The preponderance of evidence suggests that a new Bloomberg poll is probably an outlier. Other polls put Obama ahead of Mitt Romney in the presidential race by one or two points.
MItt Romney offers a prescription for the ailing US economy that hews to Republican principles. But it also has some unorthodox differences. Well-off Americans could get fewer government benefits and pay more for Medicare.
More countries are taking modern-day slavery seriously and more people are being prosecuted, says the annual State Department report on Trafficking in Persons.
As Jamie Dimon testifies before Congress (again), Occupy protesters don pointy hats to promote the 'Robin Hood tax' on stock and bond transactions – an idea Washington opposes.
Six percent of Ron Paul’s campaign spending goes to fundraising, mainly via Internet 'money bombs.' Mitt Romney's campaign spends 23 percent of what he raises to do the same thing.
Family ties and changing state demographics could help in Michigan, but Mitt Romney has a long way to go to overcome President Obama's lead in the polls – and his own opposition to the auto bailout.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is not being vetted as part of the Romney campaign's vice-presidential search, a report from ABC News says. Is that a snub of the GOP's most prominent Latino?
Between 2003 and 2008, the gap in life expectancy between white and black men fell from 6.5 years to 5.4, Canadian researchers found. For women, it fell from 4.6 years to 3.7.