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George McGovern: A liberal who never wavered

George McGovern: A liberal who never wavered

  George McGovern was an unwavering, often unrequited advocate for liberal Democratic causes. He pursued those goals in plainspoken, usually understated, Midwestern style. He was a dedicated, decent man, a…

Romney now leads Obama in projected electoral votes

Romney now leads Obama in projected electoral votes

Mitt Romney, for the first time since February, has overtaken President Barack Obama in the race for electoral votes. That’s the conclusion of the web site, Real Clear Politics. The…

As Romney closes in, Obama hits campaign trail in swing states

As Romney closes in, Obama hits campaign trail in swing states

Facing a cliffhanger re-election attempt, President Barack Obama will launch a round-the-clock, two-day campaign blitz through six battleground states next week to try to fend off the challenge from Republican…

Obama’s money men: Flush with cash and ready to give

Obama’s money men: Flush with cash and ready to give

Shrek would be green with envy. Movie producer Jeffrey Katzenberg is animating the presidential race this election season, raising more money than any other Democratic donor. The DreamWorks Animation CEO…

Romney’s fatcat donors: Money men with deep pockets

Romney’s fatcat donors: Money men with deep pockets

For a casino mogul worth an estimated $25 billion, $34.2 million may sound like chump change. Yet that’s how much money Sheldon Adelson has donated so far to aid Republican…

Dems broke promise, used corporate cash for convention

Dems broke promise, used corporate cash for convention

The Democratic National Convention relied on at least $5 million in corporate donations, despite repeated pledges by top party officials only to use money raised from individuals. Reports filed Wednesday…

Federal appeals court declares anti-gay marriage law unconstitutional

Federal appeals court declares anti-gay marriage law unconstitutional

An appeals court in New York ruled on Thursday that a law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman is unconstitutional. It was the second federal…

Romney, Obama chase women’s votes

Romney, Obama chase women’s votes

One day after their contentious, finger-pointing debate, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney vied aggressively for the support of women voters Wednesday, as they and their running mates charged…

Re-energized Obama hits the campaign trail in swing states

Re-energized Obama hits the campaign trail in swing states

President Barack Obama hit rival Mitt Romney hard on women’s issues as he headed back on the campaign trail on Wednesday after a spirited debate performance that re-energized his bid…

Debate or shouting match? Passionate second debate satisfies both sides

Debate or shouting match?  Passionate second debate satisfies both sides

  Two alphas in the fight of their lives, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney sparred with passion and grit in a debate that previewed the closing arguments of…