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Biden’s Debate Boost

Posted October 12th, 2012 at 9:21 pm (UTC+0)
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Trying to Right the Democratic Ship Democrats are feeling better after Thursday’s vice presidential debate and many are now singing the praises of that old liberal warhorse, Vice President Joe Biden.  Make no mistake about it; this was a big moment for the Democrats.  So many of President Barack Obama’s supporters sank into the dumps […]

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Romney’s Surge

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 8:54 pm (UTC+0)
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Lasting Impact Debatable Mitt Romney is hoping that when the history of the 2012 campaign is written, the turning point will be seen as October 3rd, the date of his first debate with President Barack Obama.  National polls have shown a bit of a Romney surge in the days since the debate, partly due to […]

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Romney’s Resurgence

Posted October 5th, 2012 at 8:32 pm (UTC+0)
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Obama Tries to Regroup Mitt Romney came through when he had to.  Gone was the Republican presidential candidate who got to the right of all his rivals through first quarter of 2012.  Instead, we got the guy who resembled that moderate gubernatorial candidate from Massachusetts back in 2002, the Republican who was able to win […]

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Debate Duel out West

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 8:32 pm (UTC+0)
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Romney’s Last Chance? Less than five weeks to go before the election and now the presidential debates are front and center.  There will be lots of pressure on Mitt Romney to do something during the debates — especially the first one Wednesday — to somehow change the dynamic of this race, which now favors President […]

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Foreign Policy Campaign Clash

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 7:22 pm (UTC+0)
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Candidates Express Competing World Views For those wondering when or if the 2012 U.S. presidential election campaign would ever delve into foreign policy in a meaningful way, this is probably it.  Upheaval in the Middle East and what the United States can or should do about it was front and center as the two major […]

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Obama Rising

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 9:30 pm (UTC+0)
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Romney Scrambles to Catch Up It’s been three weeks now since Mitt Romney pleaded his case to be president before the American people in his speech before the Republican Party National Convention in Tampa, Florida.  Before the convention, the presidential race was essentially tied.  Three weeks later there has been a noticeable shift in President […]

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Romney Reboot

Posted September 17th, 2012 at 11:45 pm (UTC+0)
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  Back to the Economy Seven weeks to go and Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign is feeling the pressure. After getting no bounce from the Republican Party convention in Tampa, Florida and watching President Obama’s modest climb in the polls, the Romney camp is trying to refocus on the economy and jobs in the final weeks, […]

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Obama’s Post-Convention Bounce

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 6:22 pm (UTC+0)
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Slight Could Make Might in 2012 Taking a look at the latest public opinion polls, it appears President Obama got at least a modest bump following last week’s Democratic convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.  This may or may not be significant, but at the very least it suggests a bit of a lost opportunity for […]

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Obama to Country: Give Me Another Chance

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 3:31 pm (UTC+0)
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Says Voters Face a Critical Choice Barack Obama gave it his best shot Thursday night and it just might give him a boost for the final two months of his race for re-election as president.  Essentially, Mr. Obama tried to make the case that while things have not gone as well as everyone had hoped […]

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Democrats Getting Worked Up

Posted September 5th, 2012 at 10:59 pm (UTC+0)
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Charlotte Off And Running A quick survey of Democratic Party convention delegates here in Charlotte, North Carolina suggests that President Obama’s supporters are, once again, “fired up and ready to go,” to quote the lingo from 2008. I spoke with delegates from Georgia, California, Virginia, Wyoming, South Dakota, West Virginia and North Carolina and all […]

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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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