It's All Politics
Nov 19, 2012 — Debate over the so-called fiscal cliff has dominated the post-election agenda. But the challenge of dealing with long-term debt and the annual deficit has been brewing for years. And one man who has kept his focus and money on that target is the billionaire Peter G. Peterson.
Nov 14, 2012 — Sen.-elect Angus King of Maine, who cruised to victory last week running as an independent, said Wednesday that he will caucus with Senate Democrats, giving them in effect a 55-45 seat advantage next year.
Nov 13, 2012 — Virtually everyone agrees that allowing the nation to fall off the so-called fiscal cliff would be a bad thing. Government programs would be cut, taxes would rise, and experts say the economy would fall back into recession. And after all that, the nation still would be dealing with a budget deficit.
Nov 8, 2012 — A number of people are in the running for Cabinet appointments in President Obama's second term.
Nov 2, 2012 — From a DVD claiming that President Obama's real father was a communist poet, to small-market TV ads of child readers urging support for the president, this campaign season has seen its share of outside-the-mainstream efforts to influence the election.
Nov 2, 2012 — With the presidential election looking to be very close, the outcome could come down to relatively few votes in a battleground state. That has the political parties, state election offices and lawyers for the campaigns preparing a post-Tuesday strategy.
Oct 31, 2012 — A barrage of unsolicited anti-Obama text messages appears to be linked to a GOP consulting group, based in Virginia. The websites sending the messages have been suspended.
Oct 26, 2012 — Mitt Romney's pledge to add 12 million jobs to the economy over four years may sound like a very big number, especially coming out of a deep recession followed by three years of lackluster job growth. But some economists say it's realistic, and even if President Obama wins re-election.
Oct 26, 2012 — Democrats and Republicans are on track to spend about $1 billion each on TV advertising in the presidential race — most of it negative and almost all in battleground states. There's little evidence the ads sway voters, but the campaigns are happy to settle for low odds, given the lingering memories of the close 2000 election.
Oct 25, 2012 — Both conservative and liberal groups are preparing to monitor the Nov. 6 elections. They're all looking to report any transgressions they may see on Election Day.