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Presidential Election

Patrick Svitek

Possibly Romney Spoiler Faces Ballot Fraud Investigation In Virginia | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

Less than a month ago, Constitution Party presidential nominee Virgil Goode was soaking up the best publicity that a third- party candidate could ask ...

Do You Have President Obama's Back? Vote for Democratic Candidates Running for Congress

Rep. Chaka Fattah | Posted 08.08.2012 | Black Voices
Rep. Chaka Fattah

With less than 100 days to go before the election this November, each one of us has to answer a simple question: will you have the President's back by electing candidates that will support the President's agenda to create jobs and move our economy forward?

Mitt Romney's Life Inside 'The Bubble' Begins

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

There comes a time for every presidential candidate at which his or her freedom of movement is severely restricted, once what is known as a "protectiv...

Why Mitt Romney Should Proudly Release His Tax Returns

Don McNay | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics
Don McNay

Is that Mitt's fault or Congress's fault? If I had Mitt's money, I would be looking for every tax advantage that Congress has to offer. If I were a financial adviser to Mitt Romney, I would be helping him find those tax advantages. Just like any other good adviser would do.

Zach Carter

Democrats On Missing Romney Olympic Souvenir: 'We're Gonna Find This Torch' | Zach Carter | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Florida Democratic Party is pouncing on a minor scandal involving Mitt Romney and Rep. Bill Young (R-Fla.), vowing to locate a gift ...

Zach Carter

Torchgate: Did Mitt Romney Break Ethics Rule? | Zach Carter | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, Mitt Romney met with a few Republican politicians in the nation's capital, where he distributed ...

Freedom or Liberty? A Democracy or a Republic?

D. Robert Worley | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
D. Robert Worley

One view of the election season is as a contest between liberty and freedom, between a republic and a democracy, and between the nations of a Northern alliance and the Dixie bloc that predates the Constitution.

Revisiting the Option and Limitations of 'Power to the People' in 2012

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

This November, millions of people, in the spirit of Occupy Wall Street, need to respond to those on the right who "want their country back." The response of progressive and faith-based community leaders should be: "So do we!"

Jon Ward

Newt Gingrich Campaigns For Mitt Romney, But Also For Bill Clinton | Jon Ward | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Newt Gingrich walks into a TV store on Leesburg Pike and cracks a joke. "Well I bet that both of you think that you're working," ...

American Foreign Policy And The Demographic Dividend

Michael Hodin | Posted 09.29.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

If Obama and Romney want to recapture American greatness, they need to develop strategies so that older workers remain relevant and vital economic contributors.

Obama Misspoke: Fixing Economy, Not His Words, Should Be The Campaign Issue

Steven Kurlander | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

The president's statement and the attacks against it typify one of the significant problems characterizing both the 2012 presidential campaign and the nation's inability to move ahead to fix the economy.

What the Country Would Look Like Under a Romney Presidency

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 09.29.2012 | Black Voices
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

As people begin to make their political picks for the November race, it's important to take a moment and stop and think about what the country would actually look like under Mitt Romney's leadership.

Zach Carter

Gibbs: Romney Embarrassed Our Country | Zach Carter | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's former spokesman Robert Gibbs mocked Mitt Romney's recent barrage of gaffes in London, saying the former Massac...

Fired Up, Ready to Eat: Obama in New Orleans

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Karen Dalton-Beninato

President Barack Obama spoke to donors this week at the House of Blues in New Orleans, complete with the call and response I remember from the last presidential election.

Aurora and the Ratings

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 07.25.2012 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

I do not ordinarily write about the ratings until the end of the month, but Friday's massacre has been reflected in last week's ratings (Saturday and Sunday will be reflected in this week's) and they deserve some comment.

Jon Ward

Economy Dragging Obama 'Out To Sea,' Says Romney Aide | Jon Ward | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

BOSTON -- Mitt Romney's campaign seized on a poll out Wednesday evening showing the presumptive Republican nominee leading President Barack Obama nati...

NAACP Misses Major Opportunity With Mitt Romney

Mike Green | Posted 09.16.2012 | Black Voices
Mike Green

I'm saddened by the NAACP's missed opportunity to engage in a real discussion and debate with Mr. Romney. My hope is the NAACP is interested in engaging in such an ongoing discussion with both Republican and Democratic parties in the near future.

Jon Ward

President Obama Outpacing Mitt Romney In Mentions of 'Middle Class' | Jon Ward | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Romney campaign's web video Monday morning was the latest signal that the Republican party's presumptive nominee for president recog...

Can the GOP Pry Some Blacks Voters Away From President Obama?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

A drop off of even 1 to 5 percentage points in the total black vote would still put the president's percentage total at the off-chart number of 90 percent of the black vote, but it would hurt him.

Romney Denial of Responsibility for Actions of Bain Says A lot About the Kind of President He Would Be

Robert Creamer | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Do we really want a president that refuses to take responsibility for the actions of a company for which he was CEO, President, Chairman and sole stockholder? And it doesn't stop with personal responsibility.

A Vote for The Best Man

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 09.10.2012 | Home
Joe Peyronnin

The Best Man depicts a time when presidential conventions were brokered through backroom deals as delegates were swapped for political favors. Today, conventions have become highly scripted coronation ceremonies, just short of political infomercials.

Jon Ward

'I'm Not For Anybody' | Jon Ward | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics

PARMA, Ohio -- The sun was low in the sky, the air was thick with heat, and a few dozen residents of this working-class neighborhood in the Cleveland ...

Taproot's Endorsement for President

Aaron Hurst | Posted 09.04.2012 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

There is only one person we at Taproot believe can lead this nation forward. He is a man who cares deeply about our nation and sees the potential in every American.

Supreme Court Ruling -- Huge Victory for Ordinary Americans -- Turbo-charges Obama Election Prospects

Robert Creamer | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The most important thing about today's Supreme Court health care decision is the victory for the millions of Americans who will live longer, happier, healthier lives because of the new health care law.

Popular Vote Speculation Interlude

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I like to engage in the sheerest of blue-sky speculation about possible interesting outcomes that could happen. This time around, the scenario I've been hearing bandied about is that Barack Obama wins the Electoral College vote, but Mitt Romney wins the popular vote.