In an interview taped Friday for Live! With Kelly and Michael Mitt Romney said his favorite actor is Gene Hackman, particularly for his role in The Birdcage. So what? Old white guy likes old white guy, right? No!
Michele Bachmann was the muse for a new romance novel called Fires of Siberia, to be published June 1, about a fiery presidential candidate who tries to bone up on her foreign policy credentials only to get stuck in the wilderness with a sexy stranger.
After several days of fierce campaign fighting, blustery press releases and snippy surrogates on cable, the major differences between President Obama and Mitt Romney on foreign policy are ones of personality, not policy — and even the personality differences are probably overstated.
Mitt Romney faces a dilemma: How does he make President Obama look like a big fat weenie on foreign policy without sounding like George W. Bush?
Mitt Romney's campaign so thoroughly believes in the power of its no-apologies-for-America foreign policy that it bought an ad on a Twitter hashtag mocking it.
The conservative backlash to the backlash to Mitt Romney's comments on the attacks on U.S. embassies in Cairo and Benghazi Wednesday goes like this: You media people said you wanted Romney to talk about foreign policy, and now he is. What's the problem?
The timeline of events at the American embassies in Cairo and Benghazi offers insights into two key things: Whether the White House's first response was really to apologize to attackers and how Mitt Romney decided to attack the response.
Just like not all Americans are like the people who made the weird anti-Islam movie that is sparking protests in Muslim nations, not all people in Libya are like the ones who killed U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens.
Obama may be losing his post-convention bounce according to a new tracking poll, McCaskill solidly leads Akin, and Obama has a hold of New Mexico. Meanwhile, 30 percent of Americans are satisfied with how things are going in the country. Here's our guide to today's polls and why they matter.
Mitt Romney's attack on President Obama for the "disgraceful" decision to "sympathize" with the murderers -- and his decision to stick with the political attack in a press conference Wednesday -- "is likely to be seen as one of the most craven and ill-advised tactical moves in this entire campaign," Time's Mark Halperin says.
There is always a group of people for whom it is never too soon to analyze four Americans' murder for possible partisan gain.
This might be a different presidential campaign if Mitt Romney's spokesmen weren't so often clarifying things their candidate has said.
Wendy Rosen, the Democratic nominees for Maryland's 1st Congressional District, is withdrawing from the race after allegations that she may have cast votes in more than one state during two previous elections.
When Scott Van Duzer got caught up in the moment during President Obama's Sunday visit to his pizza shop in Fort Pierce, Florida, little did he know how quickly the Yelp army would mobilize.
Rasmussen's tracking poll now follows suit with a bump for Obama. That said, North Carolina remains neck-and-neck and New Mexico is perhaps closer than it should be for a non-swing state.
The President of the United States has many roles: commander-in-chief, head of state, chief comforter in times of tragedy, national model of the American dad. But President Obama has a unique role in American culture -- Explainer-in-Chief for Rap Music. His latest lesson: Nicki Minaj probably isn't voting for Mitt Romney.
After the Republican National Convention, the pundit consensus was that Mitt Romney "did what he had to do." After the Democratic National Convention and three tracking polls showing a significant bounce for President Obama, the pundit consensus has shifted, to "Actually…" and "On second thought…"
President Obama and Joe Biden had two strange, but similar photos taken of them on Sunday afternoon. Both men got a little, uhm, physical on the campaign trail.
No one came out of the Democratic Convention with more glowing reviews than former President Bill Clinton. Even Mitt Romney gave him props, but it could end up costing the Republican. Complimenting Clinton just before he campaigns for Obama in Florida is rather unfortunate timing.
The Democratic Convention is over and everyone is either fired up, ready to go, or still hungover. But after throwing such an awesome party, it's time to pay the tab. For the Democrats, they're stuck with a $15 million bill still outstanding.
Missouri TV stations are dropping Missouri Rep. Todd Akin's campaign ads because he hasn't paid for them, KMOX reports.
Gallup and Reuters/Ipsos are showing that Obama got a convention bump in both the presidential race and his job approval. Here's our guide to today's polls and why they matter.
According to Washington, Joe Biden and Paul Ryan have the "blue collar appeal" and "working class roots" that Mitt Romney and President Obama lack. But in reality, all of these men have only the faintest ties to blue-collar work -- you know, manual labor in factories or mines or construction sites.
Oh Mitt Romney. Sometimes it seems he just can't get his thoughts to come out of his mouth the right way.
During his speech last night President Obama made an unplanned reference to Steve Jobs, which is weird because the two didn't have the best relationship, nor was Jobs that categorically great for America.
When Paul Ryan said he ran a sub-three hour mile, his bluff was called. Turns out runners are dedicated people who take their times to heart, and Ryan's time was closer to four hours. Now, his brother is claiming it only took him three weeks to train for it.
President Barack Obama will give a speech formally accepting the nomination for president at the Democratic National Convention Thursday, and The Atlantic Wire will live-GIF it.
Mitt Romney said on Thursday he hasn’t been watching the Democratic National Convention and has no plans to tune in for President Obama’s speech, although he acknowledged that he’s heard some details about what the president will address.
Hillary Clinton watched her husband's speech to the Democratic National Convention from East Timor on a desktop computer, and photographic evidence indicates she loved it as much as the women who nodded along live in the convention hall.
Bill Clinton made the case for President Obama's reelection at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday by noting he was so interested in teamwork and compromise that he appointed former foe Hillary Clinton to his cabinet. It's very possible Obama will be making the case for a President Hillary Clinton four years from now.
The banks are starting to rally their support for the Senate. The American Bankers Association are going to start funding super-PACs anonymously in an effort to help the Republicans take back the Senate and they can rid of the pesky financial regulations holding them back.
Former President Bill Clinton will tell the Democratic National Convention that the economy can be pretty great under a Democrat after all in Charlotte Wednesday night.
Mitt Romney's running mate isn't going to be making very many people happy this afternoon thanks to a few choice words about the U.S. being "a country in decline" and an exclusive report from The Nation, about how in 2010, Ryan asked for a grant from the Obama administration which was funded by Obamacare.
One of the funny things about Republicans' swelling love for Bill Clinton is that they're embracing the argument Barack Obama made back in 2008 -- that there wasn't enough difference between Clinton policies and Republican ones.
Olympic champion Gabby Douglas will lead the Democratic National Convention in the pledge of allegiance on Wednesday night, meaning, in our subjective judgment, all journalistic resources poured into the political infomercial will be completely and totally worth it.
After the dueling convention speeches Ann Romney and Michelle Obama, we can never really know which woman loves her husband more, or who more deeply prizes motherhood and PTA meetings and changing diapers and all that woman stuff. But we can rank them by other woman stuff: whose dress was more fierce?
Oh, sure, Michelle Obama gave a great speech, but what about the people in the Democratic National Convention hall? Those are the people conservatives are interested in -- the "hall of zealots" as former George W. Bush spokesman Ari Fleischer said on CNN.
Tonight's Tuesday is packed with familiar faces. The first night of the Democratic Convention is being headlined by Michelle Obama, reigning FLOTUS, who's going to attempt to do the same thing Ann tried to do: humanize her husband.
If you want to taste the White House's fabled honey ale without having to make it, the best way would be to position yourself along President Barack Obama's campaign route, as the president is apparently handing it out to would-be voters on the trail.
The Democratic National Committee is working on what appears to be the first ever party platform to address an issued raised by a viral YouTube that includes home video of a dad explaining war crimes to a baby. That's right, the Democrats are pledging to Stop Kony.
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