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2012 presidential election News

Santorum says he could have beaten Obama, eyes 2016

Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum says he could have beaten President Barack Obama if he had been the Republican candidate instead of Mitt Romney, and made it clear he’s interested in trying again in 2016.
In the Media by Martin Laine - 4 comments

Tea Party mobilizes in wake of 'appalling' IRS political targets

After the Internal Revenue Service admitted to openly targeting specific political groups to audit during the 2012 presidential election, the Tea Party has mobilized to push for a full inquiry.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 17 comments

IRS admits to targeting Conservative groups, GOP to investigate

With the White House blaming the matter on former president George Bush, the Internal Revenue Service openly admitted to targeting politically conservative organizations and apologized for doing so.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 6 comments

President Paul Ryan? 2016 White House bid now 'realistic' he says

2012 Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan said Sunday that while he has no future plans to run for House speaker, running for president in 2016 has become “more realistic” due to his experience last fall.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 8 comments

Meet Fox News' latest hire: Herman Cain

Failed former Republican presidential candidate and "9-9-9" creator Herman Cain has officially joined Fox News as a contributor.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 3 comments

Colin Powell slams GOP for 'looking down on minorities'

During an appearance on Meet The Press Sunday, Colin Powell blasted the GOP for its intolerance, saying the party’s repeated use of racial code words to oppose President Barack Obama and rally white conservative voters is shameful.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 47 comments

Mitt Romney 'had no desire to run' for president, son says

Boston - In an interview with the Boston Globe, GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney’s son Tagg gives insight into what may have gone wrong with his father's failed campaign, saying Mitt "wanted to be president less than anyone I've met in my life."
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 4 comments

Gingrich: I would've been stronger against Obama in the election

Former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich said that the Republican Party needs to be overhauled. Gingrich also said that Romney was a terrible candidate in the 2012 US Election Cycle.
In the Media by Can Tran

Kid Rock to President Obama: 'No Hard Feelings'

Washington - Rocker and Romney supporter Kid Rock talked to CNN about his somewhat awkward encounter with newly re-elected President Barack Obama at the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors.
In the Media by R. Francis Rubio

Stephanie Cutter: Romney didn't defend himself on Bain attacks

Stephanie Cutter, the deputy manager for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, gave her answer on Mitt Romney's loss in the elections.
In the Media by Can Tran

Romney also blamed GOP debates and media for election loss

In the same phone call to campaign donors, Mitt Romney didn't just blame "gifts" for his loss to Barack Obama. He also placed blame on the number of GOP debates and the networks that hosted them.
In the Media by Can Tran - 2 comments

Obama must become 'An Angry Black Man Pushing a Liberal Agenda'

Video: Bill Maher, host of "Real Time with Bill Maher" gives President Obama a bit of post-election advice from a liberal point of view.
In the Media by R. Francis Rubio - 9 comments

Video: The most 'Anti-Obama' place in the United States revealed

In a CNN video, it is revealed that the most anti-Obama area in the United States is King County, Texas. There, Mitt Romney won by a landslide as Barack Obama only got five votes.
In the Media by Can Tran - 2 comments

Barbara Bush on Obama's re-election: He won, deal with it

Barbara Bush, the former First Lady to former United States President George H.W. Bush, said that the election's over and it's time to move on.
In the Media by Can Tran - 10 comments

Criticisms of Mitt Romney's 'gift' remarks continues growing

Since Mitt Romney's "gifts" remarks yesterday, criticism from many sides continue to be directed towards him. The criticism for those comments increase.
In the Media by Can Tran - 1 comment

White House responds to Mitt Romney's 'gifts' remark

Mitt Romney continues to take political fire for his "gifts" explanation when talking about his loss to US President Obama. The White House has given its response.
In the Media by Can Tran - 1 comment

Police: Florida man blames DUI arrest on Obama re-election

Palm Coast - An alleged drunken driver in Florida said he was only being taken to jail because he is "black" and the deputy "was mad Obama won," authorities said.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 1 comment

Video: Paul Ryan weighs in on US President Obama's re-election

GOP Rep Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is the latest to weigh in on why Mitt Romney lost to President Barack Obama on Election Night.
In the Media by Can Tran - 2 comments

Wife runs over husband with SUV, because Obama was re-elected

Gilbert - An Arizona woman allegedly ran over her husband with the family SUV saying it's his fault that President Barack Obama was re-elected, since he didn't vote, police said.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 19 comments

Video: CNN asks Tea Party about standing on social issues

Amy Kremer, chairwoman of the Tea Party Express, said that the movement is going to come out stronger despite the GOP losses and shortfalls on Election Night.
In the Media by Can Tran - 1 comment

First-time voters talk about the 2012 Presidential Election Special

Four young Americans, representing three states and both sides of the political aisle, discuss what it meant to them to vote in their first presidential election.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews

Op-Ed: FOX News and Bad Karma - Should GOP ditch the Network?

Karma paid a visit to the Fox News Channel studios and beat the hell out of Republican strategist and so-called political guru Karl Rove on election night.
In the Media by Sadiq Green - 8 comments

New poll: More Mormons voted for George Bush than Mitt Romney

Former President George W. Bush outperformed Mitt Romney, the first Mormon to represent a major party, among Mormon voters nationwide, according to new poll.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 3 comments

Fox news guest: For Obama win, he scared voters with 'rape camps'

Conservative Fox News commentator Michael Graham believes he knows how President Barack Obama won a second term in the Oval Office: he scared women into thinking that under Republican Mitt Romney –– they would be forced into "rape camps.”
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 9 comments

Op-Ed: The Biggest Losers of the 2012 Election

When Mitt Romney conceded the 2012 Election he had plenty of fellow losers to share defeat with him. From strategist Karl Rove to pollster Dick Morris, the Republican team went down in flames as its four year effort to unseat President Obama failed.
In the Media by Sadiq Green - 10 comments

Video: President Obama sheds tears as he thanks his staff

Chicago - In a rare moment captured on video, the characteristically calm, cool and collected President Obama weeps as he speaks to the staff and volunteers at a campaign office in Chicago.
In the Media by R. Francis Rubio - 7 comments

Video: President-elect Romney website draft discovered

The Romney campaign had staked everything on the 2012 US Presidential Election before losing to the Obama campaign. However, there was a President-Elect Romney transition site that was already live before the final results came in.
In the Media by Can Tran - 1 comment

Video: Election News Meltdown: Jon Stewart Mocks Fox News

Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," has a field day with Karl Rove and Fox News on its Tuesday night coverage of the 2012 Presidential election.
In the Media by R. Francis Rubio

Trump and other GOPers give their 2 cents on Obama's re-election

With the re-election of Democratic incumbent Barack Obama as US President, notable Republicans have weighed in and given their respective two cents.
In the Media by Can Tran - 5 comments

Video: GOP camp 'cheerful' to 'melancholy' on Election Night

A brief video is shown covering the GOP camp on Election Night. Early on, there was excitement as Romney took the lead; but, it changed to a melancholic tune as Obama took the lead to win re-election.
In the Media by Can Tran
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