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Published: 01/23/11

Powell Says He Won't Join Obama Administration

By  not in system - AOL News
Powell Says He Won't Join Obama Administration

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday ruled out a return to government service but said he still supports President Barack Obama even though he hasn't yet decided who to vote for in 2012. The highly respected retired general and moderate Republican made waves when he endorsed Democrat Obama in 2008. He told CNN's "State of the Union" that he thought Obama's presidency remains a work in progress and that tough issues such as the economy and unemployment need to be addressed. Powell said he hoped the president would tackle these matters in his State of the Union addres...

Published: 12/14/10

Will Liberals Challenge Obama Amid the Snows of New Hampshire?

By  Walter Shapiro - Politics Daily
Will Liberals Challenge Obama Amid the Snows of New Hampshire?

Liberal Democrats are, by nature and history, a perpetually disappointed voting bloc. They are either consigned to wail in the political wilderness (the Bush years and the Reagan years) or else the fruits of victory quickly sour on their tongues (the triangulating Bill Clinton). Liberal malaise again afflicts the body politic. According to a recent poll conducted by the Marist Institute for McClatchy News, Obama's approval rating among Democrats has fallen to 74 percent and to 69 percent among liberals. House Democrats are still seething over Obama's tax-cut compromise with congressional Rep...

Published: 10/30/10

Poll: Democrats Split Over Handing Obama 2012 Nomination

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Poll: Democrats Split Over Handing Obama 2012 Nomination

WASHINGTON (Oct. 30) -- Democratic voters are closely divided over whether President Barack Obama should be challenged within the party for a second term in 2012, an Associated Press-Knowledge Networks Poll finds. That glum assessment carries over into the nation at large, which is similarly divided over whether Obama should be a one-term president. A real Democratic challenge to Obama seems unlikely at this stage and his re-election bid is a long way off. But the findings underscore how disenchanted his party has grown heading into the congressional elections Tuesday. The AP-KN poll has tr...

Published: 10/14/10

Biden: Obama Already Asked Me to Be on 2012 Ticket

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Biden: Obama Already Asked Me to Be on 2012 Ticket

(Oct. 13) -- Oops, another hole in the Hillary Clinton-may-replace-Joe Biden-as-President Obama's-running mate-in-2012 story. Biden says Obama has already asked him to "run again" as vice president. "I tell you what, there's a real trust, that's why he's asked me to run again," Biden told the New York Times between campaign stops in Pittsburgh Monday. "Look, he said, 'We're going to run together, are you going to run?' I said, 'Of course, you want me to run with you, I'd be happy to run with you.'"...

Published: 06/28/10

Huckabee Says He's the GOP's Front-Runner for 2012

By  David Sessions - Politics Daily
Huckabee Says He's the GOP's Front-Runner for 2012

After weeks of keeping himself in the headlines and growing more explicit about his intentions to run for president in 2012, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee touted himself as the Republican front-runner, The Hill reports. Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," Huckabee attempted to remain elusive about his presidential ambitions, but showed he is closely watching his poll numbers. "I end up leading a lot of the polls," Huckabee said. "I'm the Republican that clearly at this point does better against Obama than any other Republican." About his presidential run, Huckabee added: "I haven't closed the...

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