Both Republicans and Democrats think they can capture about a dozen state legislative chambers in next week’s election, meaning there could be little net change in control. But there may be no state that the GOP is eyeing as eagerly as Arkansas, which is the lone Democratic holdout in the Deep South.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
President Obama and Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie continued their display of post-hurricane bipartisanship. It was striking considering Christie’s pointed criticisms of Obama before the disaster.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
For President Obama, the federal government is a critical vehicle for disaster relief. Mitt Romney and the GOP put more faith in local government and voluntary efforts.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
One of the most explosive Congressional races in the country is in Illinois, where controversial and outspoken freshman Republican Joe Walsh is fighting to hang on to his seat. Walsh is facing a tough Democratic opponent in Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth, who lost both of her legs in combat.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
NPR.org’s new interactive scorecard suggests that President Obama may have a somewhat easier path to 270 electoral votes than Mitt Romney, needing to win fewer states. But that’s not a given. As you play, you’ll be able to come up with plenty of combinations that would get Romney over the top.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Republican candidates from presidential nominee Mitt Romney on down the ticket have been attacking the estate tax as harmful to family farmers who want to pass on land to their children.
Utah could give Mitt Romney his largest margin on Election Day, but the state’s biggest newspaper is rooting for his rival. The Tribune’s editorial board says the Romney it has praised for his 2002 Olympic performance is not the same Romney running for president in 2012.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Just as Sen. John McCain and soon-to-be President Obama did in 2008 Ã¢ÂÂ and other presidential contenders did before them Ã¢ÂÂ the candidates will be at a New York charity dinner tonight. They’re expected to have fun, not fight.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
A group who gathered Tuesday in Las Vegas to watch the presidential debate saw a base-rousing spectacle of Barack Obama’s and Mitt Romney’s dislike for each other.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
The ranks of registered voters have grown in all Alaska political parties since the August primary.