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.
Leading into this week's U.N General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been one of the hottest lunch dates in New York City. With a spot miraculously left open in his schedule, a meeting with none other than the Mayor himself was booked for Thursday afternoon.
Today in Poll Watch: Voters are seeing President Obama as the way to go for the benefit of the economy, Mitt Romney is seen unfavorably by half of Americans, Democrats lead Senate races in Florida and Ohio, and the Arizona Senate race might be tighter than expected.
Until the absolute last deadline passed for Todd Akin to drop out of the Senate race in Missouri, his opponent, Sen. Claire McCaskill, had to pretend she wasn't all that interested in campaigning against him, and Republicans had to pretend they had zero interest in winning control of the Senate by any means possible.
There's a wave of bad polling news for Mitt Romney Wednesday morning.
In his latest reset (we've lost count), Mitt Romney has taken a bold step to show his humanity and look straight into the camera.
Way back in December 2011, President Obama's campaign manager Jim Messina presented five possible paths for his boss to get the necessary 270 electoral votes and they all looked difficult. But ten months and many polls later, they are looking a lot easier.
The four times President Obama has gone on TV in the last six days, as he did this morning when he spoke to the United Nations General Assembly, cameras showed what looks like he has a black eye.
Sen. Scott Brown's staff find it so insensitive that his challenger, Elizabeth Warren, may have mislead people about having Native American heritage that they showed up at one of her campaign rallies to express their outrage with war whoops and tomahawk chops.
Here are the four ways Mitt Romney is attacking President Obama on foreign policy: He's too wimpy like Jimmy Carter, he's too vain to do diplomatic drudgery, he's too callous to recognize the humanity of the people who died in Libya, and he's too bureaucratic to use the private sector to help developing countries.
Today in Ad Watch: Scott Brown takes on Elizabeth Warren's family tree, President Obama mocks Mitt Romney's "47 percent" tape, and Romney says Obama can't even control Nancy Pelosi.
Have you ever had a job where two different bosses were constantly tell you to do two different things? That's Paul Ryan right now.
It's official: politicians are better at spending rich people's money than rich people are at spending their own money on politics.
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama went head-to-head on CBS's 60 Minutes on Sunday night, and despite some swift swings and tough jabs, nobody got hurt.
Rick Perry was a leading candidate for the Republican nomination, until a series of terrible debate performances and viral ads derailed any hope he had. Texas Tribune reporter Jay Root reveals Perry's poor performance could be chalked up to one thing: an undiagnosed sleep disorder.
Both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama appeared in separate interviews with Univision last week, but their crowds couldn't have been more different. Romney's was loud and raucous; Obama's was as quiet as a golf game. The reason for the difference? Romney juiced the seats.
Oh sure, Paul Ryan gets lots of attention for his muscle-confusing P90X workout, his alleged 6 percent body fat, and his alleged six-pack. But Mitt Romney, 23 years his senior, is healthier, at least based on resting heart rate.
Where did Mitt Romney get the idea that 47 percent of Americans think of themselves as victims?
Mitt Romney has released his 2011 tax return, and it shows he paid an effective tax rate of 14.1 percent tax rate -- and if he'd taken all the deductions he's allowed, it would have been lower.
Mitt Romney's campaign has detailed a strategy shift twice this week, and you can measure the level of faith some conservatives have in it by their very different and very specific recommendations that Romney do something else.
Ann Romney, classy horse lady and wife of Republican nominee Mitt Romney, would kindly appreciate it if you laid off from criticizing her beau, lest you want to "get in the ring" and try running for President yourself.
Romney's take on the 47 percent is is showing up in favorability numbers, the tracking polls are tight, more Wisconsin polls show the state leaning towards Obama, and a poll shows Scott Brown up in what would be a switcheroo for the Massachusetts Senate race. Here's our guide to today's polls and why they matter.
President Obama said he's learned some lessons in the White House, and this one is a pretty disappointing lesson: "The most important lesson I’ve learned is that you can’t change Washington from the inside. You can only change it from the outside."
Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown has a very important date tonight.
If Lyn Mosbacher is to be believed, then Ann Romney is also quite capable of sounding like a cartoonish caricature of a rich person.
You would expect Republican politicians to struggle with answering questions about Mitt Romney's "47 percent," conflicted between party loyalty and their own electoral welfare. But for Democrats, the answer should be easy. Not so for Tim Kaine, who just advocated taxing the poor.
A longstanding conservative meme is that President Obama wasn't "vetted" during the 2008 campaign, and several conservative organizations have undertaken big projects to remedy that. Today's major revelations include that Obama was only a moderately popular professor.
When conservative commentators saw President Obama's campaign site was selling a flag with his "O" symbol subbed in for the stars, they saw blood. Literally!
After the Drudge Report posted audio of Obama from 1998, Mitt Romney immediately folded the clip into his first interview about the 47 percent with Fox News and cited it on the campaign trail as "something we've been hearing on the Internet." But the second half of Obama's remarks, in context, doesn't sound very socialist-y at all.
Mitt Romney's campaign is finally changing its strategy after a flood of free advice following the secret tape of him writing off 47 percent of Americans. Is he going to follow any of it?
The Romney campaign has projected a very finely crafted appearance as a money-making mint that just so happens to also be a Presidential campaign. But the New York Times' Jeremy Peters and Nicholas Confessore report the campaign doesn't have as much to spend as we're led to believe.
Mitt Romney's been having troubles with numbers. He's been ridiculed for being a member of the 1 percent. And he's in trouble for ignoring the '47 percent.' On Wednesday night, he focused on speaking to 'the 100 percent.'
President Obama takes a (possibly) large lead in Paul Ryan's home state of Wisconsin, has a small lead in Virginia, but is tied with Mitt Romney in Colorado. In another poll of 12 swing states, Obama is up by two points. Here's our guide to today's polls and why they matter.
President Obama is either crushing Mitt Romney with an 8-point lead nationally, or Romney has just edged Obama for a 1-point lead. No one knows which to believe and even the savviest poll-readers are confused.
James O'Keefe III is feeling some righteous indignation over... well, it's not clear what, exactly. The chief complaint seems to be that there is hidden camera footage in the news, and it isn't his.
When video of Mitt Romney talked about the government-dependent "47 percent" was posted, lots of conservative bloggers rejoiced. Not all Republicans joined in.
In the latest swing state polls, Obama is up by 8 in Virginia and five in Michigan, and Romey leads by 2 in Colorado and 1 in Florida. While in the Massachusetts Senate, Elizabeth Warren keeps her lead. Here's our guide to today's polls and why they matter.
The presidential campaign has become a full-fledged class war -- well actually, a war of declaring the other guy a class warrior.
Political journalists will busy for the next 49 minutes: the full secretly-taped video of Mitt Romney's remarks to donors at a private event in Boca Raton, Florida, on May 17 has been posted to YouTube by Mother Jones.
There's a pattern emerging to Mitt Romney's worst gaffes: his biggest political missteps come whenever he repeats something the conservative opinion complex has already repeated endlessly. Instead of being the candidate that conservative bloggers feared as a moderate, he's been exactly the candidate they wanted. And he's losing.
We now have footage of the foreign policy section of Mitt Romney's secretly-taped remarks at a private fundraiser where he said he said his "job is not to worry about" the 47 percent of Americans he says are voting for President Obama because they're "dependent upon government."
Obama supporters are tripping all over themselves, sputtering out Mitt Romney's "47 percent" line to anyone who will listen. This, they argue, is the real Romney! Heartless conservatives, for their part, are thrilled by this peek at the real Romney. This, they argue, is the real Romney!
Update 10:10 p.m.: Romney made an appearance on Monday night to explain his controversial speech and basically owned it. The candidate said that his calling Americans "victims" was "not elegantly stated" and that he "spoke off the cuff."
Mitt Romney says the 47 percent of people who are for sure voting for President Obama are doing so because they want a government handout, as seen in a video of a private fundraising event posted by Mother Jones' David Corn.
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