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.
August 1, 2012 Campaigning in Ohio, President Obama leaned heavily on a new analysis of Mitt Romney's economic plan that concluded the Republican's proposal would mean higher taxes for middle-class families while lowering them for the superwealthy.
July 17, 2012 The ad, aimed at pressuring Mitt Romney to make public more of his tax history, came as Romney accused the president of funneling taxpayer money to his political buddies, and as a poll showed Americans favoring the president's plan for handling the Bush-era tax cuts over that of his Republican rival.
July 13, 2012 Strategists say the president's support for same-sex marriage is helping both sides in states where the issue will appear on November ballots.
July 12, 2012 President Obama appeared briefly via video Thursday before the nation's oldest civil rights group. But it was Vice President Biden who showed up in person to a raucous welcome at the NAACP convention. And in what might be a first for the verbose VP, he left them wanting more.
July 5, 2012 President Obama began a two-day bus tour of swing states Ohio and Pennsylvania on Thursday and spent part of the time campaigning on his bailout of U.S. automakers.
June 29, 2012 Back when President Obama was urging Congress to pass his health care law, he rejected claims that the penalty for not obtaining insurance would amount to a tax. On Thursday, Chief Justice John Roberts begged to differ — while using the tax classification to save the law. And Republicans pounced.
June 28, 2012 President Obama's big victory on the law so identified with him that it's called "Obamacare" means he can campaign more boldly on the law as a major achievement. He also won't have to counter claims that he wasted the first years of his presidency.
June 27, 2012 One poll shows that Latino support for Obama grew to a 40-percentage-point lead nationwide. Another finds a 16-point jump across five key battleground states.
June 27, 2012 An NPR analysis of recently filed financial disclosure reports shows a nearly three-fold increase in donations over the 72 hours following the May 9 announcement that he supports gay marriage.
June 27, 2012 This year's Democratic National Convention has already shrunk by a day. Now it appears the attendance for the event is shrinking, too. At least a dozen prominent Democrats say they won't be able to make it. All are facing tough election campaigns in places where President Obama's popularity lags.
June 22, 2012 If the president looked confident of his audience's support Friday, he had every right to be. Polls showed him enjoying a large lead over Mitt Romney even before Obama's action to stop deportations of some young illegal immigrants.
June 19, 2012 A Bloomberg News poll found 64 percent of voters agreeing with Obama's decision to order a stop, for now, to deportation efforts against young immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally as children.
June 15, 2012 Both sides say President Obama's decision to stop deporting young, otherwise law-abiding illegal immigrants could have an affect on the general election. Republican Mitt Romney called it a weak "short-term" approach to a big problem, but did not say he'd reverse the directive if elected.