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GOP mood toward Romney's fall prospects brighten

...players stress that Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, has little room for error if he expects to topple an incumbent president.The chest-thumping follows a GOP victory in last week's Wisconsin recall election that saved Gov. Scott...
GOP teachers balk at Obama-centric NEA convention

...T-shirts, videos celebrating the health care law, and a wall-size banner with encouraging messages to the incumbent president."You are our knight in shining armor - Sarah C., Norman, Okla.," read one inscription.But this Obama...
Unemployment below 8 percent, first time since 2009

...2010. Since then, the economy has regained 4.6 million, or a little more than half, of those lost jobs.No incumbent president since Gerald Ford in 1976 has faced re-election when the unemployment rate was as high as September's 7.8...
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Murkowski's win should send strong message to Palin, tea party

...Liberty." I don't know what country she lives in, but mine is the United States of America, We elect a new or incumbent President every four years; we elect Senators and Representatives and Governors. We have for more than 200 years; does...
Will Obama face a primary challenge in 2012?

...triumph bodes ill for President Obama's re-election hopes, but such beliefs are not borne out by history. The incumbent president's party typically does poorly in a midterm election. This time, however, there was an ominous hint of a potential...
What's holding back Huckabee?, an obscene amount of money that's going to be necessary to win the primary, and then to challenge an incumbent president who's going to have a billion dollars piled up just waiting on somebody to come after him?" To underscore the...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...JFK Jr. sightings in Chicago during the 1996 convention were more eagerly anticipated than the arrival of the incumbent president. Nevertheless, there was far more than celebrity at play as people reacted to the news that the airplane piloted...
Republicans looking for the anti-Romney

...unemployment rate is likely to remain stubbornly high all 20 months until the presidential election. Defeating an incumbent president is never easy, but this ought to be one of the best chances in a generation. If only conservatives can settle...
Republican comedy hour

...morph into someone who appears able not only to win the GOP nomination but make a plausible replacement for the incumbent president. But anyone who hopes to beat Obama had better show the American people something a lot better than what they've...
Breathing easier on Taiwan: Elected president has improved China ties

Ma Ying-jeou, the incumbent president of Taiwan, has now won his hard-fought battle for re-election. What does it mean for the United States?To state it plainly...


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