2012 Election Coverage

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2012 Elections
5:00 pm
Sat July 21, 2012

NPR In The News: The Public Opinion Poll Edition


Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 6:32 pm

This week, NPR News released the results of its first poll for the 2012 general election season. The survey, by a bipartisan polling team, yielded several interesting results, including that the Affordable Care Act is still stirring deep political division weeks after the Supreme Court upheld the law's constitutionality and that President Obama and Mitt Romney are in a statistical tie in 12 key battleground states.

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It's All Politics
5:45 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Web Quiz Tells You Which Presidential Candidate Best Fits Your Worldview

ISideWith.com screenshot

Originally published on Thu July 19, 2012 6:28 pm

Take one guy with an abiding interest in politics, another guy with website-building skills and throw in the shared desire to get people more engaged in the political process, and you have the ingredients for an interactive site called ISideWith.com.

The site's purpose is to show you which presidential candidate's views most align with yours by running you through a short quiz that asks your stance on various policy issues, then determines which candidate most agrees with you.

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Political Junkie
8:46 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Would Romney, Already Looked At Skeptically By The Right, Pick Rice?

Condoleezza Rice, shown here visiting a school in Moscow in 2011, is the latest rumored choice for Mitt Romney's running mate.
Korotayev Artyom ITAR-TASS/Landov

Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 4:03 pm

Pretty soon we'll be obsessing full time over Mitt Romney's running mate selection, but until then I thought I'd weigh in one on Veepstakes story that's been making the rounds in recent days.

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It's All Politics
8:45 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Nonpartisan Agreement: Most Campaign Money Is Wasted

Originally published on Mon July 16, 2012 12:50 pm

Republican and Democratic strategists tell NPR that most of the estimated $4 billion to be spent by the campaigns, political action committees and others on the 2012 presidential race will make no difference in the outcome.

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The Two-Way
7:23 am
Mon July 16, 2012

New Week, Same Argument: Romney, Obama & Who's Being Dishonest

Mitt Romney, left, last week at the NAACP convention in New Orleans. President Obama, right, at a campaign event Saturday in Glen Allen, Va.
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  • NPR's David Folkenflik on 'Morning Edition'

President Obama and his campaign are being "dishonest" when they attack his record as a business executive, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said this morning on Fox & Friends as a new week on the presidential campaign trail began where the last one left off.

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It's All Politics
3:43 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Romney Outraises Obama By $35 Million In June

Originally published on Tue July 10, 2012 1:02 pm

The latest fundraising numbers are in for the two presidential campaigns, and the amounts are eye-popping. President Obama and the Democratic Party raised $71 million, which is an enormous haul. But it was dwarfed by Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee, which together raised $106 million in the month of June.

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1:09 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

The Nation: The Public Wants Public Sector Jobs

Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker wave at a campaign event on June 18, 2012 in Janesville, Wis. Republicans have pushed deep cuts in public employment since the economic downturn began.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Originally published on Mon July 9, 2012 8:05 am

Bryce Covert is the Editor of the Roosevelt Institute's New Deal 2.0 blog and a writer for The Nation.

It's no secret anymore (particularly since Obama's The-Private-Sector-Is-Doing-Fine-Gate) that there have been huge numbers of government worker layoffs during the recovery. Many are rightly pointing out that this is only making the jobs crisis worse. But what's behind those losses?

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Election 2012
3:54 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Romney Outraises Obama In May

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 6:17 am



And with no primary opponent to worry about, President Obama's campaign had nearly a full year's head start for fundraising over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. But as NPR's S.V. Date reports, the president's advantage is rapidly disappearing.

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