In his first interview since losing the presidential election in November, Mitt Romney criticized the President, telling Fox News' Chris Wallace that Obama could have avoided the sequester with more of a Romney-like leadership style, and that "I don't see that kind of leadership happening right now."
Six weeks after the election, nine news outlets are questioning the financial propriety of the Romney campaign after receiving several exorbitant bills. The news organizations, which include the New York Times, the Washington Post, BuzzFeed and the Los Angeles Times, wrote a letter to the campaign, asking for detailed price breakdowns of any event that cost them $200 or more. While it's normal for campaigns to bill media outlets for various expenses, including food and travel costs, the Romney campaign's charges seem excessive by almost any standard.
Barack Obama won a significant mandate, including swing states in the traditionally GOP-strong south. The Republicans have been handed a resounding defeat, sending pundits sniping at one another and assigning blame. The party's wise men have been exposed, and its fundamental demographics, economics and social politics have all been called into question.
This November's foreign policy debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney left many Americans realizing that the two candidate's policies were pretty similar, regardless of their thoughts about bayonets. But no matter how alike their policies seemed to the average citizen, President Obama apparently wasn't okay with the thought of a Romney kill list or having the former Massachusetts governor having free rein over America's army of unmanned drones.
Since the campaign is done, the Obama campaign's massive, supersecret tech operation has finally been opened up for the world to marvel at. Alexis Madrigal at The Atlantic has written a fascinating profile of Obama's tech team. Buried in it is the fairly unsettling fact that the Obama campaign's data-mining operation could use their databases to determine what you were watching on TV.
Welcome to the sleepy little east Texas town of Jasper. Home of charming organizations like the Knights of the White Kamelia (KKK) and the Hardin County Republican Party, it is also the town where, in 1998, three white men dragged James Byrd, Jr. three miles down an asphalt road, before eventually decapitating him. Welcome to Jasper, Texas.
Maine, home to blueberries and LL Bean, is not a place known for its historic pockets of Afrocentrism. Out of Maine's 1.3 million residents, more than 94 percent are white, but that doesn't mean there are no black people there. Alas, don't tell the Republican Party state Chairman Charlie Webster that.
At the end of October, disgraced former Clinton adviser turned Fox News contributor Dick Morris predicted Mitt Romney was going to win in a landslide. "Pollster John McLaughlin and I went through the actual results of the last four elections and on average, the Republicans had 1 percent more than the Democrats," Morris said in an interview with Bill O'Reilly about the New York Times' poll. "So that poll is off by a factor of 8. So instead of Obama winning by 1, Romney would win Florida by 7."