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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Presidential election’

Mitt Romney Leads Big in Iowa, But Isn’t Even Running

Things are looking sad for the Republican Party in these ridiculously early days of the 2016 presidential election. According to a USA Today/Suffolk University poll released on Wednesday, Romney has a big lead among potential Republican Iowa caucus attendees. The trouble is, Romney has already decidedly announced that he is not running. One way to interpret that data, is that …

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Elizabeth Warren as Hillary’s VP?

The United States has never had a female President. That may not seem all that strange to people in the U.S — disappointing, but not surprising. But to people in other countries, it is a real shock. Lots of other countries have had female heads of state, and not just recently. The obvious ones, like Margaret Thatcher in England (Prime …

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Mitt Romney: Hillary Should Be Judged On Her Own Record

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney had this to say about Hillary Clinton: “If ever she takes the road to presidential candidacy, her own record as the United States Secretary of State should be judged, and not her husband’s history.” This was his response to Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s statement that if Hillary Clinton seeks to be the Democratic Party’s nominee …

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Maldives Presidential Election Derailed

A third attempt to hold a presidential election in the Indian Ocean island nation of Maldives was derailed early Sunday, after an order from the Supreme Court delayed a runoff vote scheduled for that day. Former President Mohamed Nasheed won the most votes in the election on Saturday, roughly 47 percent, which was a commanding lead over his closest rival …

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Twerking Miley Cyrus Was Almost As Important to Twitter as the Presidential Election

So, Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards happened. Despite my firm belief that Miley’s performance will be looked back on in 10 years and deemed tame, it’s generating quite a bit of controversy. First, there was the backlash to her sexualized romp with “Blurred Lines” singer Robin Thicke. Then there was the backlash against the backlash. I think …

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Ann Romney Blames Media For Election Loss

Though blaming the media and labeling it “liberal” is a common refrain for conservatives in the U.S., hearing the accusation come from a woman who could have been First Lady shows just how divisive political media in the country has become. During a Fox News interview with Chris Wallace this weekend, Ann Romney, wife of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, …

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Romney Blimp Crash Lands in Florida

A blimp carrying a political message in favor of U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney crashed (but didn’t burn) in a field in Davie, Florida on Sunday. The aircraft made an emergency landing and deflated after high winds prevented it from moving forward. The FAA is currently investigating the incident. Along the side of the blimp, Romney’s face and the message …

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Swing State Votes Key For Both Obama and Romney

The U.S. Department of Labor recently released statistics showing that unemployment isn’t just falling on a national level, but falling in several key election swing states as well. Unemployment in Florida, Ohio, Colorado, Iowa, and North Carolina are down, while Virginia’s rate remains unchanged. While such a revelation would seem to bolster President Obama’s reelection chances, the economies in many …

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Chuck Norris Anti-Obama Ad Invokes God, Reagan

It looks as if Mitt Romney might have another aging movie star on his side. Well, that may not be true, since Chuck Norris‘ new anti-Obama ad doesn’t mention Mitt Romney at all. In fact, it it only name-checks President Obama once, and doesn’t explicitly endorse a candidate. The entire video is more of a wink to conservative Christians, to …

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GOP Convention Begins With a “Debt Clock”

An abbreviated 2012 Republican National Convention will begin today with the activation of a “debt clock.” Repbulican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus will call the convention to order at 2 p.m. this afternoon. He will then promptly activate the “debt clock,” which will show a representation of the total U.S. National debt and count up towards $16 Trillion during the …

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Bill Clinton Appears in New Ad For Obama

The re-election campaign for President Barack Obama this week released a new TV ad featuring former President Bill Clinton. In the ad, Clinton endorses President Obama’s economic vision, comparing it to his own in the 90s. The ad begins with President Clinton framing the election in terms of job-creation. “This election, to me, is about which candidate is more likely …

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Presidential Winner Predicted in State-by-State Analysis

A University of Colorado (CU) analysis of the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election predicts that Mitt Romney will win the election in November. The model used for the prediction is one that has correctly predicted all presidential elections since 1980, including George W. Bush losing the popular vote but still winning the election in 2000. [Details Here] “For the last eight …

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