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2012 presidential race

Supreme Court Has Its Hands Full

The Supreme Court has a lot on its plate this term, and could well inject itself into the 2012 presidential race by ruling definitively on the healthcare law next spring or summer: The Supreme Court convenes Monday for what could be the most significant term of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s six-year tenure, with […]

October 3, 2011

GOP Establishment And Tea Party Poised To Butt Heads This Fall

Republican moderate officeholders from Jon Huntsman version 2.0 — his campaign recently relaunched with a more aggressively independent and even progressive tone — to George Pataki are coming out of the woodwork, trying to gain traction in the 2012 race to unseat Barack Obama, who because of a lagging economy and cynical obstruction in Washington […]

August 21, 2011

Romney, Perry, And The GOP’s Summer Of Discontent

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign is a cross between the Little Engine That Could and the big chain store fending off attacks from upstart rivals. Romney gets little love from his fellow Republicans. He’s always confronting rumors spread by people who ought to support him that the existence of such a “weak field” will […]

August 18, 2011

Obama Launches Political Counteroffensive This Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama launches a political counteroffensive this week, weighed down by a stunted economy, wilting support among some of his most ardent backers, and a daily bashing from the slew of Republicans campaigning for his job. “We’ve still got a long way to go to get to where we need to […]

August 15, 2011

Rick Perry Gets In And Obama Reelect Responds

The Obama campaign statement, courtesy of spokesman Ben LaBolt, on Texas Governor Rick Perry entering the presidential race: “Governor Perry’s economic policies are a carbon copy of the economic policies of Washington Republicans. He pledged to support the “Cut, Cap, and Balance” plan that would preserve subsidies for oil and gas companies and tax cuts […]

August 13, 2011

Poll: Obama Weak in Pennsylvania

Public Policy Polling, the Democratic firm that nailed Barack Obama’s narrow Indiana and North Carolina wins in 2008, says he’s showing considerable vulnerability in Pennsylvania, where Mitt Romney has pulled even at 44 percent to 44 percent, and wins 18 percent of Democrats: Pennsylvania is looking more and more like it could be a tough […]

July 12, 2011

Romney’s Good Numbers Continue: He Bests Obama in Florida 46-42

Mitt Romney’s getting a flood of great poll numbers making him look far-and-away the most electable of the Republican presidential hopefuls: A slipping economy has Floridians moving away from President Barack Obama and warming up to Republican Mitt Romney, a Sunshine State News Poll shows. The survey of 1,000 likely voters shows that 54 percent […]

July 12, 2011

Debt Talks Hindered By GOP Anti-Tax Hysteria, With Michele Bachmann Leading The Way

The top players in debt ceiling discussions met at the White House yesterday to try to hash out a deal. The president stepped into the White House briefing room after the meeting concluded and said the talks were “very constructive” and that “[e]verybody acknowledged that there’s going to be pain involved politically on all sides,” […]

July 7, 2011