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Mitt Romney’s Grand Tour

Posted July 26th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC+0)

Raising His Profile and Looking for Votes At first glance, Mitt Romney’s overseas trip itinerary — Britain, Israel and Poland — sounds like a tour for folks on the hunt for religious antiquities.  But in fact Romney is hunting for something else, credibility and votes. This is Romney’s maiden voyage on the international political stage […]

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U.S.A. Gun Politics

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 7:27 pm (UTC+0)

The Rise of the Gun Lobby We’ve seen this movie before, and I’m not talking about the latest Batman flic, “The Dark Knight Rises.”  Mass shootings like the one in Colorado last week have become all too commonplace in American culture.  Sadly, the reaction to these national tragedies has also become predictable.  Once the initial […]

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Speculation Swirls About Romney’s Veep Choice

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 8:39 pm (UTC+0)
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Seeks to Avoid Palin Misstep of 2008 Zero hour is approaching for the Romney campaign.  Sometime soon, at the latest in a matter of a few weeks, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee will announce his choice of a vice presidential running mate.  It’s always one of the most important decisions a presidential candidate can make. […]

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Obama Puts Romney on the Defensive

Posted July 16th, 2012 at 9:21 pm (UTC+0)
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The Bain of Romney’s Existence According to the Mitt Romney playbook, things were not supposed to go like this.  The Romney strategy for the 2012 U.S. presidential race was fairly simple: Make the election a referendum on the tenure of President Barack Obama, especially his economic record.  That may still happen, but somewhere along the […]

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Four Months to Go and Too Close to Call

Posted July 10th, 2012 at 8:25 pm (UTC+0)

  Little Room for Error for Obama and Romney Less than four months until Election Day and the 2012 U.S. presidential race still looks very tight.  The latest Washington Post-ABC News poll shows President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney tied at 47 percent each and that concern over the economy remains the driving issue in […]

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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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