November 3, 2012 Mitt Romney delivered the official GOP response to President Obama's weekly address on Saturday. Media observers were surprised, however, that the challenger's address was released hours after the president's message.
November 2, 2012 President Obama and Mitt Romney are making their final push in the last weekend before Election Day. Their focus is on specific counties in certain battleground states where they hope their appearances will turn out supporters without turning off any voters still on the fence.
November 2, 2012 The final jobs report before Election Day had news both presidential campaigns could use. President Obama can point to the number of new jobs created to claim that his policies are working. And Mitt Romney can point to an uptick in the jobless rate to make the case that the economy is at a standstill.
November 2, 2012 The Obama administration's health law envisions reductions in some Medicare spending. And some of the money saved on Medicare will help pay for other parts of the law. But those changes are unconnected with doctors in some areas not being willing to accept Medicare patients.
November 1, 2012 President Obama returned to the campaign trail for the first time since Sandy struck the U.S. His swing-state tour started in Wisconsin against a backdrop of high approval ratings from voters — and Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — for his management of the federal response to the disaster.
November 1, 2012 Both President Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, will be out stumping for votes today. The race for the White House, which was just about put on hold as Superstorm Sandy bore down on the East Coast and then roared ashore, is back on with just five days to go before Election Day.
October 31, 2012 President Obama and Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie continued their display of post-hurricane bipartisanship. It was striking considering Christie's pointed criticisms of Obama before the disaster.
October 30, 2012 The Tuesday before Election Day was not a day for presidential politics, at least not for GOP Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey. Hours after Superstorm Sandy savagely hit his state, the man who has been a strong advocate for Republican Mitt Romney had effusive praise for President Obama.
October 30, 2012 The effects of the superstorm could hurt turnout in traditionally blue states, limiting the popular vote for President Obama. But if Obama's response to the disaster is looked upon favorably, the opposition might be less motivated to turn out.
October 29, 2012 At a time when both presidential campaigns would typically be hitting all the swing states, some were off limits owing to Hurricane Sandy. Still, with only a week left before the election, the campaigns both had to find ways to continue their efforts while heeding Hurricane Katrina's lessons.
October 29, 2012 A new Pew Research Center poll shows that among likely voters, the race is now a statistical dead heat with both President Obama and Mitt Romney receiving 47 percent support. And while Obama holds a slight edge among those registered to vote, a higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats say they actually plan to do so.
October 29, 2012 President Obama urged Americans in Sandy's path Monday to "please listen" to local officials, and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, urged help for those affected by the superstorm. The two candidates also canceled campaign events Monday and Tuesday.
October 27, 2012 The Iowa paper favored Barack Obama for president in 2008 and hasn't endorsed a Republican since Richard Nixon in 1972. "The president's best efforts to resuscitate the stumbling economy have fallen short," the Register writes.
October 27, 2012 Surveys taken in many foreign countries show Barack Obama is widely preferred over Mitt Romney. But in Israel, Romney appears far more popular.
October 26, 2012 President Obama did better with white voters four years ago than most Democratic presidential candidates in recent decades. Polls show he won't repeat that success. But the growth in nonwhite voters the past four years means he has a way to overcome the loss.