October 9, 2012 Analyzing 20 months' worth of blogs, news stories and story comments in Florida, Ohio and Virginia found that voters in the nation's swing states talk about unemployment in very particular ways. The findings could cast some light on what's driving the vote.
October 9, 2012 Sesame Workshop asked President Obama's campaign to take down an anti-Mitt Romney ad featuring Big Bird. Since the first presidential debate, Obama has used a remark Romney made about the Sesame Street character to mock Romney.
October 8, 2012 His plan calls for more spending on infrastructure, a tax cut for firms that hire new workers, aid to state and local governments, and a program to rebuild schools. An analyst who has studied it says the infrastructure part makes sense, but the rest is less potent.
October 7, 2012 When evaluating our presidential candidates, it's a common cliché that the most likable candidate always wins. A "likeability" metric might not matter as much as you think. Voters, says one political scientist, actually decide on the basis of who they think is going to do the best job.
October 7, 2012 An expert says that when televised presidential and vice presidential debates began, they were supposed to be about discussion and dialogue — not winners or and losers. But that's never how the American public or journalists saw things.