August 24, 2012 Earlier this month, it was President Obama getting a dig in about Mitt Romney having once put his dog in a crate on top of a car. Today it was Romney making a reference to the "birther" conspiracy.
August 23, 2012 Mitt Romney unveiled his plan Thursday to eliminate North America's dependence on foreign energy by 2020. The plan would end subsidies for renewable energy sources and instead rely heavily on fossil fuels from the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Not discussed were the immediate or long-term effects on climate change.
August 22, 2012 Obama won the state handily in 2008 with more than 56 percent of the vote. But Wisconsin is now up for grabs, and some pundits had predicted that Romney's pick of Ryan, a longtime congressman from Janesville, Wis., would move the needle for the GOP ticket.
August 22, 2012 The deal allows some of the Texas congressman's delegates to be seated at the Republican National Convention. The compromise would appear to avert a potential public clash with Paul supporters during next week's festivities.
August 22, 2012 The race remains tight with President Obama holding an edge so small that it's still within the margin of error, two new surveys show.
August 19, 2012 Mitt Romney's campaign hoped to close the book on tax questions when running mate Paul Ryan released two years of tax returns. Not quite. In reality, the differences between Romney and Ryan's taxes helps propel the debate further.
August 16, 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday revealed a bit more about his tax history, telling reporters: "I never paid less than 13 percent" in the past 10 years. The Obama campaign's response: "Prove it."
August 13, 2012 Older Cuban-Americans are unhappy with Paul Ryan's past support for trade with Cuba, but that stand may matter less to younger voters in the community. And recent history shows that Ryan's desire to change Social Security and Medicare may no longer be the third rail of politics in Florida.
August 12, 2012 Since the Wisconsin congressman came on the scene on Saturday, Mitt Romney's rallies have felt different. The crowds are bigger. The audience is more raucous. Lines that used to be a routine part of Romney's stump speech have become rousing battle cries.
August 11, 2012 Even during his time in the high-risk, high-reward field of venture capital, Mitt Romney had a reputation as being exceedingly cautious. But his choice of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan as a running mate shows another side of the Republican who would be president.
August 11, 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney discarded his increasingly inert better-safe-than-sorry campaign strategy Saturday when he named budget hawk and Democratic bete noire Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate. But the pick has handed Democrats a trove of material to use in an effort to weaken the GOP ticket's appeal among independent voters, women and senior citizens.
August 11, 2012 The chairman of the House Budget Committee has been tapped to be the vice presidential nominee on the 2012 Republican ticket.