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Jules WitcoverWASHINGTON -- After all the public hand-wringing over when, if ever, Mitt Romney would clinch the Republican presidential nomination, here we are in mid-May, more than three months before the two national party conventions, essentially marking time in...
With 29 electoral votes, Florida is the most glittering prize in this year's presidential election. Without a win in the nation's biggest swing state, it's hard to come up with a scenario that keeps Barack Obama in the White House. Since 1960, only one...
Tags: Bill Clinton, Republican Party, Voting, Interstate 4, Elections
U.S. ambassador denies blind Chinese activist's claim he was pressured to leave Embassy BEIJING (AP) — U.S. officials said Thursday they are still trying to help a blind Chinese activist who says he fears for his family's safety, and denied he...
Jules WitcoverWASHINGTON -- After winning six Super Tuesday state contests -- the primaries in Ohio, Massachusetts, Vermont and Virginia, and the Idaho and Alaska caucuses -- Mitt Romney has reason to crow. Instead, he may be asking himself: If this is victory, what...
Tags: Republican Party, Rick Santorum, Polls, Elections, Dan Quayle
Pennsylvania Ave.As President Barack Obama heads to Pennsylvania Tuesday for the second time in a month, NBC released its one-year out battleground map, shifting Pennsylvania from leans Democrat to a tossup in 2012. As NBC puts it: A year out from......
SOUTH BEND -- The signatures of dozens, if not hundreds, of northern Indiana residents were faked on petitions used to place presidential candidates on the state primary ballot in 2008, The Tribune and Howey Politics Indiana have revealed in an...
Tags: Prosecution, John McCain, Primaries, Voting, Local Elections
Super setup for Stover Nearly 20 years apart, Matt Stover was a member of three separate Super Bowl teams. A decade after being a rookie who was on injured reserve for the New York Giants and nearly a decade before he was a 41-year old mid-season...
Never waste time playing the woulda-shoulda-coulda game, a wise man once told me. But I can't help but add my two cents to what everyone says President Barack Obama shoulda done during his first two years in office. In a remarkably candid Oct. 17 New...
WASHINGTON — Barack Obama won the great tax-cut showdown of 2010 — and House Democrats don't have a clue that he did. In the deal struck last week, the president negotiated the biggest stimulus in American history, larger than his $814 billion...
— If Barack Obama wins re-election in 2012, as is now more likely than not, historians will mark his comeback as beginning on Dec. 6, the day of the Great Tax Cut Deal of 2010. Obama had a bad November. Self-confessedly shellacked in the midterm...
Tags: Harry Reid, Bill Clinton, Republican Party, Elections, Al Gore
Three days before he was arrested, Rod Blagojevich was getting bad news from his brother Robert. Their goal of boosting the governor's campaign fund to $4 million was quickly fading. The governor was not happy. "Oh, this is no good, forget that. This is...
It was right before the 2008 election when then- Gov. Rod Blagojevich first heard that future President Barack Obama had strong feelings about whom he wanted to succeed him in the U.S. Senate. And almost immediately, the governor had a question. "What...
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