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Almost Presidents

Monday, February 18, 2013

Scott Farris, the author of Almost President: Men Who Lost the Race But Changed the Nation talks about candidates who have lost their bid for the presidency on this Presidents Day, and what their political legacy has been.

 

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Romney To Have Lunch With Obama At The White House Thursday

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

It will be the 2012 contenders' first meeting since the presidential election. President Obama had previously said he hoped to work with his Republican challenger on some issues.

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Obama Campaign Machine May Be Turned Loose On Fiscal Cliff Climbing Congress

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

President Obama's campaign operation apparently isn't going to be totally retired just yet. Instead, the Obama team is considering deploying some of its grass-roots elements to push Congress to solve the fiscal cliff problem and help pass the president's agenda.

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'Drunk Nate Silver' Parody Wakes Up After Real Nate Silver's Big Score

Friday, November 09, 2012

"Just saw @karlrove in a bar. Aaawwkward," tweets the fake homage to the blogger who nailed the Obama-Romney race tweets. Being hailed as Election Night's second biggest winner continues to bring attention to the FiveThirtyEight.com guru.

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Florida's Most Populous County Finishes Vote Count

Thursday, November 08, 2012

It only took two extra days, but Florida's Miami-Dade County has finished counting votes in the presidential election. But as of Thursday afternoon, three other large counties were still tabulating.

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For Obama, Vindication, But Not A Mandate

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Obama has become only the third U.S. president to win re-election by a narrower margin than his first victory. Having won a second term, Obama will seek to set the nation's agenda on issues ranging from taxes to immigration, but he may continue to struggle in selling his ideas to Congress.

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Audio And Transcript: Obama's Victory Speech

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

President Obama delivers his victory speech in Chicago after winning a second term.

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Obama's Win Powered By Organization, If Not Ideas

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Bloopers and stumbles made the news this presidential campaign, but Barack Obama's re-election was powered by plans begun on the ground four years ago. Here's how he did it.

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Obama And Romney Go On A Whirlwind Tour In Election's Final Weekend

Saturday, November 03, 2012

It's a nonstop sprint to the finish as President Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney speed through campaign stops in at least seven states Saturday, looking for support where each needs it most.

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What If There's No Winner? Presidential Campaigns And Their Lawyers Prepare

Friday, November 02, 2012

With the presidential election looking to be very close, the outcome could come down to relatively few votes in a battleground state. That has the political parties, state election offices and lawyers for the campaigns preparing a post-Tuesday strategy.

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Superstorm Sandy May Have Blown In Fresh Breeze Of Bipartisanship

Thursday, November 01, 2012

When President Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came together in the aftermath of the superstorm, pundits took notice of a rare moment of bipartisanship and wondered if more was to come.

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There's No Contingency Plan If Disaster Strikes On Election Day

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

What if Hurricane Sandy had waited a week to strike the East Coast? There's no contingency plan in place for rescheduling an election if a storm or terrorist attack wiped out power in multiple states while voting was taking place. Says one expert: "We'll ignore it until it happens, and when it happens, we'll figure it out."

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Sandy Underscores Debate Over Government's Role

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

For President Obama, the federal government is a critical vehicle for disaster relief. Mitt Romney and the GOP put more faith in local government and voluntary efforts.

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Hurricane Sandy Throws A Wrench Into Early Voting

Monday, October 29, 2012

The fearsome storm has shut down early voting in multiple states and disrupted the presidential candidates' campaign schedules. Sandy may wreak havoc as it claws up the East Coast, but voting experts say its impact may fizzle come Election Day.

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Among Israelis, Romney Appears The Favorite

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Surveys taken in many foreign countries show Barack Obama is widely preferred over Mitt Romney. But in Israel, Romney appears far more popular.

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Political Memes: Fast, Cheap And Out Of Control?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

This year's presidential debates may be remembered as much for what the candidates said as for those witty Internet memes that followed. Experts say the rise of the political meme largely blindsided the campaigns.

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During Debates, Silence On Some Issues Was Deafening

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Amid all the talk of the economy and the Middle East, topics such as climate change, gay rights, campaign finance and the Supreme Court were completely ignored during the three presidential debates.

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Horses, Bayonets And The Modern Military

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

President Obama said during Monday night's debate that the U.S. Army has fewer horses and bayonets than in the past. That's true, although Army Special Forces were on horseback in Afghanistan when they helped defeat the Taliban in 2001. The last bayonet charge was during the Korean War in 1951.

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Charming, Cold: Does Presidential Personality Matter?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Early on in American history, before radio and television, charisma wasn't particularly useful, one scholar says, since most decisions were made behind closed doors. Not so today. But how much difference do personality characteristics and charisma make?

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Media Circus: Tone Trumps Content In Final Debate

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The final presidential debate left many viewers scratching their heads. It's not that the candidates invoked unimportant issues. It's not that the two held so elevated a conversation mere mortals could not understand. It's that they were debating almost entirely in tone rather than content.

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