Obama says troubled by comments of top Republicans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Saturday chided the two top Republicans in Congress, challenging his rivals to make a fresh start and build a bipartisan effort to boost growth after next week’s election. Read the full story from Reuters

John McCain Campaigns For Sharron Angle In Nevada

LAS VEGAS — Sen. John McCain delivered a rousing endorsement Friday of Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle and urged cheering supporters to send her to Washington as part of a historic turnaround in Washington power. A confident-sounding Angle, locked in a tight race with Majority Leader Harry Reid, predicted “there is going to be shock […]

Sanity Rally PHOTOS: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert & Many More

The Rally to Restore Sanity wrapped up in Washington, D.C. , with a huge crowd on hand to see performances from The Roots, John Legend, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Ozzie Osbourne, Tony Bennett and more. HuffPost’s live blog of the rally has full details and footage from the event, including video from the HuffPost Sanity […]

China gives U.S. assurances on rare earth minerals

SANYA, China (Reuters) – China told the United States on Saturday it would not withhold rare earth minerals but the two nations did not appear to make headway on disputes over North Korea and regional territorial claims. Read the full story from Reuters

Explaining The Pollster-Dashboard U.S. House Model

In recent posts I’ve explained the new statistical procedure that produces our trend lines and how we now generate “win probabilities” for the leading candidate in each race. With this post, I want to explain how we are handling the unique challenge of aggregating and assessing available public polling on competitive races for the U.S. […]

Obama’s final pitch

He’s making his final campaign pitch days before an election that is expected to devastate Dems. Read the full story from Politico