Election 2012

3:03am

Thu November 29, 2012
It's All Politics

Consolation Lunch? Romney Visits Obama

Originally published on Thu November 29, 2012 5:25 am

Mitt Romney is scheduled to visit the White House on Thursday for the first post-election meeting with former rival President Obama.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

President Obama hosts Mitt Romney for a private lunch at the White House today, little more than three weeks after their bitter election fight ended.

Yes, Obama did say at a post-election news conference that he hoped to "get ideas with him and see if there's some ways we can potentially work together."

But is cooperation with a former opponent really possible?

It's not without precedent, says Scott Farris, author of Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race but Changed the Nation.

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8:51am

Wed November 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Romney To Have Lunch With Obama At The White House Thursday

Originally published on Wed November 28, 2012 8:55 am

President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney the last time they got together, at their Oct. 22 presidential debate in Boca Raton, Fla.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

The 2012 presidential contenders will break bread at the White House on Thursday.

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney "will have a private lunch at the White House with President Obama in the Private Dining Room," the White House says in a statement sent to reporters. "It will be the first opportunity they have had to visit since the election. There will be no press coverage of the meeting."

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5:00am

Wed November 21, 2012
Politics

A Huge Haul For TV In Final Colorado Election Day Ad Blitz

One of the many ads seen on Colorado TV screens in advance of the election
Jim Hill KUNC

How many political ads did Colorado see in the final sprint to Election Day? Almost $41 million and enough TV ads to fill more than 12 days of airtime, 24 hours a day.

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4:11pm

Tue November 20, 2012
It's All Politics

Obama Campaign Machine May Be Turned Loose On Fiscal Cliff Climbing Congress

Originally published on Tue November 20, 2012 4:19 pm

Jim Messina, President Obama's 2012 campaign manager
Charles Rex Arbogast AP

The 2012 general election may be slipping into the past, but elements of President Obama's successful campaign aren't likely to go away anytime soon.

Just as it did after the president's 2008 election, the Obama campaign appears very likely to keep alive parts of the grass-roots effort that contributed to victory. And, just like four years ago, the idea would be to use the corps of Obama organizers and volunteers to push for the president's second-term agenda.

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3:42pm

Tue November 20, 2012
It's All Politics

Democrats Poised To Pick Up Seats In Final House Tally

Originally published on Tue November 20, 2012 5:00 pm

Two weeks after Election Day, the results are almost final. It appears the U.S. House of Representatives will be filled with 234 Republicans and 201 Democrats, though the outcome is not yet official in two states.
Brendan Hoffman Getty Images

Two weeks after Election Day, it appears the partisan makeup of the new House of Representatives will be 234 Republicans and 201 Democrats, although the outcome is not yet official in two states.

One result that did become clear on Tuesday: Republican Rep. Allen West, a Tea Party favorite, conceded to Democrat Patrick Murphy in Florida.

Unresolved races remain in Louisiana and North Carolina.

A new district map forced two Republican incumbents to run against each other in Louisiana. They will meet in a runoff on Dec. 8.

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