With hype and hyperbole over, the voters speak

With hype and hyperbole over, the voters speak

Two fierce competitors who’ve given their all, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney now yield center stage to voters Tuesday for an Election Day choice that will frame the contours of government and the nation for years to come. After a grinding presidential campaign that packed suspense to the finish, Americans head into polling […]

Congress will be a problem for Obama or Romney

Congress will be a problem for Obama or Romney

No matter who is elected president, he’s likely to find that the next Congress will remain what the current one has been for President Barack Obama — a headache. Months of speeches, saturation TV advertising, uncountable events and more than $2 billion in campaign spending are coming together to produce a new Congress strikingly similar […]

Into the final stretch: Large crowds, high hopes and a tight finish

Into the final stretch: Large crowds, high hopes and a tight finish

Two days from judgment by the voters, President Barack Obama raced through four far-flung battleground states on Sunday while Mitt Romney ventured into traditionally Democratic Pennsylvania, seeking a breakthrough in a close race he mused aloud he might lose. Appearing before some of the largest crowds of the campaign, the two rivals stressed their differences […]

Storm could wash out campaign travel schedules

Storm could wash out campaign travel schedules

President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney‘s meticulously arranged travel schedules, a crucial element of their final-stretch strategies, could be upended in the last full week before Election Day by a super storm barreling toward some battleground states. And it’s more than just travel that could be disrupted. A confluence of high wind, heavy rain, […]

Gender gap? We don’t have no stinkin’ gender gap

Gender gap?  We don’t have no stinkin’ gender gap

What gender gap? Less than two weeks out from Election Day, Republican Mitt Romney has erased President Barack Obama’s 16-point advantage among women, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows. And the president, in turn, has largely eliminated Romney’s edge among men. Those churning gender dynamics leave the presidential race still a virtual dead heat, with […]

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 […]