July 9, 2012 Predicting elections is a game of numbers; the unemployment rate, GDP growth and a president's approval ratings among other numbers. But each campaign must also run the numbers on the voters themselves to find out what kinds of people can be persuaded to come to the polls in November.
June 12, 2012 Democrats knew they'd have trouble with the new campaign finance rules created by the Supreme Court. Yet the disparity is huge between what Republicans are raising in unlimited anonymous donations and what Democrats have been able to collect.
June 4, 2012 Former President Clinton and President Obama had a famously rocky relationship. But the days when Clinton tried to help his wife, now secretary of state, defeat Obama in the 2008 primaries are ancient history. Now, for better or worse, Clinton is Obama's highest-profile advocate.
May 4, 2012 Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney had been getting some attention for his critique that the president was politicizing the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death. That is, until Obama flew to Afghanistan, signed an international agreement and addressed the troops and the nation.