from Tales from the Trail:

Reform-minded Angus King says he’s had warm Senate welcome

November 17, 2012

Senator-elect Angus King came to Washington preaching bipartisanship and fearing that many of his new colleagues wouldn't go near him, figuring he's "a strange creature."

from Full Focus:

Obama’s first four years

November 7, 2012

A look back at the iconic images from President Barack Obama's first term.

from Full Focus:

Election day

November 6, 2012

After a long campaign, voters hit the polls to select the next U.S. president.

from Stories I’d like to see:

Keeping tabs on the Red Cross; Romney’s transition plans; Obama’s next book

By Steven Brill
November 5, 2012

Red Cross donations: Remember September 11

I hope we soon see a lot of coverage of how the Red Cross is using its Hurricane Sandy contributions.

from Photographers' Blog:

A different political film

November 2, 2012

By Jim Young

The political game always seems the same to me, only the players change.

This is my third Presidential campaign and I have always been fascinated with U.S. politics. This time around it was the early impact of the Tea Party and Sarah Palin, all the way to Romney's run up to election day that intrigued me.

from Full Focus:

Politics on film

November 2, 2012

18 months ago photographer Jim Young began shooting with a Hasselblad x-pan panoramic film camera. He documented the list of Republican challengers lining up for a chance to go up against the President Obama for a place in the White House. With only days to go until the Presidential election, here's a look back at the campaign on film. Read Jim's personal account here.

from Tales from the Trail:

Married v. unmarried could be the new election “gender gap”

October 24, 2012

Despite the American obsession with voting differences between men and women - the famed U.S. election "gender gap" - there is a far bigger "gap" dividing likely voters in 2012 - the yawning divide between marrieds and unmarrieds.

from Tales from the Trail:

Obama shows Biden some love after debate mention

October 24, 2012

President Barack Obama broke from his standard campaign speech on Tuesday to show his running mate Joe Biden some love, heaping praise onto the vice president less than 24 hours after he put Biden under a harsh spotlight during the final presidential debate.

from Tales from the Trail:

Foreign policy issues rank low among voter priorities

By Gabriel Debenedetti
October 22, 2012

Hype for the third and final presidential debate tonight has been considerably less than for the two previous face-offs -- perhaps for good reason. The debate is focused on foreign policy, and Americans don’t seem to care that much about it.

from The Great Debate:

Romney’s big chance with Jewish voters

By Keith Koffler
October 22, 2012

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at the Monday foreign policy debate, should play to the Jewish TV audience like he was the star of a Borscht Belt revue.