National polls other than Gallup indicate the race is tight, Obama is up in Wisconsin and maybe Iowa, and Rasmussen has Romney up by five in Florida.
During last week's first-of-many hearing into the IRS scandal, one subplot emerged: Conservatives presented anecdotes to argue that the IRS didn't just target Tea Party groups seeking tax exempt status but a broader swath of conservative individuals and organizations. But the anecdotal evidence does not stand up to the data on tax audits.
Whether President Obama or Mitt Romney was funnier at the Al Smith dinner Thursday night is in the ear of the joke beholder. What's more interesting is which of their own jokes the candidates laughed at.
In what has become one of the most bizarre traditions of the presidential race, both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney roasted each other at the Al Smith Dinner last night.
President Obama sat down with Jon Stewart for an interview that will air on The Daily Show tonight. According to White House pool reports, they talked for a little less than 15 minutes, and while some questions were light-hearted, others weren't.
Today in Poll Watch: In Maryland, marriage equality is leading, the Democrat is up in Ohio's Senate race, and Romney takes a seven-point Gallup lead.
Gallup's seven-day tracking poll of likely voters shows Mitt Romney leading President Obama by 7 percentage points, 52 percent to 45 percent. Should Obama panic?
Sidwell Friends School, the D.C. school that President Obama's two daughters attend, was evacuated this morning after someone phoned in an anonymous threat.
It's wonderful being an American woman right now, because the last three weeks of the presidential campaign are going to be all about women. Well, it's only sort of wonderful, because while the campaigns will be paying women a lot of attention, they won't be treating women like they're smart.
Tuesday evening we went down the old presidential debate road yet again, meeting our candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama for a second time with all the convivial discourse-ready trappings of America.
There were a couple exciting moments in the presidential debate last night when President Obama and Mitt Romney revealed they do not like each other very much. One of those was on the not-typically-emotionally-charged issue of energy permits. Relive it in our GIF anatomy of the fight.
The were several big fights in the presidential debate that were target rich for both fact-checkers and GIF makers. In a few cases, what started as a calm, maybe even boring conversation suddenly broke down into pointed fingers and raised voices.
Police arrested Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and her vice presidential running mate Cheri Honkala at Hofstra University on Tuesday night just a few minutes before the start of the second Obama-Romney debate.
We live GIF-blogged the second presidential debate, and President Obama and Mitt Romney rewarded us for our efforts with a very confrontational show. If you missed the debate -- or if you want to relive all the best finger points and fact checks and zings -- here's our recap.
After about a month of boiling, cooling, fermenting and settling—the verdict on the White House beer recipe is in: It's delicious!
A new poll from USA Today/Gallup finds the candidates equally favorable heading into tonight's debate, Romney's up by as much as four in two polls, but Obama's up by three in another, Pennsylvania is looking closer, and rural swing state voters are going big for Romney.
However overhyped you think Tuesday's presidential debate is, the real cold hard truth is that it cannot be hyped enough. The stakes are impossibly high—not just for who gets to be the most powerful person on Earth, but also for the people who get paid to talk about the most powerful person on Earth, which is a powerful though considerably lesser position.
Trash-talking one's former boss is a pretty common practice, but it can get you into trouble when your former boss is the president of the United States—and he's up for re-election in three weeks.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears to be sacrificing herself for the sake of the administration after she took the blame for the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi and controversial aftermath.
National and tracking polls show varying results, a USA Today/Gallup poll has Romney up in swing states thanks to women but the Obama campaign sees a problem, and Romney is doing better with Latinos in Florida than he does with Latinos nationwide, and fewer voters think Obama will win Tuesday's debate.
There are the public rules for each presidential debate -- how long the candidates get for each answer, how long they get to respond -- and then there are the secret rules their campaigns agreed to in a memorandum of understanding with the Commission on Presidential Debates.
Mitt Romney and the Republican Party raised a ton of money in September -- $170 million, The New York Times' Ashley Parker and Nicholas Confessore report.
The top ad on the Drudge Report Monday was for Dreams from My Real Father, a conspiracy movie about President Obama that exposes his true genealogy: he's not the son of a Kenyan anti-colonialist, as birthers may have lead you to believe but of an American alleged communist and sexual libertine named Frank Marshall Davis. Is this a game changer?
All of the probing insight into Mitt Romney's daddy issues over the last two years has been based on a lie.
The presidential campaign has reached a moment of rare bipartisan agreement: the candidates do not want Candy Crowley to do much of anything at the second presidential debate Tuesday.
With less than 48-hours to go before the big night, arguments over the rules and procedures for the presidential next debate are already underway.
It's hardly a surprise that billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch are supporting Romney in the upcoming election, but their efforts to persuade tens of thousands employees to do the same is curious to say the least.
Whether you like it or not, the Obama and Romney campaigns have been using cookies and data miners to track what you're up to on the web.
There might not be a more recognizable voice in America than Morgan Freeman, so the President exercised some common sense and got the famous actor to narrate his new ad.
Last night sitting Vice President Joe Biden faced off against Republican nominee Paul Ryan for the first—and only—VP debate we're going to get this year. Was there excitement? There was some excitement! Here we're going to talk mostly about the semantics and style of the debate.
Today in Poll Watch: Voters in three swing states see more strong leadership qualities in Romney than Obama; in another poll of swing states we find the debate didn't change that many people's minds; a small number of debate watchers do so on two screens; and the national tracking polls once again conflict.
There hasn't been a sweeping obvious change in the presidential race after Mitt Romney's victory in the first presidential debate against President Obama -- all liberal panicking aside. But several new polls released Thursday show the race is now quite close nationally and in many swing states (except Ohio), which is exactly where the race was back before the conventions.
After Romney said he'd get rid of Big Bird, the Obama campaign simply has not let go of it, and Jon Stewart had some advice last night on The Daily Show: it's time to let it go, guys.
Today in Poll Watch: Paul Ryan gets better favorability ratings heading into the vice-presidential debate Thursday, national tracking polls are again unclear for both candidates, Latino voters in Arizona overwhelmingly support President Obama, and Obama's up by 4 points in Florida despite one pollster calling the state for Mitt Romney.
After being peppered with worried supporters on a radio show Wednesday, President Obama referenced a meme that went viral on the liberal Internet the first time his presidential campaign seemed to face mortal peril—in September 2008, when John McCain polled ahead of Obama the week after picking Sarah Palin as his running mate.
As news broke that Beyoncé would be dropping out of Clint Eastwood's remake of A Star is Born, the media wondered if the split had something to do with the two celebrities' very public political personas.
Today in Poll Watch: Gallup's numbers today lead to varied viewpoints, favorability for both candidates are at highs, and Ohio is tight.
President Obama's disappointing debate performance has split Democrats into two camps: those who are openly panicking, and those who want the first group to just shut up.
A new Pew Research polls taken after the first presidential debate reveal an unthinkable 12-point swing in favor of Mitt Romney, which caused Andrew Sullivan to unleash a torrent of liberal angst on his blog.
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.
In his speech today at the Virginia Military Institute, Mitt Romney skewered President Obama for his his foreign policy leadership but failed to outline significantly different policy positions.
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."
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.
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.
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