She The People: Romney


Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 12/28/2012

The top economics stories of 2012

Even if President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner end up swerving at the last minute, the fiscal cliff still wins as this year's top economic story.

By Joann Weiner  |  11:49 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bernanke, Boehner, Facebook, fiscal cliff; China, Greece, Obama, Romney, top economic stories of 2012, UBS

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 11/06/2012

With Romney or Obama, your taxes are going up

A Democratic and a Republican economist debate whose taxes will increase under a President Obama or a President Romney.

By Joann Weiner  |  08:40 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, fiscal cliff, Obama, Romney, tax policy

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Why Romney will win the popular vote

Mitt Romney will win the popular vote based on the relatively weak economy under President Obama

By Joann Weiner  |  01:08 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al Gore, Election 2000, Election 2012, electoral vote, George W. Bush, Obama, popular vote, predicting elections, Ray C. Fair, Romney

Posted at 11:27 PM ET, 10/22/2012

1960s teen idol Lesley Gore leads charge in ‘You Don’t Own Me’ video

In 1964, Lesley Gore belted out “You Don’t Own Me" and a feminist song was born. It’s still resonating in the 21st century as debate over women's issues bubbles in the United States before Nov. 6.

By Suzi Parker  |  11:27 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  " Lesley Gore, "You Don't Own Me, Barack Obama, Carrie Brownstein, Citizens Band, Claire McCaskill, Lilly Ledbetter, Miranda July, Mitt Romney, Portlandia, reproductive rights, Richard Carmona, Sarah Sophie Flicker, Tavi Gevinson, Todd Akin, War on Women

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 10/21/2012

Michelle Obama and Ann Romney: Compare and contrast

Short summary of story

By Annie Groer  |  12:57 PM ET, 10/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ann romney, Campaign 2012, Michelle Obama

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Pennsylvania voter ID law on hold for now and, maybe, for good

If Pennsylvania's voter ID law represents a way democracy is supposed to work, I must have slept through U.S. history class.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  01:01 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  battleground states, Michael Nutter, Mitt Romney, Pennsylvania, President Obama, Voter ID

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 10/02/2012

An ‘authentic’ Joe Biden presses the flesh in North Carolina

Biden, so often spoofed for gaffes, was praised for being exactly what you see.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  05:42 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charlotte, Democrats, Mitt Romney, North Carolina, Paul Ryan, President Obama, Republicans, Vice President Biden

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 10/02/2012

Brown-Warren debate: ‘I’m not a student in your classroom,’ or how not to zing

SHE THE PEOPLE | Brown, in last night’s debate, told Warren, “I’m not a student in your classroom.”

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:38 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, campaigns, Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Senate race, Mitt Romney, Presidential Debate, presidential race, Scott Brown

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 09/28/2012

The presidential debate: Don’t forget, Romney and Obama, that sticking to the script can be lethal, too

SHE THE PEOPLE | All that would really mean is we’d get yet another volley of talking points we’ve already heard ad nauseum.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  11:17 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Kitty Dukakis, Michael Dukakis, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry

Posted at 04:45 AM ET, 09/28/2012

At North Carolina rally, some love Marco Rubio, respect Mitt Romney; others just swell the crowd

The scene from a swing state: hard to read.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  04:45 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Scott Brown, Elizabeth Warren and beyond: If race doesn’t mean anything, why does it mean so much?

SHE THE PEOPLE | From Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren to voter ID, it depends on how you look at it.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:40 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elizabeth Warren, Scott Brown, Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, voting rights, Native Americans, birthers

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 09/26/2012

Romney’s message to moms flip-flops

Mitt Romney seems to be flip-flopping on his view toward working and stay-at-home mothers.

By Diana Reese  |  08:29 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, working moms, stay-at-home moms, Ann Romney, Hilary Rosen, welfare moms

Posted at 08:58 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Kerry rebuts Romney, suggests funding cuts may have contributed to killings in Benghazi

SHE THE PEOPLE | The senator talks about security cuts and his role as Romney in debate prep.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  08:58 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Kerry, Mitt Romney, foreign affairs, Benghazi, presidential race, presidential debates, Hillary Clinton, state department

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Madonna's Obama Muslim comment pushes the right's ideology

Some rock stars should not dabble in politics. Take Madonna.

