May 10, 2012 On Thursday, some of Hollywood's top stars and deepest pockets will congregate at the Studio City, Calif., home of actor George Clooney to mingle with President Obama and raise money for his re-election campaign. At least one conservative group is deriding Obama as a "celebrity president."
April 21, 2012 Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is attempting to end the deficit it's running with Latino voters by stepping up its outreach efforts. The RNC's director of Hispanic outreach Bettina Inclan tells host Scott Simon how Republicans expect to close that gap.
April 19, 2012 GOP front-runner Mitt Romney is matching President Obama's appearance in the key swing state of Ohio while intensifying his rhetoric, attacking the president's record on the economy. And for the second day in a row, Romney is using his location on the campaign trail to convey a message.
April 19, 2012 In 2008, Barack Obama captured two-thirds of the Hispanic vote, winning in crucial swing states with large Hispanic populations like Colorado, Nevada and Florida. Obama's re-election campaign is now targeting those same states with its first set of Spanish-language TV and radio ads.
April 13, 2012 The Obamas' effective tax rate was about 20 percent of their nearly $790,000 income. The Bidens' effective tax rate was about 23 percent of their nearly $380,000 income.
April 11, 2012 The Mitt Romney campaign claims that 92.3 percent of those who have lost jobs during the Obama administration are women. It's a claim the campaign has made in speeches, on Twitter and on the Romney website. But is it accurate? And is it fair?
April 11, 2012 In a year when each candidate is trying to portray his rival as out of touch, the connective power of humor could be especially important. But so far, both President Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney are missing opportunities for comedy.
April 10, 2012 After a relative lull in campaigning, the Republican presidential candidates are back at it Tuesday in Pennsylvania, Delaware, North Carolina and Texas. And a Washington Post-ABC News poll shows President Obama leading prospective GOP nominee Mitt Romney — especially on likability.
January 25, 2012 President Obama kicked off a three-day re-election road tour Wednesday, starting out at a manufacturing plant in Iowa. The president is promoting job growth in the manufacturing industry while defending the government's bailout of the auto industry.
December 12, 2011 The United States is officially asking Iran for the return of a drone surveillance aircraft lost earlier this month, although officials do not have high hopes that the U.S. will ever see it again.
December 8, 2011 Republican presidential contenders have said the president engages in appeasement when it comes to foreign policy. His response pointed to the May killing of the al-Qaida leader.
September 1, 2011 The season's first game kicks off next Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET. The pre-game show starts at 7:30 p.m. ET. The president's due to address a joint session of Congress that evening.
August 16, 2011 Fresh off his strong second place finish in Iowa's Ames Straw Poll, Ron Paul has a new campaign ad called "The One" in which he is portrayed as an entirely different type of leader than the"smooth-talking politicians" he's competing against for the presidency.
June 21, 2011 There will be more tough choices to make about troop levels next year and the years beyond. And the keys to success in Afghanistan will be the training of Afghan forces and peace talks with the Taliban, some observers say.