Independents

Jobless and Angry: The Politics of Unemployment

As the ranks of independent voters are swelling, a Gallup analysis for DailyFinance reveals that in the last six months, a higher percentage of jobless voters identified themselves as independent than Democrat or Republican at least half of the time. Incumbents, be warned.

The State of the Union
Will Depend on Jobs

During his address Wednesday night, look for President Obama to focus on solutions for problem No. 1: The lack of jobs. Employment growth will determine not just the economy's fate, but also that of the Democratic majorities in Congress -- and possibly of Obama's presidency.

How a Tea Party-Led U.S. Might Look

Tea Partiers favor limited government and a free market. Problem is, it was the free market that led to the crisis that created the very miserable economic conditions the Tea Partiers protest.