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Supreme Intervention Saves Health Care Law

Posted June 29th, 2012 at 6:52 pm (UTC+0)

  How Both Obama and Romney Could Benefit Few people expected the legal battle over President Barack Obama’s health care law to play out like the way it did.  Most of the experts predicted that a majority of the nine-member Supreme Court would strike down at least part of the sweeping reform law, with most […]

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Immigration Politics

Posted June 26th, 2012 at 7:44 pm (UTC+0)

 Could SCOTUS Help POTUS? We now turn to the latest chapter in the long-running American saga known as “Immigration Nation,” and the Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s controversial law aimed at stemming the flow of illegal immigrants from south of the border. The ruling had something for both sides.  The champions of the Arizona law […]

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The Obama-Romney Matchup: Closer Than You Think

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 6:52 pm (UTC+0)
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Polls Suggest a November Nail-Biter Still wondering if this year’s presidential election will be close?  Well, how about a look at the latest Gallup polling numbers over the last several days. Since the beginning of June, the key numbers in the Gallup Daily Tracking poll are 46 and 45 percent.  In that time period, President […]

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Watergate at 40

Posted June 15th, 2012 at 6:56 pm (UTC+0)
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  The Scandal That Took Down a President Still Resonates Ah, the summer of ’73 — for me the summer between high school and college.  So what do I remember?  Day after day of the Senate Watergate hearings, broadcast live on U.S. television. The Watergate anniversary is pegged to the break-in at Democratic Party headquarters […]

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Conservatives Push Rubio as Romney’s Running Mate

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 7:35 pm (UTC+0)

Republican Veterans Want to Avoid Repeat of Palin Fiasco If conservatives get their way, they will try to force Mitt Romney to pick Senator Marco Rubio of Florida as his vice presidential running mate.  Two recent opinion polls of conservative groups sponsored by the Washington Times newspaper found growing support for Rubio to join Romney […]

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Romney Rising, Obama Slipping

Posted June 7th, 2012 at 6:36 pm (UTC+0)
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As Economy Weakens, Romney’s Chances Improve So here we are now less than five months before Election Day and the Obama-Romney race is shaping up as extremely close. The less than stellar recent economic news followed by Governor Scott Walker’s recall election victory in Wisconsin mean an uptick in Romney’s chances, at least for the […]

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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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