The national election is just days away and both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are preparing for the presidential debates. At the same time, they're wondering if there's an October surprise, some pivotal moment, waiting in the wings to upset the whole race and shake things up.
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have divergent views on Guantanamo Bay — at least based on statements made years ago. In the current election cycles, neither man has really talked about the future he sees for the prison. But whoever is elected will be faced with precedent-setting cases in short order.
Srebrenica was the site of one of the worst atrocities of the lengthy Serbian civil war. Thousands of Bosniaks, Bosnian Muslims, were killed there. In the aftermath of the massacre, the town is largely Serbian. But a quirk of policy has allowed Bosniaks who moved out of town to continue to vote in the city's elections. But that's poised to change.
The National Football League's referees ignited a storm of controversy Monday night -- by some accounts it was the third-most tweeted event in Twitter's history -- when they incorrectly called a touchdown that gave the Seattle Seahawks a victory at the expense of the Green Bay Packers. Politicians of all stripes have called on the NFL and its referees to reach an agreement.
Saturday Night Live for decades has lampooned Americas political leaders and political wanna-bes. With the presidential election just a few weeks away now, both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, or their imitators, are taking their turns in the hot seat. But perhaps nothing will ever rival the "gift" SNL got when Sarah Palin ran for vice president, comedian Seth Meyers says.
When Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are trying to up their appeal to Latino voters, they'll often try on a few words of Spanish. But, perhaps too often, those words don't come out the same way they sound in the candidates' head. And that can be a problem.
As Libya hunts for the people responsible for the attack on the U.S. Embassy last week, which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, the country is picking carefully down the road to democracy. But violent outbursts like last week's attack, coupled with disagreement among some Libyans themselves, complicate efforts to get the country moving again.
Mitt Romney finds himself forced to explain himself once more after a video was released Monday in which he says almost half the country will never vote for him because they're dependent on government and natural Barack Obama supporters. The video was surreptitiously recorded at a Romney fundraiser.
Latino activists are working hard to get Hispanics registered to vote in time for the November elections. According to figures, that community breaks overwhelmingly for President Barack Obama, but in the last election they didn't turn out in great numbers to vote in the last election. Will that change?
In the days since the Democratic Convention wrapped up, President Barack Obama has added to his lead over Republican Mitt Romney. And while Romney has drawn close, and the lead had always been narrow, Romney is quickly running out of time to close the gap.