2012 Elections
  • The Great Debate

    Five Debate Moments that Changed Elections

    By Robert Speel, The Conversation

    Every presidential election year in my American Political Campaigns and Elections course, I get an opportunity to spend a full lecture discussing with students some of the famous moments from...

  • House panel says IRS official waived rights, contempt possible

    Lois Lerner Is Cleared, Sparking Conservative Fury

    Concluding that “poor management is not a crime,” the Justice Department on Friday informed members of Congress that it would not be filing criminal charges against anyone in what has become known as...

  • GOP Leaders Take on Far Right Pressure Groups

    There have been plenty of theories about why Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) strode onstage at a conservative gathering late last week carrying a rifle. Ostensibly, McConnell, the 72-...

  • Romney: If Hillary Runs, She Won’t Need Bill

    By Thomas Ferraro, Reuters

    Failed 2012 U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said on Sunday he expects Hillary Clinton to win or lose the White House on her record, not that of her husband, former Democratic...

  • Joint Session of Congress

    Voters Give a Thumbs-Down to Their Own Lawmakers

    In another sign of public outrage over a dysfunctional and politically divided Congress, a record low percentage of registered voters now say their own House member deserves another chance while even...

  • Obama Takes His 'Tax the Rich' Show on the Road

    By Eric Pianin and Josh Boak

    President Obama says you can’t change Washington from the inside and so will be using his bully pulpit in the coming weeks to whip up public support for his approach to dealing with the looming...

  • Business Claims a Stake in Obama's Cliff Deal

    By Josh Boak, The Fiscal Times

    Following his first news conference since the election, President Obama met with a dozen CEOs on Wednesday afternoon to signal a new start with a group that has viewed his administration as hostile...

  • U.S. Hispanic Voters Likely to Double by 2030

    By Maureen Mackey, The Fiscal Times

    The record number of Hispanics who voted in the presidential election is likely to double in size within a generation, according to a Pew Hispanic Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, Election...

  • Obama Hints Economy Strong Enough for Tax Hike

    By Josh Boak, The Fiscal Times

    President Obama has previously urged tax hikes on wealthier Americans, only to back down two years ago in the face of a brittle economy and a resistant and resurgent GOP. That won’t happen again, he...

  • Pelosi Plays the Gender Card in ‘Cliff’ Negotiations

    By Josh Boak, The Fiscal Times

    In announcing her plans to continue leading the Democrats in the House, Nancy Pelosi s stressed an unusual but critical and easily overlooked political force in resolving the fiscal cliff: gender...

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