Campaigns continue constant political sniping

Campaigns continue constant political sniping

President Barack Obama is pushing an economic fairness argument to voters in Colorado while Republican Mitt Romney‘s campaign protests a tough attack ad aired by a super PAC supporting the president. Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul labeled the ad linking Romney to a woman’s death from cancer “despicable,” but the Obama campaign refused to call […]

Welfare debate: Deja vu all over again?

Welfare debate:  Deja vu all over again?

Welfare is causing a ruckus in the presidential campaign. But the program is a shadow of its old self from the 1970s, when Ronald Reagan used the image of “welfare queens” to assail government poverty programs promoted by liberals. Nowadays government cash assistance to the poor is mainly conditioned on work. And the Obama administration […]

Romney ad: Obama ‘gutting welfare reform’

Romney ad: Obama ‘gutting welfare reform’

Mitt Romney has released a new television ad accusing President Barack Obama of “gutting welfare reform.” The Republican presidential contender says Obama simply wants to pass out checks without the work requirement adopted in President Bill Clinton‘s welfare overhaul. The Obama campaign says Romney is twisting the facts. Obama says he’s giving states the flexibility […]

Tea Party zeros in on GOP Senate primaries

Tea Party zeros in on GOP Senate primaries

Sarah Palin is mounting an aggressive campaign in Missouri — in television and radio ads, in automated telephone calls, even serving barbecued pork sandwiches at a rural political picnic. She’s urging residents to vote for Sarah — Sarah Steelman, one of three Republicans in a prickly U.S. Senate primary. Fresh off a resounding Republican runoff […]

Republicans on Harry Reid: ‘He’s a dirty liar’

Republicans on Harry Reid: ‘He’s a dirty liar’

Top Republicans on Sunday accused Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of lying by passing along an anonymous claim that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney hasn’t paid taxes for 10 years. Republican Party chairman Reince Priebus called Reid a “dirty liar.” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said, “I think he’s lying about his statement of knowing something […]

Cruz’s victory increases chances of no-compromise government gridlock

Cruz’s victory increases chances of no-compromise government gridlock

The easy victory of Houston lawyer Ted Cruz in the Republican U.S. Senate runoff in Texas shows the tea party movement remains a potent force in American politics. It also highlights an anti-establishment frustration among voters, especially grass-roots conservative activists, which could influence national elections in November. Cruz, a tea party favorite, defeated Lt. Gov. […]

Obama, Romney carpet bomb key states with economic propaganda

Obama, Romney carpet bomb key states with economic propaganda

Pressing their economic arguments, President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney are campaigning in three of the most tightly contested states, looking to build enthusiasm with a public otherwise preoccupied with vacations, the Olympics and the sweltering August heat. Obama was traveling to Florida and Virginia on Thursday, continuing to draw attention to a Romney […]

A Democrat pitching tax cuts? Yep, that’s Obama’s message

A Democrat pitching tax cuts?  Yep, that’s Obama’s message

Dueling with Republicans on taxes, President Barack Obama is urging the House to pass a tax cut for households earning less than $250,000 a year and drawing a bright line with rival Mitt Romney on a pocketbook issue for voters. Obama was making campaign stops in Republican-friendly Mansfield and the Democratic stronghold of Akron on […]