Job seekers fill out applications Aug. 21 at a construction job fair in New York. Polls show voters want the presidential candidates to provide more details on how they would reduce unemployment, change tax policy and alter government spending.
Originally published on Tue September 25, 2012 1:48 pm
As this presidential election year was kicking off, strategists were saying the focus would be on the economy. But now — even as absentee ballots are being filled in — the candidates are still dodging details about how to improve growth.
"President Obama doesn't have a plan," says Kevin Hassett, an economic adviser to Republican candidate Mitt Romney.
Jeffrey Liebman, an economic adviser to President Obama, says Romney has revealed no plan other than "going back to the failed policies of the past decade."
Patrick Chappatte made this drawing for the <em>International Herald Tribune</em> back in 2006, following a controversy over Danish cartoons that mocked the Prophet Muhammad.
Credit Patrick Chappatte/International Herald Tribune
In the wake of the recent controversy over French cartoons, many cartoonists say that they must consider the consequences of their work. Terry Mosher, who works under the name Aislin for the<em> Montreal Gazette</em>, published this drawing after the controversy over France's cartoons erupted last week.
Originally published on Tue September 25, 2012 2:20 pm
So what do cartoonists think about those controversial French cartoons that mocked the Prophet Muhammad?
The cartoons, which ran last week in the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, led the French government to close down diplomatic missions in 20 Muslim countries last Friday out of concern they might be attacked. There were protests, but no serious violence
A new Washington Post poll shows President Obama inching ahead of Mitt Romney in Ohio. The state swapped political allegiances in the past — going for President Obama in 2008, then going for a GOP governor in 2010. Former Governor Ted Strickland lost that race and is now a surrogate for the president. He joins guest host Celeste Headlee.