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Obama and Romney Target the Center

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 3:58 pm (UTC+0)
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    But First They Must Shore Up Core Supporters   No question about it, the 2012 presidential election looks to be close.  The first priority for both major party candidates (President Obama and, we presume, Mitt Romney) is to make sure their partisans get out and vote in November.  In order to compete for […]

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The Obama-Romney Battle Engages

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 8:06 pm (UTC+0)
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Early Efforts to Define the Opponent   Some people call this the silly season.  The ongoing back and forth between President Barack Obama and Republican Party challenger Mitt Romney is seen by some as merely a warm up for the main event, which won’t begin in earnest until America’s nominating conventions are over in early […]

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Obama, Gay Marriage and the Election

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 7:44 pm (UTC+0)
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  Will it Hurt or Help? Many of us drawn to journalism are also drawn to history.  We fancy ourselves as witnesses and are often inspired by the description of our profession as the “first rough draft of history,” even though we don’t wind up reporting true history every day. Wednesday was different.  For the […]

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Obama Plays to His Strength

Posted May 2nd, 2012 at 8:56 pm (UTC+0)
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  Surprise Visit to Afghanistan on Anniversary of OBL’s Demise   President Obama injected some foreign policy drama into the 2012 election campaign with his middle-of-the-night surprise trip to Afghanistan.  The pictures of Air Force One appearing out of the gloomy darkness at Bagram Air Base and the president giving the troops a pep talk […]

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Jim Malone

Jim Malone

After a stint in the Peace Corps in Swaziland, Jim joined VOA in 1983 as a reporter and anchor on English broadcasts to Africa.  He served as East Africa correspondent, then covered Congress in the early 1990′s.   Since 1995, Jim has served as VOA national correspondent responsible for coverage of U.S. politics, elections, the Supreme Court and Justice Department.  Jim has been involved in VOA’s election coverage since the 1984 presidential campaign and has co-anchored live VOA broadcasts of numerous national political conventions, candidate debates and election night coverage.

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