefuls Positioning Themselves For 2012

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Get ready for the big tease. Republicans positioning for a possible presidential run are, to varying degrees, courting donors, test...

Sarah Palin Goes After Obama On National TV

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin appeared on ABC News's "Good Morning America" for an exclusive interview Friday, in which she went on the offensive...

Emily Swanson

New Poll: Obama Would Comfortably Lead Palin In 2012 Race | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new poll released Thursday found President Obama with a big lead over Sarah Palin in the 2012 presidential contest, and with smaller leads over two ...

Poll Finds Good News For Obama

Politics Daily | December 15,| 2:15 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

His party got hammered in the midterm election, he's taking heat from fellow Democrats for compromising with Republicans on taxes, and his job approva...

John Thune Jabs Potential GOP Presidential Rivals

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), a potential 2012 presidential candidate, appeared to unofficially launch one of the first salvos in the forthcoming GOP prim...

Mitt Romney Rips Tax Cut Deal

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Death and taxes, it is said, are life's only two certainties. But in the wake of President Obama's tax compromise with congressional Republicans, only...

"Oh yeah. You're the one."

Dave Helfert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Helfert

We're well into one of the most entertaining phases of the presidential selection process. Potential candidates are surveying rivals to make a decision about running.

President Obama and 2012

William J. Arnone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William J. Arnone

Will President Obama run for re-election in 2012? Should he? If he doesn't, who should be the Democratic Party's 2012 Presidential nominee? I posed t...

Ralph Nader's Take On Barack Obama

Politics Daily | December 09,| 12:01 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Calling the White House tax deal with Republicans the "last straw," Ralph Nader predicted that President Obama will face a primary challenger in 2012....

Reigniting the Spirit of '08

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Is it possible a candidate could emerge within or outside the Democratic Party who could ignite not just the true believers, but the whole country? Obama himself was once such a candidate.

Democratic Congressman: I 'May Or May Not' Support Obama's Reelection

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.) expressed Tuesday what now seems to be widespread concern over the president's leadership and bargaining skills in the ...

Democratic Congressman Asked About Obama Primary Challenge

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday downplayed the significance that Obama's recent deal on the extension of Bush tax cuts would have on his party's ...

MA-2012 President: 52% Obama (D), 43% Romney (R) (PPP 11/29-12/01)

Huffington Post | Brad J Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PPP 11/29/10 - 12/01/10 500 Registered voters (4.4% margin of error) Mode: Automated phone (PPP PDF) Massachusetts 2012 President 43% Romney, 52% Ob...

Jason Linkins

Bloomberg In 2012? Even If You Can't Write Off The Candidacy, You Can Dismiss The Presidency | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We can definitely disabuse ourselves of the notion that a Bloomberg presidency will achieve what the pundit class will inevitably claim his presidency will achieve: the successful alteration of the "tone" in "Washington."

Palin Is the GOP's, Not Obama's, Worst Nightmare

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

A Palin presidential bid that GOP leaders once chuckled at is no longer a laughing matter. She is the most polarizing Republican since Lincoln.