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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Mitt Romney’s Email Account Hacked, Shared with Gawker

The presidential election cycle in the United States happens every four years or, at least, is scheduled to go on as such. If you have even one of your primary senses intact, you no doubt know that there’s a lot of pomp and circumstance that accompanies this democratic ceremony: stump speeches, debates, torrential amounts of campaign ads, fundraising, baby-holding, gaffe-making, …

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America: Banking Bailout Bad, Auto Industry Good!

A new Harris Poll released today has found that America’s perceptions on the automotive industry bailout of 2009, and the bank and insurance bailout of 2008, have changed in the over three years since the events. Surprisingly, a majority of tax payers now support the bailout of the auto industry, namely GM and Chrysler. The insurance and banking industries did …

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State of the Union Goes Interactive Via Mozilla

If you’re interested in the State of the Union Address, it will be given on Tuesday January 24th at 9 pm eastern time. For those who are not really sure what the ‘address’ really is, I’ll summarize for you. Annually (once a year) the President of the United States is responsible for filling in Congress about the state of affairs …

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MySpace Sees Big Numbers On Election Night

MySpace has some fairly big numbers to brag about after the election.

On election night MySpace had 300 million more page views than last Tuesday and over 2 million visits to its MySpace election coverage on MySpace Decision08.

While both candidates had profiles on MySpace, Obama will be the first president on MySpace.

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Google Helps Kids Get Messages to Next President

Google (specifically Google Docs) has teamed up with the National Writing Project to sponsor a program that lets students around the U.S. write letters to the presidential candidates in a program appropriately titled: Letters to the Next President: Writing Our Future.

Read More Launches Election Section has launched a political editorial section on its site focused on providing visitors information about the upcoming 2008 election.

The section called Election 08: Behind the Headlines features information on each of the presidential candidates, what people can do to participate in the upcoming election and opinions on the concerns voters have raised about Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain, along with other election topics.

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Voters Going Online For Candidate Information

While television remains the primary source for voters to get information on the presidential candidates positions, the Internet is the second most used source with 17.8 percent of voters saying they get their information about election issues online according to a survey from Burst Media.

One-fifth (21.5%) of men say the Internet is their main source on the positions that the presidential candidates have on major election issues. Among men 25-34 years old, 28.6 percent cite the Internet as their primary source of election information.

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Blogger finds baseball stats proves Obama will win

Daily Kos favorite Poblano, the moniker for blogger Nate Silver, spent a lot of time getting right what powerful polling organizations missed with the Democratic nomination process. You could say he hit a home run.

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Political Parties Embrace New Media

New media usage is a commonplace activity for U.S. adults in all major political parties, according to BIGresearchs’s "Simultaneous Media Usage Study."

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What Google Says About The Candidates

Now that the US Presidential candidates have been campaigning for a solid year, we’re running out of angles from which to look at them. Since the Googleplex has hosted each of the remaining candidates, we thought we’d use the Google search engine to find those new angles.

This can show us a few things: what the Internet "climate," so to speak, is for the candidates; how they stand on issues affecting the Internet; and which ones are making the best use of the Internet for their campaigns.

And I’ll try to keep my opinions out of it. (Cub)Scout’s honor.

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Voters Expect The Next President To Be Internet Savvy

Forty-four percent of voters expect the next President to be Internet savvy, according to a new poll done by Zogby International on behalf of the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee(CICAC).

Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee

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Truveo Launches Election Video Site

Video search engine Truveo has launched a presidential video election page focused on the 2008 race.

The site features election related videos from television networks, user generated video sites and the campaigns themselves. The site includes pages of the candidates in the Democratic and Republican primary races. Candidates featured include Hillary Clinton, John Edwards and Barack Obama on the Democratic side and Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, John McCain, and Mitt Romney on the Republican side.

Read More Launches FactChecker

The has introduced the "FactChecker," an interactive feature that will be part pf the Post’s coverage of the 2008 presidential election on both the and in the newspaper.

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Yahoo Runs For The White House

The creation of the Presidential Election 2008 "über site" at Yahoo represents the portal’s desire to be the ‘town hall for voters across America.’

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