Political Capital

Daily Archives: December 16, 2012

President Barack Obama attends a memorial service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at Newtown High School in Newtown, Connecticut, on Dec. 16, 2012.

Photograph by Olivier Douliery/Pool via Bloomberg

President Barack Obama attends a memorial service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at Newtown High School in Newtown, Connecticut, on Dec. 16, 2012.

Obama: `Surely We Can Do Better’

The children’s first names were known to their kin, to those who named them. And as President Barack Obama methodically spoke these names, his cadence was answered by the wailing cries of women from the auditorium’s front row, reserved for...

Read more »

Congressmen walk down the steps of the House of Representatives at the Capitol as rank and file members adjourned for several days, in Washington, on Dec. 6, 2012.

Photograph by J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

Congressmen walk down the steps of the House of Representatives at the Capitol as rank and file members adjourned for several days, in Washington, on Dec. 6, 2012.

Debt Group Airing Sunday Show Ads

More than a month after Election Day, the political TV ads keep coming. A group of business leaders urging Congress to avert a $600 billion mix of tax increases and program cuts set to begin in January is taking its...

Read more »