Former President George W. Bush winks in the East Room of the White House on Thursday during a ceremony to unveil his portrait.
May 31, 2012 Upstaged by Donald Trump's "birther" jag, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's message week marred by missteps, bad timing, big news
Mitt Romney addresses the Latino Coalition's 2012 Small Business Summit in Washington earlier this month.
May 30, 2012 Republican Mitt Romney is running on the strength of his business background. He says he knows how to fix the economy in part because of his success at Bain Capital. But history is not necessarily on Romney's side. Very few businesspeople have made it to the White House.
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday in Las Vegas.
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May 30, 2012 With his win Tuesday in the Texas primary Mitt Romney has "clinched the Republican presidential nomination," according to The Associated Press.
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May 29, 2012 Visiting with Donald Trump had a certain logic for Mitt Romney when he was fighting to prove his conservative street cred. But the logic is less clear now that Romney is shifting his campaign to gain support among independents. As George Will suggests, the Trump embrace indeed a curious move.
May 25, 2012 President Obama rhetorically hit Mitt Romney, the all-but-official Republican presidential nominee, with a little barnyard humor. He accused the former Massachusetts governor of not only lying about his record as president but Romney's also.
May 24, 2012 West Philadelphia, a predominantly African-American section of the city is about as solidly a part of Obama country as Romney could visit. So you'd expect not to find many if any Romney supporters there. But not having heard of him at all. For political junkies, that's hard to fathom. Yet, there it is.
May 24, 2012 The Mitt Romney campaign has a sequel to its "Day One" ad, in which it explains what else the presumptive GOP nominee would include in his immediate to-do list if inaugurated president. Candidates often use the "first day" promise to highlight priorities. But Washington politics can change things.
Richard Grenell, Mitt Romney's former adviser, speaks with Fox News on Wednesday.
May 23, 2012 Richard Grenell, who resigned after some conservatives criticized Mitt Romney for hiring an openly gay adviser who favors same-sex marriage, said Wednesday that the issue should not determine how most Americans vote.
Mitt Romney, back in his Bain Capital days.
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May 23, 2012 Bain's failed effort to build a paper empire. Also: How Bain transformed a struggling company, in five steps.
President Obama during a news conference Monday in Chicago.
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May 23, 2012 In both Democratic and Republican contests, some voters continue to register their unhappiness with the choices before them. The latest votes came Tuesday in Arkansas and Kentucky.
Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, N.J.
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May 21, 2012 It's a classic campaign chain of events: a rising star (in this case Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker) seems to cross his party's leader, and then says he was misunderstood. Meanwhile, the opposition uses his words to its advantage.
May 21, 2012 Ron Paul knows he's not going to be the Republican nominee for president this year. Mitt Romney has it all but locked up. But Paul's supporters are flooding state conventions, getting elected as convention delegates ... and preparing for life after 2012.
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May 18, 2012 Romney took friendly questions by phone from five participants in swing states on Friday. He told those on the call "You folks are going to have a big say in who our next president is" and that they were not called "by random."
May 18, 2012 In a new Mitt Romney ad, his image makers try to level the distance between the Republican and the incumbent president by referring three times to "President Romney."
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright addresses the National Press Club in Washington in 2008.
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May 17, 2012 We decided to check in with political types in North Carolina, where the electorate is about 72 percent white and 23 percent black, and where polls show Obama and expected GOP nominee Mitt Romney in a dead heat. We asked how ads featuring the incendiary Rev. Jeremiah Wright would play in their state.
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