Wednesday, November 7, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The campaign Obama won was the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Exit polls show voters backing Barack Obama; national media give the state's 16 electoral votes to the president.
The polls have not been closed long, but based on exit polls results several media organizations have declared President Barack Obama the winner of Michigan's 16 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican and native son Mitt Romney. NBC, NPR, CNN, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post all have declared Obama the winner. Media outlets also have called the overall race for Obama. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and in recent elections has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Michigan. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key …
Michigan's voting goes until 8 p.m., but some polls elsewhere close earlier and presidential election results will be announce afterwards.
Michigan voters have until 8 p.m. Eastern to cast their Election 2012 ballots, but voting in other key swing states ends as much as an hour earlier, and exit polling could provide an early clue whether President Obama or Mitt Romney is closer to the White House as the presidential election results start coming in. The earliest key state to watch for presidential election results is Virginia, where polls close at 7 p.m. Eastern. Voting ends 30 minutes later in the swing states of Ohio and North Carolina. As Michigan's polls close, the swing states of Florida, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire close their polls, too. Nevada and Iowa, two other swing states that could prove pivotal in this year's presidential election, close voting at 10 p.m. …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debated for the third and final time on Monday night? How do you think they did? Let us know by voting in the poll and leaving a comment.
The fourth and final debate heading up to the Nov. 6 presidential election was held Monday night, broadcast live from Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. In their third meeting of campaign season, President Barack Obama and Republican contender Gov. Mitt Romney went head to head on issues of foreign 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. There were three prior presidential and vice presidential debates.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Here are details on today's Presidential Debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney and local debate viewing parties.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
What time is the presidential debate? The third presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22. Check below for more information on the presidential debates. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Local Debate Viewing Parties The Grosse Pointe Democrats are hosting a Presidential Debate Viewing Party at their office on Charlevoix in the Park from 8 - 11 pm. Free refreshments and munchies will be served. For more information, contact Kirkland Garey at 313-473-8540. Republican Presidential Debate Viewing Parties will be hosted in …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debated for the second time Tuesday night. How do you think they did? Let us know by voting in the poll and leaving a comment.
The third of four debates heading up to the Nov. 6 presidential election was held Tuesday night, broadcast live from Hofstra University. In their second meeting of campaign season, President Barack Obama and Republican contender Gov. Mitt Romney went head to head on issues of foreign and domestic policy in a town hall format. 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. There is one remaining presidential and vice-presidential debates are set for the following dates: There were two prior presidential and vice presidential debates.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Here are details on Tuesday's Presidential Debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
Monday, October 15, 2012
What time is the presidential debate? The second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining presidential debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. There will be a Team Romney Debate Watch Party beginning at 8:30 p.m. at the Livingston Victory Center, 2554 E. Grand River Ave. in Howell. There will be a Barack Obama Watch Party at 8 p.m. at the Northville Sports Den, 133 West Main in Northville. Below is more detailed …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The free quiz takes an in-depth look at your stance on a range of issues, then compares them to the presidential candidates' responses.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Still on the fence about which candidate you'd like to vote for? Try iSideWith.com, an online political tool that matches your stance on various issues with those of Mitt Romney, Barack Obama or those running on other lines, such as Jill Stein, presidential candidate for the Green Party. The site was launched earlier this year to help voters match up with their ideal candidate, and it's quickly gaining popularity through social media channels. In fact, according to iSideWith.com's homepage, more than a million people have taken the free quiz to determine their ideal candidate since it went live in March. The quiz covers everything from social issues to foreign policy. Answers can also be fine tuned: You can choose general or more detailed…
Sunday, October 7, 2012
As usual, there was plenty of news in Fenton this week.
Here is a look at what you might have missed. We provided you with resources around Fenton to help readers stay healthy, as research shows good nutrition and exercise can help prevent breast cancer. Fenton Patch had its Election Guide 2012, with information readers need about every race in town. Many are thinking pink for October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we had ways you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in Michigan. In addition, we had the story about a Fenton mother, Marcy Watters, who has opened Ms. Ali’s Gluten Free Treats at the Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi. Watters has made baked goods for years for her daughter, who has celiac disease. Also on Monday, Fenton Patch let you know about runners from …
There was a lot of news around Fenton this week.
Here is a list of the top five most interesting stories from the Fenton area this week. 1. The Hartland Teen Center Opens With a Successful First Week, according to Hartland Patch. 2. Investigators say the fire that destroyed several historic buildings in downtown Byron early Monday morning was arson, NBC 25 reports. State fire officials said the blaze was intentionally started in the apartment above Janelle’s restaurant. 3. The Genesee County Jail is overcrowded, and if the problem hasn’t resolved by next week, some inmates will receive time cut from their sentences, the Flint Journal says. The jail population on Thursday was 621, down from 700 at the height of the overcrowding emergency. The number needs to be reduced to 525. 4. Linden …