By Suzi Parker  |  05:45 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Duff McKagan, Duran Duran, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Clint Eastwood, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, 2012, Oprah, celebrity endorsements

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 09/24/2012

Could Michelle Obama get away with Ann Romney’s ‘fire’?

SHE THE PEOPLE | When does testiness cross over into anger? Whatever you want to call it, Ann Romney is showing the signs.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:05 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ann Romney, Michelle Obama, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, black women, Jan Brewer

Posted at 09:59 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Jill Biden makes unintentional sexual joke and gets laughs

By Suzi Parker  |  09:59 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jill Biden, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Mitt Romney, John McCain, sex, jokes, politics, 2012

Posted at 09:44 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Mitt Romney, you can’t be that guy

SHE THE PEOPLE | He can’t be both the man who helped a dying teenager write his will, and someone who feels we all get what we deserve.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:44 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, romney video, presidential race, Barack Obama

Posted at 11:34 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Romney exceptionalism: Write off half of the greatest country ever, and what you have left is only so-so

Apparently, half of us were snoozing when God passed out grit, and dream only of a well-padded safety net.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  11:34 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, video of Boca Raton fundraiser, Barack Obama, presidential race

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Kate Middleton's topless photos pathetic way to sell papers

The topless photos of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William, arrived just when Americans needed a break from post-convention politics.

By Suzi Parker  |  04:08 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kate Middleton, Prince William, Queen Elizabeth, Jubilee, topless photos, royal family, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama

Posted at 09:06 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Hillary Clinton speaks out for the same American values upheld in retracted embassy statement

The only weakness we showed was in retracting a statement we should all be proud of.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:06 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, presidential race, Libyan attacks, Christopher Stevens, anti-Muslim movie

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Mitt Romney, flat wrong on Obama administration’s ‘apology,’ owes the president one

Shoot first, figure out the timeline later?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  03:14 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Libya attack, Cairo protests, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Paul Ryan, Romney criticizes Obama, John McCain, John Boehner, Condi Rice, presidential race

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Sarah Palin gives Mitt Romney some advice

Sarah Palin has a way of reappearing right when she’s starting to be missed.

By Suzi Parker  |  02:12 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Condoleeza Rice, Nikki Haley, Mary Fallin, Kelly Ayotte, Susana Martinez, Deb Fischer, 2012

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 09/11/2012

Mitt Romney’s old-time religion on the trail

“I will not take God off our coins,’’ he vows, “and I will not take God out of my heart.’’

By Judy Howard Ellis  |  12:35 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative evangelicals, God, Romney, Obama, Mormons, LDS, politics

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Joe Biden courts the biker vote, and the evidence goes viral

SHE THE PEOPLE | What the viral photo of the veep with a bandana-wearing biker means for his ticket.

By Suzi Parker  |  03:31 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, 2012, beer, Hillary Clinton, memes, social media

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Obama’s speech adjusted for more constrained circumstances

The president’s acceptance speech was scaled down in the face of uncontrollable forces, mirroring a theme of the past four years.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  02:19 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Barack Obama, speech, Mitt Romney, Democratic convention, Charlotte

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 09/06/2012

John Sununu questions cost of Michelle Obama’s dress

He’s questioned that the Tracy Reese dress that first lady Michelle Obama wore for her Tuesday night speech in Charlotte cost only $350.

By Suzi Parker  |  05:03 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Sununu, Michelle Obama, Ann Romney, Tracey Reese, Oscar de la Renta, Fashion Week, Jackie Kennedy, Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton, first ladies, Charlotte

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Arkansas delegation will always have Bill Clinton

By Suzi Parker  |  04:56 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Clinton, 2012, Charlotte, DNC, Mitt Romney, Mike Beebe, Mike Ross, political conventions, political speeches

Posted at 09:56 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Swing this: Undecideds are so conflicted, no wonder parties are pitching to the base

No wonder both campaigns are working harder to turn out the base than to win over this lot of flip-floppers.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:56 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  swing-voters, focus group, Frank Luntz, North Carolina swing voters, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, DNC, RNC, presidential race

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 09/04/2012

First lady Michelle Obama previews her all-important speech

She is one of team Obama’s most popular members and powerful assets, and a lot is riding on her Tuesday night prime-time address.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  06:32 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michelle Obama, Barack Obama, DNC, Charlotte, speech, Ann Romney, Mitt Romney

