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
The effects of Sandy the superstorm could hurt turnout in blue states, but maybe for both parties. It raises the prospect of limiting the popular vote for President Obama. And while electoral votes are what matter, the popular vote still could come into play in giving the winner some sense of a mandate.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
The effects of the superstorm could hurt turnout in traditionally blue states, limiting the popular vote for President Obama. But if Obama's response to the disaster is looked upon favorably, the opposition might be less motivated to turn out.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Each of the 30 states to consider constitutional amendments that would outlaw such unions has adopted the ban. That may change on Election Day, when voters in Maryland, Washington, Maine and Minnesota make their decision on whether to recognize gay marriage.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
A big question for both campaigns is what percentage of young Americans they can convince to participate in the presidential election. Public media stations on the West Coast set out to try and determine how engaged under-30 Americans are in this year's race. Here's what they found.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
There’s a significant fund-raising gap between the two incumbents fighting to represent a new Southeast Senate district. Here's a look at some of the details of the District Q race between Bert Stedman and Albert Kookesh.
The answer dates back to the 19th century and involves buggies, the Sabbath and farming.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Four years ago, 56 percent of female voters cast their ballots for Barack Obama. But with a recent poll showing him tied with Mitt Romney among women, Obama has been working anew to sway the demographic seen as key to his hold on the White House. Romney has been working to stop him.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Civil rights groups and Democrats complain that the billboards -- many located in black, Hispanic and student-dominated neighborhoods -- are meant to intimidate voters.
His rise in the polls has been accompanied by a shift to the middle that conservatives had long feared. But because Romney triumphed in direct debate with President Obama, the right is embracing him like never before. Says one conservative leader: "They really get the feeling their guy can win."» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us