Tagged: election 2012


Maryland election results: initiatives and local candidates

By Urvi Banerjee | Nov. 11, 2012, 1:45 p.m. | In Local »

Maryland voters passed several historic initiatives and continued to support Democrat candidates in the election Tuesday. Marylanders voted in favor of questions 4, 6 and 7 and reelected Sen. Ben Cardin (D) and seven House incumbents, six of whom are Democrats.


Election Results: Barack Obama and Joe Biden win reelection

By Grace Hill | Nov. 7, 2012, 12:06 a.m. | In National »

Barack Obama defeats Mitt Romney, 303 to 206, winning both Virginia and Ohio.


Couch Potato: Election-related TV you can't miss

By Emma Yeager | Nov. 6, 2012, 4:35 p.m. | In Television »

To calm your nerves before we find out the next President of the United States – or, later, to dry your tears if your candidate-of-choice doesn't get elected – check out these election-related snippets of TV comedy.


Maryland statewide ballot questions: the big three

By Hannah Lynn | Nov. 2, 2012, 7:18 p.m. | In National »

Along with voting for president, Maryland voters get to vote on the state's DREAM act, Marriage Equality bill and Gaming Expansion bill.


Living the American DREAM

By Stacy Mathew Mimi Verdonk | Nov. 2, 2012, 9:57 a.m. | In Features »

While many college-bound seniors think they have it tough, imagine applying to colleges, searching for scholarships and fighting to stay in the country. For some Blazers this isn't just a hypothetical, this is reality.


Data mining degrades democracy

By Emma Yeager | Oct. 30, 2012, 8:10 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

With all the scrutiny that comes with campaigning for the oval office, President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney have allowed the nation to pry into their personal lives and histories. What voters may not realize, however, is just how much the two campaigns know about the public.


SilverStyle: First lady edition

By Stacy Mathew | Oct. 24, 2012, 1:12 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

With the 2012 Presidential Election just two weeks away, many people have been paying close attention to President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney's every move. However, the first lady is giving us another reason to pay attention.


Changes to Maryland voting system spark concern

By Aanchal Johri | Oct. 23, 2012, 12:05 p.m. | In Local »

This year's Election Day (Nov. 6) marks the first time early voting and photo identification will be exhibited in a Maryland presidential election.


RECAP: Presidential debate highlights, Obama vs. Romney vs. Lehrer

By Brittany Cheng Hannah Lynn | Oct. 4, 2012, 10:24 p.m. | In National »

For those who haven't watched the debate, Silver Chips Online has compiled a list of the good, the bad and the just plain sassy. Here's a rundown of the Top 10 boldest statements of the night.


2012 Presidential Election candidates on key issues

By Brittany Cheng Hannah Lynn | Sept. 17, 2012, 7:53 p.m. | In National »

Here at Silver Chips Online, we've taken the liberty to read and sum up both major parties' 2012 platforms, so you don't have to.


A literal peanut gallery at the RNC

By Aanchal Johri | Sept. 1, 2012, 11:19 a.m. | In News Blog »

After an incident at the Republican National Convention, CNN camerawoman Patricia Carroll will probably find it hard to enjoy another peanut again.


Suppressing the vote

By Emma Yeager | Aug. 26, 2012, 11:29 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

In preparation for the presidential and congressional elections in November, a growing number of states have passed "voter identification" laws.


Romney bets wrong on Ryan

By Sam Lewando | Aug. 20, 2012, 5:58 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney has finally emerged as the GOP nominee to take on Obama. To do this, he has chosen Congressman Paul Ryan for his running mate. This choice represents a decision to focus his campaign on economic issues and maintain his core voter base for the election. However, Romney has made an mistake in choosing Ryan, as Ryan's lack of short-term solutions and experience will hurt the GOP ticket.


Fed forgets ed

By Aanchal Johri | June 29, 2012, 1:54 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Last week, the College Board finally acknowledged what many educators fail to: many of the 1.2 million kids who drop out of school each year have no other choice.


Enough of playing fair

By Emma Yeager | June 12, 2012, 9:15 p.m. | In News Blog »

Among the first political advertisements to hit Maryland during this presidential election was an attack ad, "You've Heard It All Before," released June 4 by the Obama campaign. Despite this advertisement, campaigning in Maryland so far has been minute when compared to that of other states.


'Merica, the beautiful

By Richard Chen | May 16, 2012, 12:36 p.m. | In News Blog »

On May 8, we became less of a country as North Carolina passed a constitutional ban on gay marriage. Instead of America, we should drop the "A" and call ourselves "'Merica," a crude and tacky denomination of our country that better reflects dogmatic beliefs getting more weight than public opinion. With North Carolina's amendment, we give one more reason why European nations such as France, Portugal and Sweden think we're dumb.


Coming back to bite

By Rachel Auerbach | May 13, 2012, 8:29 p.m. | In News Blog »

Everyone has moments of their lives that they are not proud of. For Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, some of those moments are coming back to haunt him on the campaign trail.


A constitutionality checkup

By Brittany Cheng | April 14, 2012, 4:43 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

President Barack Obama made a bold move while the U.S. Supreme Court analyzed the constitutionality of one of his laws: he took another shot at the high court. Although the PPACA, including the insurance mandate, is far from perfect (it notably has stirred other controversies), it breaches neither the Commerce Clause of the Constitution nor infringes on our civil liberties.


2012 GOP candidates or… traveling circus?

By Hannah Lynn | Oct. 6, 2011, 3:59 p.m. | In News Blog »

The republican presidential candidates have been debating each other since May, but sometimes they seem more like "Saturday Night Live" characters than people actually running for office.


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