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Same-sex marriage question unites proponents, opponents

Borrowing from a remark made soon after the 2012 U.S. presidential election was history, this isn't your parents' election any more, particularly down-ballot where all those statewide questions were printed.
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Adviser: Romney 'shellshocked' by loss

Adviser: Romney 'shellshocked' by loss

BOSTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- An adviser to presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Romney's campaign staff was optimistic of winning until voting results began coming in.
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McCain adviser calls HBO film 'accurate'

McCain adviser calls HBO film 'accurate'

LOS ANGELES, March 12 (UPI) -- John McCain's former campaign manager Steve Schmidt says the HBO movie "Game Change" is an accurate portrayal of McCain's 2008 U.S. presidential campaign.
Harris, Harrelson cast in Palin TV movie

Harris, Harrelson cast in Palin TV movie

LOS ANGELES, March 25 (UPI) -- Ed Harris has been cast as John McCain and Woody Harrelson as his adviser in HBO's upcoming TV movie, "Game Change," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Book on '08 race portrays 'other' Palin

Book on '08 race portrays 'other' Palin

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- As her vice presidential debate with Sen. Joe Biden neared, Sarah Palin became "the other Sarah," says the co-author of a book on the 2008 presidential race.
Strategist warns against Palin campaign

Strategist warns against Palin campaign

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A former strategist for U.S. Sen. John McCain says the Arizona Republican's former running mate, Sarah Palin, should not seek the U.S. presidency in 2012.

McCain campaign aide backs gay marriage

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- The manager of U.S. Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign said Friday a "sound conservative argument" can be made for same-sex marriage.
Strategist says McCain skipped Wright ad

Strategist says McCain skipped Wright ad

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., refused to use a presidential campaign advertisement about the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, one of his electoral strategists says.

McCain seeks post-bailout bounce-back

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Campaigners for Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain say there is still plenty of time for a post-Wall Street bailout bounce-back in his favor.
McCain aide blasts The New York Times

McCain aide blasts The New York Times

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A senior campaign official for Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain says The New York Times "is not a journalistic organization."

Retreating Peruvian glacier is studied

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- As an Andean glacier retreats, tiny life forms move in, and U.S. scientists say that has implications for how life might have once flourished on Mars.

Change in leadership marks McCain's climb

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Supporters of Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain attribute his steady gains in the polls to party operative Steve Schmidt handling strategy and operations.

McCain campaign changes leadership

WASHINGTON, July 2 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain's U.S. presidential campaign staff has been altered, with political adviser Steve Schmidt tapped to take over the day-to-day leadership role.

McCain adviser outlines strategy

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- An adviser to Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee for U.S. president, has outlined a strategy to depict Democrat Barack Obama as self-serving.
Obama rejects public campaign funding

Obama rejects public campaign funding

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in a video message to his supporters, Thursday said he will opt out of accepting public campaign financing.

McCain in trouble, Republicans say

WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) -- Resignations by high-ranking strategists and a disorganized national campaign threatens Sen. John McCain's race for the U.S. presidency, Republicans say.
Critics say McCain flip-flopped on taxes

Critics say McCain flip-flopped on taxes

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Republican presidential candidate John McCain will be pushed to explain why he changed his mind about taxes, campaign analysts say.
McCain begins a get-to-know-him tour

McCain begins a get-to-know-him tour

PHOENIX, March 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee for U.S. president, begins a nationwide tour to help U.S. voters get to know him better.

Cheney at odds on military detainees

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Vice President Dick Cheney has been at odds with the U.S. Defense Department's rules on the treatment of military detainees.

Cheney set for surgery next week

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Vice President Dick Cheney is scheduled to undergo surgery to treat an aneurysm in his leg, Roll Call reported Friday.

White House: Roberts interview no conflict

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Bush administration officials were interviewing Judge John Roberts for the Supreme Court while he was hearing a case critical to Bush policy on terrorism.

Inauguration shooting for record costs

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The inaugural committee for U.S. President George Bush is looking to raise more than $40 million -- a record price tag for the event.

Bush campaign lawyer resigns in 527 flap

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A lawyer in President Bush's re-election campaign resigned Wednesday after admitting he helped a veterans group challenging John Kerry's military record.

Liberal ads to take on Kerry detractors

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Television ads challenging Republican criticism of U.S. Sen. John Kerry's military record and questioning President Bush's own record began airing Tuesday.
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