The downgrading of U.S. government bonds by Standard & Poor’s has become a campaign-shaping event for President Barack Obama and whoever his Republican adversary turns out to be. In fact, it’s ensured that the 2012 election will be fought on the battlefield of debt and unemployment. The reverberation from that demotion means that Electoral College […]

Barack Obama’s approval rating has hit its highest point in two years – 60% – with more than half of Americans saying he deserves to be re-elected, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll taken after US forces killed the al-Qaida leader, Osama bin Laden. In concerning signs for Republicans, the president’s standing improved not just […]