The 2012 election was supposed to be a test of a weakened president and his ambitious and unpopular health care plan. Challengers saw a chance to take down a Democratic incumbent after the excitement of his history-making election had faded.

Oct 28

Insurgents vs. mainstream: Debate highlights GOP’s 2 tracks

BOULDER, Colo. -- Marco Rubio bid forcefully for control of the Republican Party's establishment wing in Wednesday night's third GOP debate. Insurgent outsiders Donald Trump and Ben Carson defended the seriousness of their White House efforts, underscoring the two-track fight…

The Latest