Journalism

  1. Richmond, Va.’s daily newspaper, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, published an endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney Oct. 28. The piece said President Barack Obama has fallen short on promises he made during his campaign and that the United States needs someone who has proven himself to be successful:

    During the debates, the president’s personal attacks on his opponent were, most often, met with strong but dignified answers. The president showed himself to be the less presidential of the two contenders. As a result, we know now who is better suited to lead a great but troubled nation.

    Mitt Romney has succeeded as a family man, governor, entrepreneur, Olympic leader. He is a man of character, a problem-solver, a turnaround specialist. He has earned our enthusiastic endorsement. America needs President Romney.

    The Times-Dispatch is just one of many newspapers around the country endorsing candidates. Read about the Tampa Bay Times endorsing President Obama here.

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  2. Yes these numbers are true, but only if you take them in context. What does that 47 percent mean? … The same data shows that nearly two-thirds of households that paid no income tax did pay payroll taxes. And most people also pay some combination of state, local, sales, gas and property taxes.”

    - Lauri McNown, political science instructor at the University of Colorado at Boulder specializing in the American presidency on Romney’s “47 percent” remarks secretly recorded at a Florida fundraiser.

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  3. It’s all but certain that a handful of states will determine whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney will get to 270 electoral votes Nov. 6. And within those states, a few recurring narratives will dominate headlines and national perceptions about how those votes will swing in the fall: Economic recovery in Michigan. Immigration laws in Arizona. Union battles in Wisconsin. Northern Virginia (blue), and the rest of Virginia (not so blue).

    Today we’re launching The 12, a Washington Post blog powered by Tumblr and populated by student journalists at 12 universities in competitive 2012 election states. 

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About The 12

The 12 is a group Tumblr of The Washington Post and student journalists in 12 battleground states documenting the 2012 presidential election and capturing perspectives of young voters.

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