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2012 Elections

2012 Elections

Obama Campaign's Mother's Day Video

The campaign's video uses President Obama's reflections on his mother, his grandmother, and Michelle to trumpet his first term accomplishments on womens' issues.

Mormon Cultist For President!

On Saturday, Mitt Romney will speak at a university that teaches his religion is a cult. Across the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, conservative Christians are turning to the Bible to justify voting for a heretic.

How Barack Obama Lost Hollywood

Last time they fell in love, volunteered, gave millions, but now "they hate him." Can gay pride and a Clooney bash make his star twinkle again?

Gay Marriage Reversal Means Cash For Obama

Big gay donors are elated, while young people pull out their credit cards and give $1 million in 90 minutes. "This is beyond unifying — it's electrifying," say Sepulveda.

Obama Campaign: The Monologue Is Over

"Welcome to the general election," says Obama campaign manager Jim Messina. David Axelrod dismissive of potential Romney running-mate Ohio Sen. Rob Portman.

Republican National Committee Attacks Obama's Jimmy Fallon Appearance

"A Tale Of Two Leaders" As they embrace Mitt Romney as their presumptive nominee, Republicans object to Obama cracking jokes about paying for college. "I don’t think America’s laughing…certainly college students shouldn’t be the punch line," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus told reporters. But could Mitt Romney ever slow-jam the news?

Charlie Crist Admires Obama

In this segment on NOW with Alex Wagner, former Florida Governor Charlie Crist called President Obama a "centrist" worth of "admiration." Crist, who was elected as a Republican but lost his party's primary in 2010, said he wasn't endorsing Obama — at least, not yet.

How Mitt Romney Learned To Love Twitter

"Twitter is as it happens, and Facebook is the next day, and you optimize everything else for Google the day after," says a Romney aide. Another Republican worries you can win the day, but lose the week.

Obama's "Change Is" Poster

This mini-poster sent out to supporters features a list of the Obama Administration's first-term accomplishments. The ending of the Iraq War is there but getting bin Laden is not.

"Dignity Of Work" Was Touted By Obama-Biden

Mitt Romney has come under fire for a comments made at a January 4th New Hampshire town hall unearthed by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes saying mothers without jobs on welfare need to know "the dignity of work." The comments seem to undermine the Romney campaign's attack on Democrats for dismissing stay-at-home mothers. But the focus on the "dignity of work," and on ending old-fashioned welfare, was also championed by both President Obama and Vice President Biden in 2008 when touting Obama's record on welfare reform in the Illinois State Senate.

Mitt Romney In 1994: This Is Not The 1960s, Now Mom And Dad Both Have To Work

Republican Presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney's campaign took an opening from an ill-conceived remark by Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen in which she said Ann Romney "hadn't worked a day in her life." But in 1994, Romney himself nodded to the changed times, saying "this is a different world than it was in the 1960s when I was growing up, when you used to be able to have mom at home and dad at work. Now mom and dad both have to work."

10 Pictures Of Workin' Man Mitt Romney

Workin' Man Mitt is a regular guy, just like you! Mitt Romney's been trying for years to shed the stiff, robotic, and out of touch image that some voters have of him. From the murky depths of Romney's 2002 Massachusetts gubernatorial campaign website, these "work days" photos show his best attempts to relate to the working man.

The Iowa Caucuses Drinking Game

If you plan on staying up late and watching coverage of the first-in-the-nation Republican caucus, you're going to need this. Keep these rules and a 12-pack handy as you wade through merciless hours of punditry and spin-doctoring.

The Interview Obama Would Like To Forget

Republicans plan on reminding the electorate about this "Today Show" clip of Obama talking about the possibility of being a one-term president as often as possible.

Rick Santorum Glitter Bombed In Iowa

During his final campaign stop in the Hawkeye State, Rick Santorum was assailed by the sparkling menace of a gay rights activist in Johnston, Iowa. The former senator from Pennsylvania wore purple glitter for the duration of his visit at the Okoboji Grill.

Michele Bachmann's Favorite Gun

During an interview on C-SPAN, the congresswoman from Minnesota talked about how she took gun safety classes at the age of 12. Wanna know her favorite gat? Check out the rest below.

Mitt Romney Wants "Sesame Street" To Have Commercials

Sounds like Romney cracked the code. If the government would just stop wasting subsidies on non-profit children's shows so they can sell ad time to McDonald's and Sunny D, the federal budget should be well on the road to recovery.

G.O.P. Candidates Reveal Their Favorite Superheroes

9-year-old Ari Garnick of Manchester, New Hampshire, asked Republicans on the campaign trail, "If you could be any superhero in the world, who would you be and why?" Most of the candidates saw this as an awesome opportunity to beat their chests with patriotism -- unfortunately, they all picked the one alien immigrant who earlier this year renounced his U.S. citizenship. Seriously, these guys need to read more comics.

Newt Gingrich's Bizarre Christmas Video

I often have thought that the problem with Christmas carols is that there isn't enough politicking in them. Well worry no more friends, because Newt Gingrich's New Hampshire staff has us covered. At one point they rhyme "has a plan for the economy," with "conservative alternative to Mitt Romney." You're welcome.

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