The Times West Virginian

Politics

Politics
  • South at heart of fight to control Senate

    The South is where President Barack Obama and Democrats long have struggled, and it’s where the party’s toughest battleground will be this year in the fight for control of the U.S. Senate.
    Three incumbents must face the consequences of having voted for Obama’s health care law, but Republicans first must settle primaries in several states, including a challenge to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

    March 16, 2014

  • Contrast for parties in 2016 presidential race clear

    For Democrats and Republicans, the early stages of the 2016 presidential contest are worlds apart.
    Many Democrats already view Hillary Rodham Clinton as a quasi-incumbent, someone who could take the reins from President Barack Obama.

    January 3, 2014

  • Men play major role regarding gender gap

    Sorry, fellas, but President Barack Obama’s re-election makes it official: Women can overrule men at the ballot box.
    For the first time in research dating to 1952, a presidential candidate whom men chose decisively — Republican Mitt Romney — lost. More women voted for the other guy.

    November 25, 2012

  • Obama returns to divided government

    One day after a bruising, mixed-verdict election, President Barack Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner both pledged Wednesday to seek a compromise to avert looming spending cuts and tax increases that threaten to plunge the economy back into recession.

    November 8, 2012

  • America Votes_time.jpg Battleground bonanza

    President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and prevailing despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions.

    November 7, 2012 1 Photo

  • Democrats maintain control of U.S. Senate

    Democrats won a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, snatching Republican-held seats in Massachusetts and Indiana and turning back fierce, expensive challenges in Virginia, Ohio and Connecticut to maintain the control they’ve held since 2007.

    November 7, 2012

  • Republicans drive to renewed control of U.S. House

    Republicans drove toward renewed control of the House on Tuesday as Democrats failed to make any significant inroads into the GOP’s delegations from the East, South and Midwest.

    November 7, 2012

  • Nasty campaign tactics surface

    With a week to go until Election Day, the nasty campaign tactics are coming out.
    People in Florida, Virginia and Indiana have gotten calls falsely telling them they can vote early by phone and don’t need to go to a polling place.

    October 30, 2012

  • Sandy upends final week of presidential race

    Superstorm Sandy is upending the final week of the presidential race, with President Barack Obama calling off another campaign day to tour ravaged New Jersey and Republican Mitt Romney struggling to strike the right tone as he tries to close the deal with voters.

    October 30, 2012

  • Romney woos Florida early vote; Obama eyes New Hampshire

    Juggling politics and storm preparations, Mitt Romney dangled a plea for bipartisanship before early voters in Florida on Saturday as Barack Obama worked to nail down tiny New Hampshire’s four electoral votes. Both campaigns scrambled to steer clear of a most unlikely October surprise, a superstorm barreling up the East Coast.

    October 28, 2012

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