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Obama Says Hugo Chavez Not ‘Serious Threat,’ Rubio Pounces

Obama Says Hugo Chavez Not ‘Serious Threat,’ Rubio Pounces

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast late Tuesday that Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez — a leftist dictator who flaunts close ties with Iran and has become a bugbear for American conservat…

Obama Ad: Women Are ‘Troubled’ by Romney’s Abortion Stance

Obama Ad: Women Are ‘Troubled’ by Romney’s Abortion Stance

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A new Obama campaign TV ad in eight battleground states targets women voters, suggesting they should be “troubled” by Mitt Romney’s position on abortion rights.“Every woman who believes…

Obama Ad Calls Romney ‘the Problem’ With Job Losses to China

Obama Ad Calls Romney ‘the Problem’ With Job Losses to China

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Undeterred by independent fact checkers that have debunked the thrust of their claims, the Obama campaign is redoubling attacks on Mitt Romney as an “outsourcer” in a new TV ad airing in eight battl…

Obama Recalls Humble Childhood Vacations

Obama Recalls Humble Childhood Vacations

Official White House Photo(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) — With Mitt Romney spending the week at his multi-million-dollar Lake Winnipesaukee vacation manse, President Obama reminisced about his humbler family vacations as a child – part of his attempt to bet…

President Obama Slams Mitt Romney’s Record on Outsourcing

President Obama Slams Mitt Romney’s Record on Outsourcing

Official Whte House photo by Pete Souza(TAMPA, Fla.) — President Obama is ramping up his assault against Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital, accusing him today of being “an outsourcing pioneer.”Speaking at a campaign rally in Tampa…

Obama’s Envoy to Egypt: Don’t Pick Sides

Obama’s Envoy to Egypt: Don’t Pick Sides

Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In early 2011, as the so-called Arab spring was beginning to unfold in Egypt, President Obama sent a veteran diplomat to Cairo with a message for Hosni Mubarak: Leave.The diplomat, Frank Wisner, a former amb…

Star Athletes Join Obama, Biden in Campaign Against Dating Violence

Star Athletes Join Obama, Biden in Campaign Against Dating Violence

The White House(WASHINGTON) — The White House is teaming up with major sports stars in a new public service announcement condemning violence against women.President Obama and Vice President Biden are joined by Giants quarterback Eli Manning, Jeremy Li…

On The Campaign Trail Republican Voters Tell Mitt Romney To Give Obama ‘Hell’

On The Campaign Trail Republican Voters Tell Mitt Romney To Give Obama ‘Hell’

ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(CORNWALL, Pa.) — Pennsylvania Republicans Marty and Ciri Daigle didn’t get the candidate they wanted out of this year’s GOP primary.“I was a Newt fan,” Marty said. “And I was a Santorum fan,&rdquo…

Obama’s Campaign Manager Addresses Concerns Over Polls

Obama’s Campaign Manager Addresses Concerns Over Polls

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — In a new video message to supporters, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina directly addresses concerns over recent polls that show a tightening of the race and offers his outlook on the electoral ma…

A Massacre in Syria Brings Foreign Affairs Into the Race, Briefly

A Massacre in Syria Brings Foreign Affairs Into the Race, Briefly

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Unemployment, the “war on women,” immigration, gay marriage. … Who has time for Syria? Foreign policy has crept back into presidential politics, but it won’t be here for long, so soak it up whil…

A Massacre in Syria Brings Foreign Affairs Into the Race, Briefly

A Massacre in Syria Brings Foreign Affairs Into the Race, Briefly

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Unemployment, the “war on women,” immigration, gay marriage. … Who has time for Syria? Foreign policy has crept back into presidential politics, but it won’t be here for long, so soak it up whil…

Vying for Commander-in-Chief: 2 Men Who Never Served

Vying for Commander-in-Chief: 2 Men Who Never Served

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — For the first time since 1944, the two primary candidates for president have no military background. Neither President Obama nor Mitt Romney enlisted in the armed forces, although both of them h…

NAACP Board Votes in Support of Same-Sex Marriage

NAACP Board Votes in Support of Same-Sex Marriage

Mario Tama/Getty Images(MIAMI) — The NAACP made waves on Saturday evening when its board of directors voted to support same-sex marriage, releasing a statement that “civil marriage is a civil right and a matter of civil law” and citing the 14th Amendm…

Obama Sees ‘Emerging Consensus’ on Eurozone Rescue

Obama Sees ‘Emerging Consensus’ on Eurozone Rescue

Jewel Samad/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — There were a couple new faces in town at the annual Group of Eight summit, and a couple new allies for President Obama, who has been urging Europeans to follow America’s lead. And with 4 million jobs cre…

Romney Won’t Name Bush When Talking about Debt Crisis

Romney Won’t Name Bush When Talking about Debt Crisis

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) – Never once mentioning President George W. Bush by name, or acknowledging that the former president endorsed his candidacy Tuesday, Mitt Romney spent the morning in Florida railing President Ob…

New Biography Reveals a Young Barack Obama in Love

New Biography Reveals a Young Barack Obama in Love

John Nordell/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Accounts of a young Barack Obama chronicled by one of his former girlfriends have shed new light on his reserved demeanor, detailing the “guardedness” of a young man s…

Obama’s 2012 Pitch in Focus: Firewall Against Romney

Obama’s 2012 Pitch in Focus: Firewall Against Romney

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — When President Obama holds his first public campaign rallies this week, he’ll take direct control of a populist re-election narrative that Vice President Joe Biden and senior Obama strategists ha…

Campaign Fundraising: March Financial Round-Up

Campaign Fundraising: March Financial Round-Up

Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) — Friday was FEC filing day — that day when political campaigns and independent expenditure committees (more commonly known as Super PACs) are required to submit their financial reports for the previous month. Friday&rsqu…

Campaign Fundraising: March Financial Round-Up

Campaign Fundraising: March Financial Round-Up

Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) — Friday was FEC filing day — that day when political campaigns and independent expenditure committees (more commonly known as Super PACs) are required to submit their financial reports for the previous month. Friday&rsqu…

Rick Santorum: I Want to Go One-on-One With ‘Weak’ Romney in Debate

Rick Santorum: I Want to Go One-on-One With ‘Weak’ Romney in Debate

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum lambasted Mitt Romney Sunday morning on ‘This Week,” calling him a flawed candidate and asking for a one-on-one debate with the former Massachusetts governor…

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