Electoral College set to affirm Obama re-election


President Barack Obama waves to supporters during a campaign rally in Byrd Park in Richmond, Va., on Oct. 25, 2012.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
 
Tradition trumped suspense Monday as members of the Electoral College cast the official, final votes in the 2012 presidential election, a constitutional formality on President Barack Obama's march to a second term.
 
 
 

Electoral College set to affirm Obama re-election
Tradition trumped suspense Monday as members of the Electoral College cast the official, final votes...
 

Election hits $2B mark amid last-minute donations
Remarkable for its last-minute surge of contributions, the U.S. presidential election witnessed unprecedented...
 

Face of US changing; elections to look different
It's not just the economy, stupid. It's the demographics — the changing face of America.
 

Obama: Americans agree with my approach on deficit Video
President Barack Obama, laying down his marker for grueling "fiscal cliff" negotiations, said Friday...
 

Changing times: Politicians' tears more common now Video
It seems out of place: The president of the United States breaking down in tears as he thanked campaign...
 

Gen Y: How the young vote was won
To get young voters to the polls this year, candidates had to get more creative than a 10-second attack...
 

Fla. counting last presidential votes; Obama leads Video
Florida is counting its final presidential ballots as President Barack Obama holds a narrow lead in the...
 

Obama's big Hispanic win worries GOP
Hispanic voted 71 percent in support for Obama, putting Republicans on notice that they must seriously...
 

Celebrities air post-election feelings online
Mariah Carey was so excited about President Barack Obama's re-election that she released a new song in...
 
 
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Alabama Politics


Byrne: NSA curbs needed
Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL) said there's a need to curb domestic surveillance by the NSA.
 

Byrne: Snapper rules "don't make sense"
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Supreme Court News


Supreme Court refuses to delay release…
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for the early release of nearly 10,000 California inmates…
 

NC challenges Alcoa's property rights for…
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina officials filed a lawsuit Friday in a long-running fight with Alcoa Inc. over who…
 

Fla. to resume voter purge after high court…
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal court is dismissing a lawsuit that a Hispanic civic group and two naturalized citizens…
 

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Blog: Campaign Curiosities


Fun with voting, part 2
Back on Election Day, I told you about the problem I had when I went to vote.. I’m just glad I didn’t need my…
 

“You say I already voted?”
I got a shock when I handed over my driver’s license to election officials this morning, only to find out I had already…
 

Former Ala. gubernatorial candidate donated…
A former Alabama gubernatorial candidate and staunch opponent of gay marriage has reportedly been donating sperm to women…
 

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Alabama (change)

 
Known as the “Heart of Dixie,” Alabama has a population of over 4.6 million residents. Montgomery is the capital city. Other major cities include Birmingham, Mobile, and Huntsville.
 
Offices & Officials

Governor: Robert Bentley
Lieutenant Governor: Kay Ivey
Attorney General: Luther Strange
State Treasurer: Young Boozer
Secretary of State: Beth Chapman

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