Election 2012 RSS

Barack Obama, CIA, David Petraeus, Election 2012, Fiscal Cliff, Obama Press Conference, Politics, Video, White House, White House Press Corps -

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama was expected to make his first public comments Wednesday on the growing scandal around two of the country's most well-known generals, while lawmakers dug into the tangled tale of emails...

The post President Barack Obama holds 1st official post-election press conference appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Barack Obama, Boca Raton, Decision 2012, Election 2012, Florida, Lynn University, Mitt Romney, Obama Romney Debate, Obama Romney Last Debate, Politics, Presidential Debate -

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Still neck-and-neck after all these months, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney head into their third and final debate with each man eager to project an aura of personal strength and leadership...

The post Final debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney focuses on foreign policy appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Commercial, Election 2012, Greg Anthony, Greg Anthony Mitt Romney, Mitt Romney, News, Politics, Sports, Video -

VIDEO - Former NBA point guard Greg Anthony is no stranger to politics. The native Nevadan is featured in a new ad for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney...

The post Greg Anthony featured in new ad supporting Mitt Romney appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

East Indianapolis, Election 2012, Greater St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, Indianapolis, Joy Thornton, Lynching, Politics, Voting, Voting Rights -

theGRIO REPORT - An Indianapolis pastor says he hopes a graphic and disturbing image of an infamous lynching in the 1930s of two black men will encourage more of the area's black residents to vote in this fall's election..

The post Indiana pastor posts lynching photo to urge blacks to vote appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Barack Obama, Election 2012, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Politics, Vice President, VP -

theGRIO REPORT - Mitt Romney's decision to tap Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential nominee could dramatically shift the campaign...

The post What the Paul Ryan pick means for Obama and Romney appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Election 2012, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Politics, Vice President, VP -

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - His selection just hours old, Republican Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, was already tearing into President Barack Obama's 'record of failure'...

The post Paul Ryan: Obama has a 'record of failure' appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Barack Obama, Election 2012, Medicare, Middle Class, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Politics, Republicans, Ryan Budget -

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's campaign says Mitt Romney's selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate shows a commitment to 'budget-busting tax cuts' for the wealthy...

The post Obama team: Romney, Ryan would hurt middle class appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Budget, Election 2012, GOP VP, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Politics, Republicans, Ryan Budget, VP -

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney introduced Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his vice presidential running mate on Saturday...

The post Mitt Romney picks Rep. Paul Ryan as his 2012 running mate appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Election 2012, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Politics, Republicans, Rob Portman, Tim Pawlenty, Vice President, VP -

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will announce his running mate Saturday morning in Norfolk, Va., his campaign said Friday night...

The post Romney to announce running mate Saturday in Virginia appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Commercial, Election 2012, Mitt Romney, Politics, Welfare, Welfare Reform -

NEW YORK (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton is taking exception to a campaign ad by Mitt Romney that asserts that the Obama administration is weakening the work requirements for welfare...

The post Clinton criticizes Romney ad on welfare reform law appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Barack Obama, Black America, Congressional Black Caucus, Cornel West, Election 2012, Opinion, Politics, President of Black America, Tavis Smiley -

OPINION - The idea that the nation’s first black president is not the representative of all black people should not surprise anyone...

The post Obama says he's not 'president of black America' — turns out he's right appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

2016, Chris Christie, Condi Rice, Condoleezza Rice, Election 2012, Election 2016, Michael Steele, Mitt Romney, Politics, President, Vice Presidency, VP -

theGRIO REPORT - Whether it’s headlines on the Drudge Report or speculation about her vice presidential prospects in the mainstream media, Condoleezza Rice remains a figure of endless fascination for political watchers...

The post Why the GOP can't stop dreaming of a Condoleezza Rice candidacy appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Barack Obama, Basketball, Carmelo Anthony, David Stern, Election 2012, Fundraiser, John Wall, Michael Jordan, NBA, Politics, Rajon Rondo, Re-election, Sports, Vince Carter -

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is joining NBA legend Michael Jordan and an array of basketball stars to raise money for his re-election campaign later this month...

The post Michael Jordan, NBA players to raise money for Obama appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Commerical, Election 2012, Mitt Romney, Politics, Welfare, Welfare Reform -

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. (AP) - Making a play for middle-class voters, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sought Tuesday to elevate welfare reform as a campaign issue, accusing President Barack Obama of encouraging a 'culture of dependency'...

The post Romney accuses Obama of dismantling welfare reform appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Allen West, Campaign 2012, Communist Party, Democrats, Election 2012, Florida, House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, Politics, Republicans, Sweet -

theGRIO REPORT - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi D (CA) is ready to say goodbye to Congressman Allen West (R-FL) this November...

The post Nancy Pelosi says it would be 'sweet' to see Allen West defeated appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Barack Obama, Conservatives, Election 2012, Humanity, Mitt Romney, NRA, Obama 2012, Politics, Ted Nugent -

theGRIO REPORT - Conservative musician and Mitt Romney supporter Ted Nugent has made yet another incendiary remark about President Barack Obama....

The post Ted Nugent: 'Obama represents everything bad about humanity' appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Barack Obama, Democrats, DNC, Election 2012, Fundraising, Mitt Romney, Politics, Republicans -

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee raised $75 million in July for the president's re-election campaign...

