November 14, 2012 A week ago, the affair that led to the CIA director's resignation wasn't a story. Now, it's almost surely to be a subject at the president's first post-election news conference. Should it be?
November 9, 2012 The words from President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner on Friday over taxes and the fiscal cliff could be properly viewed as the two men staking out opening positions in coming negotiations. They also could be seen as addressing the two very different constituencies the men must answer to.
November 9, 2012 In his first address to the nation since his victory celebration Election Night in Chicago, the president repeated some themes from the campaign: that he wants spending cuts to be balanced with revenue increases. And the wealthiest Americans, he said, must be asked to "pay a little more in taxes."
November 9, 2012 The reasons include a stronger economy and a better-run campaign, readers say. Many also say Republicans just didn't have the right message. And, some argue, the news media favored the president.
November 9, 2012 "What you guys have done means the work that I'm doing is important. I'm really proud of that. I'm really proud of all of you," the president says just before a tear comes down his right cheek. It's a rare public show of emotion from "no-drama Obama."
November 8, 2012 A number of people are in the running for Cabinet appointments in President Obama's second term.
November 8, 2012 The president's campaign fine-tuned its appeal to a younger, less-white electorate and got its supporters to turn out in much larger numbers than Republicans had anticipated. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney was hurt by a lack of money at a critical moment.
November 8, 2012 President Obama, in his victory speech, noted that the hours voters had to wait in line are something "we have to fix." One solution: Spend more on equipment and poll workers. But that would be tough in this fiscal climate. Another is to expand early voting. But states such as Ohio have had their early-voting laws challenged in court.
November 7, 2012 This presidential election attracted $1.5 billion in outside spending — TV ads, robocalls and other political activity by groups created to take advantage of the new rules of campaign finance law. But on the day after the voting, their track record is open to question.
November 7, 2012 Initial indications from within the GOP were that Mitt Romney's defeat wasn't seen as a rejection of the Republican platform as much as a failure of its standard-bearer to run a competent enough campaign to defeat a vulnerable incumbent.
November 7, 2012 The economy wasn't the only issue that voters were concentrating on, and President Obama's message in several other key areas during the debates and in campaign speeches contributed to his victory.
November 5, 2012 Everybody tries to predict who will win.What we wonder, though, is when will we know whether it will be President Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney taking the oath of office next January? See if you can correctly predict.
November 5, 2012 On the final day of the 2012 campaign, President Obama and Mitt Romney are making 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.
November 5, 2012 The community supported President Obama in 2008, and polls show most are doing so this time around. But some of those voters are concerned about the way Obama has handled issues important to Arab-Americans.
November 4, 2012 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.