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 09/02/2012

Eastwood effect: Maybe it did make Romney’s day

He made workaday Romney look blessedly sane by comparison, and distracted us from misstatements from both the presidential and vice-presidential nominees.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  04:12 PM ET, 09/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Clint Eastwood, Eastwood speech, Mitt Romney, RNC, Republican National Convention, Bain Capital, Romney speech, Paul Ryan speech, Roger Ebert

Posted at 08:24 PM ET, 08/30/2012

Ann Romney will tell you what’s wrong with you

Through her words and tone, Ann Romney reinforce the idea that she and Mitt are made for each other.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:24 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ann Romney, Mitt Romney, Tampa, Republican convention. Donald Trump, birther, Barack Obama

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 08/29/2012

At ‘Women for Mitt’ event, Ann Romney humanizes...Ann Romney

She repeatedly reverse-bragged — complained, you might even say — that her kids were really no picnic.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  02:25 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ann Romney, Women for Mitt, Mitt Romney, RNC, RNCLive, Republican Convention, Women for Romney

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 08/29/2012

Parsing the 'American way' in a night of contradictions at the RNC

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:56 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Ann Romney, Chris Christie, Rick Santorum, Nikki Haley, Tampa, RNC, Republican convention

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 08/28/2012

Duran Duran: A political unifier among Gen-X women

By Suzi Parker  |  09:17 AM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Duran Duran, politics, Pussy Riot, Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, 1980s, Bill Clinton, war on women

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Will Hurricane Isaac be a Katrina redux or a re-do for the GOP?

Hurricane Isaac may be blowing past the Republican convention in Tampa, but the storm still has the potential to do damage to the GOP brand, and in turn, Mitt Romney.

By Patricia Murphy  |  05:52 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RNClive, Hurricane Isaac, Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, Republicans Democrats, Chris Cristie, FEMA, NOAA, Katrina, budget cuts

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 08/26/2012

Anthony Foxx: Q&A with Charlotte’s mayor and DNC host

By Mary C. Curtis  |  04:20 PM ET, 08/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Foxx, Charlotte, North Carolina, DNC 2012, Democratic convention, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, banking, education, New South

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 08/26/2012

Is tithing what Romney’s hiding in his tax returns?

A Nevada political blogger extrapolates from Romney’s 2010 tax return that the candidate may have shortchanged the Mormon church by $6 million.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  01:54 PM ET, 08/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LDS, Mormon, Romney, tax returns, tithes

Posted at 03:42 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Why Condi Rice is everywhere

She can buck up her GOP bona fides in Tampa, adding a face of diversity and conciliation to a party that’s been accused of lacking both.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  03:42 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Condoleezza Rice, Mitt Romney, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George W. Bush, Republicans, Augusta National, golf. immigration, education

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 08/21/2012

Betty confetti from Paul Ryan's mom

Have optics co-opted the 78-year-old Medicare recipient? Apparently, the campaign has created an online avatar to speak for her.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  08:30 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter, Paul Ryan, Betty Ryan Douglas, Betty Douglas, Romney, Campaign, Optics

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Michelle Obama shares Leno stage and conversation with Gabby Douglas

By Mary C. Curtis  |  10:14 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michelle Obama, Gabby Douglas, Ann Romney, Jay Leno, Olympics, Tonight Show

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 08/13/2012

Romney and Ryan in North Carolina — just like the Olympics, minus the national unity

The 2012 Olympics may be coming to a close but the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan campaign is picking up the theme.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  11:42 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Barack Obama, 2012 election, medicare, medicaid, North Carolina, NASCAR

Posted at 10:06 PM ET, 08/11/2012

Janna Ryan: Family comes first

Janna Ryan, wife of Republican vice presidential pick Rep. Paul Ryan, is the poster girl for Generation X women who wanted to have it all.

By Suzi Parker  |  10:06 PM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Janna Ryan, Paul Ryan, Wisconsin, Mitt Romney, 2012, vice president

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 08/11/2012

Paul Ryan, introduced as ‘faithful Catholic’ on ‘human life,’ was rebuked by bishops over cuts to poor

And Ryan’s admiration of Ayn Rand is not the “urban legend” he says it is.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  01:50 PM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Paul Ryan, Catholics, Mitt Romney, presidential campaign, George W. Bush, Pope John Paul II, Affordable Care Act, Ayn Rand

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Romney needs some Rubio pizzazz

The Florida senator has charisma, gravitas, and he's Hispanic — and he'd be a bold choice as a Romney running mate.

