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Romney: Obama’s 'gifts' cost me election

11/14/12 07:58PM

Mitt Romney has a new theory for why he lost the election—President Obama was giving freebies to voters. The New York Times reports that in a conference call with his national finance team today, Romney claimed he lost because of “gifts” President Obama gave to minorities and young voters. read more

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Campaign co-chair: Voter ID would have won Wisconsin for Romney

11/14/12 03:16PM

Wisconsin Sen. Alberta Darling, a Republican and co-chair for Mitt Romney’s campaign in the Badger State, told a Milwaukee-based ABC affiliate that a voter ID law would have made a difference in the final statewide vote tally. “Absolutely, I think so,” Darling said. “I know people will go, ‘We don’t have fraud and abuse in our elections.’ But why, why can’t we have voter ID when the majority of our people in Wisconsin wanted it, we passed it, the governor signed it?” read more

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2102,  with newly elected Democratic House members. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Nancy Pelosi to keep gig as House minority leader

11/14/12 10:43AM

On the 10-year anniversary of being elected the nation’s first female minority leader in the House of Representatives, California Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday said she would like to remain on as the top Democrat in the House. Pelosi, flanked by the women of the Democratic Caucus, dedicated her speech almost entirely to women and paid homage to the female resurgence taking place in Congress after an election season of sustained focus on women's issues. read more

Photo: White House/David Lienemann

'Beautiful Day' at the White House

11/13/12 04:17PM

It was a beautiful day today at the White House, where U2 frontman Bono met with Vice President Biden. Biden's office tweeted that the two discussed global development, AIDS, and efforts to fight poverty. This isn't the first time the humanitarian singer has visited 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, with visits both under the Obama administration and while former. Pres. George W. Bush held office. But Obama's campaign manager Jim Messina also visited the White House today, and White House spokesman Jay Carney joked that Messina and Bono were actually meeting to form a new band. read more

Honoring our veterans

Honoring our veterans

11/12/12 07:00PM

President Obama marked Veterans Day by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and addressing those who gave so much in service to their country. watch

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, endorses Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, during a news conference in Lebanon, N.H.  (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Mitt Romney: You've Got Mail (from guess who)

11/09/12 10:11PM

You sit by the phone, waiting. But the guy -- you liked him so much! You had such high hopes for the relationship! -- never calls. Poor Mitt Romney. Losing hurts. There's the big loss-- you are never ever getting to be president-- and a lot of little slaps to your dignity, besides. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told reporters he gave his congratulations to President Obama over the phone, but only sent Romney a condolence email. The man Romney chose to give the keynote address at the RNC  didn’t pick up the phone. read more

Photo: AP/David Goldman

Karl Rove's very expensive fail

11/08/12 05:56PM

Mitt Romney really wanted to be president, investing years of his life on the campaign trail. But given the amount of money that Karl Rove spent to defeat President Obama, it's possible Rove wanted the White House even more. That's one explanation, at least, for the difficulty Rove is obviously having in accepting Tuesday night's results. After all, his spending groups, American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, dropped about $300 million dollars on the 2012 election. It wasn't Rove's own money, but cash he'd raised from some very wealthy--and now very angry--GOP backers. read more

Broward County canvass board members Judge Jay Spechler, Diana Wasserman-Rubin, and Bruce Eldridge, from left, talk while county election supervisor Mariam Oliphant checks ballots. (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter)

Still counting in Florida...

11/08/12 10:28AM

(Updated: Nov. 8, 1:18 p.m.) It's day two following President Obama's 2012 re-election, but one state, Florida, is still counting ballots. Infamous for voting issues since the 2000 recount, the Sunshine State has once again landed in the post-election headlines, although this time it won't impact who takes the chair in the Oval Office. read more

Photo: AP/Seth Perlman

Obama won, and voter suppression lost

11/07/12 06:02PM

The right-wing worked hard to suppress the vote in Tuesday's election, with an effort that began months ago, when conservatives took control of many state houses. Ultimately, thanks in part to the courts, and in part to the determination of voters, America proved that voting rights cannot be stolen. Pennsylvania's House Majority Leader Mike Turzai infamously said this year, “Voter ID, which is going to allow Gov. Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania: done.” read more

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Machine turns vote for Obama into one for Romney

11/06/12 07:52PM

A Pennsylvania electronic voting machine was taken out of service after being captured on video changing a vote for President Obama into one for Mitt Romney, NBC News has confirmed. Republicans have also said machines have turned Romney votes into Obama ones. The video was first posted on Youtube by user "centralpavoter." It shows a voter's finger repeatedly pressing the button for Obama, but a check mark coming up next to Romney's name: NBC News confirmed that the machine has been taken off line. Underneath the video, the user gave an account of what happened:
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