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Inside Politics Archive: November 2012


  • Obama lost ground with young voters

    President Obama lost ground with voters in the 18-29 age group on Election Day, in spite of his campaign's aggressive targeting of young voters. Published November 8 2012

  • Obama ground game won't transfer to 2016, aide says

    The Democratic Party's nominee for president in 2016 won't be able to count on the President Obama's vaunted ground organization, which analysts say was one key to his re-election victory Tuesday night, a key adviser to the president said Thursday. Published November 8 2012

  • Ron Paul: Election shows U.S. 'far gone'

    Rep. Ron Paul, whose maverick presidential bids shook the GOP, said in the wake of this week's elections that the country has already veered over the fiscal cliff and he sees no chance of righting ship in a country where too many people are dependent on government. Published November 8 2012

  • Virginia store closes for a day to 'mourn the loss of America'

    Virginia's 13 electoral votes went to President Obama for the second straight election, and the proprietor of a store in the south central city of Bedford is not hiding his dismay. Published November 8 2012

  • Back in D.C., Obama keeps it low key

    On his first full day back in Washington after winning reelection, President Obama is taking it easy, at least as far as his public schedule is concerned. Published November 8 2012

  • Obama stops by Chicago headquarters to thank his foot soldiers

    With the election behind him and a second term cinched, President Obama visited his Chicago campaign headquarters Wednesday afternoon to thank staff and volunteers for their hard work throughout the campaign. Published November 7 2012

  • Rising GOP star Love falls short in Utah

    Utah Republican Mia Love fell just short in her bid to unseat Democratic Rep. James Matheson after a campaign that saw her gain national recognition as a rising GOP star. Published November 7 2012

  • Reid moves to limit GOP filibusters

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he will try to push through a change to Senate rules that would limit the GOP's ability to filibuster bills. Published November 7 2012

  • Kaine: Looking forward to Scarborough mustache

    Democrat Tim Kaine, who narrowly won a bruising marathon of a campaign against Republican George Allen for U.S. Senate in Virginia Tuesday, said Wednesday he's looking forward to seeing a little extra facial hair on MSNBC host Joe Scarborough — the would-be result of a rather odd bet Mr. Scarborough made recently with Obama senior adviser David Axelrod. Published November 7 2012

  • Top Senate Republican says pressure's now on Obama

    Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate's top Republican, said early Wednesday that since President Obama won re-election, it's now up to him to propose ways to avoid massive tax increases and spending cuts that are due to take effect in early January. Published November 7 2012

  • GOP and Dem flacks bet their own locks on election

    The most expensive presidential election in history has already been a hair-raising experience for voters inundated by campaign ads, but it's about to get a little less hairy. Published November 6 2012

  • Exit poll: Economy still top issue; only 25% say they are better off

    Preliminary results of an exit poll conducted for The Associated Press show that the presidential election hinges once again on the economy. Published November 6 2012

  • False: Obama makes last-minute claim to have barred lobbyists from White House

    In one of his final interviews before the polls close on Election Day, President Obama made the demonstrably false claim that he has barred lobbyists from working in his administration. Published November 6 2012

  • Republican voters outnumbering Dems in Colo.

    Republican voters continued to outpace the competition at the ballot box in Colorado, maintaining their 2 percentage-point lead over Democrats in figures released Tuesday evening. Published November 6 2012

  • Black Panthers patrolling polls in Philadelphia again

    The New Black Panther Party is back at the polls Tuesday in Philadelphia, where its members provoked a complaint of voter intimidation in 2008. Published November 6 2012

  • Virginia Senate race tops $52M in outside spending

    The Virginia Senate race between former governors George Allen and Tim Kaine has topped $52 million in spending by outside groups, including nonprofits that do not disclose their donors, making it by far the most popular congressional race in the country among the newly legalized independent groups. Published November 5 2012

  • On game day, Obama will shoot hoops

    While President Obama and his team are publicly exuding confidence ahead of Tuesday's election, they're still engaging in some superstitious pre-election rituals — like playing pickup basketball. Published November 5 2012

  • Top Obama aides express confidence in ground game

    Top Obama campaign advisers dismissed national polls indicating Tuesday's presidential race is a dead heat, saying an advantage in early voting and the president's extensive ground game in battleground states nearly guarantee a Democratic victory. Published November 5 2012

  • Veterans group Rolling Thunder backs Romney

    The group behind an annual motorcycle rally to honor U.S. veterans has endorsed Republican Mitt Romney for president. Published November 5 2012

  • High schoolers pick Obama

    High school students from across the country voted to give President Obama another term in one of the nation's largest mock elections. Published November 5 2012