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May 15, 2012
May 14, 2012

Ron Paul stops campaigning for White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul effectively ended his White House bid on Monday, saying he would no longer campaign actively in states that have yet to hold primary elections.

Instead, Paul’s campaign will concentrate on trying to add to its tally of delegates to the Republican National Convention in August by sending large groups of supporters to state conventions to elect themselves to delegate slots.

May 11, 2012

Obama places big bet on gay marriage issue

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama called his decision to support same-sex marriage the result of a personal evolution but it also appears to have been a calculated political choice made with an eye on the November 6 election.

In becoming the first U.S. president to publicly support gay marriage, polling analysts said Thursday, Obama essentially is betting that his decision will generate enough enthusiasm among young people to offset any votes he will lose from moderate and conservative whites who disagree with him.

May 9, 2012

For Obama, potential good news in Indiana, less so in North Carolina

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – For Democratic President Barack Obama, Republican-leaning Indiana suddenly might be a little more winnable in the November 6 election.

But North Carolina, a politically divided state where Obama will be in a close battle with Republican Mitt Romney, may have just gotten a little tougher for the president.

May 8, 2012

Obama leads Romney, helped by independents: Reuters poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama extended his lead over Republican Mitt Romney to seven percentage points because of increased support from independent voters and some optimism over the U.S. economy, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday.

Obama was backed by 49 percent of registered voters in a telephone poll conducted from May 3-7, compared to 42 percent who supported his likely rival in November’s presidential election. In April, the poll showed Obama leading Romney 47 percent to 43 percent.

May 8, 2012

Obama leads Romney, helped by independents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama extended his lead over Republican Mitt Romney to seven percentage points because of increased support from independent voters and some optimism over the economy, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday.

Obama was backed by 49 percent of registered voters in a telephone poll conducted from May 3-7, compared to 42 percent who supported his likely rival in November’s presidential election. In April, the poll showed Obama leading Romney 47 percent to 43 percent.

May 8, 2012
May 8, 2012
May 4, 2012

Americans favor limited U.S. role in Afghanistan: Reuters Poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Most Americans want U.S. troops out of Afghanistan and oppose a significant long-term commitment to support that nation’s economy and security, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Friday.

But the poll also indicated that most Americans favor keeping some U.S. forces in Afghanistan to help train that nation’s troops, and to continue missions targeting al-Qaeda.

May 4, 2012

Americans favor limited U.S. role in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Most Americans want U.S. troops out of Afghanistan and oppose a significant long-term commitment to support that nation’s economy and security, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Friday.

But the poll also indicated that most Americans favor keeping some U.S. forces in Afghanistan to help train that nation’s troops, and to continue missions targeting al-Qaeda.

    • About Deborah

      "General assignment reporter in Washington, DC where she has previously covered the White House, Justice Department, Homeland Security and foreign affairs. Debbie has covered three presidential campaigns, including extensive coverage of Obama from 2007 through inauguration. Also worked in bureaus in Madrid, Bangkok, Montreal, Toronto, New York and Buenos Aires. In February she covered her fifth Olympics in Vancouver."
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