Jan 24, 2012 2:10PM ET
Politco's Dylan Byers introduces us to 29-year-old Nathan Kleinman, a veteran of Occupy Philadelphia who's challenging Allyson Schwartz, a Democrat representing Pennsylvania's 13th district, for her seat in the House of Representatives.
Jan 24, 2012 1:40PM ET
With Tuesday's news that Debbie Bosanek, Warren Buffett's famed secretary, would attend the State of the Union as a guest of Michelle Obama, the media got a little hint about the subject of the president's speech (hint: taxes). Now we can put a face to a much-discussed name.
Jan 24, 2012 1:13PM ET
Romney's unfavorability rating has jumped sharply in January -- and among independents, it's now 51 percent. Here's our guide to today's polls and why they matter.
Jan 24, 2012 12:54PM ET
The audiences are simultaneously one of the worst and most entertaining parts of the endless GOP debates, so we really don't want them to be silent.
Jan 24, 2012 12:29PM ET
Herman Cain will be delivering the Tea Party response to the State of the Union tonight—not that any basic cable viewers will notice.
Jan 24, 2012 11:31AM ET
The latest plot twist in Stephen Colbert's continuing civics lesson on campaign finance came last night: he announced that he would not run for president and demanded Jon Stewart give him back his but The Daily Show host refused. We asked a lawyer what's going on.
Jan 24, 2012 11:20AM ET
Around 11 a.m. in Tampa, Mitt Romney tried to grab some media spotlight by offering a "prebuttal" to President Obama's State of the Union Address.
Jan 24, 2012 11:19AM ET
Mitt Romney finally did what conservatives were begging him to do -- he aggressively attacked the surging Gingrich in Monday's debate. But it wasn't enough to get rid of a sense of dread in the GOP: now Newt Gingrich may be the nominee.
Jan 24, 2012 11:05AM ET
Last month, The Washington Post editorial page raised a few eyebrows when four columnists wrote harsh critiques of Newt Gingrich in a single day, making for, in the words of Ben Smith "the maximum Newt hate a newspaper can fit into a single page." Well, in Tuesday's paper, the Post has done it again!
Jan 24, 2012 11:01AM ET
Mitt Romney's latest attack on Newt Gingrich's time as an historian for Freddie Mac would be more effective if it didn't remind us that Romney could easily pay the $1.6 million 'reward' he's playfully putting up to learn more about his opponent's old job .
Jan 24, 2012 9:56AM ET
President Obama's State of the Union address will focus on manufacturing and job creation Tuesday night but because he's governing over a divided Congress in an election year, it will largely set the stage for a year of gridlock and bickering.
Jan 24, 2012 9:42AM ET
The John F. Kennedy Library is set to release the final 45 hours of recordings from the president's short tenure, revealing a chief executive worried about reaching young voters and the middle class, seeing as how the very rich had written him off.
Jan 24, 2012 8:38AM ET
Just in time for his State of The Union address, the latest ABC News/Washington Post Poll shows that President Obama has garnered a 53 percent favorability rating--much higher than Republican opponents and his highest since April 2010.
Jan 24, 2012 7:52AM ET
Cartoonist Steve Benson on Congresswoman Gabby Giffords.
Jan 24, 2012 4:11AM ET
Mitt Romney finally released tax return documents for the last two years, revealing that he expects to earn close to $43 million in 2010 and 2011, almost all of it from personal investments.
Jan 23, 2012 7:17PM ET
Mitt Romney got under Newt Gingrich's skin over his lucrative "historian" work, but Romney also coined an odd word -- "self-deportation" -- and bragged for the second time about forcing Ted Kennedy to take out a mortgage.
Jan 23, 2012 4:12PM ET
Everybody's making jokes about news that Mitt Romney has hired Brett O'Donnell, whom The New York Times describes as "a top debate coach" and "one of Michele Bachmann's top strategists."
Jan 23, 2012 3:47PM ET
Sen. Rand Paul spoke to The Daily Caller after his very public claim that he was detained by the Transportation Security Authority in Nashville en route to a speech in Washington, saying "If you’re told you can’t leave, does that count as detention?"
Jan 23, 2012 3:19PM ET
This rejected cover image for Bloomberg Businessweek showing a bloodied and beaten Mitt Romney is making the rounds, reports BuzzFeed, and, boy, does it tell the story of Romney's week in cringe-inducing detail.
Jan 23, 2012 3:18PM ET
With recent national polls showing Newt Gingrich catching up with the Republican frontrunner, Mitt Romney is opening a new round of attacks which use what's known about Newt's skeletons -- mostly from his post-Congress career as a pseudo-lobbyist -- to make people afraid of what else is out there.
Jan 23, 2012 3:05PM ET
Senator John Kerry apparently showed up to an event at the White House honoring the Stanley Cup winning Boston Bruins Monday in costume. Ouch!
Jan 23, 2012 2:01PM ET
Whoops. It looks like Sen. Chuck Grassley's account was hacked by an opponent of the anti-piracy laws SOPA and PIPA Monday afternoon.
Jan 23, 2012 1:19PM ET
Jan 23, 2012 12:15PM ET
You know what Mitt Romney hates more than socialism? Being interrupted.
Jan 23, 2012 11:09AM ET
Ryan Lizza got ahold of "hundreds of pages of internal White House documents" to write his in-depth look at President Barack Obama in this week's New Yorker, which tells the story of a man whose grand ideas of bipartisan cooperation turned out to be unworkable.
Jan 23, 2012 10:50AM ET
Mitt Romney sells himself as an expert in crisis management -- he turned around the 2002 Olympics -- and now he has to prove it by managing the crisis that is Newt Gingrich.
Jan 23, 2012 9:53AM ET
All signs point to a hotly-contested special election to fill the vacant seat left by outgoing Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. But as she resigns this week to focus on her recovery from last year's shooting, the Arizona Democrat leaves behind a few distinct advantages for her party.
Jan 23, 2012 9:43AM ET
Peter Beinart on Iraq and Iran, L. Gordon Crovitz on regulating the web, Bill Keller on bombing Iran, James Surowiecki on private equity, and Juliette Kayyem on Islam and Republicans.
Jan 23, 2012 9:03AM ET
After giving ABC a miss on the Sunday talk shows after his South Carolina victory, Newt Gingrich appeared on Good Morning America Monday and said he wanted to release his lobbying contract with Freddie Mac.
Jan 23, 2012 8:16AM ET
Cartoonist Steve Benson on Rick Perry