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.
July 24, 2012 Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein's criticism of the Obama White House for intelligence leaks were picked up by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. This didn't please Feinstein, who backed away from some of her statements.
July 24, 2012 Some critics say President Obama and Mitt Romney are avoiding big problems like economic growth, energy and immigration to focus on relatively minor issues in their campaigns. The strategy may make sense, but then how does one govern after running on a platform of political small ball?
July 24, 2012 President Obama has made national security an area of strength during his presidency. But Mitt Romney planned to use a speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Tuesday to chip away at that advantage, hammering Obama on looming defense cuts and for alleged leaks from the White House.
July 20, 2012 The shootings of dozens at a Colorado movie theater led the presidential campaigns to tear up their scripts for Friday and beyond. President Obama cut short a campaign trip to Florida as his campaign and that of Republican Mitt Romney halted ads in Colorado and canceled some appearances.
July 19, 2012 An interactive Web quiz purports to show you which presidential candidate's views most line up with yours. It's the creation of two guys who want to encourage more political engagement. The quiz can produce some surprising results.
July 18, 2012 Mitt Romney is accusing President Obama of "crony capitalism" as part of his campaign for the presidency. But critics of the U.S. economy and politics say the practice of rewarding the business interests of political supporters with federal taxpayer dollars is truly bipartisan.
July 17, 2012 Romney tells conservative National Review he doesn't want to release pre-2010 tax returns because it will give Obama fodder to "lie, distort."
July 17, 2012 The ad, aimed at pressuring Mitt Romney to make public more of his tax history, came as Romney accused the president of funneling taxpayer money to his political buddies, and as a poll showed Americans favoring the president's plan for handling the Bush-era tax cuts over that of his Republican rival.
July 16, 2012 Obama tells supporters in Ohio that he deserves credit for the improving economy and that Romney's tax plan would outsource 800,000 jobs. The GOP candidate is headed to the crucial swing state on Wednesday.
July 9, 2012 The White House and Republicans have been at odds over what to do before the tax cuts expire at the end of this year. Today, the president is staking out his latest position.