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Election 2012

John Celock

Tea Party: Josh Mandel 'Will Fight Like Crazy' | John Celock | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ohio Tea Party leaders are touting their backing of state Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) in his U.S. Senate campaign, saying he is the only c...

Jon Ward

Rick Santorum Struggles To Cheer On That Other Guy | Jon Ward | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Rick Santorum just can't fake it. The former Pennsylvania senator and defeated Mitt Romney rival has never been very good at hiding wha...

Tea Party Grassroots Prep For 'The Hostile Takeover'

The Huffington Post | Cole Stangler | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A four-day conference for conservative activists organized by FreedomWorks was capped off Monday with a boisterous press conference. ...

GOP Senate Candidate Attacked On Tax Plan

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

National Democrats are attacking Wisconsin Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Tommy Thompson Monday after a newspaper report supported a Democratic analy...

Texas GOP Dials It Back On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

The Texas Republican Party adopted a new platform this past weekend reaffirming the party's opposition to same-sex marriage and pornography, while end...

Dr. O & The Women

Ming Holden | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Ming Holden

I'm going to keep this simple. When I vote for Barack Obama, I vote for the women he loves and honors, the women he respects enough to appoint to office, and many of the actions, appointments, and stances those women take.

Heidi Heitkamp Turns 'North Dakota Way' Against Rival

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

Heidi Heitkamp, North Dakota's Democratic Senate candidate, is turning her opponent's "North Dakota Way" catch phrase against him with a new website t...

Axelrod: Obama Will Be Judged On Actions, Not Gaffe

AP | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senior political adviser David Axelrod says he doesn't think voters will make much of President Barack Obama's remark that the private s...

'Obama Girl' Declines To Endorse

Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

Amber Lee Ettinger, the model and actress who found Internet stardom as "Obama Girl" in 2008, still isn't ready to endorse the president's reelection ...

How Mitt Romney Can Win the Environmental Vote

Eli Lehrer | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

There are plenty of places that bigger government actually harms the environment. Romney can get environmentalists to vote for him without sacrificing conservative principles. He should do it.

GOP Mood Toward Romney's Presidential Prospects Brightening

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 08.10.2012 | Chicago

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Republicans riding high from a string of breaks in their favor are increasingly optimistic about Mitt Romney's chances to claim...

Swing State Job Growth Doesn't Guarantee Obama Win

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The nation's unemployment rate of 8.2 percent may sink President Barack Obama's re-election bid, but one detail brightens his h...

John Celock

'Reset Button' Pushed On State's Politics | John Celock | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

Kansas politics is in chaos Friday after a federal court redrew state legislative district lines, "pushing a re-set button" on the state's political s...

Obama Finds Bright Spot In Aisles Of Wal-Mart

Reuters | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

* Ads attacking Romney record making mark with key swing voters * Romney must tell own story to "Wal-Mart Moms," establish credential...

GOP Senate Candidate Says 'Hang' Comment Out Of Context

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

Pennsylvania Democrats are attacking the Republican U.S. Senate nominee over comments he made at a primary campaign forum where he indicated he wanted...

Obama LGBT Fundraiser Joke Blown Out Of Proportion

Posted 06.08.2012 | Black Voices

Did President Obama reference oral sex with his wife in a speech to gay activists yesterday? No, he didn't -- but that didn't stop some news sites fro...

Poll Places North Dakota Dem In Lead

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

A new poll conducted for a television station in North Dakota's Red River Valley shows Democrat Heidi Heitkamp with a one-point lead in the race for t...

Go Big on Poverty and the Minimum Wage

Marcus Bright | Posted 08.08.2012 | Miami
Marcus Bright

The time has come for actual legislation to be advanced and not just for empty rhetoric to be thrown about for the purpose of self-aggrandizement.

Bachmann, Cain & Santorum In Chicago For Conservative Confab

Posted 06.08.2012 | Chicago

For Chicago-area conservatives, the hottest happening in town this weekend likely isn't the Chicago Blues Festival or even the ever-popular Ribfest. ...

An Economic Program for the Fall Campaign and the Next Four Years

Robert J. Shapiro | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics
Robert J. Shapiro

The next stage of the economic debate should focus on the two critical issues that have bedeviled middle-class Americans for more than a decade -- namely, historically slow jobs growth and stagnating incomes.

John Celock

Voters Consider New Use For Oil Money | John Celock | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

Voters in North Dakota will decide Tuesday whether to continue using property taxes to fund local governments or to instead use oil funds to bolster m...

Romney: Obama Failing To Meet Key 'Moral Commitment'

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

ST. LOUIS — Accusing his rival of a failure of "tragic proportion," Republican Mitt Romney charged Thursday that the nation under President Bara...

'Romney Just Making Stuff Up Now'

New York Magazine | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

A couple weeks ago, Mitt Romney quoted Noam Scheiber's book about the Obama administration's economic rescue, The Escape Artists, in a highly misleadi...

Conservatives Getting Over Romneyphobia Faster Than Expected

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Conservatives at the core of the Republican Party are coalescing behind likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney faster than exp...

Obama, Dems Raise Combined $60 Million In May

AP | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party have raised a combined $60 million in May for his re-election effort. ...