Presidential debates rarely make a difference in the outcome, according to the last half century of polling results. But rarely doesn't mean never, and oops moments can be critical. Ask Rick Perry.
The Democrats 'drive for 25' is unrealistic as analysts predict Republicans will lose only 12 House seats in Election 2012. One GOP advantage: Conservative 'super PACs' will spend 'tens of millions.'
The battle for the Senate now looks like a standoff with neither Republicans nor Democrats likely to win the 60 seats needed for political control. Will partisan gridlock change after Election 2012?
In his latest incarnation as foreign policy expert, Donald Trump blames the Obama administration for a 'debacle' in Benghazi and for not claiming the spoils due the 'victor' in Libya.
Political spin coming out of the presidential debate Wednesday will be fierce. But the savvy viewer looks for more than winner and losers. Here's a guide to viewing the presidential debate.
If Mitt Romney can't turn things around at Wednesday's debate, some observers speculate that he could see an exodus of donors and other supporters – including GOP mastermind Karl Rove.
Mitt Romney pivots off the 'jobs' issue and criticizes President Obama's Middle East policy – from Syria and Iran to Israel and Egypt. The tactic is perhaps meant to remind voters that the GOP traditionally has owned defense-and-security matters.
Team Obama characterizes Mitt Romney as a fantastic debater. Team Romney notes the president's public-speaking prowess. Both sides are enumerating challenges for their guy ahead of the first debate, in hopes of then exceeding expectations.
President Obama doesn't need a decisive win as badly as Mitt Romney does in the upcoming debate – but he can't afford any missteps, either.
Gaffes don't typically have much effect, but Mitt Romney's secretly recorded remarks may have staying power. His polls started falling soon after his words went public – and continue to drop.
Half don't earn enough to pay federal income taxes; many pay other ways.