How many ways are there to resolve the debt ceiling crisis? Negotiators meeting at the White House seem to hit one impasse after another, and frustration on both sides is mounting as an Aug. 2 deadline looms to avoid default on America’s debt obligations. Still, at least five options for handling the matter have been discussed in recent days and months. Other possible solutions may well emerge, but here’s the state of play on the options to date.
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.