President Barack Obama opened this year’s congressional election season with a State of the Union message centered on economic inequalities, a theme harder to sustain in scattered House and Senate contests.
Rick Santorum tells voters he prayed to decide whether to run for president. God, opposition to abortion and the primacy of the traditional family are staples of his campaign stump speech. He’s standing by a comment he once made that Satan was targeting the U.S.
Mitt Romney, stepping up efforts to better his standing with a crucial voting bloc, is blaming President Barack Obama for rising joblessness and poverty rates plaguing Hispanic Americans and vowing that he would improve their lot.
Hurricane Sandy, on track to disrupt the lives of as many as 60 million people, shut schools and governments from Virginia to Massachusetts today, halted travel, prevented U.S. stock markets from opening and upended the presidential campaign.