2012 Presidential Election
In a stunning decision, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney chose Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan as his running mate during the upcoming United States election. Ryan, who is best know for his controversial budget bill, which passed the House of Representatives on partisan lines, is presumed to help the Romney camp in key swing states as the November elections draw nearer.
Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the future but voters do not seem to be holding it against Democratic President Barack Obama, who slightly expanded his lead over Republican rival Mitt Romney this month’s Reuters/Ipsos poll. Today’s graphic shows the results of 4 key questions from the poll and how the answers have changed since January.
For more on the 2012 Presidential Election, check out the Reuters Election 2012 page.
Although spending on veterans is up during the Obama administration, conditions for many veterans have yet to improve. Today’s graphic shows 5 different charts expressing this notion. The top chart shows the increasing Department of Veteran Affairs appropriations since WW2. The bottom four charts show different ways in which veterans are struggling. Read more in today’s Special Report.
What are the latest insights into the elections and beyond, and what does it mean for investors and the global economy?
Presidential elections often are turning points in America – in politics, policy and priorities. That is especially true this year, when Americans will decide whether to stay the course with President Barack Obama or replace him with Republican Mitt Romney amid rising concerns about a sluggish economy, rising debt, partisan gridlock in Washington and ominous signs from Europe.
Reuters Washington Summit will focus on these election-year themes and more – including how new campaign finance rules are allowing the wealthy to have more of a say in shaping campaigns.
The Summit will include closed interviews with key players in Washington politics and policy-making who will give Reuters journalists their insight into what to expect this fall and beyond – including the post-election session of Congress that is expected to face a “fiscal cliff” of tax and budget issues.
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Today’s graphic looks at a the results of a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll on U.S. opinions on healthcare and the economy. If you were asked these same questions, what would your answers have been? Feel free to list them in the comments section.
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After Hosni Mubarak received a life sentence for his role in civilian deaths during the country’s revolution, protesters marched on Tahrir Square in central Cairo.
Warren Buffett, speaking to the Economic Club of Washington, said he believed the chances of a U.S. recession were very low.
On the other hand, Wilbur Ross, CEO of WL Ross & Co, explains why he thinks the U.S. is headed for recession.
Breakingviews columnists discuss the implications of Governor Scott Walker’s recall election victory for November’s presidential election
Recent oil price dips are a short term phenomenon and will have no impact on Royal Dutch Shell’s spending plans, says CEO Peter Voser.
Ben Bernanke still has plenty of options in the Fed policy arsenal — from a new twist on Operation Twist to all-out QE3. Reuters Fed correspondent Mark Felsenthal explains.
Reuters Global Editor Chrystia Freeland caught up with IMF Chief Christine Lagarde at a conference in Riga, Latvia.