Political Action

WashPost: Mitt Romney lags in swing states, polls show

A slew of new polls suggests that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is lagging behind President Obama in several crucial swing states. The polls comes as the Romney campaign has shrugged off Obama’s post-convention bounce as a “sugar high” and as Republicans have urged Romney to get more specific about his agenda. Read more at … Read more »

DCNONL.com: International Union of Painters and Allied Trades gives back to Toronto Firgrove community

Students in the west end Toronto community of Firgrove are heading back to school in style thanks to a scholarship program and backpack giveaway sponsored by the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 46. “This is a community that needs help. This is our sixth year doing it and this has been a fantastic … Read more »

NYT: Missteps and Surprises Turn Battle for the Senate Into a Guessing Game

The fight for the Senate has shifted significantly over the past weeks, with fierce races breaking out in states where they were not expected and other contests dimming that were once ablaze with competition. Read more at The New York Times.

NYT: The Ryan Sinkhole

What people have not been talking about enough is that the Ryan budget contains an $897 billion sinkhole: massive but unexplained cuts in such discretionary domestic programs as education, food and drug inspection, workplace safety, environmental protection and law enforcement. Read more at The New York Times.

WSJ: Romney Struggles to Gain Traction in Battlegrounds

A new Public Policy Polling survey released Sunday, taken after both parties’ conventions, found Mr. Obama leading Mr. Romney 50% to 45% in Ohio, an improvement on the president’s earlier advantage. Meanwhile, Florida and Virginia remained neck and neck. Mr. Obama is leading Mr. Romney by small margins in seven of the eight battleground states, … Read more »

Joe Biden’s Full DNC Speech – Elections 2012

President Barack Obama Full DNC Acceptance Speech 2012

RCP: A Tale of Two Conventions

The political conventions are (finally) over, and with that the general election (finally, or at least officially) begins in earnest. In the next few days we’ll be subjected to endless analyses of what went right, what went wrong, and what was a wash. Most of these will reflect highly subjective impressions of analysts who have … Read more »

The Hill: Yes, we are better off than four years ago

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As the Democratic convention gets under way, here in Charlotte and across the nation, there’s only one question that counts for voters: Are you better off today than you were four years ago? Read why we ARE better off at The Hill.

NYT: Anatomy of a Speech: Bill Clinton

Convention speeches are multipurpose: excite the base, introduce the ticket, attack the opponent, establish the platform and fit into a tightly scripted schedule. The Times is breaking down key speeches from the Democratic National Convention, checking them for accuracy and adding context. See the analysis at The New York Times.