Barack Obama

Anti-war protestors target Obama campaign headquarters

Anti-war protestors target Obama campaign headquarters

A small group of anti-war demonstrators staged a peaceful “die in” on Thursday at President Barack Obama’s election campaign headquarters in Chicago to demand an end to the war in Afghanistan and unmanned drone aircraft attacks overseas. Despite calling ahead, some of the roughly 50 protesters said they were unable to deliver a letter to […]

Campaign 2012: Nothing, apparently, is off limits when it comes to political mud

Campaign 2012: Nothing, apparently, is off limits when it comes to political mud

The early border skirmishes of Campaign 2012 are reviving questions about one candidate’s former pastor and shining a spotlight on the other’s high school hijinks. Can a fresh round of questions about President Barack Obama’s birth certificate be far behind? In a campaign year when voters have declared the economy their top concern, Obama and […]

Romney closing in on Obama in campaign fundraising

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney raised almost as much money as President Barack Obama last month, taking in more than $40.1 million in fundraising efforts, the Romney campaign reported on Thursday. Romney’s April contributions are three times the amount the presumptive Republican nominee raised in March. The surge comes as other party rivals dropped out, […]

No role for George W. Bush in Mitt Romney’s campaign

No role for George W. Bush in Mitt Romney’s campaign

After months of silence, George W. Bush finally weighed on the presidential race — with four short words. “I’m for Mitt Romney,” the former president said Tuesday in Washington as the doors of his elevator shut, perhaps his only public statement on the race before the Nov. 6 election. Romney’s campaign doesn’t foresee the 43rd […]

Law doesn’t prevent cozy relationships between campaigns, Super PACs

Law doesn’t prevent cozy relationships between campaigns, Super PACs

Looks like President Barack Obama’s allies got the hint. An independent group with deep ties to the president’s re-election campaign launched a television ad Tuesday hitting Mitt Romney‘s business practices at Bain Capital, just 24 hours after Obama’s team debuted its own ad attacking the Republican presidential candidate’s work at the private equity firm. By […]

Romney’s former opponents rewrite history in real time

Romney’s former opponents rewrite history in real time

Remember Newt Gingrich calling Mitt Romney a liar? Michele Bachmann saying Romney’s unelectable? Rick Santorum calling Romney “the worst Republican in the country” to run against Obama? They’re hoping you don’t. And acting like it never happened (even though most of their words are just clicks away online.) One by one — with the exception […]

GOP leaning super PAC hopes to lure young voters away from Obama

GOP leaning super PAC hopes to lure young voters away from Obama

President Barack Obama counted on the support of younger voters four years ago. Now, a new Republican-leaning “super” political committee wants to bring them to the GOP‘s side. Crossroads Generation, a new super PAC formed with the help of a handful of established GOP groups, is tapping into the economic frustrations of under-30 voters facing […]

Congress uses legislative sleight-of-hand to hurt opponents, not help nation

Congress uses legislative sleight-of-hand to hurt opponents, not help nation

Congress is producing little this election year that will become law, yet both parties are churning out bills designed to make the other side look bad. Take a look at separate measures that would protect women from violence, keep student loan rates low and build roads and bridges. Each is a widely shared goal and […]

Convict gets 72,000 votes in West Virginia Democratic primary

Convict gets 72,000 votes in West Virginia Democratic primary

When they finished counting the votes in Tuesday’s Republican and Democratic primary elections in West Virginia, the two expected candidates won:  Mitt Romney on the GOP side and Barack Obama for the party of the donkey. But the candidate who pulled down 70,000 votes was not someone named Paul, Romney or Santorum. It was Keith […]