March 7, 2013 Organizing for Action, which was formed from the Obama for America campaign committee to promote the president's second-term agenda, now says it won't take money from corporations or PACS. Critics say they'll believe it when they see it.
October 29, 2012 At a time when both presidential campaigns would typically be hitting all the swing states, some were off limits owing to Hurricane Sandy. Still, with only a week left before the election, the campaigns both had to find ways to continue their efforts while heeding Hurricane Katrina's lessons.
October 23, 2012 The biggest "whopper" involved Mitt Romney's claim that President Obama went on an "apology tour." But the president is also getting some dings for stretching some truths.
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.
July 23, 2012 The Second Amendment remains off limits for many politicians, with even those favoring gun control unlikely to bring it up in an election year. But long-term shifts in U.S. demographics and culture could lead to changes in the gun-rights versus gun control debate in coming decades.
June 28, 2012 President Obama's big victory on the law so identified with him that it's called "Obamacare" means he can campaign more boldly on the law as a major achievement. He also won't have to counter claims that he wasted the first years of his presidency.
June 11, 2012 Even as President Obama hopes to win re-election with solid support from Latino voters, immigration advocates are lashing out at the administration's revised deportation policies. Critics say despite changes meant to slow deportations of undocumented immigrants who have obeyed laws since illegally entering the country, deportations continue apace.
March 16, 2012 President Obama told a story about his predecessor Rutherford B. Hayes questioning the future utility of the telephone, portraying the 19th president as blinkered to the future. Unfortunately, there's no record of the Hayes story being true.
February 17, 2012 A roundup of some of Friday's political stories.
February 15, 2012 There'll still be plenty of disagreements. Compromise seems next to impossible on Democratic proposals to raise taxes on the wealthy, for instance. But the congressional Republican leaders are clearly becoming more selective on where they draw the line.
January 17, 2012 Most current signs point to a very competitive re-election campaign for President Obama which means he's going to need to fire up every Democratic foot soldier and fundraiser possible.Thus, the Obama campaign team's decision, announced Tuesday, to have the president give his nomination acceptance speech at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., home of the Carolina Panthers, makes sense politically and financially. (They also decided to shorten the convention to three days from four, which should also save money.)
November 10, 2011 The 2012 presidential election could be close, with President Obama needing support from every segment of his political base to win re-election. So the president's decision to delay his controversial decision on the Keystone XL pipeline until beyond Election Day 2012 isn't really a shocker.
August 29, 2011 The president's choice of Alan Krueger has been applauded by some economists who served Republican presidents.
July 29, 2011 Friday's fuel economy announcement is just about the only thing happening in Washington this week (that we know of) that will make a positive difference for the country's future.
July 14, 2011 If a deal to boost the U.S. debt ceiling is reached between President Obama and congressional GOP leaders, more than likely it will require as many House Democrats' votes as possible to pass since any pact Obama would agree to is probably incapable of drawing much if any support from the House's Tea Party Republicans.So even they're in the minority, what the House's progressives think matters.