Election 2012


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Analysis: Romney wins, but does it change the game?

WASHINGTON — Republican Mitt Romney was fiery and having fun. President Barack Obama came off as the professor without much pop.

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Fact check: Missteps during first presidential debate

EDITOR’S NOTE _ An occasional look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don’t tell the full story

WHY IT MATTERS: Why does it matter that middle-class incomes are stagnating?

EDITOR’S NOTE _ One in a series examining issues at stake in the election and their impact on people

Analysis: Presidential debate to set tone for race

WASHINGTON — As millions of Americans watch, President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney will be chasing opposite goals in their first debate. The key for Obama is to sit on his narrow lead without mishap, while Romney’s challenge is to shake up the race and connect with voters.

WHY IT MATTERS: So what's the deal with illegal immigration?

EDITOR’S NOTE - One in a weekday series examining issues at stake in the election and their impact on people

WHY IT MATTERS: Have defense budget cuts gone too far?

EDITOR’S NOTE - One in a weekday series examining issues at stake in the election and their impact on people The issue: Is the U.S. spending enough money on defense, and is it spending it in the right ways? In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks the money spigot was turned wide open,

WHY IT MATTERS: Syria's protests started peacefully, but prompted a brutal government crackdown

The issue: Syria’s conflict is the most violent to emerge from last year’s Arab Spring. The protests started peacefully but prompted a brutal crackdown by President Bashar Assad’s government. The fighting has escalated into a civil war that has killed more than 30,000 people during the last year and a half, according to activists. Despite intervening in Libya, the United States has steered clear of taking military action or arming Syria’s rebels.

Older voters look beyond Medicare, Social Security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Get in line, Medicare and Social Security. Seniors, like just about everyone else, have money on their minds.

The US has steered clear of taking military action in Syria

The issue: Syria’s conflict is the most violent to emerge from last year’s Arab Spring. The protests started peacefully but prompted a brutal crackdown by President Bashar Assad’s government. The fighting has escalated into a civil war that has killed more than 30,000 people during the last year and a half, according to activists. Despite intervening in Libya, the United States has steered clear of taking military action or arming Syria’s rebels.

5 Myths About The 47 Percent

By WILLIAM G. GALE

WHY IT MATTERS: Guns are used in two-thirds of homicides, according to the FBI

EDITOR’S NOTE - One in a series examining issues at stake in the election and their impact on people

WHY IT MATTERS: Both sides agree: Gay marriage defines what kind of nation we are

EDITOR’S NOTE - One in a series examining issues at stake in the election and their impact on people

WHY IT MATTERS: America's health care is costly and millions of people are uninsured

EDITORS NOTE - One in a weekday series examining issues at stake in the election and their impact on people

WHY IT MATTERS: The US accuses China of trade and monetary practices that hurt American competitors

EDITOR’S NOTE - One in a weekday series examining issues at stake in the election and their impact on people

WHY IT MATTERS: Most people's taxes are expected to go up next year

EDITOR’S NOTE - One in a weekday series examining issues at stake in the election and their impact on people


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