June 6, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Mitt Romney swept primaries in California and four other states Tuesday as voters cast ballots from coast to coast in one of the biggest - and least consequential - days of the presidential campaign season. With their respective nominations locked up, election day was just another working day for President Obama and the Republican he is set to face in November. Obama spent Tuesday behind closed doors at the White House. Romney campaigned for Latino support in Texas, a state he is virtually certain to carry in November.
May 16, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - An ambitious effort to launch a third-party presidential ticket this fall has foundered, done in by its inability to attract a top-tier candidate and the grass-roots support necessary to power its novel online nominating process. Despite the backing of heavyweight political and business leaders and a $15-million effort to get on the ballot across the country, Americans Elect announced Tuesday that none of its potential candidates mustered the minimum support needed to qualify for the group's primary.
February 4, 2012 |
Mitt Romney spent years cultivating voters in Nevada, and it paid off with a commanding victory that not only pushed him closer to the GOP nomination but laid a strong marker in a state both parties will fight to carry in November. Romney also won the Nevada caucuses in 2008, one of the few impressive performances of his failed bid for the Republican presidential nomination, and he never really stopped campaigning here. The only question was whether Romney on Saturday would top the 51% he received four years ago; he was winning just less than that in early returns.
August 31, 2012 |
TAMPA, Fla. - Presenting himself as a turnaround artist for economically troubled times, Mitt Romney accepted his party's presidential nomination Thursday night with a forceful promise to lead America to renewed prosperity after years of dashed expectations. The Republican challenger, standing before a packed arena in the swing state of Florida, repeatedly invoked President Obama's 2008 slogan of hope and change, saying that his November opponent had instead delivered disappointment and division.
October 16, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The Senate late Wednesday confirmed the nomination of Caroline Kennedy as the next U.S. ambassador to Japan. Kennedy, a prominent author and philanthropist and the daughter of President Kennedy, was nominated for the position by President Obama in July. The Senate confirmed Kennedy's nomination without a vote by consent. Last month, during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Kennedy told the panel of her father's efforts to improve relations between the two countries after World War II. "I would be humbled to carry forward his legacy in a small way, and represent the powerful bonds that unite our two democratic societies," she told the panel.
September 25, 2013 |
So, will Hillary Rodham Clinton run for president? In an interview with New York Magazine published this week, the former secretary of State acknowledged that she's wrestling with the idea but still needs time "to weigh what the factors are" before "making a decision one way or the other. " While Clinton is weighing factors, her supporters are building a campaign operation. A group called "Ready for Hillary" has collected more than 1 million Facebook "likes" and compiled preemptive endorsements from a long list of national figures, including Bill Clinton campaign veteran James Carville, civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.)
August 28, 2012 |
TAMPA, Fla. -- As much as Mitt Romney might wish it, Ron Paul just won't go away. Paul, the Texas congressman with a passionate, libertarian-leaning following, created a stir Tuesday when he made two swings through the floor of the Republican National Committee, shaking hands and greeting supporters -- acting, in short, like a candidate for president. Perhaps more significantly, pro-Paul delegates announced that they had submitted nomination forms from six states that could require that his name be placed in nomination alongside Romney's.
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July 23, 1988
Question: If Jackson had won the Democratic nomination for President, what role would he have alloted to Dukakis? RUTH E. SMITH Porterville