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Los Angeles Mayor and Democratic Convention Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa calls for a vote to amend the platform Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
September 6, 2012 Democrats had to make some hasty and awkward changes to their 2012 platform. The GOP platform passed smoothly but contains some controversial language. Important as it is to set down in writing what a political party believes in, it has become increasingly verboten to talk about it too publicly. There are two big reasons why.
June 22, 2012 Bloomberg set off something of a firestorm with a poll that found President Obama leading Mitt Romney by 13 points, when most polls show the race much tighter. Now, the pollster is offering a point-by-point explanation.
January 12, 2012 It's only January, but according to a recent survey many Americans think the 2012 presidential campaign is getting too much coverage. Judging by our inbox, many of you think so. We even got a break-up letter from a listener.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is barely registering in the polls in New Hampshire, which holds its primary on Tuesday.
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January 7, 2012 The crash-and-burn nature of the Texas governor's campaign was on display at his headquarters in Manchester. There was no one at the front desk, no volunteers making phone calls, just a landscape of largely empty offices and a stack of enormous Perry signs.
September 12, 2011 The former Minnesota governor was the first major candidate to drop out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination. He says Romney has "the unique qualifications" to be president. Tonight, GOP contenders debate in Florida.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell during his appearance Sunday on CBS News' Face the Nation.
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August 29, 2011 It was a big story when former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a Republican, endorsed Democrat Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign. So it's news that this weekend Powell said he hasn't decided if he will vote for Obama in 2012.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.
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May 9, 2011 Gingrich will enter the race with a level of name recognition other candidates would love to have.Of course, not all of that recognition is positive. His infidelities are well known and should make it harder for him to get social conservatives on his side.
Donald Trump on April 16, 2011, in Boca Raton, Fla.
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April 22, 2011 "This is not just a feint," Krauthammer said on Fox News' Hannity about Trump's much-hyped talk about seeking the GOP nomination.
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