By Sandra Fish  |  10:46 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Marco Rubio, Election 2012

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Mitt Romney could do worse than Mike Huckabee as Veep

Mike Huckabee knows how to activate the evangelical base, and that’s something Mitt Romney desperately needs.

By Suzi Parker  |  09:58 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, 2012, evangelicals, tea party, Chick-fil-A, Arkansas, Republican National Convention, Tampa

Posted at 07:59 PM ET, 08/09/2012

What’s so bad about RomneyCare? Just ask Andrea Saul.

Even the wildly out-of-context “You didn’t build this” ads against Obama didn’t accuse him of killing anyone.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  07:59 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, presidential election, Bill Burton, Priorities USA, Joe Soptic, RomneyCare, Affordable Care Act, ObamaCare, health care reform, conservatives

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 08/08/2012

No Fluke: Obama needs Colorado's women voters

Colorado women helped Obama win in 2008, and they may be even more crucial in his race against Mitt Romney.

By Sandra Fish  |  04:15 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Sandra Fluke, Ken Buck, Michael Bennet, birth control, abortion, personhood, Colorado, elections 2012

Posted at 12:03 AM ET, 08/03/2012

At Colorado rally, voters see Mitt Romney as attractive new choice

Romney addresses the overflow crowd from a picnic table, endearing many who originally supported others.

By Sandra Fish  |  12:03 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Colorado, swing states, presidential election, election 2012

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 07/30/2012

So Michelle Obama’s jacket cost $6K. What did Mitt wear?

The first lady sported a $6,000 jacket this weekend. Ann Romney caught flak for wearing a $990 t-shirt. But just how much do the president and Mitt Romney spend on their wardrobes?

By Diana Reese  |  05:58 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michelle Obama, Ann Romney, clothes, wardrobe, $6, 800 jacket, $990 t-shirt

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Mitt Romney: Showing gold medal tone deafness in London

Rule number one when visiting a foreign country: Don’t insult it.

By Suzi Parker  |  03:13 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Olympic Games, London, David Cameron, Ed Miliband, 2012, Barack Obama

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 07/20/2012

Did Ann Romney say ‘you people’ or ‘our people’?

“We’ve given all [?] people need to know and understand about our financial situation.” In other words, I still can’t tell.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  02:44 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abbey roiad, ann romney, tax returns, "you people" george romney

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/20/2012

Michelle Obama on ’12 versus ’08: ‘There isn’t much of a difference this year’

When I asked the first lady, she said, “When I’m out there on the campaign trail I feel it the same way that I did three and a half years ago.”

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  michelle obama, ann romney, swing states, iowa, north carolina, virginia, barack obama, mitt romney

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Guns N' Roses' icon Duff McKagan to Obama: Get out of Afghanistan

“Uh. President Obama. Let’s get...out of there now.”

By Suzi Parker  |  08:15 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns N' Roses, Duff McKagan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Obama, Mitt Romney, military, 2012

Posted at 08:06 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Sorry, but Ann Romney and Michelle Obama are full campaign partners, and totally fair game

They’re raising money and answering questions, not sitting home asking how it went. So when are we going to stop pretending campaign spouses ought to be “left alone”?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  08:06 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rafalca, Michelle Obama, Ann Romney, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Refalca, dressage, Lawrence O'Donnell, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, campaign spouses, It Takes One, you people

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 07/18/2012

Mitt Romney’s tax excuse #213: The widow did it, why can't I?

By Patricia Murphy  |  09:16 AM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Teresa Heinz Kerry, John Kerry, John McCain, Cindy McCain, Tax returns

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Sarah Palin’s convention dare

Don’t you want this woman inside the tent, GOP?

By Natalie Jennings  |  07:35 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Palin, Repbulican National Convention, Mitt Romney

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Mitt Romney vs. the NAACP: He was disrespected — and disrespectful

By Mary C. Curtis  |  04:18 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, NAACP, voter ID, Ronald Reagan

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Condoleezza Rice: Let the abortion backlash begin

A brilliant, black woman from the South who has worked in two presidential administrations – what’s not to like? Well, if you’re a die-hard conservative, her pro-choice stance.

