She The People: presidential race


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 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 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 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 12:41 PM ET, 09/06/2012

‘Breaking up’ with Barack Obama

A GOP campaign ad shows why Republicans are running behind with women voters.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  12:41 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Breaking Up ad, RNC, Barack Obama, Harold Ford, women voters, presidential race

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 08:57 PM ET, 08/30/2012

Paul Ryan introduced as fibbing fibber as media turns a fact-check corner

We are all fact-checkers now.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  08:57 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Paul Ryan, fact-checkers, presidential race, Barack Obama, Will McAvoy, HBO, 'The Newsroom'

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Nancy Pelosi, master of donor maintenance, is on the road again

“You have to give us money,’’ she says at a fundraiser at Ethel Kennedy’s, “so we win and don’t have to ask you for money.”

By Melinda Henneberger  |  01:10 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House races, Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner, Ethel Kennedy, Joe Kennedy III, Citizens United, Drive for 25, Paul Ryan, presidential race, Barack Obama, Tommy D'Alessandro

Posted at 02:00 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Colorado's Hickenlooper, wife split amicably

No scandal here, but the separation between a governor and his wife is unfortunately not all that unusual.

By Sandra Fish  |  02:00 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Hickenlooper, Helen Thorpe, Colorado governor, 2016 presidential race, Bill Owens

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 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 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 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 08:41 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Obama plays to youth vote in Boulder, Colo.

Come fall, Obama the campaigner will need college students in his reelection effort — as voters and as volunteers.

By Sandra Fish  |  08:41 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, student loans, 2012 presidential race, Boulder, University of Colorado, Robert Redford

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