2012 Election http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22311/all en Obama immigration decision boosts Latino support, poll says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120618/obama-immigration-decision-boosts-latino-support President Barack Obama's support among Hispanic voters has surged following his executive order to halt the deportations of young undocumented immigrants, a new poll shows.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120618/obama-immigration-decision-boosts-latino-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 Election United States Mon, 18 Jun 2012 17:20:14 +0000 Sarah Wolfe 5708276 at http://www.globalpost.com Three top West Virginia Democrats are skipping this year's Democratic National Convention http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120619/top-west-virginia-democrats-skip-dnc Three prominent West Virginia Democrats announced that they will be skipping the Democratic National Convention this fall, in an attempt to distance themselves from President Obama. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120619/top-west-virginia-democrats-skip-dnc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 Election Americas Elections Politics United States Tue, 19 Jun 2012 19:53:02 +0000 Talia Ralph 5708520 at http://www.globalpost.com Bloomberg poll gives Obama 13-point lead over Romney http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120620/bloomberg-poll-gives-obama-13-point-lead-over-ro A new Bloomberg poll gives President Barack Obama a whopping 13-point lead over GOP challenger Mitt Romney.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120620/bloomberg-poll-gives-obama-13-point-lead-over-ro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 Election United States Wed, 20 Jun 2012 18:43:03 +0000 Sarah Wolfe 5708683 at http://www.globalpost.com Romney outlines immigration policy before Latino leaders http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120621/romney-outlines-immigration-policy-latino-leaders GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Thursday promised a long-term solution to allow young undocumented immigrants to stay in the United States and put forth a few minor proposals.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120621/romney-outlines-immigration-policy-latino-leaders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 Election United States Thu, 21 Jun 2012 20:36:14 +0000 Sarah Wolfe 5708917 at http://www.globalpost.com Don Young, GOP congressman, slammed for endorsing Democratic candidate (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120728/don-young-endorses-mazie-hirono-democrat-hawaii Bipartisan camaraderie between politicians from Alaska and Hawaii is a bit of a tradition, McClatchy Newpapers reported.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120728/don-young-endorses-mazie-hirono-democrat-hawaii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 Election Elections United States Sat, 28 Jul 2012 15:47:00 +0000 News Desk 5713950 at http://www.globalpost.com Cheney: Palin as VP candidate was 'a mistake' (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120729/cheney-palin-vp-candidate-mistake-video ABC also reported that Dick Cheney has given advice on filling the VP slot on the Republican ticket to the GOP’s 2012 presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, and Beth Myers, the woman charged with short-listing running mates for Romney.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120729/cheney-palin-vp-candidate-mistake-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 Election Elections United States Sun, 29 Jul 2012 16:11:26 +0000 News Desk 5714010 at http://www.globalpost.com Paul Ryan: Who is Mitt Romney's VP? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/120811/paul-ryan-who-mitt-romneys-vp What you need to know about Romney's running mate. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/120811/paul-ryan-who-mitt-romneys-vp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 Election 2012 US Elections Elections Politics United States Sat, 11 Aug 2012 13:16:00 +0000 Daniel DeFraia 5715759 at http://www.globalpost.com $500 million spent on Presidential campaign ads http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120816/half-billion-dollars-spent-presidential-campaign The vast majority of money spent by Super PAC's is going to support Republican candidate Mitt Romney. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120816/half-billion-dollars-spent-presidential-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 Election Elections United States Fri, 17 Aug 2012 01:23:00 +0000 Kaitlin Funaro 5716322 at http://www.globalpost.com Ryan campaigns with retired mom to pitch Medicare fix http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/120818/ryan-campaigns-retired-mom-pitch-medicare-fix Senior citizens are a key demographic that the Romney-Ryan ticket will have to win over if they are to grab Florida's 29 electoral votes. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/120818/ryan-campaigns-retired-mom-pitch-medicare-fix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 Election Politics United States Sat, 18 Aug 2012 20:05:29 +0000 Kaitlin Funaro 5716481 at http://www.globalpost.com Hurricane Isaac: GOP cancels first day of convention http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/120826/hurricane-isaac-gop-cancels-first-day-convention The Republican National Convention will now be three days long, instead of four. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/120826/hurricane-isaac-gop-cancels-first-day-convention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 Election Politics United States Sun, 26 Aug 2012 12:55:28 +0000 Kaitlin Funaro 5717200 at http://www.globalpost.com Romney's speech to reach out beyond base http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/120830/romneys-speech-reach-out-beyond-base Republicans still rely heavily on their base of support among older white voters. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/120830/romneys-speech-reach-out-beyond-base" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 Election Politics Thu, 30 Aug 2012 22:50:00 +0000 Kaitlin Funaro 5717828 at http://www.globalpost.com Latino TV grills President Obama for failed immigration reform http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120920/univision-hosts-second-presidential-forum-barack <p>Univision continued its presidential forums for a second and final day, this time with President Barack Obama. Univision asked the questions. Obama answered. America is reacting.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120920/univision-hosts-second-presidential-forum-barack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 Election Americas United States Fri, 21 Sep 2012 14:05:50 +0000 Katrine Dermody 5719945 at http://www.globalpost.com Pizza Hut promises free pizza to anyone who asks candidates about pizza at next presidential debate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/pizza-hut-promises-free-pizza-anyone-who-asks-candidates- “The next debate is town hall style, which means real people asking real questions."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/pizza-hut-promises-free-pizza-anyone-who-asks-candidates-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 Election Companies Business United States Weird Wide Web Tue, 09 Oct 2012 18:20:45 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5722065 at http://www.globalpost.com Political music videos: From Joan Baez to Nicki Minaj http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/political-banter-nicki-minaj-joan-baez In this election season candidates are receiving unsolicited, and likely unwelcome, endorsements from a variety of artists. We picked 8 of the best political songs of the last few years. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/political-banter-nicki-minaj-joan-baez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 Election Obama Romney Elections Hollyworld United States Fri, 02 Nov 2012 12:19:00 +0000 James Miller 5724094 at http://www.globalpost.com Romney wants "good relations" with Moscow http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/matt-romney-moscow-russia-putin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reports say the candidate's son Matt Romney brought a good-will message to America's "number-one geopolitical foe." </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gregory Feifer </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Matt Romney, son of the presidential candidate, <a href="http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/romneys-son-visits-russia/470923.html">was in enemy territory this week</a>: Moscow, reportedly for to search for investors for his California-based real estate company.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/matt-romney-moscow-russia-putin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 Election World Leaders Elections Chatter Russia United States Fri, 02 Nov 2012 14:12:48 +0000 Gregory Feifer 5724788 at http://www.globalpost.com