May 31, 2012 President Obama's campaign has tried to turn attention to Mitt Romney's tenure as governor of Massachusetts. It's a period Romney rarely discusses on his own. As Obama supporters brought their fight to Romney's backyard, Boston, Romney focused his attention on Obama's experience.
May 29, 2012 The Bush-era tax cuts expire at the end of the year, along with the payroll tax break; the nation's borrowing authority bumps against its limit; and huge mandatory spending cuts — half targeting defense — are set to kick in. All this could trigger another recession, but Congress is unlikely to do much about it until after November's election.
May 23, 2012 Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. can't agree on what's behind the eurozone's troubles. Now it looks like the Europeans may try the approach President Obama has advocated: a commitment to long-term fiscal discipline while pursuing growth in the short term.
May 11, 2012 As President Obama heads to Reno for a speech Friday, volunteers are already on the ground reaching out to the fast-growing population. He faces tough competition, though: The GOP announced last month that it is launching a six-state campaign to win over Latinos.
April 25, 2012 The Senate passed legislation Wednesday aimed at shoring up the U.S. Postal Service while delaying proposed cutbacks. The debate over the possibility of closing hundreds of post offices has pitted rural lawmakers against urban ones. Unless the House acts as well, closings could begin May 15.
April 18, 2012 Now that he's all but certain to be the Republican challenging President Obama in November, Mitt Romney has begun to bulk up his operations. The president's campaign is already well-staffed and spread across the map, so it's become a game of catch-up for Romney.