October 11, 2012 Vice presidential debates are often quickly forgotten, but tonight's matchup — featuring what one pundit calls "probably two of the most substantive vice presidential candidates we've ever had" — will likely be widely watched. Both men are steeped in policy but offer big contrasts in styles.
October 11, 2012 Jim Lehrer was slammed for losing control of last week's presidential debate, and Martha Raddatz is confronting criticism in the lead-up to Thursday's VP battle. But how much control can a moderator exert over ambitious and strong-willed candidates, especially when the stakes are so high?
October 10, 2012 President Obama told black radio host Tom Joyner that many Democrats might have gotten comfortable, believing an Obama win was inevitable. But inside his campaign, they always thought the race would be close.
October 10, 2012 The Romney campaign is putting more meat on the bones of its defense policy, and the result is a muscular, almost hawkish posture. Foreign policy advisers to Mitt Romney and President Obama went toe-to-toe over military issues Wednesday.
October 10, 2012 The outcome of the presidential race will come down to swing states, but Obama begins the race to 270 with the comfort of counting on a greater number of all-but-certain electoral votes than Romney has.
October 10, 2012 Vice President Biden and the Republican hoping to replace him, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, face off for their sole debate Thursday in Danville, Ky. Here's a side-by-side comparison of the two men.