By Suzi Parker  |  01:16 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Condoleezza Rice, Mitt Romney, abortion, Susan B. Anthony List, Sarah Palin, NAACP

Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 07/12/2012

At the NAACP, Mitt Romney got what he came for

It was sort of a reverse “Sister Souljah” moment.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  07:21 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Mitt Romney in Houston, Mitt Romney NAACP, NAACP, Romney booed, Sister Souljah, Barack Obama, Obamacare, presidential race

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Wives and children on board as candidates battle for Hispanic vote

Expect more outreach with a home-style flavor, appeals to traditional values and pictures of multigenerational harmony from both the Obama and Romney camps.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  04:28 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, barack obama, michelle obama, hispanic, vote, elections

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Romney heads to Aspen after the Hamptons

He’ll need to carry suburban Denver cities, as well as Fort Collins to the north, to win the state's nine electoral votes.

By Sandra Fish  |  10:04 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Hamptons, Aspen, fundraiser, Grand Junction, Colorado Springs, wildfires, election 2012, presidential campaign

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 07/07/2012

Condi Rice as veep: the allure of the anti-Palin

By Lori Stahl  |  10:51 AM ET, 07/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Condoleezza Rice, Romney, vice president, Republican

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 07/06/2012

Marco Rubio in N.C.: Coy, focused and selling books

“Both sides oversimplify,” Rubio said of the immigration debate.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  05:49 PM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney, President Obama, Dream Act, immigration, North Carolina

Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 07/05/2012

Ann Romney’s killer rhetoric

Goodness, madam, didn’t we agree to demilitarize the language of politics after Gabby Giffords was shot last year?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  07:06 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ann Romney, Mitt Romney, CBS interview, newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, Barack Obama

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 07/05/2012

Ann Romney, Michelle Obama face off over cookies

In fact, the competition is the (edible) Ohio of presidential politics; every winner of the contest has gone on to live in the White House except one.

By Suzi Parker  |  11:42 AM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ann Romney, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, Cindy McCain, cooking, domesticity, Pinterest

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Romney isn’t out-of-touch, but media distortions are

Neither Obama nor Romney got where they are by being unintelligent or unfamiliar with the lives of ordinary Americans.

By Elizabeth Reintjes De Angelo  |  12:41 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, MSNBC, media bias, liberal bias, Wawa, New York Times, George H.W. Bush, presidential race

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Dead politicians and holograms: The next frontier?

It’s only a matter of time before political parties invest in this technology. Holograms could take political fundraising to a new level.

By Suzi Parker  |  11:33 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Bill Clinton, Tupac Shakur, Elvis, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, technology

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Is Obama losing support among black N.C. voters?

Public Policy Polling offered a rare disclaimer of its own results, saying it “seems like an unrealistically low share of African American voters for Obama.”

By Mary C. Curtis  |  10:40 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  president obama, mitt romney, black voters, African Americans, same-sex marriage, polls, DEcmorats, Republicans, North Carolina, 2012 convention

Posted at 12:42 AM ET, 06/06/2012

Bill Clinton's ego could cost Obama in November

Democrats want to see a unified front on the campaign trail. And that’s hard to get when he’s involved.

By Suzi Parker  |  12:42 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney, 2012

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Paycheck fairness: Lilly Ledbetter is the bridge between women and the economy

Democrats are making an obvious connection between the two as the ‘war on women’ loses traction as an election issue.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  10:18 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lilly ledbetter, paycheck fairness act, mitt romney, barack obama

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Does Sarah Jessica Parker's Obama ad cheapen the White House?

SHE THE PEOPLE | The “Sex and the City” star is holding a raffle to attract small-dollar donors.

By Suzi Parker  |  01:28 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Jessica Parker, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Mitt Romney, Ann Romney, Donald Trump, 2012, fashion, Sex and the City

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 06/01/2012

Only three in 10 women think a war on women exists

By Suzi Parker  |  11:47 AM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  war on women, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, reproductive health, abortion rights, economy

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Mitt Romney and GOP women: He had them at ‘economy’

It would be too simple to say Republican women don’t care about health care or equal pay. Rather, it’s a matter of both style and substance.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:25 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, barack obama, republicans, democrats, women, war on women, ann romney, economy

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 05/30/2012

‘Amercia’: Even Mitt Romney needs an editor

Journalists can sympathize with Mitt Romney over the typo in his iPhone app. Twitter? Not so much.

