Nancy Pelosi — the first woman Speaker of the House — is soon to become the first woman ex-Speaker of the House.
Tales from the Trail
As we approach half-time in his presidency, just over half of Americans believe Barack Obama will not win re-election in 2012. Our final Reuters/Ipsos poll showed just one-third of those surveyed still thought President Obama would win a second term. An amazing transformation in the national mood in less than two years since the inauguration.
President Barack Obama is not up for re-election this week, but the outcome of congressional elections will be seen as a referendum on his policies.
Social media hasn’t been around long enough for pundits to determine how accurately it reflects the mood of a nation, but Democrats grasping for positive news might take hope from a shift in the tone on Twitter.
For weeks, leading Democrats have castigated pro-Republican special interest groups involved in the current election campaign for what they describe as secretive fundraising practices.