June 19, 2012 When President Obama first campaigned for the office he now holds, he promised to change the tone in Washington. But the tone has only gotten nastier. And after using Democratic majorities in Congress to muscle through major legislation, he's increasingly been stymied by a wall of GOP opposition.
June 18, 2012 A Montana case could lead the Supreme Court to take a second look at Citizens United, a campaign finance decision that politicians have been fighting about since it was handed down in 2010. Recently, some of the criticism has been aimed at Chief Justice John Roberts and his role in the case.
June 13, 2012 As the Republican governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney worked with the overwhelmingly Democratic state Legislature to pass a landmark universal health care law. But some lawmakers say a CEO style that may have worked for Romney in the business world didn't always help his ability to govern.
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.