Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in Washington, D.C., found out that a little sugar, a chance to meet wax figures of presidents, and voting in life-like voting booths may help kids begin to develop a passion to participate in elections.
The cost of the 2012 election will top a record $6 billion, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. If you find it difficult to visualize that figure, here are a few other ways to think about what $6 billion could buy.
Everybody's looking ahead and trying to figure out just when we'll know who won the White House. If the race is as tight as polls suggest, it could be a long night. But here's a key thing to know about a key swing state: Ohio's polls are set to close at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Conservative political commentator Ann Coulter drew criticism after she called President Obama "the retard" on Twitter. In an open letter to Coulter on the Special Olympics blog, John Franklin Stephens, a Special Olympian living with Down syndrome, asked her to reconsider using that word.
On the final day of the 2012 campaign, President Obama and Mitt Romney are making a last push in states that could be critical to victory. Obama was scheduled to campaign in three swing states, while Romney had events planned in four. The only overlap was in Ohio, considered the linchpin of the election.
A possible merger of local governments in Indiana faces trouble on Tuesday's ballot. Despite promises that a combined government would bring costs down, residents worry that their taxes could go up even as the quality of services declines.
Whether it's Obama or Romney, the president will face a party in Congress hostile to his agenda, with no mandate from voters to push things through. With no consensus in the country, power may continue shifting back and forth between the parties.
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