Thomas R. Eddlem
President Obama was reelected by the Electoral College after Tuesday's election, also winning the popular vote by around 2.6 million votes. Democrats will keep control of the U.S. Senate, and Republicans keep control of the House of Representatives.
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President and CEO Eric S. Rosengren told a Babson College audience November 1 he favored the Federal Reserve continuing QE3 policies at least until unemployment falls below the 7.25 percent marker, even if the policies fail to stop another recessionary spike in unemployment.
Oregon liberal Congressman Peter DeFazio has long posed as a congressional champion of political campaign “reform,” but faced with his first serious reelection effort in more than a decade, the desperate 13-term incumbent Democrat's official campaign has jettisoned political transparency — and federal law — by putting up billboards that pose as his rival, Access to Energy publisher and Republican nominee Dr. Art Robinson.
Erin Burnett took only four minutes on October 23 to destroy the Obama administration's claim that the President's budget plan would eliminate $4 trillion in deficit spending over the next decade, a CNN television segment that sent the Obama campaign into damage control mode for the past week.
President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney engaged in a nationally televised foreign policy debate Monday, October 22, and agreed to continue aggressive American military involvement around the world.
Both Democrat and Republican spin-meisters are claiming victory for their candidate in the October 16 Presidential town hall-format debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, a contest noted for its lack of gaffes by President Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
Congressman Paul Ryan spoke clearly during Thursday's vice presidential debate at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. But he failed to articulate any substantial differences between the Republican political team he represented and the Obama administration represented by Vice President Joe Biden.
The highly-hyped “Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium” debate on October 6 between Fox News Channel personality Bill O'Reilly and Comedy Central funny man Jon Stewart proved a nearly perfect foil of O'Reilly.
The Republican Party standard-bearer for President Mitt Romney edged up toward criticism of the Federal Reserve Bank's “quantitative easing” in an interview for the October 7 edition of NBC's Meet the Press.
The first presidential debate of the 2012 post-primary election season revealed that both Democratic incumbent President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, would increase the national budget deficits more than advertised.