Election 2012

File photo of Texas Gov. Rick Perry. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Perry Reshaped Texas, But Foundered Nationally

Gov. Rick Perry was a champion of fiercely conservative social activism long before the tea party was born. He oversaw the “Texas Miracle” job-creation boom and became the most powerful Texas governor since Reconstruction.


File photo of a gurney on which lethal injections are performed. (Photo by Virginia Department of Corrections via Getty Images)

Death Row Inmate Predicts ‘Very Close Race’ Just Before Execution

Before his execution, a death row inmate used his last words to make a prediction about the 2012 presidential election.


Obama has locked in many Latino voters based on his support of the DREAM Act for young immigrants. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Touting DREAM Act To Guarantee Latino Votes

Alvisar has switched her support to President Barack Obama because of his support for legislation known as the DREAM Act. While Democrats failed to get the bill through Congress, Obama in August signed a directive that implemented its key provision — allowing young people brought into the country without authorization as children to avoid deportation if they graduate high school or join the military.


An increasing majority of registered Latino voters support the controversial state voter photo ID laws. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Survey: Majority Of Latino Voters Support Photo ID Laws

A majority of Latino registered voters support photo ID laws that will be in effect in eleven states this year despite ongoing controversy on this issue.


A new study found that simple messages on Facebook users' homepages would influence their voting habits. (Photo Illustration by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Study: Facebook Messages Influence Voting Habits

Friendships and photos aren’t the only thing influencing Facebook users – a simple message can change voting habits.


President Obama lashed out at Mitt Romney after he was accused of being weak on foreign policy in the Middle East. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Obama To Romney: Do You Want To Start Another Middle East War?

President Barack Obama, defending his foreign policy record at a time of anti-American rage in the Muslim world, fired back at suggestions from Republican Mitt Romney that the president has been weak with allies and enemies alike.


File photo of Gov. Rick Perry (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Perry Calls Ryan ‘Conservative Budget Hawk’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney chose a “conservative budget hawk” when he tapped Wisconsin U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate.


File photo of Mitt Romney. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Romney To Clinch GOP Nomination With Texas Win

Mitt Romney is set to clinch the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night with a win in the Texas primary, a triumph of endurance for a candidate who came up short four years ago and had to fight hard this year as voters flirted with a carousel of GOP rivals.


Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) meets with Former President George H.W. Bush at Bush's office  (Photo Credit: Tom Pennington / Getty Images)

George W. Missing As Romney Gets Bush Backing

George W. Bush is as hard to find in his father’s office as he is in the 2012 presidential contest.


U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) holds a campaign town hall meeting with employees of Timberland (Photo Credit: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

Paul Comes Home To Texas Just As Campaign Heats Up

The only trail where you might catch Ron Paul this weekend is the biking one here.