Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, says race matters less – 'The sky didn't fall' – in the 2012 election, which is overwhelmingly about jobs and the economy.
Conservatives have howled over the health-care reform law's requirement that people buy insurance. But recent comments from the Romney campaign have some wondering if the presumptive GOP nominee is now embracing it.
Why Mitt Romney would court the CIA chief and war hero as his pick for running mate is clear. But David Petraeus has said he 'will never be' a politician. 'No way, no how.'
Stephen Colbert, playing with the theory that Mitt Romney's team will be polishing the Wikipedia entry of his VP choice, urged viewers to recklessly edit entries of potential picks. Wikipedia was not amused.
At issue is whether the Obama administration's new waivers, allowing states to experiment with alternative work requirements, will undermine the historic welfare reform program. Independent fact checkers say, no.
The conservative Twittersphere has erupted in anger over a new ad that targets Mitt Romney’s time at Bain Capital. In it, a former steelworker basically charges that Mr. Romney’s actions caused his wife’s death.
Pressure is mounting on Mitt Romney to 'go bold' with his VP pick, even if the assumption is that he'll play it safe. A three-day bus tour at week's end is being eyed as a good time to make an announcement.
The Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting elicited renewed calls for gun control, but surveys show it's not a pressing issue for the US public. Obama and his spokesman talked only of combatting violence.
The FBI has been called into the Wisconsin Sikh temple investigation on the grounds that shooter Wade Michael Page had ties to white supremacist organizations, but no motive has yet been determined.
There's no proof that Sen. Harry Reid is correct in asserting that Mitt Romney paid no taxes for 10 years. But he has succeeded in keeping the political universe focused on Romney's wealth and finances, not the struggling economy.
Mitt Romney says Senate majority leader Harry Reid should 'put up or shut up' in response to Reid's accusations that he didn't pay taxes for 10 years. Will lines like that help him win over voters?