President Obama is headed back to the White House. Here are a few things GlobalPost readers would like to see happen in Washington.
With a few days before the US presidential election, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott tells international observers from OSCE to stay out of his state.
BOSTON — The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is an international election-monitoring group that for decades has stood up to harsh regimes and violence in places such as Belarus and Kazakhstan in the name of free speech and democracy.
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When it comes to foreign policy issues, will VP Joe Biden’s experience come out on top or will Paul Ryan take down the foreign policy savant with his cutting remarks?
BOSTON — Once anticipated as an entertaining sideshow between two scrappy candidates, the stakes for tonight’s showdown between Vice President Joe Biden and GOP challenger Paul Ryan have risen considerably.
In the wake of last week’s presidential debate in which many claim Romney to have won, the tide and tone of pollsters and pundits across the country is shifting yet again, giving Biden and Ryan a unique opportunity to affect the campaigns in a substantive way at a critical time in the ever-tightening race to the White House.
“Nothing beats autumn in New England,” said His Excellency, the Duke of Fall, who began the day swaddled in a warm flannel blanket, gazing out the window at the golden-hued landscape, as is his custom this time of year. “Everywhere the leaves are changing and the temperature is starting to drop off. You can smell it in the air.”
GlobalPost is collecting words of advice on what the next president — either a re-elected Barack Obama or a triumphant Mitt Romney— should do during his term in office.
We hit the streets to find out what people want to see happen in the White House.
Coming on the heels of the first presidential debate in which many believe Obama to have fallen flat, conservatives are charging that the numbers reflected in September’s jobs report are not only convenient but too good to be true. Specifically, former GE CEO, Jack Welch, and other conservative critics of the Obama administration, aired their grievances on Twitter, starting what has become known as the “job truther” movement, suggesting that Obama and his Chicago cronies cooked the books in a desperate attempt to win back favor among the American electorate after a poor showing in this week’s presidential debate.
While the Labor Department was quick to dismiss the conservative claims, Twitter users were not so eager to put the issue to bed. Below, is a round up of the social media frenzy that took place in the wake of Jack Welch’s infamous tweet:
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday answered questions in a live forum hosted by the Spanish-language Univision network.
Student supporters in the audience at the University of Miami cheered as Romney responded in English to Spanish-language questions about immigration, education, health care, jobs and the economy. And while the audience appeared supportive of the Republican candidate, many of Romney’s comments regarding hot-button issues, as well as his conveniently bronze appearence, triggered a not-so-calm social media storm in the wake of the forum.
The event, which was co-hosted by Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas, was co-sponsored by Facebook and broadcast live online in Spanish and English in the evening and aired on Univision later Wednesday night.
Ramos and Salinas asked the tough questions, Romney answered them, and below, viewers and voters reacted: