President Obama embraces the Big Bird meme, Rand Paul attacks Democrats on foreign aid, and Crossroads GPS puts money in five Senate races.
In a new interview with CNN's Gloria Borger, Romney showed he's still not a natural in dealing with the press. When asked if he had hard feelings about Chris Christie praising President Obama after Sandy, Romney said no. Instead? "I wish the hurricane hadn't happened when it did because it gave the president a chance to look presidential." There's more.
How to push back against the Obama campaign's claim that the moderate Mitt Romney of the first presidential debate was a new, inauthentic Mitt Romney? Suggest that Moderate Mitt is really the old, authentic Mitt -- and that he was only revealed after his eldest son and wife fought back against the political consultants who constrained him.
Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan got a little cheeky with Flint, Michigan's ABC 12 on Monday. Despite what you might've read in The Huffington Post or BuzzFeed, however, he did not walk out on his probably seemingly well intentioned interviewer.
Todd Akin said something stupid when he uttered the words "legitimate rape," and after at first being shunned by the Republican Party, he is being welcomed back. But there are two Missouri politicians in particular who probably shouldn't be called on to answer just how forgiving that state's political climate is because they did stuff that's a lot worse.
Today in Poll Watch: Pew shows Mitt Romney leading by four points, the tracking polls paint a confusing picture, swing state polls show President Obama leading by a small margin, and fewer Obama supporters than Romney supporters are "extremely likely" to vote.
Mitt Romney's debate performance pushed him into a national lead over President Obama among likely voters, Pew Research Center reports in its latest poll numbers.
Today in Ad Watch: President Obama looks back to when people were making fun of Mitt Romney, Romney finds a disappointed Obama voter, Democrats call Linda McMahon too rich to care about old people, Richard Mourdock tries to tie his opponent to Obama, and the NRA says somebody's gonna take your guns away.
Friday Night Lights author Buzz Bissinger has announced his endorsement of Mitt Romney just as Romney's campaign has embraced the slogan of Friday Night Lights character Coach Taylor, "Clear Eyes. Full Hearts."
President Obama admitted, in joke format, that he choked at the presidential debate, telling a Los Angeles fundraiser Sunday night that celebrities like George Clooney, Jennifer Hudson, Earth, Wind and Fire, Jon Bon Jovi, and Katy Perry, "are just incredible professionals" and "just perform flawlessly night after night." As for himself, he added, "I can't always say the same."
Reince Priebus lowers the expectations for Paul Ryan's debate performance because he just loves Joe Biden's debating skills so much; David Axelrod praises Mitt's performance while explaining the Obama campaign has reviewed the tape and adjusted their strategy for the next debate.
A chicken stand in Cleveland, Ohio has seen a boom in business from Republicans after the vendor, Terry Leu, gave the President some lip while the President toured the West Side Market yesterday.
The Ohio Democratic Party took out a full page ad in The Lantern, the Ohio State student newspaper, that was simply a picture of the Republicans face with a quote laid over top saying, "I have been a Michigan and Wolverine fan for a long, long time."
It was a big month for the Obama campaign, apparently. The Democrats raised $181 million in September almost entirely on the backs of small donations, according to the President's twitter account.
President Obama made an unscheduled stop in Cleveland on Friday to lob an unscheduled insult at Michele Bachmann. Maybe.
Lots of Republicans want Mitt Romney to be Ronald Reagan, the last Republican challenger to defeat a Democratic president in a weak economy.
Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch says he stands by his tweet alleging the Bureau of Labor Statistics faked its numbers to lower the unemployment rate to 7.8 percent.
It took him long enough, but Romney finally admitted his 47 percent speech was 'completely wrong' during an interview with Fox News tonight.
Ann Romney will be filling in for Good Morning America cohost Robin Roberts next week, it was announced today. Doling out mom-friendly morning show fluff seems like a job Romney is ideally suited for, having yelled in her Republican National Convention speech, "I love women!"
Conservatives are so thrilled with Mitt Romney's victory in the first presidential debate Wednesday night that they're not noticing how moderate he sounded.
