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Romney Misstates Ryan’s Debate Experience

Romney Misstates Ryan’s Debate Experience

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) — Mitt Romney appeared on CNN Tuesday evening and said he didn’t know how Ryan “will deal with this debate,” trying to tamp down expectations for the only vice presidential debate T…

Romney Knew Navy SEAL Killed in Attack on US Consulate in Libya

Romney Knew Navy SEAL Killed in Attack on US Consulate in Libya

(VAN METER, Iowa) — Mitt Romney said Tuesday that he knew one of the Navy SEALs killed in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya last month.Romney said that he met 42-year-old Glen Doherty at a Christmas party that he accidentally crashed, thinking…

Poll: Romney Hits Highest Personal Popularity But Still Trails Obama

Poll: Romney Hits Highest Personal Popularity But Still Trails Obama

William Thomas Cain/Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Mitt Romney reached his highest personal popularity of the election campaign among registered voters in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll — but not by enough to lift his head above wat…

Obama Campaign Pecks at Romney with Big Bird Ad

Obama Campaign Pecks at Romney with Big Bird Ad

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A new ad out Tuesday by President Obama’s campaign pokes fun at GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s comment during last week’s debate that he would cut funding to PBS to help reduce the deficit even though he li…

Obama: Romney Presented ‘Salesmanship’ Not ‘Leadership’ in Debate

Obama: Romney Presented ‘Salesmanship’ Not ‘Leadership’ in Debate

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — A fiery President Obama ramped up his attacks against Mitt Romney’s debate performance, telling supporters Monday night that what they saw from his opponent in Denver last week “wasn’t l…

Paul Ryan Compares Auto Industry Struggles in Michigan, Wisconsin

Paul Ryan Compares Auto Industry Struggles in Michigan, Wisconsin

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(ROCHESTER, Mich.) –  In Mitt Romney’s home state, Paul Ryan held a rally Monday in front of one of his largest crowds on the campaign trail and tailored his remarks for the Michigan audience, comparing job loss…

Group Warns of Foreign, Fraudulent Donors to Obama Campaign

Group Warns of Foreign, Fraudulent Donors to Obama Campaign

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A conservative political watchdog group is raising the prospect of an “illegal-donor loophole” in the nation’s campaign finance system, and suggesting the grassroots-donor-heavy Obama campaig…

Paul Ryan Bristles at Reporter’s Question

Paul Ryan Bristles at Reporter’s Question

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images(ROCHESTER, Mich.) — Congressman Paul Ryan had what appeared to be a testy exchange with a reporter from ABC News affiliate WJRT in Flint, Mich., Monday afternoon after being asked about gun control and tax cuts….

Romney Meets with Virginia Supporters in the Rain

Romney Meets with Virginia Supporters in the Rain

JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages(NEWPORT NEWS, Va.) — Standing in a merciless downpour, Mitt Romney said Monday it was the dedication of supporters like the ones who waited for him in that Virginia rain that make him certain he’ll win this November.&l…

New Survey Shows Post-Debate Surge for Romney

New Survey Shows Post-Debate Surge for Romney

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A new Pew Research Center poll which covers the days immediately following the first presidential debate (Oct. 4-7), shows Mitt Romney swinging ahead of President Barack Obama among likely voters, 49 percent -45…

Obama Jokes About His Debate Performance

Obama Jokes About His Debate Performance

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — President Obama got in on the act Sunday night, joining a long line of commentators and comedians who have poked fun at his lackluster debate performance last week.Speaking to 6,000 supporters at the star-st…

Romney to Deliver Foreign Policy Speech

Romney to Deliver Foreign Policy Speech

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(LEXINGTON, Va.) — Mitt Romney plans to deliver a foreign policy speech Monday in which he will try to reverse some of his perceived missteps — most notably his highly criticized response to the terrorist attack in Libya -…

Paul Ryan Skips Debate Talk as He Picks Pumpkins with Family

Paul Ryan Skips Debate Talk as He Picks Pumpkins with Family

J.D. Pooley/Getty Images(KENOSHA, Wis.) — After three full days of debate prep in Virginia, Paul Ryan had a packed day Sunday, but his debate against Joe Biden and the intense preparations from this week were not what he wanted to talk about.Instead, …

Romney’s Weekend in Florida Draws Largest Crowds to Date

Romney’s Weekend in Florida Draws Largest Crowds to Date

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.) — Wrapping up his weekend-long swing in the battleground state of Florida, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was greeted by one of his largest crowds to date, as the groups of supporters com…

Romney Says ’47 Percent’ Comment Was ‘Completely Wrong’

Romney Says ’47 Percent’ Comment Was ‘Completely Wrong’

JD Pooley/Getty Images(FISHERSVILLE, Va.) — Mitt Romney for the first time characterized his comments during a fundraiser that were surreptitiously filmed and caught the candidate essentially writing off 47 percent of Americans as “completely wr…

The Presidential Debate’s Biggest Loser: Big Bird

The Presidential Debate’s Biggest Loser: Big Bird

Theo Wargo/WireImage(DENVER) — While President Obama and Mitt Romney were trying to tout their economic plans, the social media sphere was massively distracted by a big yellow bird — Big Bird that is.After Romney said, “I love Big Bird,” …

How Did Voters React to the Debate?

How Did Voters React to the Debate?

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) — A focus group of Walmart moms in Las Vegas, sponsored by Walmart and moderated by bi-partisan pollsters, revealed mixed reactions to each candidate in Wednesday night’s debate but a broad sense that Ro…

What You Need to Know Before Wednesday Night’s Debate

What You Need to Know Before Wednesday Night’s Debate

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will face off Wednesday night in the first presidential debate of the 2012 election. The forum will focus exclusively on domestic policy.  Half of the …

WikiLeaks Founder Urges Americans to Vote for Site on Election Day

WikiLeaks Founder Urges Americans to Vote for Site on Election Day

BERTIL ERICSON/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange posted a fundraising pitch on Wednesday that claims the group “has decided to intervene in the U.S. election campaign” and urges Americans not to vote in November.”This elect…

In Colorado, Presidential Race Is a Dead Heat

In Colorado, Presidential Race Is a Dead Heat

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The presidential race in Colorado is close; so close that it’s statistically tied. In fact, it’s the closest contest in any state in the country.As President Obama and Mitt Romney square off Wed…

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