Thursday, October 11, 2012
As Election Day 2012 draws closer, we want to hear from undecided voters around Michigan.
While most voters have already made up their minds whether they want to re-elect President Barack Obama or cast their ballots in favor of former Gov. Mitt Romney, about 7 percent of the likely voting population remains undecided, according to the Huffington Post. It’s that undecided group we want to reach out to in Michigan. We’d like to hear from those of you who remain unsure which way you’ll go on Nov. 6. Here are our questions for you: What has prevented you from making up your mind so far? Is there a particular issue or stand on an issue you’re waiting to hear more from the candidates about? What would make you favor one candidate over another? Maybe you're passionate about the economy and haven't heard a plan that resonates yet? …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney was held Oct. 3. Find out when the next matchups are scheduled and what the topics are.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Nearly 60 million people tuned in Oct. 3 to watch the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. There will be three more debates before election day on Nov. 6. Here's the schedule: Topic: Domestic policy Air Time: 9-10:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Location: University of Denver in Denver, Colo. Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates Participants: President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney Moderator: Jim Lehrer (Host of NewsHour on PBS) The debate focused on domestic policy and was divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics selected by the moderator, including health care, government's role and the deficit. Lehrer opened each segment with…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Wednesday's "debate was the most decisive victory since Kennedy beat Nixon,” one Republican influencer said of the first showdown between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney won Wednesday night’s presidential debate in "decisive" fashion, according to a Wednesday night flash survey of influential Republicans. Fifty-eight Republicans from southeastern Michigan used an automated anonymous survey tool to offer their opinions about the first presidential debate between Barack Obama and Romney. Eighteen Red Mitten responses were collected over a 90-minute period. This poll differed from our previous Red Mitten survey in that responses were taken in a much shorter time frame. “Tonight's debate was the most decisive victory since Kennedy beat Nixon,” one Republican influencer said. “It changes the campaign narrative and changes the momentum toward Mitt Romney.” Sixteen of the Republican insiders said …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debated for the first time Wednesday night. How do you think they did?
The first of four debates heading up to the Nov. 6 presidential election was held Wednesday night, broadcast live from the University of Denver. In arguably one of the most highly anticipated events of the campaign season, President Barack Obama and Republican contender Gov. Mitt Romney went head to head on issues pertaining to domestic policy. Who do you think won the debate? Weigh in on our poll alongside other Michigan Patch readers, and tell us in the comments why you think Obama or Romney came out on top. Also: Check out the replay from our live coverage, during which Patch readers shared their thoughts on specific policy points and speech moments. Remaining presidential and vice-presidential debates are set for the following dates:
The first 2012 Presidential Debate airs live at 9 p.m. EST on Wednesday. Talk about it on Patch!
Planning to watch the first 2012 Presidential Debate Wednesday night at home? The political banter kicks off at 9 p.m. live on national television. Here at Patch, we'll be live, too—hosting a real-time discussion about the debate, major political issues that affect Michigan and the country, and what viewers think of each candidate's campaign promises. Join our discussion starting at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and tell us what you think about the election, the issues and the candidates. We'll be posting polls on topics from the debate, as well as photos and commentary from our Presidential Debate Watch Party in Dearborn. Want to join us in person? Head to the Good Times Caffe, located at 22180 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn, where we'll be hosting our …
Republican nominee Mitt Romney and Democratic incumbent President Barack Obama will go head-to-head at 9 o'clock in the first of three meetings.
On Wednesday, Oct. 3, Republican nominee Mitt Romney and Democratic incumbent President Barack Obama will discuss domestic policy in the first presidential debate. Will you tune in for the debate? Leave a comment at the bottom of this article. Jim Lehrer of PBS' NewsHour will moderate the first debate as the candidates focus on domestic policy. The debate will be divided into six time segments; Lehrer will open each segment with a question and each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The debate will run from 9 to 10:30 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and C-SPAN, as well as cable news channels including CNN, MSNBC and more. The debate will be streamed live online here. Here's a guide to the national debate …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
George Stephens of Madison Heights stood Thursday at the corner of 12 Mile Road and Coolidge Highway with signs in support of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and in opposition to abortion and homosexuality.
Anti-abortion activist George Stephens took his message to the streets this week in Berkley. The Madison Heights resident stood Thursday evening at the corner of 12 Mile Road and Coolidge Highway with signs in support of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and in opposition to abortion and homosexuality. "Berkley made it personal when they voted against the nativity," Stephens said when asked why he chose to demonstrate in the city. Berkley voted in 2007 against allowing a nativity scene to be placed outside of City Hall during the Christmas season. Stephens added that he focuses his efforts in liberal-leaning communities along the Woodward Avenue corridor. "I don't like how all the recent political campaigns have pushed away …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Berkley and Huntington Woods residents have donated more than $70,000 to President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, according to an interactive database of campaign contributions from the Federal Election Commission.
- Don Wyatt
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
This election cycle, Berkley and Huntington Woods residents are giving President Barack Obama vastly more contributions than they are to Republican challenger Mitt Romney. According to Federal Election Commission records, Huntington Woods residents have made 22 donations of $1,000 or more to both presidential campaigns. Of those, six were checks to Romney, including four contributions greater than $2,400. Obama received 16 contributions of at least $1,000, including eight contributions greater than $2,400. In total, Huntington Woods residents have contributed $66,340.95 to the candidates. One Berkley resident made a donation of $1,000 or more, which went to Romney, the Federal Election Commission reports. In total, Berkley residents have …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
In a Blue Mitten survey of influential Michigan Democrats, most respondents felt more optimistic about Barack Obama's chances of winning in Michigan in the presidential election.
Democratic insiders feel more optimistic about President Barack Obama’s chances of winning Michigan in November's presidential election: that’s the finding of this week’s Blue Mitten survey of influential Democrats. Thirty-one Democrats from the southeastern Michigan area were asked, using an automated survey tool, their opinions about the presidential election following the Democratic and Republican conventions. Twenty-three responses were collected. Twenty-one influencers said they were more confident about Obama’s chances of winning Michigan then they were before the conventions. Two said their opinions had not changed since the conventions. But it may have been a former president who stole the show last week in Charlotte, NC. Eleven …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Mr. Obama is the 44th President of the United States and is looking to get reelected in the 2012 elections.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Name : Mr. Barack Hussein Obama Age : 51 Place of residence : Chicago, IL Attended college : Yes College : Columbia University Degree : Bachelor's degree in Political Science Year of graduation : 1983 University : Harvard University Law school Area of research : Juris Doctorate Year of graduation : 1991 Job titles held: Community Organizer, Developing Communities Project President, Harvard Law Review Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Chicago Law School Party affiliation: Democrat Running for a: Federal office Running for position: President of the United States Incumbent: Yes First elected: 1996 Previous elective offices : U.S. Senator (Ill.) Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None. Address P.O. Box 803638 …