President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will face Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in the November 2012 elections.
Critics of the Obama Administration argue that Obama has overstepped the authority of the U.S. government with legislation such as his signature health care reform while failing to jumpstart the flailing economy. Republicans plan to drastically scale back taxes and cut government services to reduce the size of government and spur job creation. Critics say their plan would disproportionately hurt low-income families.elections 2012
The Rocky Mountain High just got a lot higher. Last month, Colorado became the first state to legalize some uses of marijuana with the passing of Amendment 64. Either ecstatic or enraged over the decision, Colorado residents over the age of 21 can now enjoy a toke within limits. Here’s a look at the Amendment and what both sides are saying about it.Read More
GQ magazine took an ironic twist and marked the end of the year with a list of the twenty-five “least influential” people of 2012. Mitt Romney took the number one spot for his “glaring campaign mishaps” and “labored media efforts.” Michelle Obama also made the list as the seventh least influential person for losing the battle to make America healthier.Read More
The Republican Party has a lot of soul-searching to do before the next elections in 2014. I think they will have a better chance at winning if they become less exclusive of different people. Incorporating policies that benefit the LGBT community, women and minorities, the Republican Party has a strong chance at becoming the party of the people.Read More
Post-election, is it time for some GOP soul searching?Read More
Looking ahead, do you think there will be more bipartisanship in Congress? Tell us what you think in our survey.Read More
Congratulations, everyone. You survived Election 2012. To wrap it all up, we revisited our Guide to the Election Day Ballot to review who won each of the key races in Douglas County and Kansas.Read More