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Romney concentrates on Virginia

Romney concentrates on Virginia

Mitt Romney is back in tightly contested Virginia, where he’s trying to deny President Barack Obama another victory in a state that typically goes for Republican presidential nominees. Virginia Beach…

Obama asks Americans to remember 9/11

Obama asks Americans to remember 9/11

President Barack Obama is asking Americans to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by remembering how far the nation has come since terrorists struck 11 years ago. In…

Dismal jobs numbers cast pall over Presidential campaign

Dismal jobs numbers cast pall over Presidential campaign

President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney, their contest defined anew by joblessness, are seeking to frame the campaign on their own terms. Romney was concentrating on the economy…

The mythical peace dividend and other fantasies from Obama’s speech

The mythical peace dividend and other fantasies from Obama’s speech

President Barack Obama laid claim to a peace dividend that doesn’t exist when he told the nation he wants to use money saved by ending wars to build highways, schools…

Barack Obama’s evolution from change candidate to status quo President

Barack Obama’s evolution from change candidate to status quo President

  President Barack Obama’s convention evolution is complete. Eight years ago, the little-known Democrat rocketed into the political spotlight with a soaring convention keynote address. Four years later, he accepted…

Obama attempts to make case for re-election

Obama attempts to make case for re-election

President Barack Obama’s fall mission: Remind voters why they chose him in the first place, hope the economy doesn’t get worse — and paint Mitt Romney as an unacceptable alternative.…

Obama’s team not expecting big post-convention boost in polls

Obama’s team not expecting big post-convention boost in polls

President Barack Obama is expected to lay out his vision for a second term, even as advisers say they don’t anticipate a big bounce in the polls following the Democratic…

Bill Clinton plays fast and loose with facts in convention speech

Bill Clinton plays fast and loose with facts in convention speech

It’s a fact of life in Washington that what one party considers a principled stand, the opposition considers pigheadedness. Compromise? That’s the other guy’s problem. But when former President Bill…

Can Obama sell Romney as a Bush retread to a divided nation?

Can Obama sell Romney as a Bush retread to a divided nation?

Democrats assemble Tuesday to re-nominate Barack Obama for the presidency, to sell him as the wise and humane alternative to Republican challenger Mitt Romney, a pitch that will be repeated…

For Obama, 2012 requires a new message

For Obama, 2012 requires a new message

We campaign in poetry, Mario Cuomo used to say, but we govern in prose. This was how the then-New York governor explained the gap between his soaring speeches and the…