June 13, 2012 The reported contribution is coming from a man who previously supported Mitt Romney's GOP primary rival, Newt Gingrich. But Sheldon Adelson has long made it clear that his top priority is defeating President Obama in November. He has said he might spend as much as $100 million on this election.
June 13, 2012 There were calls for civility last year after a gunman killed six and wounded 13 at an event hosted by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz. The election of her successor has commenters renewing that appeal.
June 13, 2012 Using additional Federal Reserve data, White House officials on the president's National Economic Council argued that while household net worth fell before President Obama took office, it has risen since then and he bears some of the credit.
June 13, 2012 Political scientists worldwide are watching the U.S. presidential race. Some wonder how a President Romney would change military policy. Some worry that the U.S. economy overseen by President Obama is hurting them. And some see Europe in the unusual position of affecting the election's outcome.
June 13, 2012 Ron Barber, a former aide to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, will serve the remaining seven months of her term. Republicans tried to tie him to President Obama's policies. Barber painted his Tea Party-supported opponent as "extreme."
June 13, 2012 The bill covers everything from farm subsidies and crop insurance to forestry, food stamps and school lunches.
June 12, 2012 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is reaching across the aisle to Democrats with bratwurst and beer tonight, but who's biting? A few pols have already bowed out, despite the three brands of brats and several local beers on offer.
June 12, 2012 After boldly declaring last week that voters didn't want more teachers, police and firefighters, Mitt Romney shifted his stance Tuesday. In a Fox News appearance, he clearly was distancing himself from his statement of four days earlier.
June 12, 2012 Democrats knew they'd have trouble with the new campaign finance rules created by the Supreme Court. Yet the disparity is huge between what Republicans are raising in unlimited anonymous donations and what Democrats have been able to collect.