September 21, 2012 President Obama demonstrated that he intends to cut Republican challenger Mitt Romney no slack for his "47 percent" comment. He told AARP members that "Medicare and Social Security are not handouts." Meanwhile, Rep. Paul Ryan said critics of the Republican ticket's proposals are misleading seniors.
September 21, 2012 That rate is in line with earlier statements the candidate made about how much he paid in taxes last year. He's also releasing a summary of his taxes from the past 20 years — which may not satisfy Democrats who want him to offer more details.
September 20, 2012 A Univision interviewer asked President Obama if it wasn't true that he had broken his campaign pledge to introduce a comprehensive immigration reform package early in his presidency. That was a place Obama wasn't willing to go.
September 20, 2012 Tim Pawlenty's resignation as co-chairman of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign comes less than seven weeks before Election Day and during a bad stretch for the candidate.
September 19, 2012 The GOP presidential nominee was asked about his remarks about the "47 percent" of voters who support Obama. His answer showed that his approach to the issue continues to evolve. Romney also articulated his position on the economy and immigration.
September 19, 2012 Mitt Romney's mother, Lenore, once cited her husband's childhood on welfare as a reason Michigan voters should trust the car company executive to be their governor. It's worth taking a look at now that her presidential candidate son has gotten into trouble with his "47 percent" remark.
September 18, 2012 The punching and counterpunching between the presidential campaigns over Mitt Romney's remarks about President Obama's supporters continued Tuesday. Romney and other Republicans tried to change the subject by citing a 1998 video in which Obama, then an Illinois legislator, talked positively about "redistribution."
September 18, 2012 David Corn, the man behind the release of a surreptitiously shot fundraising video, tells NPR's Michel Martin that the source was stunned by the material he caught on camera.
September 18, 2012 While there are similarities between Mitt Romney's remarks in 2012 and President Obama's in 2008 — both meant to explain to donors why some voters are cold to them — there are profound differences, as well.
September 18, 2012 Yes, about half of Americans don't pay income taxes. But experts say few of those are shirking their responsibilities — and most pay many other types of taxes. Meanwhile, the GOP nominee has mixed some figures to come up with his conclusions, fact checkers say.
September 18, 2012 The liberal news outlet Mother Jones has video from a May 17 fundraiser. Monday, it released a clip in which the GOP nominee says 47 percent of Americans will vote for President Obama because they are "dependent upon government" and feel they "are victims."
September 17, 2012 Videos appearing to show Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney talking candidly with wealthy donors about Obama supporters have caused a stir in the campaigns. The videos have emerged after Romney's perceived stumbles on the campaign trail.
September 17, 2012 The Republican presidential nominee's message: President Obama's economic policies have failed the nation generally and Hispanics specifically. But the challenge Romney faces with Hispanics was illustrated by a new poll that showed him lagging behind Obama.
September 17, 2012 The Obama administration has filed a new trade complaint against China with the World Trade Organization, challenging Chinese subsidies for auto parts. Mitt Romney dismissed the trade complaint as "too little, too late." He's been criticizing Obama for not taking a tougher line against China.