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Election 2012

EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS: Obama Beating GOP Rivals In Small Donations

The Washington Post | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

Even with low approval ratings and an uncertain path to reelection, President Obama is exceeding expectations in one area: His campaign is doing far b...

The History Of Religious Bigotry And The American Voter

Michael Meyerson | Posted 01.18.2012 | Religion
Michael Meyerson

While selecting whom to vote for based on religion is not unconstitutional, the views of many of our nation's founders were in fact dominated by religious bigotry.

Democrats, Stop Caving In

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

What if the super committee ends in stalemate? Across-the-board, automatic cuts are set to kick in. That so-called sequestration wouldn't start, however, until 2013. That would make 2012 one of the most important election years in modern American history.

Jaweed Kaleem

We Have A Mormon Senate Leader. Can We Have A Mormon President? | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

Imagine this: a heated political race between a Bay Stater and his opponents for a powerful national position, where the clean-cut, smooth-talking Mit...

The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show, 11/18/11

Bob Cesca | Posted 01.18.2012 | Media
Bob Cesca

This week we discuss Herman Cain's brain fart; other Cain nonsense; Newt Gingrich's skyrocket to the top; how John Boehner has a serious crying problem; and other topics.

'Cornbread' Gets Secret Service Protection

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Herman Cain on Thursday became the first Republican presidential candidate to receive Secret Service protection. Cain asked for th...

Jon Ward

Obama Reelection Chief Confident Of Latino Support In 2012 | Jon Ward | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO -- The man tasked with running President Obama's reelection campaign looked to be handling the pressure of such a big job rather well on a rec...

Sam Stein

DNC Sends Massive FOIA Request For Romney's Email Records | Sam Stein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, November 17, 2011, the worst job in America belonged to the employees who handle Freedom of Information Act requests for th...

Can We Give "Job-killing Regulations" a Rest?

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

It may be a crowd-pleaser, but it turns out that it simply isn't true that regulations kill jobs.

Jon Ward

Romney Campaign Accuses Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick Of Doing 'Dirty Tricks' For Obama | Jon Ward | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's campaign manager lashed out Thursday at a top adviser to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick for providing embarrassing infor...

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Newt Gingrich

Bob Cesca | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The approximately 45-day pattern of elevating a candidate, then watching as that candidate melts down has apparently lapped itself, since Newt Gingrich has already been elevated and subsequently disintegrated back in May and June.

Vehicles Designed to Launder

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

According to this New York Times editorial, For the first time, this campaign will be dominated by political action committees that exist solely to pr...

Jon Ward

Perry Fights To Stay Relevant In Iowa | Jon Ward | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Even before Rick Perry spoke about getting "off the mat" Monday night to roughly 300 Republicans here on the eastern border of Iowa...

GOP Hopeful: Luxury Vacation Led To Understanding Of Greek Debt Crisis

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich said his luxury cruise vacation through the Greek Isles in June gave him a better understanding of Greec...

Joshua Hersh

GOP Debate: Candidates Call For Military Strikes On Iran, Return Of Waterboarding | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At the Republican debate on foreign policy Saturday night, the party's candidates for president delivered a series of strong rebukes to ...

What Election Day 2011 Means for the Environment

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 01.11.2012 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Outrage is seemingly being applied deliberately. Therefore, those who have already written their "day after election 2012" stories about President Obama's defeat should keep watching.

9 Things That Will Happen Before 2012 Election

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.11.2012 | Comedy

Presidential races get minute-by-minute coverage in today's media environment, so it's easy to forget that we still have an entire year to go until th...

Cain's Other Scandal

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Mark Block, Herman Cain's chief of staff, has been implicated in a host of campaign financing improprieties. And as researchers pore over financial documents, they have found substantial links between Cain, Block, and the Koch Brothers.

Sam Stein

Women Jumping Off The Cain Train | Sam Stein | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- CBS News has a new poll up on the GOP presidential race. And while the top line numbers seem relatively unchanged -- Newt Gingrich is ri...

The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show, 11/11/11

Bob Cesca | Posted 01.11.2012 | Media
Bob Cesca

This week we discuss Rick Perry's latest brain fart; the fact that Republicans often elect idiots; the Michigan bullying law; the Penn State fiasco; and much more!

The Bumper Sticker Speaks Volumes

Page Gardner | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics
Page Gardner

One year out from the 2012 election and new quantitative and qualitative research makes it very clear -- next year will be very different from 2008.

Surreal Republican Scam

Bernard Radfar | Posted 01.09.2012 | Comedy
Bernard Radfar

New York Times: What is the biggest secret you were told and asked not to repeat? Woody Allen: That it's not a surreal practical joke: Those Republica...

WATCH: Mike Tyson Is Herman Cain

Posted 01.09.2012 | Comedy

On Tuesday, Funny Or Die announced their 2012 Republican nominee hopefuls, and today we're hearing from the candidate who's been under the most scruti...


Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

Long before she was cheering on the Tea Party, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) was shaking her pom-poms for at Anoka Senior High in Minnesota, as show...

My Candidate Herman Cain

Nestor Fantini | Posted 01.09.2012 | Latino Voices
Nestor Fantini

I had the Machiavellian hope that the pizza man's political rise was not temporary. With Herman Cain as the presidential candidate, according to my calculations, the reelection of President Barack Obama was more than probable.