President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai sign a strategic partnership agreement Tuesday. Afghan Presidential Palace photo via Getty Images.

Obama’s Trip to Afghanistan Eclipses Bin Laden Debate

Mitt Romney got a stark reminder Tuesday of just how difficult it is to run against an incumbent president who has command of the bully pulpit. Appearing alongside former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Romney earned headlines ea...
by Michael Cadenhead
 

 
 
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Sandy Shifts Attention to Local Leaders, Away From Presidential Race

Cars on 14th Street and Avenue C under water. The largest public transportation system in the world shuttered. 5,700 flights canceled. Nearly 7 million people across the East Coast in the dark. And the final campaign push one...
by Michael Cadenhead
 

 
 
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Political Polarization at All-Time High

New research shows that partisan divisions in U.S. politics have grown more intense. Continue Partisan divisions in U.S. politics have grown more intense, according to a new Pew Research Center survey tracking attitudes on gov...
by Michael Cadenhead
 

 

 
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Analysis: Obama Wins But Washington Unchanged

President Obama has won the election and has four more years to push for economic and social policies passed in his first-term presidency. But with the balance of power in Congress unchanged, Obama may face the same gridlock in...
by Michael Cadenhead
 

 
 
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Ohio in Spotlight as Obama, Romney Make Economic Pitch

Both men on the Nov. 6 presidential ballot will appeal to Ohio voters Thursday with events aimed at showcasing how each would be a better steward of the economy. Mitt Romney is punctuating his push with a television ad, keeping...
by Michael Cadenhead