Washington became the fourth and final state Tuesday to endorse same-sex marriage in a historic election night victory. The Evergreen state joins Maine, Maryland and Minnesota in giving supporters of gay marriage a clean sweep. Voters in these same states also chose President Obama over GOP challenger Mitt Romney.
With election results pouring in and President Obama re-elected to a second term, according to network projections, gay marriage activists are celebrating three, and possibly four victories in their efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in Maine, Minnesota, Maryland and Washington State.
On Monday, Mitt Romney began his day by addressing a few thousand voters in an airport hangar just north of Orlando. By the end of a busy day that included five stops, the former Massachusetts governor soaked up applause from the 12,000-plus who gathered to hear him where his campaign began.
A pro-Obama voter guide being circulated to black church members in Virginia before Election Day compares Christianity to Mormonism in what appears to be an effort to dissuade voters from considering Mitt Romney because of his faith.
Mitt Romney began his final day of campaigning by addressing a standing room only crowd in an airport hangar in central Florida Monday morning. Chants of "one more day" reverberated from those who arrived in the early morning hours to help give their candidate one extra push to capture the must-win Sunshine State.
A judge in Orange County, Fla., extended early voting by four hours on Sunday after a lawsuit was filed Saturday by the Democratic Party. A suspicious package – which turned out to be a cooler – caused authorities to shut down a polling location Saturday, causing some voters to leave without casting a ballot.
At least 28 newspapers that endorsed then Sen. Barack Obama in 2008 have switched over this year and endorsed Republican nominee Mitt Romney for president. Yet the two questions people from analyzers to voters are asking is why did those who endorsed Obama four years ago switch to Romney this year, and will they in turn convince voters with their endorsement?
Michele Bachmann rose quickly in the GOP presidential primary only to find that her campaign ran out of steam about the same time 2011 was coming to an end. And now she faces a challenge to retain the House seat that bolted her into the national spotlight. She also knows that evangelicals will play a key role if she wins another two-year term.
After GOP senate candidate Todd Akin misspoke about abortion and rape days after winning the Missouri primary, the Republican National Committee and other top GOP officials vowed to withhold endorsements and money when he refused to withdraw. Now the dry well is starting to run again as the Missouri Republican Party is paying for an ad campaign in hopes of pushing Akin over the top.
Forget about the swing states for a moment. With only five days of campaigning left, President Obama is back on the campaign trail today and having to play defense in three states that have gone Democratic for the last several election cycles: Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania.
While even the most seasoned analysts are finding it hard to predict the presidential race, the projection for the Senate is that it will remain in Democratic hands, and that the House will remain Republican-controlled in January 2013.
Nate Silver might not be a household name, but he is receiving much attention this election season given his astoundingly accurate prediction in the 2008 election.
A top Romney surrogate told a gathering of primarily Jewish voters in Beachwood, Ohio, on Monday that if the former Massachusetts governor is elected, that Roe v. Wade will most likely not be overturned during a Romney presidency.
Obama Chief Campaign Strategist David Axelrod and campaign manager Jim Messina told reporters on a Monday conference call that Mitt Romney has no momentum in swing states "from North Carolina to Nevada," and in essence the presidential election is all sewn up.
Despite early voting already in process in several states and Election Day just a short eight days away, both presidential candidates briefly suspended campaign activities as Hurricane Sandy came crashing into the Northeast coast on Monday. But now in the wake of Sandy, will Romney find it an uphill battle to re-engage voters and make his case on why he should be in the White House?
One of the more common strategies any candidate or campaign seeks to employ is to use the endorsement of high profile individuals who are willing to lend their name and personal support to a candidate with the intention of influencing others to do the same. But the issue gets a bit sticky when those endorsing are connected to a church or a major religious organization.
A new ad by the Obama campaign featuring HBO "Girls" star Lena Dunham talking about her "first time" has drawn the ire of conservative women who are offended by the ad's sexual nature, saying that it belittles women by portraying them as only caring about reproductive services.
Earlier this week the Log Cabins Republicans formally endorsed Gov. Mitt Romney's candidacy for president, becoming the second conservative group advocating for gay rights to offer a formal blessing. However, the endorsement may have come with a price according to some insiders who say an agreement was discussed for a gender discrimination bill.
President Obama said Thursday that he is formally endorsing same-sex marriage in the states of Washington, Maine and Maryland, joining Minnesota, where he has already lent his support to the issue earlier this year.
Former Secretary of State in the Bush administration Colin Powell announced Thursday that he is supporting President Obama for a second term and for a second time. A Republican, Powell endorsed Obama against Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in the 2008 presidential election.
In Monday night's third and final presidential debate on foreign policy, President Obama said the deep cuts to the military budgets that are scheduled to take effect on Jan. 2 were not his idea and will not happen. The comment has brought the spotlight back to last year's budget battle and now they are set to take place.
The Log Cabin Republicans, a gay group that aligns itself with the GOP and espouses conservative fiscal policies while supporting same-sex marriage and an anti-discrimination platform, has endorsed Mitt Romney for president.
Indiana's state treasurer, Richard Mourdock, who defeated long-time incumbent Richard Lugar for the right to carry the GOP mantle in Indiana's U.S. Senate Race has found himself embroiled in an "Akinesque" type controversy over comments he made about pregnancy and rape.
Pundits and journalists have written for months on which swing state or key voter demographic will decide the fate of President Obama in November. But a few million young, white, female voters who may pass by a church they rarely attend on their way to their secretarial or waitressing jobs may be the ones who carry the most weight this year.
From battleships to bayonets, President Obama tried to give Mitt Romney a lesson in foreign policy in Monday night's final presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. However, just hours before the debate began, the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll found Obama's national security lead over Romney had dwindled to a dead heat at 47-46 percent.