When President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney debate Monday night in Boca Raton, they'll be doing so, almost literally, in the shadow of the housing crisis and economic collapse. While the topic of the debate is foreign policy, Boca is where the financial products that built up the housing bubble were conceived.
Politicians of all stripes are clamoring to lay out how they'd support continued growth in green energy jobs. But when it comes to talking about green jobs, politicians are focused mostly on the jobs part and less on the green.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard went on the offensive, recently, telling her opponent he had no right to lecture her on sexism — because of his own behavior. In a 15-minute speech, she cited multiple examples of his "misogyny" — and in the process ignited a discussion about the meaning of the word, which might change the dictionary itself.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have just three weeks until Election Day and the race is as close as its ever been. On Tuesday night, the two took part in a testy exchange of claims and counter-claims, and even a few ideas, in the second presidential debate.
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama found common purpose in advance of Tuesday night's presidential debate, complaining that journalist moderator Candy Crowley wasn't agreeing to stick to the script. But Crowley, a Midwesterner, says she's going ahead with the debate how she wants — and the two sides now insist they're ready.
Vice President Joe Biden came out swinging in Thursday night's debate, seeking to erase memories of President Barack Obama's bland performance a week ago. Instant polls gave him somewhat less than a victory — a title that perhaps should be awarded to the moderator.
Russia's Orthodox Church is trying to become more relevant in Russian society. Though some 70 percent of Russians say they believe in the Orthodox Church, less than one percent go to church even once a month.
The people who live in the communities that produces America's coal are mobilized to get President Barack Obama out of office. They see his policies and his EPA as implementing new regulations that are directly costing their communities jobs.
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez handily won re-election over the weekend. On the heels of his victory, in a speech to his supporters, he vowed the country would never return to "neo-liberal" economics and would instead deepen its embrace of socialism.
Nevada's one of the swing states in the upcoming presidential election. So both Barack Obama and MItt Romney are trying to eke out an advantage. But when it comes to connecting with Hispanics, Romney is trying hard, but still has work to do.