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Party leaders may say they haven't read the GOP platform, but it is an important safety valve for Republicans leery of the nominee. The 2012 edition has more than one nod to Ron Paul supporters.
Both parties say that America stands at a crossroads – and that this election will determine which of two starkly different paths it will take. Election-year hyperbole? Not really. The Monitor examines how Mitt Romney and Barack Obama differ on the many important issues facing the nation.
Looking for in-depth analysis of the Paul Ryan budget plan? D.C. Decoder has compiled a list of excellent sources to help you sort out truth from fiction.
Whether Mitt Romney or Barack Obama occupies the White House in January, one of them will have to deal with more than 12 million jobless Americans, or a little over 8 percent of the total workforce. Where do the candidates stand on issues relating to jobs?
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will give the keynote address at the GOP convention Tuesday night. It's a prestigious slot that usually leads to very little – except in one recent case.
Rick Santorum is addressing the convention Tuesday night. Romney's primary foe is now a key ally in the battle to defeat Obama – and keep the party's social conservative wing in line. But there's also a downside.
Wall Street is a big target – blamed for the financial crisis that led to the Great Recession. Mitt Romney says efforts to rein in financiers via more regulation are an attack on “economic freedom.” President Obama says new regulations would make it “more profitable to play by the rules than to game the system.” Here are three specifics on which the two differ.
Karl Rove has resuscitated his political career and now runs Crossroads GPS and American Crossroads, two political organizations that could spend $1 billion combined to promote Republicans during the coming election. Here are five political pearls from arguably the No. 1 conservative powerbroker in America.
President Obama says his policy initiatives are helping teachers, schools, and students. Mitt Romney advocates more school choice and private-sector involvement. Here is a look at how the two differ on eduction issues.
President Obama's positions on Israeli-Palestinian peace have rankled Israel’s conservative coalition government, while Mitt Romney insists he would be a better friend to Israel. Here are some of the issues on which the candidates differ.
President Obama won the women’s vote four years ago, and he’ll need to again to win reelection, given Mitt Romney’s strength among male voters. Here are some of the women’s issues on which the candidates differ.
The CBO, Congress's budget watchdog, warns that the US economy will 'probably' slide back into recession, if the tax hikes and spending cuts mandated for year's end take effect.
There's nothing to indicate that Paul Ryan shares Rep. Todd Akin's strange rationale for denying rape victims access to abortion. But the GOP's vice presidential candidate opposes such abortions, nonetheless.
Neither of the top leaders in Congress nor any member of the US Supreme court is a WASP – a white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant. And now, for the first time in US history, none of the major party candidates for president or vice president is a WASP.
Memo to Washington: Don't wait until after the election to resolve the 'fiscal cliff' facing the nation on Dec. 31. Uncertainty about taxes and spending is already harming the US economy, risking a new recession, some economists say.
The Obama campaign made this offer Friday: Release five years of returns and we won't demand more. But that does not address Mitt Romney's concern that he will face more attacks on the content of his returns. Team Obama could face diminishing returns with its tactic.
Rep. Paul Ryan's grasp of federal spending has given him an outsized role in defining the GOP position on deficits and debt, but he has a lower profile in driving the bipartisan compromises needed to pass laws.
Rep. Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's running mate, is best known for drawing up a series of spending-and-tax plans meant to challenge the Obama administration's policies from the right. But it's been some time since his latest budget, which Mr. Ryan terms a "path to prosperity," was released. Here's a primer on what's in it.
Back in February, long before he got the vice presidential nod, Rep. Paul Ryan urged Mitt Romney to run an 'affirmative' campaign, laying out how he differs from Obama. Picking Ryan may signal Romney's intent to do just that.
Beltway chatterers are telling Mitt Romney, who is down in the polls, he needs to go bold with his choice of running mate – and are pointing to Rep. Paul Ryan and Gov. Chris Christie.
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