Everyone is blaming everyone else for sequestration and the massive defense cuts it entails. Mitt Romney says it was President Obama's brainchild — that's not true. Paul Ryan, in fact, voted for it and praised it at the time.
After threats from Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the state Board of Health voted 13-2 to approve strict new regulations for abortion clinics that opponents say will put them out of business.
Mitt Romney campaigned Thursday morning in Northern Virginia, one day after he came under intense criticism for his comments — and a campaign statement — on the siege of the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Two decisions this week will affect voting in the important swing state of Florida this November. One involves early voting hours, the other involves an effort by the state to purge its voter registration list of non-citizens.
A day after Mitt Romney ignited a debate over his criticism of President Obama's handling of events in North Africa, he largely steered clear of discussing the attack on an American consulate in Libya that left four Americans dead.
Surprisingly, some analysts are putting Hawaii's Senate race in the tossup column this year. Hawaii hasn't elected a Republican to the Senate since 1970. But with former Gov. Linda Lingle running, Republicans believe they have a chance. And whoever wins, the state will have its first female senator.
Some 15 percent of the U.S. population lived below the poverty line in 2011, according to a report from the Census Bureau. Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, co-authors of The Rich and the Rest of the U.S., argue that both political parties virtually ignore the issue of poverty.
With the election just eight weeks away, federal and state courts have handed down conflicting decisions on voter ID, early voting and provisional ballots. What the decisions could mean for the outcome of the 2012 presidential election.
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