politics & society
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.
The much-anticipated jobs report from the U.S. Labor Department, out Friday, showed decreasing unemployment levels, but fewer new jobs created in March. It's just another sign that the current recovery is moving forward at a snail's pace.
Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi is better known by his CIA codename: Curveball. Janabi was a CIA informant whose falsified account of WMDs led the US to invade Iraq. Janabi will make a public appearance in a BBC documentary entitled "Modern Spies."
Mitt Romney needed convincing victories Tuesday to cement his status as the front-runner — and he got them. With big wins in Maryland and Washington, D.C., and a big enough victory in Wisconsin, the other Republicans still in the race will have a hard time convincing voters and donors they remain relevant.
Politics in post-apartheid South Africa is dominated by two political parties: The Democratic Alliance, which is seen as a party of white and mixed-race voters, and the African National Congress, which is supported primarily by black voters. Recently, the Democratic Alliance has tried to attract more black voters and become the new majority party.
Sarah Palin and Katie Couric went head-to-head again Tuesday — this time as hosts of morning TV shows. Couric and Palin had a memorable interview during the 2008 presidential campaign that many say irreversibly damaged Palin's political fortunes and the John McCain-Sarah Palin presidential ticket.
Rick Santorum has been trailing Mitt Romney since February. Always staying close, but never quite close enough to win. A Republican political strategist says Santorum's real goal is to cement his position as the man to beat in the next Republican primary.