September 12, 2012 A group of political scientists counted 40,974 ads on behalf of President Obama versus 17,779 for Mitt Romney during the two weeks of the political conventions.
September 12, 2012 The death of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans at the hands of extremists there quickly became an issue in the 2012 presidential race. Republican Mitt Romney accused the administration of making an "apology for America's values," and of sending "mixed messages to the world."
September 11, 2012 The Obama administration and the president's Chicago-based re-election campaign are trying to minimize the risks of offending teachers and union members by carefully navigating the tricky waters between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the striking teachers.
September 10, 2012 While some critics of Mitt Romney's campaign have detected a racial element in his use of a welfare argument against President Obama, one GOP consultant who admits to having played the race card in the past tries to exonerate the 2012 GOP nominee.
September 5, 2012 Takeaways from the convention: "Mom in chief" takes a stand; Ted Kennedy video depicts Mitt Romney as a flip-flopper; defending President Obama's record.
September 3, 2012 It's fairly well-known that Mitt Romney proclaimed himself in favor of abortion rights when he ran for office in Massachusetts, then reversed himself before launching his presidential bid. But recently, the GOP nominee seems to be softening his opposition somewhat. Or is he?
September 1, 2012 With polls suggesting a North Carolina race that's tight as a tick, Republicans are seeking to increase their vote across the board, including places where President Obama did well in 2008. On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, an on-the-ground look at the race in the host state.
August 31, 2012 The Republican presidential nominee is being faulted for saying President Obama went on an "apology tour" and for things he claimed about Obama's tax and Medicare policies. But overall, independent fact checkers aren't finding many problems.
August 31, 2012 The GOP's "We Built That" theme, which grew out of a gaffe by President Obama, all but took over the Tampa convention. Republicans say this line of attack, legitimate or not, highlights what they say is Obama's true attitude toward business. And they believe they can win by convincing the public that the president doesn't understand where jobs come from.
August 31, 2012 It was Mitt Romney's big night. He got to tell the nation about what he wants to do. But the evening was also about President Obama. And, rather oddly, about Clint Eastwood.
August 30, 2012 Testimonials from friends speaking to the nation from the state of the Republican National Convention began the process of both explaining his faith and painting a picture of a man it hopes most Americans can relate to — and, of course, vote for.
August 30, 2012 "I wish President Obama had succeeded because I want America to succeed," the Republican presidential nominee plans to tell the nation tonight. But instead, he will say, "hope and change" have turned to disappointment.
August 30, 2012 Mitt Romney will formally accept the GOP nomination for president tonight. The trick for his acceptance speech will be finding applause lines that fire up the base, without turning off moderate and independent voters.
August 29, 2012 Republicans united behind their nominees tonight, as they emphasized why they think former Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan are the best leaders for the nation. But there was much more to absorb from the evening at the GOP convention.