After losing in last week’s election, some Republicans are starting change their tune on tax reform. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Cynthia Tucker, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, debate if Republicans are feeling the pressure on raising taxes on... watch
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
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
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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
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
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: read more
Voting rights advocates in Ohio say they're seeing a high number of provisional ballots being used—something that could boost the chances of a drawn out fight over the count in the election's most pivotal state.
"We're hearing this from multiple precincts, multiple suburbs," Chris Link of the ACLU of Ohio told the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. "It's not just one."
Link added that provisional ballot use seemed to be especially high in the Democratic stronghold of Cuyahoga County. read more
Galicia Malone was not going to let anything stop her from voting in her first presidential election. Not even the birth of her child. The 21-year-old Chicago-area woman voted early this morning just a few hours after going into labor, reported The Huffington Post.
Malone cast her ballot at 8:30 a.m. as her contractions were only five minutes apart, according to a local county clerk for her polling place.
Malone told CBS Chicago that the chance to be a part of this year’s presidential election made “a major difference in my life.” read more
President Obama and Governor Chris Christie have become bipartisan BFFs since Christie praised Obama's handling of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in New Jersey. President Obama gave his new buddy a nice thank-you gift today: he got Bruce Springsteen to give superfan Christie a call.
According to the Atlantic, Christie has been to more than a 100 Springsteen shows, knows every word to every Springsteen song, and dreams of playing drums in the E Street Band. But the problem for Christie is that Bruce hasn't returned the love. read more
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is assuring the country that voting is proceeding smoothly in the election’s single most pivotal state. In fact, the process has been marred by excessive lines at the polls amid a GOP-driven reduction in early voting hours, and by last-minute legal wrangling. And things could be about to get even worse. read more
Chaos and confusion swept through an early voting line in Doral, Fla., Sunday morning as the Miami-Dade elections department attempted to shut down the polling location.
Officials reportedly locked voters out at 2 p.m., one hour after the early voting polls opened, causing the hundreds still in line outside to begin chanting, "Let us vote!"
The Miami Herald reports: read more
The investigation into voter registration fraud in Virginia has expanded beyond Colin Small, the former employee of a GOP-hired firm called Strategic Allied Consulting, according to The Washington Post.
Sources have told the Post that the investigation is now looking at whether Small's supervisors instructed him or his colleagues to inquire about the political leanings of potential voters during registration drives, which is illegal in the state. read more
Republican Sen. Scott Brown's in a tight race to hold onto his senate seat in Massachusetts, and he's doing just about anything to try to prove his partisan independence to voters. One of Brown's latest ads features a cameo by President Obama. In his 2010 race, Brown campaigned as the 41st vote against Obamacare, but now he wants everyone in Massachusetts to think he and the president are on the same team!
It's interesting that Brown didn't want to use this picture in a campaign ad. Not only are Brown and Mitt Romney both Massachusetts politicians, they also share a number of key advisers. read more
There’s only one day left for early voting in the battleground state of Florida, and the Miami Herald is calling it a “nightmare.” With long lines, packed parking lots, and up to a four-hour wait in some places, Republican Governor Rick Scott is refusing to extend early voting.
Florida’s previous governor, Republican-turned-Independent Charlie Crist is speaking out against Scott for suppressing voters. After seeing the torturous lines in the 2008 election, then-Governor Crist, as a Republican, alleviated the problem by extending early voting. read more