Michael Baisden

Boca Raton, Florida (CNN) — President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney meet Monday night in the last of their three debates, this one focused on foreign policy. Unlike last week’s contentious town hall-style debate in which the candidates ambled around the stage and parried with each other, Obama and Romney will be seated […]

Still haven’t decided on a costume for Halloween this year? Two Miami residents are encouraging people to wear hooded sweatshirts in their “Halloween Hoodie Campaign” to protest stereotyping after the controversial shooting death of fellow Floridian, Ttayvon Martin earlier this year. The 17-year-old was wearing a hoodie when he was shot and killed by George […]

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — President Barack Obama stepped onto the stage here on Long Island ready to brawl. Within moments, he had called a Mitt Romney assertion “not true” and ridiculed his opponent’s five-point plan as a one-point plan — that one point being that the wealthy play by one set of rules, while everyone else […]

The biggest winner during Tuesday night’s town hall presidential debate may have been “binders full of women.” In response to a question about what the candidates would do to address gender inequality in the workplace, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said that when he was governor and looking to fill his cabinet, women’s groups brought […]

Presidential debate moderator Candy Crowley fact checked Mitt Romney after the Republican presidential candidate charged that President Obama failed to call the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi an “act of terror.” (See update below). More than an hour into the debate, an undecided voter in the town hall forum asked the president about […]

Washington (CNN) — After near-universal bad reviews of his first presidential debate with Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama will bring more energy and passion to his second showdown with the GOP nominee, advisers to the president said Sunday. Yet the come-out-swinging attitude many Democrats crave could be hindered by the debate’s town hall format, which […]

Hempstead, New York (CNN) — President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney face off Tuesday in the second of their three debates, this one in a town hall-style setting in which they’ll take questions from likely voters. The stakes couldn’t be higher: Obama must get his campaign back on track after a poor performance […]

Washington (CNN) — Maybe Mitt Romney’s campaign team isn’t so bad after all. After months of criticism, much of it from fellow Republicans, the machine managing Romney’s presidential bid has him gaining support in the final weeks of the race. The latest polls show Romney catching or slightly passing President Barack Obama in both the […]

Sarah Garrison grew up Catholic, but today she does not consider herself part of any religion. Yet as someone who meditates and prays every day to the “God here in our hearts,” she would never call herself an atheist or agnostic and thinks church can play a positive role in society and individual lives. “Some […]

UPDATE — 1:30 p.m. : On Tuesday, Gallup released its first polling results on the presidential race among respondents they consider most likely to vote. Among likely voters interviewed over the last week, they show Republican nominee Mitt Romney with a 2-point advantage over President Barack Obama (49 percent to 47 percent). Their results for […]

DETROIT — Detroit police Chief Ralph Godbee has stepped down after an internal affairs officer revealed that she and the chief had been conducting a…

“I’m not going to say I’ve done a poor job…” That was Jim Lehrer’s assessment of his performance as the moderator of the first presidential debate of the 2012 election. Sadly for him, many disagreed. It was Lehrer’s 12th time moderating, but he was largely unsuccessful in his attempts to corral the candidates. Both President […]