August 13, 2012 With Rep. Paul Ryan now installed as Mitt Romney's choice for running mate, the contests shifts to a higher gear. And Iowa is again where the contenders are focusing. Both Ryan and President Obama will be there today.
August 10, 2012 In new ads, President Obama and Mitt Romney seek to raise doubts about each other's character. Romney accuses the president of being willing to do anything to stay president. Obama's ad accuses Romney of making a "blatantly false" claim.
August 9, 2012 The president supports extending the credit that's due to expire at the end of the year. His GOP rival does not. Their positions may have consequences in two battleground states: Iowa and Colorado.
August 7, 2012 Mitt Romney's campaign charged President Obama with weakening work requirements for welfare recipients by offering waivers to the law. But Obama's campaign says that, as Massachusetts governor, Romney requested waivers as well.
August 3, 2012 The monthly jobs report pretty much left the presidential race unchanged, though it may benefit President Obama. The news that the economy had created far more jobs than were forecast was clearly good news for the incumbent. But Republican Mitt Romney jumped on an uptick in the jobless rate.
August 1, 2012 Campaigning in Ohio, President Obama leaned heavily on a new analysis of Mitt Romney's economic plan that concluded the Republican's proposal would mean higher taxes for middle-class families while lowering them for the superwealthy.
July 31, 2012 A political scientist observes that President Obama and his immediate White House predecessor, George W. Bush, spent a disproportionate amount of their first terms visiting battleground states.
July 31, 2012 Julian Castro, the high-achieving and young mayor of San Antonio, will become the first Hispanic American to give the keynote address at a Democratic convention.
July 30, 2012 A new poll shows voters, even those who say they support President Obama, do not think raising taxes on the wealthy should be a top priority of the next president.
July 27, 2012 It may have just been a coincidence that on the eve of Mitt Romney's visit to Israel, President Obama signed legislation that increases U.S. military and security aid to the Jewish state. But the timing showed once again the benefits of incumbency in an election year.
July 26, 2012 Rebecca Smith owns a construction-management firm that does a lot of work overseeing the building of schools, jails and other projects for state and local governments. She explains why she is "disgusted" by President Obama's thesis that government had a significant role in her success.
July 26, 2012 "It was a train wreck," Lt. Fred Mestas told the San Francisco Chronicle. For 30 minutes, many officers couldn't communicate with each other, the newspaper reports.
July 24, 2012 President Obama's campaign released a new swing-state ad aimed at stopping the damage being done by Mitt Romney's campaign harping on Obama's "you didn't build that" line. The ad accused Romney of twisting the president's words. The Romney campaign showed no indication that it planned to stop.