September 6, 2012 When talks fell part in July 2011, "I was pretty angry," the president tells Bob Woodward. The Washington Post journalist's latest book is coming out next week.
September 6, 2012 The theme of the Democratic Convention has been "Forward." In accepting the party's nomination tonight, President Obama has to answer the question, "Forward to what?" And he may take a page from Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1936 renomination speech.
September 5, 2012 Once political enemies, President Obama and Bill Clinton have established a partnership that's becoming a cornerstone of the Obama campaign. Clinton exemplifies perhaps the most crucial political gift that Obama seems to lack.
September 3, 2012 As Democrats convene to nominate Barack Obama for a second term, the president will try to seize what one political analyst calls "the most precious moments a political party gets" — a prime-time conversation with the American people.
August 29, 2012 With Republicans dominating political news coverage from their national convention in Florida, President Obama took to the popular social news site Reddit Wednesday afternoon for a surprise Q-and-A with users.
August 25, 2012 President Obama and Mitt Romney are both vying for the traditionally red state of North Carolina. While some Republicans see no way Obama can win, two political strategists with long careers in the state, one a Republican, the other a Democrat, say Obama has a very good chance of repeating his 2008 upset in the state.
August 23, 2012 In this week's New Yorker, the journalist details how the electoral climate since the Citizens United ruling in 2010 has negatively affected the Obama campaign's appeal to Democratic donors. Mayer tells Fresh Air that Obama has to make a "terrible choice between his principles and politics."
August 22, 2012 In Colorado and Iowa, two states considered up for grabs in the presidential race, a battle over alternative energy policy is playing a growing role in the debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney.
August 20, 2012 The president weighed in on controversial comments made over the weekend by Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., who is running for the Senate. Akin said that women who are victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant.
August 15, 2012 Hours after President Obama paid a visit to a central Iowa farm Tuesday afternoon, the farm owner's adult son issued a statement not exactly in line with the Obama campaign's talking points.
August 15, 2012 President Obama has shown he's a fan of beer, one of the most politically expedient drinks a candidate can endorse. But now the president has revealed that he travels with his own home-brew — and he even gave a man in Iowa a bottle to prove it.
August 9, 2012 The president supports extending the credit that's due to expire at the end of the year. His GOP rival does not. Their positions may have consequences in two battleground states: Iowa and Colorado.
August 9, 2012 Several independent fact-checking organizations have called the ad misleading or false. But Republicans have also pounced on one of their own. The spokeswoman for Mitt Romney's campaign, while rebutting the superPAC ad, opened up old wounds over the candidate's health care record.