October 5, 2012 The Sesame Street character is getting lots of newfound attention since Mitt Romney brought up federal funding for PBS in Wednesday's debate.
October 4, 2012 There was plenty of media spin and punditry in Wednesday's debate, not just in Denver but on Twitter. The candidates appeared to be lacking in real zingers. Instead, it turns out the real conversation was happening through social media.
September 26, 2012 WOIA battle is under way in Iowa over whether a state Supreme Court justice can keep his job. Critics have launched an all-out campaign to throw him off the bench because of his ruling three years ago clearing the way for same-sex marriage. The judge's supporters are fighting back, in a fashion.
September 26, 2012 Two new Republican groups are bucking their party's widespread rejection of climate science. They're targeting young people, warning of the national security risks of fossil fuel dependence, and touting free market ideas to deal with global warming.
September 24, 2012 Tuesday marks six weeks until Election Day, but registered voters in two dozen states are already able to cast a ballot for president.
September 18, 2012 Pennsylvania's highest court is returning the state's controversial voter ID law to a lower court judge who must decide whether it will disenfranchise some voters. The deadline for that decision is three weeks away.
September 14, 2012 Ann Romney dishes on a surprise she received several years ago while taking an unofficial tour of the president's place.
September 13, 2012 A day after Mitt Romney ignited a debate over his criticism of President Obama's handling of events in North Africa, he largely steered clear of discussing the attack on an American consulate in Libya that left four Americans dead.
September 9, 2012 If you grew up in a bilingual Hispanic household, listening to the Democratic and Republican conventions may have sounded a lot like home. In this year's presidential election, Latinos are a major voting bloc — and Spanish is getting its close-up.
August 15, 2012 At 42, Paul Ryan is the nation's first vice presidential candidate from Generation X. Some college-age Republicans are thrilled to have him on the ticket, but the GOP has a tough challenge ahead if it is to pick up much of the younger vote from President Obama.
August 10, 2012 The former GOP presidential candidate is making news of his own, even while fulfilling his current role as surrogate for Mitt Romney. Could a daytime talk show be next on the list?
July 24, 2012 Some critics say President Obama and Mitt Romney are avoiding big problems like economic growth, energy and immigration to focus on relatively minor issues in their campaigns. The strategy may make sense, but then how does one govern after running on a platform of political small ball?
June 18, 2012 An interesting case of identity politics is playing out in New York's new 13th Congressional District. A Dominican-American state senator is threatening longtime Rep. Charles Rangel in the district, which is now majority Hispanic. Yet Rangel rarely discusses his Puerto Rican heritage.