Post Politics: July, 2012

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 07/30/2012

Lech Walesa to Romney: ‘Get your success, be successful!’

Lech Walesa, the Nobel Prize winner and former Polish president, effectively endorsed Mitt Romney for president in Poland today.

By Philip Rucker  |  01:10 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 07/30/2012

Romney tours World War II sites in Poland, Obama raises money in NYC | July 30 schedules

By Natalie Jennings  |  08:59 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/30/2012

Countdown to GOP convention (Monday’s Trail Mix video)

TRAIL MIX | The Republican National Convention is 28 days away. Who will Mitt Romney tap to serve as his running mate?

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 07/29/2012

Romney opens Jerusalem fundraiser to press, reversing earlier decision

After reporters objected and several national news outlets reported that the Romney campaign was keeping its Jerusalem fundraiser closed to the press, it changed course.

By Philip Rucker  |  09:35 AM ET, 07/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 07/28/2012

Romney bans media from Jerusalem fundraiser, violating pre-established protocol

The decision on the event in Jerusalem violates ground rules negotiated with the media in April.

By Philip Rucker  |  03:05 PM ET, 07/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 07/27/2012

Beth Myers’s tweets: Veep prospects or just Follow Friday?

By Felicia Sonmez  |  05:38 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/27/2012

Mitt Romney’s London Olympic gaffe: What impact will it have? (Friday’s Trail Mix)

TRAIL MIX | Romney’s overseas trip got off to a bumpy start this week, but how much will the presumptive GOP nominee's misstep matter?

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Rudy Giuliani campaigns for Romney, criticizes Obama

The former New York City mayor tells Florida voters could help spark an economic recovery by choosing the GOP presidential candidate.

By Josh Hicks  |  11:04 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Romney on London Olympics: ‘It’s absolutely fabulous’

The presumptive GOP nominee was careful not to repeat his misstep of earlier this week in criticizing the handling of the London Olympics.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  11:03 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Romney says he opposes greater gun restrictions

Romney acknowledged that as governor of Massachusetts he supported a bill that banned assault weapons, but he said he opposes a similar measure for the rest of the country.

By Mary Beth Sheridan  |  01:48 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/26/2012

2012 presidential debate details revealed (Thursday’s Trail Mix video)

TRAIL MIX | When and where will this year’s presidential debates be? We’ve got the answers in today’s Trail Mix.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Chamber of Commerce takes on Angus King of Maine

The Chamber is the first conservative group to wade into the Maine Senate race, which had previously been considered a safe bet for the still popular Rufus King

By Paul Kane  |  11:57 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 07/25/2012

Can Michelle Obama’s popularity help mobilize the grassroots? (Wednesday’s Trail Mix)

TRAIL MIX | Everyone — or most everyone — likes Michelle Obama. But how much of an impact will the first lady have in the fall?

By Felicia Sonmez  |  08:46 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 07/25/2012

Obama to speak at National Urban League convention | July 24 schedules

By Natalie Jennings  |  08:28 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 07/24/2012

One Romney adviser still hoping for VP Rubio

   Al Cardenas says Rubio would generate excitement among Hispanic voters in key states and core conservative voters nationally.

By Peter Wallsten  |  06:38 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Beth Myers, Romney’s head of VP search, peppered with running-mate questions, even from family

Beth Myers joked at an event in Ashburn, Va., that even her husband and children are “plotting against me.”

By Felicia Sonmez  |  04:39 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Live video: Mitt Romney’s foreign policy speech at VFW convention in Reno, Nev.

Mitt Romney is scheduled to give a major speech on foreign policy at the Veterans of Foreign Wars annual convention in Reno, Nev. at 2:15 ET

By Washington Post Staff  |  01:45 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Romney to hit Obama over leaks and defense cuts

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  12:36 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 07/24/2012

In Nevada, Obama and Romney work to woo the military vote (Tuesday’s Trail Mix)

TRAIL MIX | Veterans comprised 15 percent of the electorate in 2008; which candidate is poised to win their support this year?

By Felicia Sonmez  |  09:27 AM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 07/24/2012

Romney to speak at Reno VFW conference, Obama to Portland, Seattle | July 24 schedules

President Obama continues West Coast campaign swing.

By Natalie Jennings  |  08:12 AM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 07/23/2012

RNC slams Obama ‘You didn’t build that’ remark in conference call with business owners

The pause in campaign politics after the Aurora shooting ended on Monday afternoon.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  04:34 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Obama campaign chides Romney on foreign policy ahead of his overseas trip

The Obama campaign launched an early effort Monday to discredit Mitt Romney’s upcoming overseas trip.

