Archive for November, 2012

Nov
26
2012

GOP resistance to anti-tax pledge grows

Republicans in Congress are breaking from a pledge they signed years earlier against any kind of tax increase or additional tax revenue. Facing the so-called fiscal cliff of automatic tax hikes and deep across-the-board spending cuts at the end... Read more
Nov
21
2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. quits Congress

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress effective Wednesday, citing the need to spend time "restoring my health. Jackson, 47, who has been treated for what he described last month as “several serious health issues,” is the subject of... Read more
Nov
12
2012

The $4.2 billion election: Was it worth it?

Between the presidential candidates and congressional races, at least $4.2 billion may have been spent on an election that ultimately ended up preserving the status quo in Washington. Voters elected the same president and the same political parties –... Read more
Nov
10
2012

David Petraeus Resigns From CIA, Citing Affair

CIA Director David Petraeus has resigned his position, citing personal reasons and an extramarital affair. Sources familiar with the investigation tell ABC News that Petraeus was having an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. The FBI was investigating Broadwell,... Read more
Nov
09
2012

Adviser: Romney “shellshocked” by loss

Mitt Romney’s campaign got its first hint something was wrong on the afternoon of Election Day, when state campaign workers on the ground began reporting huge turnout in areas favorable to President Obama: northeastern Ohio, northern Virginia, central Florida... Read more
Nov
07
2012

Chris Matthews on Obama win: ‘I’m so glad we had that storm’

To all the millions of victims of superstorm Sandy, Chris Matthews has a message: "I’m so glad." The MSNBC host, on a panel of pro-Obama pundits including Rachel Maddow, ended election coverage overnight by saying he’s "glad" the storm... Read more
Nov
07
2012

Americans demand more from Obama’s second term

President Barack Obama was was re-elected with 303 electoral votes to Mitt Romney’s 206. In a race that seemed too close to call until the votes were tallied, Americans ultimately chose four more years. via CNN.com. Read more
Nov
07
2012

Five things Obama must do

Now that the campaign is over and Barack Obama has won a second term, the hard business of governing begins again. There’s a presidential inbox waiting and it’s not too hard to figure out what’s in it. Problems don’t... Read more
Nov
07
2012

Obama’s victory won’t transform America

As yet another presidential election cycle ends, it’s a good time not only to tally wins and losses, but to reflect on the nature of the American political system and why it so often disappoints voters and presidents alike.... Read more