By Sandra Fish  |  12:50 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Amercia, typo, iPhone, app, 2010 presidential campaign, Mention Machine

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Tuesday's Texas primary still has drama

Will Perry’s endorsement help Lt. Gov. David Dewhurt best his leading rival for the Senate seat, former Texas solicitor general Ted Cruz?

By Lori Stahl  |  12:22 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Palin, Santorum, DeMint, Texas, Dewhurst, Ted Cruz

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Fred Davis campaigns for Fred Davis

SHE THE PEOPLE | The man behind the proposed attack ad on Obama is more wedded to his own ideas than to any client’s.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  07:40 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, negative political ads, romney campaign, strategic perceptions, Ricketts, ending spending

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 05/17/2012

Mitt Romney playing with fire by summoning Bill Clinton

By Suzi Parker  |  11:52 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, presidential politics, Ed Klein

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 05/17/2012

GOP Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison asks: What war on women?

Senator endorses Romney, questions Democratic claims of a GOP campaign against female interests.

By Lori Stahl  |  11:45 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kay Bailey Hutchison, war on women, Rick Perry, GOP, Romney

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 05/16/2012

Manly Barack Obama

If he’s seen to have “a kind of ESPN manliness,” are decades of shots at Democrats as “feminized” “girlie men” who need to “man up” on their way out at last?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  11:10 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, David Brooks, girlie men, Joseph McCarthy, lavender scare, LBJ, JFK, Robert Caro, Lyndon Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, "The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, " Mitt Romney, Fifty Shades of Grey, Osama bin Laden, Michael Dukakis, Kitty Dukakis, Bernard Shaw, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Tipper Gore, Maureen Dowd, John Kerry, Mommy Party, Daddy Party, Chris Matthews, ESPN President

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Yves Saint Laurent’s 5 lessons for pols

The French designer took risks and looked to the long term. A retrospective of his work proved that paid off.

By Sandra Fish  |  09:05 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Yves Saint Laurent, Denver Art Museum, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 05/12/2012

Young Mitt Romney, odd man out

SHE THE PEOPLE | He said there were some “boyhood indiscretions,” but when I pressed him, he laughed: “I won’t elaborate.”

By Karen Tumulty  |  12:30 PM ET, 05/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, presidential race, Mormon faith, Cranbrook School, bullying, Romney bullying, Laura Bush

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 05/09/2012

French elections: More familiar than Americans might guess

In French and U.S. elections, it's the economy and personality that matter.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:31 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama, mitt romney, francois hollande, nicolas sarkozy, 2012 elections, economy

Posted at 09:05 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Mitt’s Mormon moment — when asked about Obama’s ‘treason’

It’s Mormon teaching that the U.S. Constitution is divinely inspired. But that’s not what made his response so unfortunate.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:05 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, presidential election, Barack Obama, treason, Obama guilty of treason, John McCain, Mormon faith

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 05/03/2012

What we might learn -- but can’t know -- from a candidate’s wife and girlfriends

Do we award extra points to Mitt Romney, who has never given his wife Ann any cause to whip off her $990 shirt? Yes, actually.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  05:26 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Edwards, Elizabeth Edwards, Cate Edwards, Rielle Hunter, Edwards trial, campaign finance trial, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Genevieve Cook, David Maraniss, "Barack Obama: The Story", Mitt Romney, Ann Romney, $950 blouse

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Ann Romney's $990 T-shirt is indicative of a tone-deaf campaign

SHE THE PEOPLE | The colorful top with a whopping price tag is indicative of a tone-deaf campaign.

By Suzi Parker  |  02:31 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ann Romney, Mitt Romney, Michelle Obama, John McCain, fashion

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Michele Bachmann steps up to the endorsement plate

Rep. Michele Bachmann steps up to endorse Mitt Romney. When will Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum get on that stage?

By Sandra Fish  |  02:13 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, 2012 Presidential race, GOP nomination

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Duran Duran and the bitter politics of the Olympics

Are we even going to fight over the music?

By Suzi Parker  |  10:16 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Duran Duran, Olympic Games, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, London

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Does Mitt Romney watch HBO’s ‘Girls’?

The generation of young people currently coming of age are not just broke but without an ability to pay down loans.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  12:53 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  HBO, Girls, Lena Dunham, Millennial, Mitt, Romney

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/26/2012

The mommy wars inside my head

You see, I’m about to go back to work full time. And not unexpectedly, I have mixed feelings about that.