The post Obama, DNC raise $75 million in July appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Condoleezza Rice, Election 2012, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Politics, Republican Convention, RNC, Tampa Bay -

WASHINGTON (AP) - A trio of female firsts and three former GOP presidential contenders are among the first speakers disclosed for August's Republican National Convention...

The post Condoleezza Rice among Republican National Convention speakers appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Coded Language, Color of Change, ColorOfChange.org, Election 2012, Opinion, Politics, Race Baiting, Rashad Robinson, Voter ID -

OPINION - Many of our current politicians, including presidential nominees and their supporters, use coded language full of racial undertones to deliver prejudiced messages to segments of the electorate primed to hear them...

The post From Bachmann to Romney: Coded racial rhetoric is out of control appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Election 2012, Harry Reid, Mitt Romney, Politics, Tax Returns, Taxes -

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney declared Friday that he has 'paid taxes every year — and a lot of taxes'...

The post Romney: 'I have paid taxes every year' appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Allen West, Election 2012, Military Experience, Mitt Romney, National Conservative Student Conference, Politics, Republican, Vice President, Vice Presidential Candidate, VP, Young America's Foundation -

In a recent speech, Rep. Allen West expressed his view that whoever Mitt Romney chooses as his vice presidential running mate, must have military experience..

The post Allen West: Mitt Romney's VP must have military experience appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Barack Obama, Economy, Election 2012, Jobs, Politics, Unemployment, Unemployment Rate -

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says new jobs figures released Friday show there are too many people looking for work...

The post Obama: Too many people still looking for work appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Barack Obama, Economy, Election 2012, Mitt Romney, Politics, Re-election, Unemployment, Unemployment Rate -

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama got new figures Friday to buttress his argument that he's presiding over steady, if slow, economic growth. But the government's report that the overall rate of unemployment actually crept up to 8.3 percent allows Republican rival Mitt Romney to keep pressure on Obama to defend his record...

The post Jobs report presents mixed blessing for Obama appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Barack Obama, Battleground State, Birthday, Birthday Wish, Election 2012, Electoral Votes, Florida, Michelle Obama, Mitt Romney, Politics, Swing State -

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama has a simple wish for his upcoming 51st birthday: Florida's 29 electoral votes...

The post Obama's 51st birthday wish: Florida's electoral votes appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Barack Obama, Black Unemployment, Economy, Election 2012, Jobs, News, Unemployment -

WASHINGTON (AP) - African-American unemployment dropped slightly from 14.4 to 14.1 percent. And black teen joblessness fell too, from 39.3 to 36.6...

The post 163,000 jobs created in July; black unemployment falls slightly appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Barack Obama, Battleground State, Election 2012, First Lady, Michelle Obama, North Carolina, Politics, Swing State, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Voters -

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama has urged a supportive crowd in North Carolina to get out the vote for her husband's re-election bid in the political battleground state...

The post Michelle Obama visits North Carolina to encourage November turnout appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Barack Obama, Democratic Convention, Democrats, DNC, Election 2012, Hispanic, Julian Castro, Keynote, Latinos, Mayor, North Carolina, Politics, San Antonio -

WASHINGTON (AP) - Marking a first for Hispanics, the Democratic party has chosen the mayor of San Antonio to deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention...

The post Dems pick first Hispanic, San Antonio mayor Julian Castro, for convention keynote appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Black Republicans, Black Voters, Campaign 2012, Election 2012, Florida, Jim Greer, Michael Steele, Obama Campaign, Politics, Voter ID, Voter Suppression -

theGRIO REPORT - Jim Greer, the former chair of the Florida Republican Party, has accused the GOP of engaging in voter suppression in statements given under sworn testimony...

The post Jim Greer, ex- Florida GOP chair, says party officials discussed black voter suppression appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Convention, Democrats, DNC, Election 2012, North Carolina, Politics -

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton will have a marquee role in this summer's Democratic National Convention, where he will make a forceful case for President Barack Obama's re-election...

The post Bill Clinton to play key role at 2012 Democratic Convention appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Barack Obama, Election 2008, Election 2012, Politics, Race, Race Relations -

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ask Americans how race relations have changed under their first black president and they are ready with answers...

The post In Obama era, have race relations improved? appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Christopher Broach, Democrats, Election 2012, Pennsylvania, Politics, Voter Fraud, Voter ID, Voter Identification -

A Democratic state election official says he will not enforce the Pennsylvania voter ID laws...

The post Election official will not enforce Pennsylvania voter ID laws appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Allen West, Comments, Congressman, Controversial, Democrat, Election 2012, Florida, PAtrick Murphy, Politics, Tea Party, What West Said -

theGRIO REPORT - The website, WhatWestSaid.com, features a bobble head-like figure of West standing behind a podium with a word cloud next to him...

The post Democrats launch anti-Allen West website: 'What West Said' appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Black Women, Book, Cindy Hooper, Conflict: African American Women and the New Dilemma of Race and Gender Politics, Election 2012, Opinion, Politics, Reviews, Voters, Women's Vote -

REVIEW - Cindy Hooper’s new publication, Conflict: African American Women and the New Dilemma of Race and Gender Politics couldn’t come at a better time...

The post Cindy Hooper’s 'Conflict' captures power of the African American women's vote appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Tags