Campaign blitz swing states with tsunami of direct mail

Campaign blitz swing states with tsunami of direct mail

Television commercials may be king, but millions of dollars a week are fueling mail ads that are burying swing-state voters in appeals from the presidential candidates, political parties and their allied groups. Gun owners are told Democratic President Barack Obama is a threat and Republican rival Mitt Romney is “the clear choice.” Bilingual ads going […]

With less than two weeks to go, Obama & Romney step up the pace

With less than two weeks to go, Obama & Romney step up the pace

Locked in a stubbornly tight race, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are demonstrating the urgency of the campaign’s final stretch, with the incumbent alone set to cover 5,300 miles in the busiest single day of his re-election bid. Both men claimed a growing edge even as voters showed little give. From Colorado to […]

With two weeks to go, does momentum favor Romney?

With two weeks to go, does momentum favor Romney?

  Republican Mitt Romney is acting like a challenger who feels he has enough momentum and time to overtake the president by Election Day, two weeks from now. Judging from Monday’s final debate, President Barack Obama almost seems to agree. Obama was clearly the more aggressive combatant in the 90-minute forum, whacking Romney’s personal investment […]

The final faceoff: Feisty fireworks but little substance

The final faceoff: Feisty fireworks but little substance

President Barack Obama sharply challenged Mitt Romney on foreign policy in their final campaign debate Monday night, accusing him of “wrong and reckless leadership that is all over the map.” The Republican coolly responded, “Attacking me is not an agenda” for dealing with a dangerous world. With just 15 days remaining in an impossibly close […]

The final debate: Hyperbole trumps facts

The final debate: Hyperbole trumps facts

Voters didn’t always get the straight goods when President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney made their case for foreign policy and national security leadership Monday night before their last super-sized audience of the campaign. A few of their detours into domestic issues were problematic too. Romney flubbed Middle East geography. Obama got Romney’s record […]

George McGovern: A liberal who never wavered

George McGovern: A liberal who never wavered

  George McGovern was an unwavering, often unrequited advocate for liberal Democratic causes. He pursued those goals in plainspoken, usually understated, Midwestern style. He was a dedicated, decent man, a devoted Democrat even when the party establishment turned away from him in defeat. He wasn’t good at political gamesmanship. He suffered his worst blunders when […]

As Romney closes in, Obama hits campaign trail in swing states

As Romney closes in, Obama hits campaign trail in swing states

Facing a cliffhanger re-election attempt, President Barack Obama will launch a round-the-clock, two-day campaign blitz through six battleground states next week to try to fend off the challenge from Republican Mitt Romney. Polls show Obama’s strong debate performance this week gained him little or no ground against the former Massachusetts governor with just over two […]

Obama’s money men: Flush with cash and ready to give

Obama’s money men: Flush with cash and ready to give

Shrek would be green with envy. Movie producer Jeffrey Katzenberg is animating the presidential race this election season, raising more money than any other Democratic donor. The DreamWorks Animation CEO joins two other media moguls, a personal-injury lawyer and a philanthropist in giving millions of dollars to help President Barack Obama win a second term. […]

Romney’s fatcat donors: Money men with deep pockets

Romney’s fatcat donors: Money men with deep pockets

For a casino mogul worth an estimated $25 billion, $34.2 million may sound like chump change. Yet that’s how much money Sheldon Adelson has donated so far to aid Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and organizations supporting Romney this election, making him the donor of donors for the GOP. Other top donors giving millions of […]