2012 Elections»

2012 Elections

2012 Elections
South Carolina residents vote in the 2008 Republican presidential primary: New rules in South Carolina and several other states may prevent millions of Americans from voting in 2012, according to a liberal think tank.

The GOP's new voting laws: Disenfranchising 5 million Americans?

A liberal think tank warns that a Republican anti-voter-fraud campaign is really a disguised effort to freeze out Democratic voters in 2012

2012 Elections
Seven states have passed laws this year requiring voters to show a photo ID at the polls, and Democrats allege that it's part of a campaign to suppress the votes of students and minorities.

Controversy: Requiring an ID to vote

Are tougher state election laws an attempt to stop voter fraud, or a stealth campaign to disenfranchise Democrats?

2012 Elections
Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is running for Senate, and some commentators believe she could become the first openly gay politician to score a seat in that legislative chamber.

Can Tammy Baldwin become America's first openly gay senator?

The first out-of-the-closet lesbian elected to Congress is now running for one of Wisconsin's Senate seats

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Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke during an anti-immigration rally in 2000: The "white nationalist" is reportedly considering a run for the White House.

Will there really be a 'white supremacist stampede' in 2012?

A troubling number of recession-weary, "white-nationalist" candidates are prepping runs for office next year, says Eve Conant at The Daily Beast  

2012 Elections
Robert Shrum

Robert Shrum: What's the real GOP agenda for the economy?

Maybe the Republican plans for Medicare and the debt ceiling are reckless attempts to derail the recovery before 2012

2012 Elections
Rep. Paul Ryan's unpopular Medicare-slashing budget helped send one Democratic underdog to Congress this week, and some say more Democrats may be able to ride the Medicare issue to victory.

Can Democrats ride Medicare to victory in 2012?

Democrats are beaming — and scheming — after their hammering of Paul Ryan's Medicare plan helped tip a special election in their favor

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Bad news for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio): 46 percent of Americans say they would vote Democratic if there was an election for Congress today, while just 41 percent would pick the GOP, according to a new poll.

Could the GOP lose the House next year?

A new poll suggests voters are souring on the new Republican majority in the House. Does this signal a Democratic surge in 2012?

2012 Elections
Democrat Tim Kaine, who's never lost a bid for public office, will try to hold a Virginia Senate seat for the Left in 2012.

Democrat Tim Kaine's Senate bid: Can he keep Virginia blue?

The former governor leaves his post as Democratic National Committee chairman to launch a Senate bid in a swing state Obama needs to hold in 2012

2012 Elections
Tommy Lee Jones, pictured in "No Country for Old Men," is being drafted by a liberal radio host to run for Senate in Texas.

Tommy Lee Jones for Senate?

A Texas radio host says the veteran actor is the Democrats' best hope to beat a Republican in the Lone Star State

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Libertarians are recruiting comedian and "The Price is Right" host Drew Carey for what they believe may be the GOP's best shot at nabbing the seat of Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).

Drew Carey: From 'The Price is Right' to the Senate?

Libertarian activists launch an effort to draft the TV star as a challenger to liberal Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown

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