A study shows that high-end compensation for private college presidents is increasing. In 2004, no presidents made $1 million or more. In 2008, 30 did.
But a majority of Americans don't believe Obama has affected race relations in the US one way or the other, according to a new Monitor/TIPP poll.
A white woman led the field in Atlanta mayoral race 2009 results, but she'll face a black opponent in a runoff. Race has been a subtle factor so far, but that may change.
Atlanta has elected only African-American mayors since 1973. But Mary Norwood – the only white candidate in the Atlanta mayoral race – was leading in public opinion polls.
Incumbent mayors are facing tougher-than-usual reelection bids due, in part, to a struggling national economy.
The uproar suggests that new dynamics – both politically and demographically – are at play in Atlanta and beyond.
The post-election vote could tighten Democrats’ grip on Capitol Hill while giving GOP stars a chance to shine.
Amid housing bust, foreclosures vex communities trying to hold dereliction and crime in check.