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Inside Politics Archive: November 2012


  • Reid says he can't work with Romney

    Five days before the election, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has ruled out trying to work with Mitt Romney should he win next week. Published November 2 2012

  • Tunisia grants U.S. access to Benghazi suspect

    The Tunisian government has granted American authorities in-person access to a suspect in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, according to two Republican senators. Published November 2 2012

  • Poll: Donnelly up 11 in Indiana; rival claims dead heat

    The final Howey/DePauw Indiana Battleground poll shows Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly ahead by 11 points over his opponent, GOP state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, in the state's open Senate seat — a strong indication that Republicans could squander a chance to hold onto a seat once expected to be safely in their column. Published November 2 2012

  • Illinois bishop directs priests to read anti-Obama letter at Mass

    A bishop in Peoria, Ill., has ordered priests to read a letter to parishioners stating that pro-choice Catholic politicians "reject Jesus as their Lord," becoming the latest Catholic leader to offer election guidance in recent weeks. Published November 2 2012

  • Study: Media accepted Obama version of Benghazi attack

    The press overwhelmingly bought into the Obama administration's version of events on the attack at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, according to a new study Friday by the Center for Media and Public Affairs, which tracks news reports. Published November 2 2012

  • Ryan mocks Obama's 'Secretary of Business' idea

    Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan drew laughs at a rally here Thursday by poking fun at President Obama's idea to add a cabinet post called the "Secretary of Business." Published November 2 2012

  • Trump blasts Obama for ignoring $5-million transcript offer

    Donald Trump criticized President Obama on Thursday for not agreeing to release his college records and passport application in return for a $5-million donation to a charity of the president's choice. Published November 1 2012

  • Poll: Romney has slight lead in Iowa

    The battle for Iowa is neck and neck between President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, according to a poll released Thursday. Published November 1 2012

  • Polls: Obama up 6 in Iowa, clinging to leads in Wis., N.H.

    President Obama is ahead by 6 points in Iowa, 50 percent to 44 percent, while he holds inside-the-margin leads of 2 and 3 points in New Hampshire and Wisconsin, respectively, according to a trio of new NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls. Published November 1 2012