Concerned that the White House and Congress won’t be able to agree on how to avoid deep spending cuts and tax increases, many investors sold stocks this morning.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Tuesday’s elections helped shake up Alaska’s Legislature.
On or around Election Day, millions of Americans will show up at their polling places and settle in for what could be a long wait in line to cast their ballots. So how do you respond if the person behind you decides it’s the perfect time to loudly express his political opinion? A look at what some voters say is OK and what’s not at the polls.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
The final day in the 2012 political marathon has arrived. Here’s an hour-by-hour guide to key times across the nation on Election Day.
Republicans need a net gain of just three or four seats to take over the Senate and — assuming they keep the House — consolidate influence on Capitol Hill. Despite the favorable election arithmetic, Republicans are foundering in several key Senate races and face an uphill battle.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Twitter makes a mark as a source of information and predictions this election cycle:
At the polls Sunday, reporter Karen Kasler encountered a carnival-like atmosphere — including dancing people dressed in Sesame Street costumes, a Lincoln impersonator, mimes and food trucks.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
The poll shows President Obama leading his GOP challenger, Mitt Romney, 48 percent to 45 percent among likely voters. The poll was conducted after Superstorm Sandy hit the U.S. East Coast. Pew also found that Romney supporters are more committed to voting than are Obama’s supporters.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Whether a candidate is behind or ahead in the opinion polls, political campaigns have a vested interest in portraying every race as close — even if it’s looking like a blowout.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
President Obama and Mitt Romney are making their final push in the last weekend before Election Day. Their focus is on a subset of battleground states and on specific counties where they hope their appearances will turn out their supporters without turning off any voters still on the fence.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us