June 5, 2012 The GOP candidate's choice to head his transition team has raised doubts among some on the right. Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt has been running a group that helps states implement key parts of the health care law that Romney vows to ditch.
June 5, 2012 A new Obama campaign ad says Massachusetts had one of the country's worst economic records by the end of Mitt Romney's term as governor in 2007. But the Romney campaign says the overall unemployment rate was still very low. Can both campaigns be right?
June 4, 2012 Mitt Romney's choice of former Utah Gov. Michael Leavitt, who supports a key part of President Obama's health care law, has irked some conservatives.
June 1, 2012 If the economy continues May's unsteady sort of progress, Obama and other administration officials will keep pointing out rays of economic hope and reminding voters of how bad situation was when they took office. Meanwhile, Romney, aided by congressional Republicans, will continue to paint the president and his economic policies as a failure.
May 31, 2012 Upstaged by Donald Trump's "birther" jag, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's message week marred by missteps, bad timing, big news
May 30, 2012 Republican Mitt Romney is running on the strength of his business background. He says he knows how to fix the economy in part because of his success at Bain Capital. But history is not necessarily on Romney's side. Very few businesspeople have made it to the White House.
May 29, 2012 Visiting with Donald Trump had a certain logic for Mitt Romney when he was fighting to prove his conservative street cred. But the logic is less clear now that Romney is shifting his campaign to gain support among independents. As George Will suggests, the Trump embrace indeed a curious move.
May 25, 2012 President Obama rhetorically hit Mitt Romney, the all-but-official Republican presidential nominee, with a little barnyard humor. He accused the former Massachusetts governor of not only lying about his record as president but Romney's also.
May 24, 2012 West Philadelphia, a predominantly African-American section of the city is about as solidly a part of Obama country as Romney could visit. So you'd expect not to find many if any Romney supporters there. But not having heard of him at all. For political junkies, that's hard to fathom. Yet, there it is.
May 24, 2012 The Mitt Romney campaign has a sequel to its "Day One" ad, in which it explains what else the presumptive GOP nominee would include in his immediate to-do list if inaugurated president. Candidates often use the "first day" promise to highlight priorities. But Washington politics can change things.
May 23, 2012 Richard Grenell, who resigned after some conservatives criticized Mitt Romney for hiring an openly gay adviser who favors same-sex marriage, said Wednesday that the issue should not determine how most Americans vote.
May 23, 2012 Bain's failed effort to build a paper empire. Also: How Bain transformed a struggling company, in five steps.
May 23, 2012 In both Democratic and Republican contests, some voters continue to register their unhappiness with the choices before them. The latest votes came Tuesday in Arkansas and Kentucky.
May 21, 2012 It's a classic campaign chain of events: a rising star (in this case Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker) seems to cross his party's leader, and then says he was misunderstood. Meanwhile, the opposition uses his words to its advantage.