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Hagel’s Hearing: 7 Things We Learned

Hagel’s Hearing: 7 Things We Learned

Defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee made clear that the former Republican senator has said things that don’t sit well with current Republican senators. And for all that we learned, the hearing ended with one lingering question.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Why Election Day Was Sort Of Like Mother’s Day

Why Election Day Was Sort Of Like Mother’s Day

When the 113th Congress convenes in January, New Hampshire will have the first-in-the-nation all-female congressional delegation (as well as a female governor). And each of these women started her political career while raising young kids. That got NPR intern Elizabeth Brown thinking about her childhood in the Granite State.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

What An All-Female Delegation Says About N.H.

What An All-Female Delegation Says About N.H.

The state has a history of electing women. This year’s “first” follows a pattern, which the elected female politicians say speaks to New Hampshire’s “ability to make decisions regardless of gender.”» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

GOP Eyes Gains As Voters In 11 States Pick Governors

GOP Eyes Gains As Voters In 11 States Pick Governors

While the occupant of the governor’s office is historically far less important than the party that controls the state legislature, top state officials in coming years are expected to wield significant influence in at least one major area: health care.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

How Sandy’s Path Could Chart A Course For Romney’s Victory

How Sandy’s Path Could Chart A Course For Romney’s Victory

The superstorm began its destructive tour of the American mainland in Florida, and that’s where the GOP presidential nominee needs to begin his march on election night. Other states in its path included North Carolina, Virginia and New Hampshire, states where Mitt Romney has a strong chance.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

On Election Eve, Obama And Romney Try Blazing A Path To 270

On Election Eve, Obama And Romney Try Blazing A Path To 270

On the final day of the 2012 campaign, President Obama and Mitt Romney made 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.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Two Days Out: It’s All About Election Day Turnout

Two Days Out: It’s All About Election Day Turnout

With Election Day just two days away, the presidential campaigns of Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Gov. Mitt Romney are spending the final hours criss-crossing the swing states trying to get their supporters to the polls.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

A Campaign Map, Morphed By Money

A Campaign Map, Morphed By Money

We’ve reshaped the United States based on where superPACs and other outside groups spent their money to air political ads aimed at influencing the presidential election. The result? One weirdly telling map.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Obama And Romney Respond To Sandy With Election (And Katrina) In Mind

Obama And Romney Respond To Sandy With Election (And Katrina) In Mind

At a time when both presidential campaigns would typically be hitting all the swing states, some were off limits owing to Hurricane Sandy. Still, with only a week left before the election, the campaigns both had to find ways to continue their efforts while heeding Hurricane Katrina’s lessons.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Tiny N.H. Draws Big Money And Names To Gubernatorial Race

Tiny N.H. Draws Big Money And Names To Gubernatorial Race

There are 11 gubernatorial races this fall, and one of the most competitive is in the swing state of New Hampshire. Out-of-state money and political muscle are flowing into the race, which both candidates say amounts to a stark choice on social and fiscal issues.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

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