By Delia Lloyd  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mommy wars, elisabeth badinter, ann romney

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Will Obama owe Bill and Hillary Clinton's popularity for a 2016 win?

In the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll, Hillary Clinton’s favorable rating stands at 65 percent. It’s the highest for her in the poll’s history.

By Suzi Parker  |  06:37 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, 2016

Posted at 07:59 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Newt and Callista Gingrich meet the life of Billy Graham

Gingrich expressed displeasure that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has moved to a “general election speech,” saying it was “insulting” to those who have yet to vote in upcoming contests.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  07:59 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  newt gingrich, mitt romney, callista gingrich, billy graham library, franklin graham, obama, amendment one, Republicans

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 04/20/2012

Condi Rice on veep slot: ‘Thank you, but no’

SHE THE PEOPLE | The former secretary of state led a recent poll of who Republicans wanted to get the nod.

By Suzi Parker  |  07:48 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Condoleezza Rice, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, secretary of state

Posted at 09:53 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Honoring Pat Summitt a smart move for Obama

SHE THE PEOPLE | Obama announced he will award her the Presidential Medal of Freedom later this year.

By Annie Groer  |  09:53 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pat Summitt, Medal of Freedom, Alzheimers, NCAA, University of Tennessee, Lady Volunteers, gender gap, Mitt Romney

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Beth Myers, Romney’s office spouse

Not all close working relationships qualify for the nickname; I am having trouble applying the marital metaphor President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  02:48 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney, Beth Myers, Vice president, office wife, companionate marriage

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 04/19/2012

The women who don’t believe Mitt Romney — and like that about him

His reputation as someone who knows how to work several sides of an issue could work to his advantage with female voters looking for reasons to support him.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:48 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Democratic convention, Charlotte, war on women, Ann Romney, Hilary Rosen, Dream Act, women's vote

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Mitt Romney, hounded still by the ghost of Seamus

Despite the efforts of his wife, the dog whisperer.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ann romney, seamus, newt gingrich, pets

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Mitt Romney should denounce Ted Nugent, for women's sake

SHE THE PEOPLE | The rock star’s misogynistic comments and open support are a challenge and an opportunity for Mitt Romney.

By Suzi Parker  |  08:04 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Ted Nugent, NRA, Ann Romney, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Mitt Romney should write Hilary Rosen a thank-you note

Wasn’t there a little bit — okay, a lot — of the class divide Republicans are always complaining about in Rosen’s retro put-down of Ann Romney?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:58 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Ann Romney, women voters, Hilary Rosen, DNC

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 04/03/2012

How can Mitt Romney close the gender gap? By not relying on Ann Romney to speak for him

You don’t need a Harvard MBA like Mitt Romney’s to know he will lose in November if he doesn’t make huge gains among women between now and then.

By Patricia Murphy  |  01:51 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Ann Romney, gender gap, female voters

Posted at 11:06 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Is Romney’s Etch a Sketch carved in stone?

Lies we forgive, but the truth we punish.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  11:06 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, etch a sketch, Eric Fehrnstrom, GOP primary, euthanasia, Barack Obama

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 03/17/2012

Romney loves Puerto Rico but Sotomayor, not so much

His attacks on the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice may cost him.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  02:36 PM ET, 03/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, sonia sotomayor, puerto rico, rick santorum

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 03/08/2012

The pillbox primary

The candidate’s wives must do what their husbands cannot — come across as trustworthy, relatable, and aware that the 21st century started a while ago.

By Patricia Murphy  |  07:57 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP primary, Newt Gingrich, Callista Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Karen Santorum, Mitt Romney, Ann Romney, Rush Limbaugh, contraception, women's vote, women voters'

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 02/02/2012

Colorado Republicans explain their presidential picks

“Colorado’s kind of a Romney state,” one voter said.

By Sandra Fish  |  09:56 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, GOP primary, Colorado caucuses, tea party, Herman Cain, Nevada primary

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 01/27/2012

GOP opposition research a gold mine for Democrats

The books outline weaknesses that might make great attack ads. But they also reveal the motivations of the campaign gathering the research.

By Sandra Fish  |  09:15 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  oppo research, opposition research, Mitt Romney, John McCain, Bain, Tim Baker, GOP primary, 2012 presidential race