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Here's a selection of historical tidbits tied to celebrating the beginning of a new term of a president of the United States.
An unusual speculation on the election outcome emanates from a small campus in Buffalo, N.Y.: agitated America could end up with President Mitt Romney and Vice President Joseph R. Biden, insist Canisius College political science professors Michael Haselswerdt, a Democrat, and Kevin Hardwick, a Republican. The race is so close that there's a viable chance that the presidential candidates could split the electoral votes evenly, 269-269.
Many respected public opinion firms, with the notable exception of Gallup, currently are calling this year's presidential election a dead heat.
In an annual family-friendly rite of spring, President Obama and his wife Michelle kicked off the White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, joining tens of thousands of youngsters and their parents in a day of racing, reading, sports and crafts on a breezy, sun-splashed South Lawn.
In an annual family-friendly rite of spring, President Obama and his wife, Michelle, kicked off the White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, joining tens of thousands of youngsters and their parents in a day of racing, reading, sports and crafts on a breezy, sun-splashed South Lawn.
President Obama delivered official messages for Passover, Ramadan and Diwali. But for Easter? Not so much. The White House came under fire this week for neglecting to issue official statements for either Easter or Good Friday, though Mr. Obama did take time Friday to address Earth Day, a celebration observed by tens of thousands of pagan worshippers of the earth goddess Gaia.
Almost 100 "individuals" have filed a "Statement of Candidacy" with the Federal Election Commission as 2012 presidential hopefuls.