You may have heard of brokered conventions, but what you mean might better be described as a 'contested' convention. And one political scientist says this year's Republican convention is shaping up to possibly be a contested one -- but it's still not likely.
Voters in Arizona and Colorado will go to the polls on Tuesday to state their preference among the four remaining Republican presidential hopefuls: Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul. At a debate Wednesday night, the closeness of the race was on display as the candidates fought it out with some of the sharpest exchanges of the campaign.
Sen. Michael Bennet said he's heard from many high-tech companies that they can't find enough talented students with degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. So he's introduced a bill to keep more students with those skills in the United States, including undocumented immigrants and those here only on a student visa.
After a couple months of wrangling, Congress has sent a bill to President Obama that extends through the end of the year payroll tax cuts, unemployment benefits and a fix in reimbursement rates for doctors doing work on Medicare patients.
As Congress struggles to come up with a transportation plan, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says it's imperative that America find the funds for its transportation priorities. We can't turn our backs on rail and transit and only fund roads and bridges, he said.
U.S oil prices are hitting levels not often seen in the winter time as instability with Iran, coupled with surging demand in developing nations drive up prices.
A Super PAC that's backing Mitt Romney is airing an attack ad that a public policy professor says is beyond misleading. But Rick Santorum, the target of that ad, has responded with his own attack ad that also stretches the truth.
New polling suggests that Mitt Romney's healthcare reform law in Massachusetts, which President Barack Obama has held up as a model for his plan, is supported by an overwhelming margin by Massachusetts residents — supports its held basically since it was introduced.
Republicans and Democrats have agreed to a proposal that would extend payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits through year's end -- though it will include a reduction in the length of time a person can receive unemployment benefits.
In December, Republicans and Democrats managed to extend a payroll tax cut, unemployment benefits and a fix for Medicare payments. That extension runs out at the end of the month but, at least when it comes to the payroll tax cut, Republicans are willing to offer another extension through the end of the year.