Why is optimism plummeting among working-class whites but holding steady for minorities? And what does this great divergence in hopefulness mean for the 2012 presidential election?
The two frontrunners drew all the attention, emerging as the "winners" of Wednesday's GOP presidential forum -- but at what price?
Once known for his moderate appeal, the former Minnesota governor spent his time as a candidate following the tea party
Candidates spent the night digging at each other and the moderators, and no one walked away a clear winner or loser
The president appeared before TV cameras Sunday night to tell Americans he and GOP leaders reached agreement to avoid default
In announcing the withdrawal of 30,000 soldiers by the summer of 2012, the president sought to appease a war-weary American public
The former House speaker will take the first step toward a 2012 White House run