Tag Archives: presidential election 2012

Election Recap: Obama wins; Yoho, Nugent to DC; Nelson, Brown retain seats

By on November 7th, 2012 | Last updated: November 8, 2012 at 11:59 am

In Tuesday night’s election, President Barack Obama was said to have won re-election. Florida is the only state that has not been called, but politicians from the state like Bill Nelson and Corrine Brown have been named the winners of their respective races.

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UF political science professors preview nationwide races

By on November 6th, 2012 | Last updated: November 6, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Blue or red, donkey or elephant, Democrat or Republican — Tuesday voters nationwide will be making decisions for local, state and national elections.

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23rd Precinct changes voting line arrangements due to weather

By on November 5th, 2012 | Last updated: November 5, 2012 at 4:06 pm

The 23rd Precinct is modifying its Election Day plans in case of rain. Voters at the precinct, which is located at 2121 SW 16 St., will be able to line up in a hallway while waiting to cast their ballots.

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In the News: Florida Amendment 4, Bogus letters, Charter schools, Foreign policy debate, TSA theft

By on October 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: October 23, 2012 at 10:12 am

Not many are familiar with page-long Amendment 4 – Florida voters will decide on Amendment 4, a state constitutional amendment opponents say could shift a greater property tax burden to existing homeowners. Supporter say first-time homebuyers, businesses and snowbirds would [...]

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In the News: More fed tax than grants in Fla., Sex education in Keys, Fla. foreclosures, Hillary Clinton on Libya, Second presidential debate

By on October 16th, 2012 | Last updated: October 17, 2012 at 9:40 am

Florida pays more in federal taxes than it gets back in grants – The Alachua County Commission decided to return $750,000 to the Florida Department of Transportation that had been earmarked for extending a bicycle path to connect the city of [...]

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Policy think tank CEO says Romney-Ryan budget could cost Floridians

By on October 11th, 2012 | Last updated: October 11, 2012 at 3:23 pm

A report from the Center for American Progress Action Fund said the proposed Romney-Ryan budget could cost Floridians millions of dollars in benefits they already receive.

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In the News: Zimmerman wants delay in trial, Roach-eating contest death, Florida voter registration ends Tuesday, Obama and Romney tied in polls, Social Security benefits increase, Sandusky sentenced, America’s greenest city

By on October 9th, 2012 | Last updated: October 17, 2012 at 9:46 am

George Zimmerman to ask for delay in trial– Zimmerman requested a delay in his trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin and asked for the release of Martin’s school records and social media accounts. The Florida Times-Union Man collapses, dies [...]

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Five Takeaways From The First Presidential Debate

By Alan Greenblatt on October 4th, 2012 | Last updated: October 4, 2012 at 7:21 am

President Obama came across as defensive and lackluster, while Romney sounded confident and may have begun a late-season pivot to the center. It may not be enough to erase Obama’s polling lead, even in the short run, but Democrats will want to hone their messages for the debates to come.

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Education to have prominent role in presidential debates

By on October 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:45 pm

The first presidential debate will take place on Wednesday. Education is likely to be an important topic for both the presidential and vice presidential debates.

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In the News: Apple apologizes, voter purges, Libertarian candidate, missing UF student

By on September 28th, 2012 | Last updated: September 28, 2012 at 10:40 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook apologizes for Maps application | Gainesville.com – Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized for the issues caused by its Maps application. He said the company is reworking the error-infested application. Issues like nonexistent locations or problematic directions [...]

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