Nicholas Sarkosy has a tough battle in front of him if he wants to remain in office when the second, runoff round of the presidential elections happens on May 6. His challenger, Francois Hollande, has promised to reverse some of the austerity measures championed by Sarkozy.
Blue Dog Democrats numbered more than 50 in the 111th Congress. Now, there are just 24 remaining and of those, five have indicated they won't run for re-election. On the right, moderate Republicans are fewer in number as well. One former Blue Dog says redistricting and party politics are to blame.
Mitt Romney has some of the highest negative ratings of any presidential candidate in recent history. As he begins to turn toward a general election contest with Barack Obama, Romney will have to improve on that image.
The days of public radio and television being a refuge from political ads may be over, at least for public broadcasters on the U.S. west coast. A court ruling there will allow public broadcasters to begin accepting political ads immediately.
Hugo Chavez has been president of Venezuela for 12 years -- and he remains popular. But the outspoken leader of the South American country is facing the toughest challenge of his electoral career from Henrique Capriles, and it comes at a time when Chavez is battling cancer.
President Nicolas Sarkozy is hitting the streets this week as the start of formal campaigning has kicked off. His challengers, including Francois Hollande, Marine Le Pen and Jean-Luc Melonchon are hoping to make the economy issue number one, while Sarkozy is hoping it's anything but.
President Barack Obama brought his message of "shared sacrifice" to Florida Tuesday, where he argued that passing a tax code change requiring the wealthiest of Americans to pay an effective tax rate of at least 30 percent. The Romney campaign blasts the idea and points out Obama is the first candidate in recent memory to campaign on raising taxes.
Rick Santorum on Tuesday said that he was suspending his campaign for president. The announcement comes after Santorum failed to win a single state in last week's primary elections and after he took the weekend off of the campaign to care for his ailing daughter.
Hillary Clinton's gone viral. Or her text messages have gone viral. Or her imaginary text messages have gone viral. A Tumblr blog imagining what Clinton's text message conversations would be like sprouted up recently and became popular on the web but got a dose of mainstream credibility when Clinton herself made a submission to the site.
With three big victories last week, talk is beginning to turn from if Mitt Romney can win the Republican nomination to who his running mate should be. So far, there's not a clear favorite in the derby to be the number two person on the GOP ticket.