By David Nakamura  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 07/23/2012

Obama making Reno, Oakland stops, Romney also in Calif. | July 23 schedules

Mitt Romney also campaigning in California.

By Natalie Jennings  |  08:20 AM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/20/2012

Obama ready to fight back against Romney’s ‘You didn’t build that’ attack

Speeches in Florida Friday also will highlight how Romney’s economic agenda would be “devastating for small businesses,” campaign officials say.

By David Nakamura  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Report: Foreign investors helped start Bain

As President Obama criticizes Mitt Romney’s offshore investments, the Los Angeles Times reports that foreign investors helped give Bain Capital its start

By Vincent P. Bzdek  |  11:58 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 07/19/2012

As Romney heads to NH, can he shake the focus on his tax returns? (Thursday’s Trail Mix video)

TRAIL MIX/ Can Romney shake the focus on his tax returns?

By Felicia Sonmez  |  10:18 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Morgan Freeman gives $1 million to pro-Obama super PAC Priorities Action USA

The movie star issued a statement urging others to donate to help the Obama campaign combat spending by conservative groups.

By Natalie Jennings  |  09:28 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Obama begins Florida campaign swing | July 19 schedules

Mitt Romney off the trail today; Ann Romney campaigns in North Carolina.

By Natalie Jennings  |  08:17 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Romney on the offensive in Ohio

In an appearance in Ohio, Romney stepped up his attacks on President Obama, choosing to go on the offensive by using Obama’s words against him.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  04:27 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Romney returns: ‘Certainly an upside’ to disclosing more information, says N.H. GOP chairman

Wayne MacDonald made the case in a phone interview Wednesday afternoon. Other state GOP chairs have maintained that Romney should not release any further returns.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  04:21 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 07/18/2012

Romney town hall in Ohio, Michelle Obama travels to Philadelphia, Alabama | July 18 schedules

President in Washington for the day, as Republican challenger campaigns in key swing state.

By Natalie Jennings  |  08:39 AM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Rick Perry: Romney should be ‘as transparent as you can be’ about tax returns

The Texas governor and onetime rival of Romney’s told reporters Tuesday that he believes candidates should reveal more information about their personal finances and college records.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  05:48 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Mitt Romney accuses Obama of ‘denigrating success and achievement’

Romney is campaigning Tuesday and Wednesday in the battleground states of Pennsylvania and Ohio.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  03:41 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Top Romney aides to hold N.Y. fundraising ‘call day’

Many of Mitt Romney’s senior campaign aides and advisers are decamping to New York on Wednesday for a day of fundraising calls at a midtown law firm.

By Philip Rucker  |  12:43 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Across-the-board federal cuts could cost 2 million jobs, aerosopace industry-funded report says

The automatic across-the-board budget cuts included in last year’s congressional debt ceiling deal have emerged as a key campaign issue.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  12:43 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 07/17/2012

White House: Obama not rebuffed on ‘Kiss Cam’

By David Nakamura  |  12:32 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 07/17/2012

Obama campaigns in Texas, Romney in Pa. | July 17 schedules

By Natalie Jennings  |  08:16 AM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/17/2012

Mitt Romney shifts focus to Obama’s ‘political payoffs’ (Tuesday’s Trail Mix video)

TRAIL MIX | Will the Romney camp succeed in parrying Democrats’ Bain attacks?

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Obama predicts U.S. men’s basketball team will ‘bring home the gold,’ but ‘Kiss Cam’ shenanigans get more attention

At Verizon Center for U.S.-Brazil’s men’s exhibition game, Obama gets rebuffed by first lady on “Kiss Cam.”

By David Nakamura  |  09:30 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Obama’s favorite Girl Scout cookie: Thin mints

Obama has 25 percent of the Girl Scout cookie-eating public on his side.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  04:35 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 07/16/2012

DNC chair Wasserman Schultz: Romney camp needs to ‘put their big boy and big girl pants on’

ELECTION 2012 BLOG | Debbie Wasserman Schultz continued to beat the drum when it comes to Mitt Romney, his tax returns and his Bain Capital record.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  02:04 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Raptors for Jesus, America for Americans and other adventures in super PAC names

A new wave of money in politics isn’t the only thing the advent of the super PAC era has brought about.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  01:04 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 07/16/2012

Mitt Romney’s Bain tenure is fair game, National Governors Association chairman says

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell (D) says that Mit Romney’s private-equity background is fair game in the campaign.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  11:51 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 07/16/2012

Mitt Romney attracts big donations from financial industry, including Goldman Sachs and Bain

A new disclosure filing shows that the Republican presidential candidate’s biggest sources of cash in recent months have been top financial firms.

