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  • Is Election 2012 the GOP's to lose? What Obama could do.

    Is Election 2012 the GOP's to lose? What Obama could do.

    President Obama could face reelection at a time of 9 percent unemployment. But Election 2012 is not a slam dunk for the GOP, analysts say. Obama has ways to counter the bad news.

  • John Hughes If Obama looks as if he'll lose in 2012, what about Hillary Clinton?

    Approval ratings for Obama are at a historic low. Unemployment is not budging. Clinton would have to step down as secretary of State. Would it be unseemly to campaign against a president, in whose cabinet she once served? Just ask Jon Huntsman Jr.

  • In Pictures Barack Obama's milestones

    President Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States during the inauguration ceremony in Washington on Jan. 20, 2009. Michelle Obama watches at right. The Bible Mr. Obama used is the same one that President Abraham Lincoln used at his inauguration in 1861. Obama made history as the first African-American to become US President.

  • Five picks for Michele Bachmann campaign song, now that Tom Petty said no

    Vox News Five picks for Michele Bachmann campaign song, now that Tom Petty said no

    'American Girl' is nixed, per rocker Tom Petty. Now what song will play when GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann walks onstage? Here are five possible alternatives.

  • In Pictures Around the world with Michelle, Malia, and Sasha Obama

    Image 6/30: US first lady Michelle Obama (c.) hugs her daughters, Malia (2nd l.) and Sasha (r.), as they watch a folk dance by performers during their visit at the City Wall, in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, March 24, 2014.

  • In Pictures John Edwards through the years

    Former Sen. John Edwards poses in his North Moore High School Mustangs varsity football team uniform during his senior year in Robbins, N.C., in 1970.

  • A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother

    A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother

    Barack Obama's mother was bright, generous, ambitious, naive, and chronically disorganized – an unusual woman who broke the mold long before her son made history.

  • Obama's note to Robert Gibbs on last day: 'You helped me get started'

    The Vote Obama's note to Robert Gibbs on last day: 'You helped me get started'

    Friday was the final press briefing for Robert Gibbs, White House press secretary. President Obama dropped by to give back a famous tie and Gibbs revealed his least favorite topic.

  • On eve of State of the Union: top five presidential orators of modern times

    On eve of State of the Union: top five presidential orators of modern times

    In advance of President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, Richard Greene, author of 'Words That Shook the World: The 1st Decade of the 21st Century,' has ranked the top five presidential orators since 1933. Mr. Greene analyzed not only the content of the speeches, but also how the presidents communicated that content. Body language, tone of voice, and vision all contribute to a president’s oratorical skills, says Greene.

  • Gabrielle Giffords and 5 others who persevered

    Gabrielle Giffords and 5 others who persevered

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has moved from a Tucson, Ariz., hospital to the next phase of her recovery: rehabilitation. The Arizona Democrat has already shown signs of affection, determination, and appreciation for public support as she embarks on the comeback trail after being shot in the head two weeks ago. It's a difficult road, but one that others in the public eye have also walked. Here's a look at Giffords and five other profiles in perseverance. It can't claim to be a "Top 5" list, but the people exemplify grace and courage in the face of extreme adversity.