2012 Election News Headlines

Mon, Nov 12 2012

White House lists two dozen leaders to meet with Obama on deficit

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WASHINGTON - Two dozen business, labor and civic leaders, including the chief executives of major U.S. corporations such as Ford, IBM and Wal-Mart, will meet President Barack Obama to discuss how to control the federal deficit, said the White House on Monday.

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Senate leader McConnell a big loser on Election Day

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WASHINGTON - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell set two top goals for the 2012 election: a Republican takeover of the Senate and the defeat of President Barack Obama.

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Wed, Nov 14 2012

Florida governor orders review of election laws after voting snafus

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TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida Governor Rick Scott ordered his top elections official on Wednesday to figure out what caused long lines at polling stations and delays in ballot counting in the battleground state on Election Day.

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Sat, Nov 10 2012

Boehner: "Obamacare is law of the land"

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WASHINGTON - Top Republican lawmaker John Boehner said on Thursday he would not make it his mission to repeal the Obama administration's healthcare reform law following the re-election of President Barack Obama.

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Sun, Nov 11 2012

Obama, buoyed by election win, faces new battles

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama had little time to savor victory on Wednesday after voters gave him a second term in the White House where he faces urgent economic challenges, a looming fiscal showdown and a still-divided Congress able to block his every move. | Video

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Fri, Nov 9 2012

Hit political blogger Nate Silver on future of predictive modeling

NEW YORK - Nate Silver is an oxymoron come to life: the famous statistician.

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Thu, Nov 8 2012

Bruised by Romney criticism, Bain Capital thanks investors

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- Bain Capital LLC, the private equity firm co-founded by defeated presidential candidate Mitt Romney, thanked its investors on Thursday for their support and patience over the last year as it confronted "political hyperbole and distortion."

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Mon, Nov 12 2012

Election blurring of church, state separation draws complaints

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CHICAGO - Political watchdog and secularist groups are asking the U.S. government to investigate whether Catholic bishops and a Christian evangelical group headed by preacher Billy Graham should lose tax breaks for telling followers how to vote in this year's election.

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Thu, Nov 8 2012

As tallying goes on, top Florida Democrat cheers Obama's win

MIAMI - The chairman of Florida's Democratic Party congratulated President Barack Obama on Thursday on winning the battleground state on Tuesday, while blasting the state's Republican governor for his handling of the election.

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Election system needs an overhaul, but it's not that easy

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WASHINGTON - Voters in Florida were still waiting to cast their ballots more than six hours after polls closed on Election Day, registered voters in Ohio were told they were not on voter rolls and new voter ID laws in Pennsylvania led to confusion at voting places.

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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.