By T.W. Farnam  |  10:18 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 07/16/2012

Obama holds town hall in Ohio, Romney fundraises with Jindal | July 16 schedules

By Natalie Jennings  |  08:09 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 07/15/2012

Mitt Romney retired from Bain Capital ‘retroactively,’ Ed Gillespie says

Romney senior adviser Ed Gillespie defended his candidate from attacks over the timing of his departure from Bain Sunday.

By Matt DeLong  |  03:09 PM ET, 07/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 07/15/2012

Obama campaign to Romney on Bain attacks: Stop whining

Obama campaign advisers say Mitt Romney will not get an apology for Bain attacks.

By Ellen Nakashima  |  01:22 PM ET, 07/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bain, Romney, Obama, felon

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 07/15/2012

Governors may push for delay of defense layoff notices until after election

Agreement in works to delay issuing of layoff notices to workers who might be affected by automatic cuts, Delaware governor says.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  12:49 PM ET, 07/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 07/14/2012

Ron Paul’s supporters make one last, fruitless push

A loss in Nebraska means no guaranteed speaking slot for him at the GOP convention in Tampa.

By Karen Tumulty  |  03:40 PM ET, 07/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 07/14/2012

Could Republican governors be the key to the 2012 presidential race? Maybe.

Scott Walker argued Saturday that Republican governors have lowered unemployment.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  03:32 PM ET, 07/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 07/14/2012

DGA chairman O’Malley on Medicaid expansion: ‘Each governor has a unique set of challenges’

Martin O’Malley said some governors may be slow-walking their decision to win more flexibility from the federal government.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  02:46 PM ET, 07/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Romney says Obama tactics ‘beneath his dignity’

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:42 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 07/13/2012

‘Who the hell is Grover Norquist, anyway?’ asks George H.W. Bush

The 41st president made the comment about the anti-tax advocate in an interview with Parade Magazine.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  04:23 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Four Democratic groups raise $25 million in second quarter

The number marked an improvement for Priorities USA Action, Majority PAC, House Majority PAC and American Bridge 21st Century.

By Dan Eggen  |  04:20 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  election-2012

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Romney to blanket airwaves tonight with interviews on five networks

Here are four questions Romney will likely have to answer.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  03:48 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Scott Walker: Still undecided on Medicaid expansion

By Felicia Sonmez  |  02:37 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  election-2012

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Obama defends criticism of Mitt Romney’s role at Bain Capital

In an interview, the president says “there are questions there that have to be asked” about Romney’s business record.

By The Washington Post  |  12:29 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 07/13/2012

President Obama starts Virginia tour | July 13 schedules

The president kicks off a visit to Virginia today, with events in Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Roanoke.

By Natalie Jennings  |  08:29 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/13/2012

In Virginia, Obama to be greeted by top Dems -- and GOP campaign ads (Friday’s Trail Mix)

TRAIL MIX | Republicans will welcome Obama to the Old Dominion on Friday with a slew of campaign ads.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:34 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Cory Booker, Claudia Kennedy tapped as co-chairs of Democratic National Convention Platform Committee

The move was announced Thursday night.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  08:34 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Obama: Biggest mistake was failing to ‘tell a story’ to American public

As he campaigns for re-election, President Obama is ruminating over the biggest mistake of his first term — and it might surprise supporters and critics alike.

By David Nakamura  |  05:27 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Democrats seize on Romney fundraiser with Cheney to press argument for transparency

A top Democrat also called Romney’s tax-return defense “pretty childish.”

By Felicia Sonmez  |  04:28 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Romney camp again uses Hillary Clinton’s image in ‘Shame on you, Barack Obama’ release

The campaign is using Clinton to fight back against the Obama campaign’s Bain Capital focus.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  02:22 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 07/12/2012

What does Dick Cheney's support mean for Mitt Romney? (Thursday's Trail Mix)

By Felicia Sonmez  |  10:38 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Romney fundraises with the Cheneys, Biden addresses NAACP conference | July 12 schedules

By Natalie Jennings  |  10:03 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Romney plans to tap expats for contributions

His campaign has planned at least three events to tap wealthy expats on his upcoming foreign trip, according to published reports.

