October 23, 2012 The final presidential debate left many viewers scratching their heads. It's not that the candidates invoked unimportant issues. It's not that the two held so elevated a conversation mere mortals could not understand. It's that they were debating almost entirely in tone rather than content.
October 5, 2012 The Sesame Street character is getting lots of newfound attention since Mitt Romney brought up federal funding for PBS in Wednesday's debate.
August 27, 2012 The Republican presidential candidate says he favors keeping all of the Bush-era tax cuts and then adding some more. To pay for these cuts, he would reduce or eliminate some of the tax deductions that many Americans have come to rely on. Economists support that plan, but Mitt Romney must win over Americans who benefit from them.
August 26, 2012 Sunday afternoon inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum, guitarist G.E. Smith and his band ripped through the Cheap Trick classic. What better metaphor could there be for a presidential nominee seeking to woo voters?
August 7, 2012 While President Obama and Mitt Romney offer competing visions every day on the campaign trail, there's also a more superficial aspect to their campaigns. And from theme songs to crowd chants, the style of the presidential candidates' rallies couldn't be more different.
July 16, 2012 Obama tells supporters in Ohio that he deserves credit for the improving economy and that Romney's tax plan would outsource 800,000 jobs. The GOP candidate is headed to the crucial swing state on Wednesday.
June 7, 2012 Both the Republican and Democratic efforts boasted of receiving many of their contributions from small donors who gave $250 or less. The campaigns use that as a proxy for how much grassroots support each has as well as for a level of excitement they hope will extend into November. Romney's campaign said 93 percent of all donations came from smaller donors while Obama's claimed 98 percent.
March 14, 2012 Rick Santorum, who won the Alabama and Mississippi primaries on Tuesday, has proven himself the conservatives' favored alternative to front-runner Mitt Romney.
March 2, 2012 Obama told The Atlantic that he doesn't "bluff" as president of the U.S. when he says he's willing to use the military to stop Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon... Maryland became the eighth state to legalize gay marriage... Virginia approved a controversial anti-abortion bill requiring ultrasound which the governor says he will sign.
February 29, 2012 Evangelical voters remain divided on their support of GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Meanwhile, Rick Santorum receives strong support in some states from evangelicals, while losing a large number of nonevangelical voters.
February 23, 2012 Televised debates are always about expectations, and by this measure the night belonged to Mitt Romney. Flashing once again the combative style he showed last month in Florida, Romney took the fight to Rick Santorum and made the former senator look like, well, a former senator.
February 14, 2012 Santorum makes the case that not only is he an authentic conservative but the most electable GOP candidate versus President Obama. Romney's ad, on the other hand, is more biographical, intended to reinforce his Michigan roots for voters. His ad, called "Growing Up," also aims at leveling Romney with average voters by showing him driving a car around what appears to be Detroit or its suburbs.
February 9, 2012 After Rick Santorum swept Tuesday's GOP contests, he headed to Texas. Mitt Romney made a bold move and went to Georgia — Newt Gingrich's home turf.
January 24, 2012 A new tool from ProPublica allows you to follow superPAC spending. For instance, the spending by Restore Our Future Inc., a pro-Mitt Romney superPAC, presently demonstrates the huge money advantage Romney supporters have over supporters of his rivals for the Republican nomination. ROF by itself has pumped $5.1 million into Florida, according to the tool. The superPACs supporting the other candidates come nowhere close.