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Republicans Closing Ranks Behind Romney

Posted March 30th, 2012 at 8:24 pm (UTC+0)

Pulling Out the big Guns Well, the big boys are starting to show their hands.  Former President George H.W. Bush joined his son Jeb this week in endorsing Mitt Romney to be the Republican Party presidential candidate.  Florida Senator Marco Rubio also got into the action. Sure, the Romney camp would have liked more of […]

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Legal Showdown over Health Care

Posted March 27th, 2012 at 6:53 pm (UTC+0)

Supreme Court Ruling Could Impact Election This week marks one of those rare instances where what happens at the U.S. Supreme Court could have an impact on the presidential election results in November.  The battle over the Obama health care law has pretty much defined the first three years of the president’s administration.  It also […]

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Romney Closing In

Posted March 21st, 2012 at 8:43 pm (UTC+0)

Santorum Looks to Rebound in Louisiana So is Mitt Romney’s win in Illinois the boost he’s been looking for to get him over the hump in his quest for the Republican Party presidential nomination? It’s a little early to tell, but the fact that he soundly beat main rival Rick Santorum does take him a […]

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Republican Showdown in Illinois

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 8:27 pm (UTC+0)
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    Another week and another chance for Rick Santorum to change the dynamics of the Republican presidential race.  A Santorum victory in Illinois would raise fresh doubts about what Mitt Romney argues is his unstoppable march to the nomination. Romney says it is all about the math and that it is simply not possible […]

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Santorum Surges but Romney Remains in Lead

Posted March 14th, 2012 at 6:42 pm (UTC+0)
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Southern Sweep Portends Long Race So in the aftermath of Rick Santorum’s sweep of the primary election battles in the South, are we any closer to picking a Republican Party presidential nominee?  Well, in one sense no, but in another, yes. Santorum has got something Mitt Romney, the supposed front-runner, would love to have—solid support […]

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The Republican Race Heads South

Posted March 9th, 2012 at 7:52 pm (UTC+0)

Romney’s Upcoming Rough Patch After winning six of 10 Republican Party presidential primaries on Super Tuesday, Mitt Romney faces perhaps his most difficult stretch on what is turning into a slow slog toward the Republican nomination. A Massachusetts Yankee trying to win hearts and minds down south in Dixie could get downright awkward if not […]

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Romney on Track but Santorum Sticking Around

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 6:26 pm (UTC+0)
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It’s a Long and Winding Road to Tampa   Of the 10 contests for the Republican Party presidential nomination on Super Tuesday, Mitt Romney won six. He is now well ahead in the delegate count compiled by the Associated Press, with more than 400 delegates in his corner.  Rick Santorum is next at 176, with […]

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Super Tuesday Preview

Posted March 2nd, 2012 at 9:58 pm (UTC+0)
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Results Important But Not Likely Decisive Right now, the question looming for the 10 Super Tuesday Republican Party primary contests is will we have two winners or three? Will Newt Gingrich join Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in racking up any victories on Tuesday? Put Mitt Romney down for his home state of Massachusetts, neighboring […]

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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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