By Bill Turque and T.W. Farnam  |  06:54 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Medicaid expansion likely to dominate National Governors Association meeting in Williamsburg

The state executives meet on Friday in Williamsburg, Va. — and the Supreme Court’s health care ruling looks to dominate the discussion.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  03:44 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Booing of Romney at NAACP was ‘appropriate,’ two black mayors say

Two prominent black mayors said the audience’s booing was an “appropriate” response to Romney’s pledge to repeal the national health-care law.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  01:13 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Why Romney isn’t beating the drum on health-care law repeal (Wednesday’s Trail Mix)

TRAIL MIX | Congressional Republicans keep their sights set on health care, but Mitt Romney isn’t talking up the issue on the trail.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  08:33 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Romney tax returns: Candidate turns transparency argument back on Obama

In an interview with Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity, Romney said it’s “unbelievable” to suggest that he would seek to hide assets or fail to pay his taxes.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:39 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Rob Portman: Comprehensive tax reform, not Bush-era tax cuts, should be focus of debate

The potential Romney running mate told a group of contractors and builders that discussion should go beyond the Bush-era tax cuts.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:19 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Romney urges Americans to help Colo. fire victims by vacationing there

Mitt Romney suggests that those wishing to help victims of wildfires in Colorado should vacation in the state and spend their money there.

By Philip Rucker  |  06:05 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 07/10/2012

GOP fires back at Obama on ‘outsourcing’

The RNC is launching a Web site that highlights examples of what it describes as “how Obama shipped the recovery overseas.”

By Felicia Sonmez  |  04:45 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Biden to Latinos: ‘Mitt Romney wants you to show your papers, but he won’t show us his’

The vice president trotted out a new double-barreled attack on Romney in an address to the National Council of La Raza.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  01:03 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 07/10/2012

President Obama returns to Iowa, Romney campaigns in Colo. | July 10 schedules

Here’s your look at the campaigns’ schedules for today.

By Natalie Jennings  |  08:37 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/10/2012

Romney’s June fundraising haul: The end of Obama’s cash advantage? (Tuesday’s Trail Mix)

TRAIL MIX | Romney took in an impressive $106 million during June, dwarfing Obama’s $73 million.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Chris Christie: ‘Leadership is about nuance’

The New Jersey governor better known for his hard-charging, unapologetic style called for “principled compromise.”

By Felicia Sonmez  |  05:05 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 07/09/2012

As Obama pushes for tax-cut extension, Romney goes on fundraising swing out west

The candidates’ campaign-trail schedules this week could make for some unpleasant optics for presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  11:57 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Obama fundraising in D.C., Romney in Aspen | July 9 schedules

Both the president and the Republican challenger have fundraising events today.

By Natalie Jennings  |  08:24 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 07/06/2012

Woman dies hours after meeting Obama at diner on bus tour

The 70-year-old proprietor of a diner in Akron, Ohio, died hours after meeting President Obama Friday morning, according to a published report.

By David Nakamura  |  04:29 PM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 07/06/2012

Mitt Romney, President Obama react to June unemployment report

A lackluster U.S. unemployment report released on Friday morning drew a mixed reaction on Capitol Hill and the campaign trail.

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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/06/2012

What Ann Romney can learn from Michelle Obama

Here are a few strategies from Michelle Obama’s well-worn first lady playbook that Ann Romney should borrow. Right now.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 PM ET, 07/05/2012

Obama meets Natoma Canfield, Ohio woman whose letter inspired him on health care

At a campaign rally on the first day of President Obama’s bus tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania, Natoma Canfield was invited to meet the president after he made remarks at James Day Park.

By David Nakamura  |  10:48 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 07/05/2012

Obama on health care: ‘The law I passed is here to stay’

The president declared victory in the two-year fight over his health care reform bill, declaring at a campaign rally that “the law I passed is here to stay.”

By David Nakamura  |  01:29 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 07/04/2012

Romney says individual mandate is ‘a tax’ in interview with CBS News

The presidential candidate contradicts comments made by one of his staffers on Monday and gets back into line with the GOP’s strategy.

By Kenneth W. Smith Jr.  |  01:21 PM ET, 07/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 07/03/2012

Romney bundler resigns banking post

Robert Diamond, who resigned his post at Barclays amid a $450 million banking scandal, has pulled out of high dollar fundraiser for Romney.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  04:55 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 07/03/2012

Rupert Murdoch vs. Mitt Romney

Rupert Murdoch tweeted Sunday that Romney’s GOP presidential campaign team was insular and outmatched by President Obama’s. Former GE chief Jack Welch then followed suit.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  03:35 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 07/02/2012

Mitt Romney plans summer trip to Israel, meeting with Netanyahu and other leaders

Romney has made Israel a centerpiece of his assault on President Obama’s record on foreign policy.

By Philip Rucker  |  06:02 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 07/02/2012

#RomneyOlympics vs. #ObamaOlympics: Tweeters riff on both candidates

A Romney family tradition reported by our colleague Philip Rucker on Sunday has inspired a hashtag war between Obama and Romney supporters.

By Natalie Jennings  |  03:14 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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