Rumors that Obama might shelve Vice President Joe Biden are just that – rumors. But there are reasons, historically, that such rumors get started, usually rooted in a sense the president needs a reelection boost.
Ron Paul, saying he has more support than in his previous two bids for the White House, says he won't run for reelection to Congress so he can focus all his energy on his run for president.
Sarah Palin's decidedly unpresidential pose on the cover of Newsweek suggests that she has decided not to run, even as she tells the magazine, 'I do believe that I can win.'
Republican 'Super PAC' American Crossroads aims to spend $120 million during Election 2012, a level it says it needs to compete with big dollars raised by President Obama. However, Chairman Mike Duncan and President Steven Law won't weigh in for any candidate during the GOP primary.
Several civil-rights groups sued the state of Alabama Friday to block what some observers say is the toughest anti-illegal-immigration law to date. Among other things, it mandates that primary and secondary schools check residency status of students. Federal lawsuits have now been filed against the five states that have passed such laws during the past 15 months. The rulings that have come down, which have all been against the laws, have been appealed by the states' attorneys general in the hope that the Supreme Court will take up the issue. Here is the legal state of play for all five state laws:
Americans will base their votes not on the unemployment rate, but on their own economic situation, says top political adviser David Plouffe. The GOP jumps all over the comment.
Barack Obama Sr. apparently discussed adoption before little Barack was born, according to news reports. It didn't happen, but two US presidents were, or considered themselves to be, adopted.