Can we pause from our hypomanic poll checkups? Can we stop tweeting about the early vote? Is it possible in the final days of this close election to step back and reflect, if only for a few moments, on the challenges that will face whoever is elected president on Tuesday? I’m as guilty as the next pundit of obsessing over the fight between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. My nerves are fried. I’ve been freebasing poll crosstabs like an addict. But the fiscal, economic, and foreign policy crises that will likely unfold in the coming months cannot be ignored.
Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan for his vice presidential slot sparked a dishonest smear campaign against the Wisconsin congressman and his budget proposals. Turn to the Washington Free Beacon for all the facts on Ryan and his plan to save America.
The president has not always been so dismissive about efforts to save the country’s unsustainable entitlement programs. Both as a candidate for president in 2008 and at various points throughout his first term, Obama has highlighted the urgent need to reform federal entitlements.
House ethics watchdog Rep. Darrell Issa accused the Obama administration of trying to “buy” the election by covering up Medicare cuts with an $8.3 billion stop-gap program.
A recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has laid bare the Obama administration’s effort to delay the impact of Medicare cuts in the health care law until after the 2012 election.
The most telling moment of the campaign this week was not Mitt Romney or Joe Biden’s speech to the NAACP convention, but President Obama’s Tuesday appearance in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
A new poll of Palestinian public opinion shows that Palestinians would vote into the presidency a terrorist mastermind currently serving five life sentences in an Israeli jail.
At a time when public employee unions are increasingly under fire, one of the nation’s largest public-sector unions will elect a new president this week.
A stalwart Democratic defender of Israel lost his congressional primary bid Tuesday against a fellow Democratic lawmaker whose Arab supporters leveled charges of dual loyalty.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) has taken to shaming fellow Democrats into contributing to her far-fetched scheme to take back the House of Representatives in November.