September 25, 2012 President Obama and Mitt Romney took very different approaches in their speeches at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York. Obama focused on the scourge of human trafficking, while Romney proposed tying U.S. foreign aid to job creation and economic reforms in recipient nations.
September 24, 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney tried to raise doubts about President Obama's handling of foreign policy. The Obama campaign responded by accusing Romney of trying to politically exploit the deaths of four Americans in Libya.
September 21, 2012 Mitt Romney's release Friday of his 2011 tax return and a summary of his tax rate over 20 years gave friends and foes alike something to grab hold of. But not all his allies greeted the move.
September 21, 2012 President Obama demonstrated that he intends to cut Republican challenger Mitt Romney no slack for his "47 percent" comment. He told AARP members that "Medicare and Social Security are not handouts." Meanwhile, Rep. Paul Ryan said critics of the Republican ticket's proposals are misleading seniors.
September 20, 2012 A Univision interviewer asked President Obama if it wasn't true that he had broken his campaign pledge to introduce a comprehensive immigration reform package early in his presidency. That was a place Obama wasn't willing to go.
September 20, 2012 Tim Pawlenty's resignation as co-chairman of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign comes less than seven weeks before Election Day and during a bad stretch for the candidate.
September 19, 2012 The GOP presidential nominee was asked about his remarks about the "47 percent" of voters who support Obama. His answer showed that his approach to the issue continues to evolve. Romney also articulated his position on the economy and immigration.
September 19, 2012 Mitt Romney's mother, Lenore, once cited her husband's childhood on welfare as a reason Michigan voters should trust the car company executive to be their governor. It's worth taking a look at now that her presidential candidate son has gotten into trouble with his "47 percent" remark.
September 18, 2012 The punching and counterpunching between the presidential campaigns over Mitt Romney's remarks about President Obama's supporters continued Tuesday. Romney and other Republicans tried to change the subject by citing a 1998 video in which Obama, then an Illinois legislator, talked positively about "redistribution."
September 18, 2012 While there are similarities between Mitt Romney's remarks in 2012 and President Obama's in 2008 — both meant to explain to donors why some voters are cold to them — there are profound differences, as well.
September 17, 2012 The Republican presidential nominee's message: President Obama's economic policies have failed the nation generally and Hispanics specifically. But the challenge Romney faces with Hispanics was illustrated by a new poll that showed him lagging behind Obama.
September 12, 2012 The death of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans at the hands of extremists there quickly became an issue in the 2012 presidential race. Republican Mitt Romney accused the administration of making an "apology for America's values," and of sending "mixed messages to the world."
September 11, 2012 The Obama administration and the president's Chicago-based re-election campaign are trying to minimize the risks of offending teachers and union members by carefully navigating the tricky waters between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the striking teachers.
September 10, 2012 While some critics of Mitt Romney's campaign have detected a racial element in his use of a welfare argument against President Obama, one GOP consultant who admits to having played the race card in the past tries to exonerate the 2012 GOP nominee.
September 8, 2012 Now that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in charge of raising really big dollars for a superPAC that supports President Obama, wealthy Democrats all over the country may be eyeing their phones nervously. Sources tell NPR that Emanuel will be pushing for donations of $10 million and more.