Critics say moderator Jim Lehrer let President Obama and Mitt Romney walk all over him in the first presidential debate, but because Lehrer let the candidates go long on their answers, and because both are technocratic candidates, the debate had a surprising level of substance.
In the first presidential debate tonight, the candidates won't offer that much policy detail -- President Obama has been prepped to act less "professorial," Mitt Romney to rattle off fewer statistics. Instead, they're focusing on looking calm, cool, and not smug. In other words, they're trying not to inspire GIFs. They are almost certain to fail.
Today in Ad Watch: President Obama accuses Mitt Romney of using coal miners as props, Romney talks straight into the camera again, the Romney campaign admits Joe Biden is better at selling their economic message, and an anti-immigration group targets black voters.
The moment Twitter figured out that Drudge, Sean Hannity, and The Daily Caller had coordinated to make a big production out of an Obama speech that was covered by a ton of news sites five years ago spawned anxiety among some conservatives.
The Romney campaign has spent the last few weeks hyping the event, but while doing so, they've made the curious decision to preview almost every single second of the candidate's debate performance in the press
Democrats spent 2011 and the first part of 2012 wallowing in self-pity that President Obama would be vastly outspent by Mitt Romney thanks to Citizens United unleashing an avalanche of negative ads from a financial sector angry at the president, but that hasn't happened. In fact, it's been the exact opposite.
If you spent any time looking at Twitter on Tuesday night, your eyeballs are probably bleeding a little bit from the onslaught of hype and sensationalism surrounding a five-year-old video of Barack Obama talking about not much.
The Obama Phone is a perfect example of the combustible mix of deregulation, lobbyists, and clever marketers: a more efficient system that's also expensive and wasteful.
The real story about race in this election is not that racism might hurt President Obama, but that it might help him, The Washington Post's George Will writes.
Mitt Romney said he would not deport the young illegal immigrants allowed to stay in the U.S. after President Obama's executive order in June -- and promised he would pass immigration reform -- in an interview with the Denver Post.
Creed frontman Scott Stapp is "disappointed" in President Obama and won't vote for him, he tells Fox News.
Sen. Scott Brown had a hard time hiding his contempt for challenger Elizabeth Warren at their second debate in Lowell, Massachusetts on Monday evening.
The candidates, campaigns, and pundits have dropped any pretense that the first presidential debate will be anything more than a reality show in which President Obama and Mitt Romney are competing to see who can avoid looking stupid -- not saying something stupid -- on TV.
There is dissent in the ranks of the Mitt Romney campaign over whether the candidate should pivot to foreign policy, given President Obama's lead in polls despite voter dissatisfaction with his handling of the economy.
Yesterday we asked "How Racist Is the Obama Phone Video?" It turns out that we didn't just need to explain the degree of the racism, but whether it was racist at all. Okay, here goes.
What is so awesome about the baby-kissing tradition in American politics is that presidential candidates are required to kiss babies but babies are not required to conform to the social norms of adults.
Mitt Romney isn't beating President Obama in polls, even though the economy sucks and mobs of people are burning the American flag outside a whole bunch of embassies. Pundits are scrambling to explain this unexpected state of affairs.
Here's one more way to measure Mitt Romney's unpopularity: He's less popular than George W. Bush, the last Republican president who's so unpopular he didn't speak at the Republican National Convention and gave his endorsement of Romney while leaping into an elevator.
Todd Akin will get the endorsement of Kit Bond, former Missouri governor and senator, on Friday, CBS News' Scott Conroy reports, even though in August Bond signed a letter with all the other living Republican former senators of Missouri calling on Akin to quit the race after his "legitimate rape" comments.
The Republican National Committee has fired a consulting firm it had hired to register Republican voters over allegations of that the firm turned in 106 potentially fraudulent registrations in Florida, NBC News' Michael Isikoff reports.
Billionaire George Soros is donating $1 million to the pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA, The New York Times' Nicholas Confessore reports.
Todd Akin says opponent Sen. Claire McCaskill was "very aggressive" at their debate last week, a change from 2006, when she was more "ladylike."
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