October 19, 2012 Third-party candidates could end up affecting the outcome of the presidential race, as Ralph Nader did in Florida in 2000. Libertarian Gary Johnson could siphon votes away from both candidates in several battleground states, and the Constitution Party's Virgil Goode could make a difference in Virginia.
October 18, 2012 Gathering voters to watch a presidential debate and then evaluate it is a long tradition in American journalism. So, I got to thinking: What would happen if I invited a bunch of interested foreigners — all of them Chinese citizens — to watch the presidential debate from my Shanghai office?
October 18, 2012 Just as Sen. John McCain and soon-to-be President Obama did in 2008 — and other presidential contenders did before them — the candidates will be at a New York charity dinner tonight. They're expected to have fun, not fight.
October 18, 2012 His rise in the polls has been accompanied by a shift to the middle that conservatives had long feared. But because Romney triumphed in direct debate with President Obama, the right is embracing him like never before. Says one conservative leader: "They really get the feeling their guy can win."
October 18, 2012 Stymied by Congress early on in his term while trying to advance his climate policies, President Obama has resorted to taking incremental actions that don't need congressional approval. Mitt Romney doesn't mention climate change in his energy plan, and favors cheap energy sources like coal.
October 17, 2012 Both President Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney found ways to use the second presidential debate against his rival. Obama mocked Romney for his "binders" comment. Romney cited questions asked by undecided voters at the debate, and Obama's answers, as an indictment of the president.
October 17, 2012 In Tuesday's debate, Mitt Romney accused President Obama of misrepresenting his position on the issue. "Every woman in America should have access to contraceptives," the GOP nominee said. His position is not that surprising given recent polls that show Obama's lead among women shrinking.