Can we handle a softer, gentler Mitt Romney?

Can we handle a softer, gentler Mitt Romney?

Mitt Romney is showing his softer side, while President Barack Obama works to extend his cash advantage as both men begin a final month sprint to Election Day. The Republican presidential nominee was spending a second consecutive day campaigning in Florida on Sunday, where he is drawing on the success of his recent debate performance […]

Romney cites job crisis even with drop in unemployment

Romney cites job crisis even with drop in unemployment

Declaring that the nation is in a “jobs crisis,” Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is charging ahead with his economic arguments in spite of unemployment dropping to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office. Romney all but ignored the positive jobs numbers while campaigning Friday night in Florida, instead highlighting his strong debate […]

The Debates, Round One: Aggressive Romney comes out swinging

The Debates, Round One: Aggressive Romney comes out swinging

In a showdown at close quarters, an aggressive Mitt Romney sparred with President Barack Obama in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and strong steps needed to create jobs in a sputtering national economy. “The status quo is not going to cut it,” declared the Republican challenger. Democrat Obama in turn accused […]

What you missed on and off stage at the debate

What you missed on and off stage at the debate

Most voters watched the debate on the television and didn’t get to see what happened before and after President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney took the stage. And even then, some of the nonverbal exchanges were lost in broadcast. Here’s what those voters missed: ___ OUTSIDE THE HALL Not everyone was a fan of what […]

Social media verdict: Bad news for Big Bird, Jim Lehrer

Social media verdict: Bad news for Big Bird, Jim Lehrer

Social networks lit up Wednesday as users argued over who emerged as the key character from Wednesday’s first president debate. The candidates? Forget it — most attention focused on moderator Jim Lehrer, or the cherished children’s TV character Big Bird. Here are some of key online trends from the night: —BIG BIRD: As Republican Mitt […]

Right wing gets self-righteous over Obama video

Conservatives on Tuesday used a speech President Barack Obama delivered as a candidate in 2007 to accuse him of using racially charged rhetoric. “There’s no way you can listen to this speech and not hear it as a deliberately divisive speech that pits Americans against each other and does so largely with racial innuendoes that […]

For Romney, the stakes are high in first Presidential debate

For Romney, the stakes are high in first Presidential debate

President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney come face to face for the first time in the presidential campaign Wednesday night for a high-risk nationally televised debate that offers the challenger his best opportunity to revive his struggling presidential campaign. Romney, running short on time to reverse his fortunes, is angling for a breakout performance […]

Obama, Romney cram for first Presidential debate

Obama, Romney cram for first Presidential debate

Nearing their first face-off, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are hunkering down for intense preparations ahead of Wednesday’s presidential debate, where the GOP nominee hopes to change the trajectory of the White House race. Obama was huddling Monday with top advisers at a desert resort in Nevada. Romney had practice planned in Massachusetts, […]

Biden: Deficit news hit in administration’s first week

Biden:  Deficit news hit in administration’s first week

Vice President Joe Biden says that he and President Barack Obama had been on the job less than a week when a top economic adviser told them the country was facing a trillion-dollar budget deficit. Biden says that Obama replied, “But I haven’t done anything yet.” Biden blames the deficit on the previous Bush administration, […]