October 4, 2012 It's likely the Bureau of Labor Statistics will say the jobless rate ticked higher and that job growth was slow again in September, economists say. The presidential campaigns will surely be discussing the numbers.
October 4, 2012 Someone on the company's social media team posted an ugly message during Wednesday night's debate. The appliance maker's senior director has personally apologized. The person who wrote it "won't be tweeting for us anymore."
October 4, 2012 President Obama did some truth-stretching as well, say the nonpartisan watchdogs who parse candidates' words.
October 3, 2012 Watchdogs will be paying close attention to what President Obama and Mitt Romney say. There are several outlets to choose from if you want to see what the fact checkers are saying.
October 1, 2012 Campaigns have many milestones. The debates mark the last. In just a little more than a month, the 2012 presidential campaign will finally be over.
September 25, 2012 It must be called by its true name, Obama says: "modern slavery." He's announcing several new initiatives aimed at battling it.
September 25, 2012 Helping people in the Middle East and elsewhere to find work "transforms minds from fantasy and fanaticism to reality and grounding," the GOP presidential nominee said.
September 24, 2012 When the nation's second lady was introducing her husband in New Hampshire, the audience was in stitches after a certain gesture combined with her words took on a meaning she certainly didn't intend. The vice president, though, seemed to love it.
September 24, 2012 The first official presidential debate isn't until Oct. 3 in Denver. But interviews on CBS offered a sense of what the tone may be like next week.
September 21, 2012 That rate is in line with earlier statements the candidate made about how much he paid in taxes last year. He's also releasing a summary of his taxes from the past 20 years — which may not satisfy Democrats who want him to offer more details.
September 18, 2012 Yes, about half of Americans don't pay income taxes. But experts say few of those are shirking their responsibilities — and most pay many other types of taxes. Meanwhile, the GOP nominee has mixed some figures to come up with his conclusions, fact checkers say.
September 17, 2012 The cases — charging that China unfairly subsidizes auto parts and slaps high duties on U.S.-made cars — come as Republican rival Mitt Romney argues that President Obama has let too many jobs go overseas.
September 7, 2012 From claims about deficit reduction and job creation to things Mitt Romney has said about Russia and Detroit, the Democratic ticket twisted a few words here and there, independent watchdogs say.
September 6, 2012 When talks fell part in July 2011, "I was pretty angry," the president tells Bob Woodward. The Washington Post journalist's latest book is coming out next week.