May 15, 2012 Whether this video tug of war featuring the hard luck stories of everyday Americans will move enough of the people they're aimed at in one direction or another is impossible to know at this point. The only certain thing is that both campaigns are stockpiling their real-people stories for all the videos to come between now and November.
May 14, 2012 President Obama was in exceedingly friendly territory Monday at New York's Barnard College. Mitt Romney, meanwhile, wasn't quite Daniel in the lion's den in his Saturday speech at evangelical Liberty University. But some seniors questioned why a Mormon was giving their commencement address.
May 10, 2012 Mitt Romney and Speaker John Boehner showed a determination Thursday to keep the election-year debate confined to the topic on which they believe President Obama has the greatest vulnerabilty — the economy.
May 9, 2012 The president and his re-election team are clearly wagering that his support for same-sex marriage will attract more voters than it repels — and allow him to make the choice between himself and Mitt Romney even sharper.
May 8, 2012 In a speech in Lansing, Mich. in which he talked up his approach to the economy while disparaging President Obama's, Mitt Romney gave Bill Clinton a surprising rhetorical embrace considering the thought of the 42nd president still causes many Republicans' blood pressure to rise.
May 8, 2012 They don't agree on everything, but they do agree that they want to defeat President Obama, Santorum says of his former rival for the Republican presidential nomination.
May 7, 2012 Mitt Romney, who appears well on his way to becoming the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, got a taste of the risk of handing voters the microphone at a Monday campaign event in a Euclid, OH manufacturing company.
May 7, 2012 The traditional phone call an American president makes to congratulate any new leader of a major American ally became cause for suspicion, as did the invitation Obama extended to France's new socialist leader, Francois Hollande, to visit the White House before the NATO meeting in Chicago and the G-8 Summit at Camp David.
May 4, 2012 One cynical economist said the worst thing about the jobs report was "It provides just enough inane talking points for both sides of politics. That could probably be said for most first Fridays of the month during a general-election year when Democrats and Republicans try to extract any competitive advantage they can from the latest employment report from the U.S. Labor Department.
May 1, 2012 Eight years ago, it was President George W. Bush who rode national security to re-election by raising doubts about his 2004 Democratic challenger, Sen. John Kerry, This year, however, the tables have turned. It's the Democrat in the White House who is challenging Republicans on what has been a traditional area of GOP strength.
May 1, 2012 "I still look at him as the boy that I met in high school when he was playing all the jokes and really just being crazy, pretty crazy," Ann Romney said today on CBS.
May 1, 2012 He's giving supporters "an insider advanced notice that on Wednesday I'll be officially suspending the campaign." And he's using the message to say, again, that reelecting President Obama "would be a genuine disaster."
April 30, 2012 The video titled "Forward" distills much of Obama's argument for his re-election. It opens with news footage meant to recall how truly perilous was the state of the economy leading into his election, then leads into his achievements in office — the economic stimulus, health-care reform, the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and the killing of Osama bin Laden, among them.
April 30, 2012 Restore Our Future has removed all but two ads from its YouTube channel, including all ads attacking Romney's primary opponents.
April 30, 2012 Talking to reporters Monday in New Hampshire, the unofficial GOP presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, summoned Jimmy Carter's name in defending himself against Democratic attempts to raise doubts about whether Romney, like President Obama, would have ordered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.