October 8, 2012 Neither Joe Biden nor Paul Ryan has aided his candidate recently. Lisa Benson and Adam Zyglis explain.
October 7, 2012 While there were surprises in the first presidential debate between Mitt Romney and President Obama, neither Nick Anderson nor Dave Fitzsimmons saw anything new.
October 6, 2012 In a CNN Snap Poll, two-thirds of respondents believed that Mitt Romney won the first of three presidential debates. But was the debate lost more than it was won? Mike Luckovich and J.D. Crowe show their scorecards.
October 5, 2012 Pennsylvania's voter ID law has been partially enjoined; poll workers can ask for identification, but voters can cast their ballots even if they don't have one. Signe Wilkinson questions the clarity of the ruling, while John Cole sees the decision as a signature defeat for Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett.
October 4, 2012 Who won last night's debate? Some claim you can't trust the polls because they're biased in President Obama's favor. While Rob Tornoe and Steve Kelley differ on the charge, they both agree on blaming the messengers.
October 3, 2012 President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney go head-to-head for the first time. (You can listen to the debate on your local npr station.) According to Lisa Benson and Clay Bennett, each candidate has a stuffing problem.
October 3, 2012 Tonight's presidential debate will be aimed at the small number of voters who are still undecided. They have been mocked as "low information voters" and attacked by partisans on the right and left. Why are the undecided still uncertain? Kirk Walters and Dave Fitzsimmons differ on who's to blame.
October 2, 2012 With the 2012 election little more than a month away, sequestration and the expiration of the Bush/Obama tax cuts present a perilous pitfall. Rick Mckee sees little prospect of congressional action, while John Darkow suggests a possible solution.
October 1, 2012 The first presidential debate is coming up on Oct. 3rd. Dave Grandlund predicts there will be some low blows, while John Darkow thinks each candidate will paint the other in extreme colors.
September 30, 2012 President Obama is several points ahead of GOP rival Mitt Romney in most polls, but some conservatives point to a liberal bias in polling methods. Pat Bagley thinks the complaints are self-serving, but Milt Priggee thinks the economy is about to catch up with Obama's approval ratings.
September 29, 2012 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu both spoke at the U.N. this week. Randy Bish and David Fitzsimmons think both countries have mutual destruction on the brain.
September 28, 2012 More than 20 prominent conservatives recently signed an open letter complaining about pro-Obama media bias. Jeff Danziger thinks conservative media outlets are taking unfair aim at supporters of President Obama, while Rick McKee thinks Mitt Romney is the one under media attack.
September 27, 2012 President Obama has been criticized for appearing on The View on Monday instead of meeting with world leaders. Lisa Benson thinks Obama is more interested in promoting his image than solving problems, while David Fitzsimmons thinks it's the president's opposition that's obstructing progress.
September 26, 2012 The voter ID law was back in court in Pennsylvania yesterday. Adam Zyglis thinks voter ID laws are just a Republican political maneuver, while Gary McCoy wonders how easy it is to vote as someone else.