The end of the fiscal year is typically a flash point for partisan battles, but not with a 'fiscal cliff' looming after November elections. Even GOP conservatives are accepting higher spending levels, rather than risk a government shutdown.
President Obama is defying political gravity – pulling ahead of Mitt Romney, even as pessimism about the economy grows. The question is, how long can he keep it up?
Congressional Budget Office finds that the Supreme Court's ruling will cut $84 billion from the cost of health-care reform, as states opt out of new law's call to expand coverage for low-income families.
Although labor unions have had some reservations about President Obama, they're still looking to him as their best ally in the 2012 election. Meanwhile, Republicans who are hoping to further curb unions are putting stock in Mitt Romney.
Gun control activists say the Colorado shootings should be a wake-up call, but Americans' views on guns aren't swayed by individual tragedies, polls show. The candidates know that.
President Obama and Mitt Romney have changed their scheduled events today. The president addressed the Colorado shooting tragedy this morning, saying It's a chance to put divisive rhetoric aside and try to bring the nation together. Romney also addressed the theater shooting.
Rep. Michele Bachmann said that a longtime aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton may have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and that the group is trying to infiltrate the US government.
Despite pressure – even within his party – to release the tax returns, the Romney campaign is standing pat. Responding to critics, Anne Romney said: 'We've given all you people need to know.'