2012 Presidential Race

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The October Surprise: Her Name is Sandy

Everyone has been waiting for an October Surprise to affect the tight Presidential race. It took all month, but the October Surprise finally arrived, in the form of a major hurricane.


An election official adjusts curtains to a polling booth at a polling station (Photo credit: NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA / AFP / Getty Images)

Getting Real about Social Security

This election, like many of the ones before, is pointing out our collective hypocrisy on one of the biggest budget problems this country faces, Social Security.


First Lady Michelle Obama gets excited during a campaign stop in Centennial June 20. (credit: CBS)

Michelle to Barack: I’ve Got Your Back

First Lady Michelle Obama gave her husband’s relection bid a major boost with an impressive speech on Tuesday night, aiming for the hearts of voters, if not the heads.


Sen. Michael Bennet celebrates his win in the 2010 Senate race while his daughter Caroline (L), daughter Halina (R) and his wife Susan Daggett (2nd R) listen in Denver's City Park on Nov. 3. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Echoes of Bennet 2010 in Obama 2012

Echoes of Senator Michael Bennet’s successful 2010 campaign are showing up in President Obama’s 2012 campaign in Colorado, but will the results be the same?


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The Rules of Politicizing Memorial Day

There are rules about not being political on important American holidays. But like all rules, this one was made to be broken.


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Gasoline Prices: The New Focus of the 2012 Campaign?

However, during every presidential campaign, one issue generally rises to the top and becomes the defining issue for independent voters. With recent spikes showing no signs of slowing down, it looks like gas prices will likely become that defining issue in 2012.


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