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Obama Challenges China with WTO Over Cars

Obama Challenges China with WTO Over Cars

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(CINCINNATI) — Looking to bolster his standing with blue-collar voters, President Obama has for the second time in as many months filed suit against China for unfair trade practices on the eve of a major campaign swing thro…

How Jumping Castles, Waffle Irons Are Helping to Elect Obama

How Jumping Castles, Waffle Irons Are Helping to Elect Obama

http://www.yardsaleforobama.com(NEW YORK) — A jumping castle, a giant water slide, a rusty waffle iron and a dusty bicycle; those are the tools grassroots fundraisers are using to help President Obama win re-election. In an effort to combat deep-pocke…

Super PAC Spending: Who’s Helped?

Super PAC Spending: Who’s Helped?

Saul Loeb/AFP/J.D. Pooley/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Potential voters are broadly concerned about so-called “Super PAC” spending in the presidential election, with a general perception it’s doing more for Mitt Romney than for Barack Ob…

Is President Obama ‘Skipping’ Intelligence Briefings?

Is President Obama ‘Skipping’ Intelligence Briefings?

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — Conservative critics of President Obama are accusing him of “skipping” daily intelligence briefings throughout his first term and in the days leading up to this week’s deadly attacks on a U.S…

Obama Kicks Off Florida Bus Tour

Obama Kicks Off Florida Bus Tour

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) — Mocking his opponents’ economic agenda, President Obama says Republicans are pushing tax cuts as the prescription to cure the ailing economy, “help you lose a few extra pounds,” and even “help your l…

Obama Tours Storm-Ravaged Louisiana Parish

Obama Tours Storm-Ravaged Louisiana Parish

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) — Taking a detour from his campaign battleground tour, President Obama on Monday surveyed a Louisiana neighborhood hit hard by the floods of Hurricane Isaac, reassuring victims of federal recovery aid and hail…

Obama Reports 3.1M Donors, Tops ’08

Obama Reports 3.1M Donors, Tops ’08

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama has amassed a donor base of 3.1 million Americans in his bid for a second term, surpassing his total from four years ago, Obama campaign officials announced on Monday.An infographi…

Obama Reports 3.1M Donors, Tops ’08

Obama Reports 3.1M Donors, Tops ’08

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama has amassed a donor base of 3.1 million Americans in his bid for a second term, surpassing his total from four years ago, Obama campaign officials announced on Monday.An infographi…

Obama Takes Credit for Ohio’s Economic Recovery

Obama Takes Credit for Ohio’s Economic Recovery

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(TOLEDO, Ohio) — President Obama marked Labor Day in Ohio by claiming credit for the state’s resurgent economy and panning his rivals’ economic “playbook.”Obama told the UAW Labor Day Celebration tha…

Obama Takes Credit for Ohio’s Economic Recovery

Obama Takes Credit for Ohio’s Economic Recovery

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(TOLEDO, Ohio) — President Obama marked Labor Day in Ohio by claiming credit for the state’s resurgent economy and panning his rivals’ economic “playbook.”Obama told the UAW Labor Day Celebration tha…

White House Unveils Obama Beer Recipes

White House Unveils Obama Beer Recipes

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — Ever since word got out that President Obama was brewing his own beer in the White House, people have been clamoring for a taste and the recipe.  Now the secret is out.     Und…

With President Obama Visit, Fort Bliss Troops Talk Suicide Prevention

With President Obama Visit, Fort Bliss Troops Talk Suicide Prevention

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(FORT BLISS, Texas) — Campaign politicking aside, President Obama’s visit to Fort Bliss on Friday was about casting a spotlight on the increasingly deadly double-enemy of American soldiers: mental illness and suicide.O…

University of Virginia Declines to Host Obama Campaign Rally

University of Virginia Declines to Host Obama Campaign Rally

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The University of Virginia has declined a request to host President Obama for a campaign rally next week, complicating his planned tour of swing-state college campuses to court younger voters.The school cited …

Obama Campaign Uses Romney ‘Birther’ Joke to Raise Funds

Obama Campaign Uses Romney ‘Birther’ Joke to Raise Funds

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(CHICAGO) — The Obama campaign pounced on comments made by presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Commerce, Mich., Friday, in which he seemed to joke about the suggestion that President Obama wasn…

Republicans Mock Obama for Softball Interviews

Republicans Mock Obama for Softball Interviews

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — Republicans are taking President Obama to task for evading public questioning by the White House press corps for more than eight weeks, while instead granting a series of interviews to entertainme…

Half of Americans Do Not Know the President’s Religion

Half of Americans Do Not Know the President’s Religion

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Three and a half years into President Obama’s first term as president, half of Americans cannot accurately say what religion he is, according to a poll released this week.Only 49 percent of respondents …

Unemployment Climbs in Six Swing States

Unemployment Climbs in Six Swing States

William Thomas Cain/Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Although Barack Obama and Mitt Romney paused their campaigning on Friday to address the Colorado tragedy, the Wall Street Journal reported six battleground states for the election had a rise i…

Anti-Obama Group Raising Money Off Events Related to Colorado Shooting Retracted

Anti-Obama Group Raising Money Off Events Related to Colorado Shooting Retracted

Bill Clark/Roll Call (NEW YORK) — Less than 24 hours after a shooting at a Colorado movie theater claimed the lives of 12 people and injured dozens more, a conservative political action committee sent supporters an email using coverage of the event to…

Romney and Obama Fight for Hispanic Vote

Romney and Obama Fight for Hispanic Vote

William Thomas Cain/Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are battling for the Hispanic vote and taking that fight to the airwaves. A few hours after the Romney campaign released a new Spanish language ad, the pro-…

Senate Democrats Block Vote on Obama’s Tax Plan

Senate Democrats Block Vote on Obama’s Tax Plan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Senate Democrats Wednesday blocked a vote on President Obama’s own tax plan. On Monday, the president called on Congress to pass an extension of the “Bush tax cuts” for middle-income earners while…

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