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Obama’s Second Term Focus

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 7:04 pm (UTC+0)
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Storm Clouds on the Horizon   President Obama’s most important priority as he starts his second term is dealing with the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ — $600 billion worth of tax increases and spending cuts that will go effect on January 1st unless Congress can reach a compromise to cut the budget deficit. A lot of […]

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Political Lessons From 2012

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 8:47 pm (UTC+0)
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Do’s and Don’ts for the Future More than anything else, I think the underlying message of the 2012 presidential campaign is that how the two main political parties adapt to the changing demographics of the United States will largely dictate future success.  Republicans were flummoxed that the Democratic coalition of 2008 came out again in […]

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Four More Years

Posted November 7th, 2012 at 9:44 pm (UTC+0)
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Compromise or More Gridlock? And so in the end, the public opinion pollsters and the Obama campaign were right.  The margins held in the key battleground states and the Obama camp did an amazing job of not only identifying their supporters but making sure they got out to vote.  In short they schooled the Republicans […]

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Election Day Guide

Posted November 5th, 2012 at 10:01 pm (UTC+0)
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What to Watch For Since all the public opinion polls and experts are predicting a close race between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney Tuesday, it might be worthwhile to highlight a few things to look for as Election Day and Election Night unfold. Early on, watch the state of Pennsylvania.  Mitt Romney […]

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Into the Final Days of the Campaign

Posted November 1st, 2012 at 7:43 pm (UTC+0)
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  Slight Edge to Obama We’re in the home stretch now and most of the indicators point to a small but persistent lead for President Barack Obama in most of the handful of states that will decide the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday. The latest Quinnipiac/CBS News/New York Times public opinion poll of three key […]

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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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