Ann Romney had only to 'humanize' her husband in her GOP convention speech. As first lady, Michelle Obama has a much harder task, and heartwarming stories may not be enough.
Betty White should make a cameo at the Democratic convention, an online petition pleads. After all, Betty White and President Obama already appear to be pals.
Kal Penn, a star of the drug-befuddled 'Harold & Kumar' films as well as an outreach coordinator for the White House, will host the campaign's live stream of the Democratic convention.
Julian Castro, the keynote speaker at the Democratic convention, is a young Hispanic politician on the rise, like Sen. Marco Rubio. But in some ways, he has more in common with Barack Obama.
President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney agree on the need to overhaul the federal tax code to produce a simpler tax system with lower rates. But they disagree on whether tax reform should also increase government revenues. Here are five tax issues on which they differ.
Democrats launch their case for President Obama's re-election as his nominating convention opens on Tuesday. They plan to use the convention to highlight the party's diversity, featuring black, young and Hispanic speakers to appeal to the voting blocs that helped Obama to a comfortable victory in 2008.
From the looks of the Democratic convention seating map, Arkansas delegates have the worst seats in the house. Hope Arkansan Bill Clinton, who will give a prime-time speech, isn't insulted by that.
Not since Bob Dole's GOP convention speech in 1996 has a nominee's address fared so poorly with the public, says a new Gallup poll. Other surveys, though, show a definite gain for Mitt Romney.
For his pursuit of diplomacy with Iran, President Obama has reaped a sputtering international diplomatic effort to curtail Tehran’s nuclear program. Rival MItt Romney says a weak Iran policy gave Tehran 3-1/2 years to progress toward “nuclear weapons capability,” but his specifics often don't sound different from Obama's. Here are three areas on Iran where the two do differ.
Barack Obama made history on May 9 when he became the first sitting US president to declare support for same-sex marriage. Mitt Romney has said he is against it. But gay issues extend beyond same-sex marriage.
More companies are hiring people 65 and older because they believe they are reliable and productive, while the seniors themselves need – and want – to work. But is the trend squeezing out young people?