Analysis: Obama could risk going over 'cliff' "This is a choice of the Republican Party," said Dan Pfeiffer, White House communications director ... the president and his team believe they hold the political leverage. There is some evidence to bolster that notion. Taxes were a centerpiece of the ... 12/5/2012 - 6:03 am | View Link
2012 Post-Election Analysis: A Narrowly Divided Electorate Has Spoken: How Will The President and The Congress Respond? With President Barack Obama having been reelected and the Senate and the House having stayed in Democratic and Republican hands, respectively, attention now will turn to the lame duck session that will formally get underway the week of November 12 but won ... 11/8/2012 - 11:00 am | View Link
Analysis: GOP hopes lumbering economy dooms Obama Romney largely has followed a play-it-safe approach. It suggests he and his aides think the president is on a slow but steady decline and there's no need to take big gambles. The job report might bolster ... important forum for conservative thought ... 07/7/2012 - 1:59 am | View Link
Analysis: Romney to bolster communications team amid conservative tempest WOLFEBORO, N.H. -- Mitt Romney is planning to fortify his communications and messaging team by adding seasoned operatives, advisers close to the campaign said Thursday, after withering criticism from prominent conservative voices that his insular team has ... 07/5/2012 - 6:13 pm | View Link
Shock analysis: Obama wins with 51% In the latest proof that the fall presidential election will be a nail-biter, a new and authoritative analysis of the factors weighing on President Obama finds that he will edge out Mitt Romney ... Center for Politics team also factored in the economy ... 05/22/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
An original Juke 8 (The Appendix)It's hard to imagine, but there was once a time when karaoke didn't exist. Sure, there have long been singalongs and pianomen. And people have made drunken fools of themselves at bars since there were bars. (And before: Alcibiades at Plato's Symposium? Awkward!) But this particular fixture of the festive landscape, the karaoke bar and the machine(s) that enable it: This had a discrete moment of creation.
Rick Bowmer/AP PhotoThe U. S. has struggled to improve urban education for decades. A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics shows just how big the gap often is between urban districts and their suburban and rural peers. The report compares cities to each other, to their respective states, and to national averages on the National Assessment of Educational Progress—a test in math and reading that fourth and eighth graders take every two years.
The states ranked on how many disease-prevention measures they've taken, out of 10. (Larger numbers and blue shades are better). Click through to healthyamericans.org for the interactive version. Despite the progress we've made in vaccines, drugs, and sanitation, infectious diseases—a category that includes everything from the run-of-the-mill flu to antibiotic-resistant "superbugs"—still kill some 170,00 Americans each year.