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Campaign 2012

Rick Santorum: Bowling Alone in the First Digital Election

Rory O'Connor | Posted 06.03.2012 | Media
Rory O'Connor

Barack Obama gets social media. So does Mitt Romney, who at least is looking forward for his cultural clues. Looks to me like Rick Santorum will soon be bowling alone.

Which America Are the Troops Fighting to Defend? No Campaign Slogan Can Answer That

Alejandro Alves | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Alejandro Alves

Candidates laying claim to the military vote through rhetoric and photo-ops are building a fiction that demeans our individual reasons for service.

The President's Budget, the National Debt, and Ramen Noodles: The Debt-Paying Generation Speaks

Bill Beach | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Bill Beach

We aimed for a wide spectrum of opinions by people in and out of politics, on the left, on the right, cynics and optimists. What we found was a sampling of young adults who are concerned about the debt... and for a whole host of reasons.

Don't Just Talk About Change: Register to Vote

The Daily Illini | Posted 05.27.2012 | College
The Daily Illini

I chose to register to vote and mail in my ballot today because I didn't want to continue being that girl who talks about change and service -- but doesn't act on it. Now, I'm not trying to twist anyone's arm who legitimately doesn't want to vote.

No Absolutes: A Shyster's Dream World

Charles Redfern | Posted 05.26.2012 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Don't ferret the truth -- because there is no truth. There are only positions and opinions and feelings and beliefs. One opinion is just as valid as the other in the rudderless sea and the clowns have tied down the anchor.

Romney Versus Romney

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

George Romney stood up to the GOP's right-wing extremists, including his party's presidential candidate, while his son trembles before the loutish Limbaugh. Though Mitt Romney may carry his father's DNA, he failed to inherit his father's spine.

The Millennials' Key to the Presidential Election

Caroline Gransee | Posted 05.26.2012 | College
Caroline Gransee

Vote? Stay at home? Re-elect Obama? Stand with Ron Paul? Write in Lady Gaga? All of the above options -- except one -- should be on the table. We cannot sit at home on Election Day, because this could be the year of the youth vote as both sides need our support.

Senate Introduces Targeted DISCLOSE Act Today

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

Senator Whitehouse was joined by approximately 35 of his Democratic colleagues on legislation that has been described as a pure disclosure and disclaimer bill, with none of the controversial provisions that caused the DISCLOSE Act to fail in the Senate by one vote in 2010.

Lila Shapiro

Unions Take Dramatic Step To Increase Voter Turnout | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business

This election cycle, the unionized workers that run your public transportation system are doing something a little different. They're not only turning...

Anti-Obama Bumper Sticker: 'Don't Re-Nig In 2012'

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 03.16.2012 | Black Voices

A photograph of a bumper sticker that features racist, anti-Obama language has gone viral on Facebook and other social networks. The sticker reads ...

New Obama Movie To Debut At Campaign Stops

Posted 05.08.2012 | Black Voices

The Obama campaign, in its push to remind voters why they cast their ballots in 2008, is releasing a documentary that plays up the president's accompl...

New Obama Movie To Debut At Campaign Stops

Posted 05.08.2012 | Black Voices

The Obama campaign, in its push to remind voters why they cast their ballots in 2008, is releasing a documentary that plays up the president's accompl...

New Obama Movie To Debut At Campaign Stops

Posted 05.08.2012 | Black Voices

The Obama campaign, in its push to remind voters why they cast their ballots in 2008, is releasing a documentary that plays up the president's accompl...

Jon Ward

Rick Perry's Failed Campaign Dissolves In Snipes At Ex-Bush Aide And Massive Bar Bill | Jon Ward | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most unsuccessful political campaigns involve some measure of finger-pointing after they end. In Rick Perry's case, the back-stabbing be...

Former DNC Political Director Clyde WIlliams: People Should Never Feel Like They're Disenfranchised By The Political Process

Rakim Brooks | Posted 04.03.2012 | Black Voices
Rakim Brooks

In an exclusive interview with Clyde Williams, the former political director of the Democratic National Committee discusses the importance of constituency groups, like blacks, Latinos, and LGBT organizations, to Democratic electoral success.

Lucia Graves

Obama Unveils Energy Initiatives In Las Vegas | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama began laying out his "all-of-the-above" energy strategies in a campaign-styled stop in Las Vegas on Thursday, exp...

Who Cares Who Finished Second in New Hampshire?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Despite efforts by candidates and the media to create a story that Mitt Romney has still not wrapped up the nomination, Romney has, in fact, all but clinched the Republican nomination for president.

How Obama Can Win in 2012

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

With Romney as the Republican nominee, Obama will have a serious opponent. There are, however, several things which could break Obama's way, and over which the campaign has some control.

A Huntsman Surge?

Joshua Franklin | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics
Joshua Franklin

A pro-life, pro-second-amendment fiscal conservative with a strong record in foreign policy and in the private sector, Huntsman is surely the candidate that Republicans have been looking for yet don't seem to want to find.

Sam Stein

Hillary Clinton 2012 Robocalls Surface In Multiple Battleground States | Sam Stein | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past 24 hours, a number of voters in a not-insignificant number of states have received robocalls laying out just what a horrif...

Reactions To Herman Cain's Big Announcement

Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

Herman Cain announced on Saturday that he is suspending his 2012 presidential campaign. Before, after and during Cain's announcement, Twitter user...

Open Letter to Herman Cain

Annabelle Gurwitch | Posted 01.29.2012 | Comedy
Annabelle Gurwitch

Dear Funster, I am writing to encourage you to stick out the campaign and not just because it's fun to watch you vamp when all kinds of things are ...

Rick Perry: A Record to Run on -- or Run From?

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

In declaring his presidential candidacy, Texas Governor Rick Perry made clear that he is running on his record of 10 years in office. But an objective look at the state of the State of Texas suggests he would be better off running away from his record.

Newt, as in Loot

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.22.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Because everything about "Gingrich 2012" is going precisely according to plan.

Ten Little Republicans

John Feffer | Posted 08.21.2011 | Comedy
John Feffer

Ten little Republicans, all in a line, discussing foreign policy one at a time. They lambaste Obama as socialist slime... inadvertently refuting intelligent design.