2012: Reviewing the year of the super PAC

Dec 25, 2012
Super PACs spent big money on the 2012 election. But some of the biggest donors didn't exactly get a good rate of return. So, can we expect more big spending the next election cycle?

Yea or nay: Whether to talk politics at work

Nov 6, 2012
Politics, like religion and sports, can be a delicate workplace conversation topic. How will the day after play out around the office water cooler?
Amey Esparza puts her 'I Voted' sticker on after casting her ballot at John Fremont Middle School on Nov. 6, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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How the stigma of food stamps plays into the election

Nov 2, 2012
Politicians keep bringing up the food stamps program this election season -- how does that affect the people who actually use them?

Retirement -- election no-show

Nov 2, 2012
Commentator Helaine Olen says neither President Obama nor Mitt Romeny acknowledge coming 'retirement crisis.'

Social Security: It's too complicated

Nov 2, 2012
More than 20 percent of the U.S. national budget is spent on Social Security, so of course politicians like to promise to reform it. Commentator Chris Farrell says unfortunately both candidates' plans are way too complicated.

Opinion: Why I'm voting for Barack Obama

Nov 2, 2012
Comedian Andy Kindler on why he's voting to reelect President Barack Obama.

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Opinion: Why I'm voting for Mitt Romney

Nov 2, 2012
Comedy writer Brian Donovan on why he's voting for Mitt Romney.

Campaigns reboot after Sandy

Oct 31, 2012
Election officials in storm-stricken counties scramble ahead of voting day.

Food stamps and the politics of poverty

Oct 30, 2012
As the 2012 presidential election enters its final days, we examine one of the stars of the campaign. Not binders or Big Bird. This one begins with the letter 'F' -- food stamps.