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‘Obama Classic’ Basketball Fundraiser to Star Michael Jordan

‘Obama Classic’ Basketball Fundraiser to Star Michael Jordan

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama, Michael Jordan and a group of past and present NBA stars will appear together on a New York City basketball court Aug. 22 for the “Obama Classic,” a fundraiser and gra…

Birthday Wishes, ‘Fairy Dust’ for Obama in Orlando

Birthday Wishes, ‘Fairy Dust’ for Obama in Orlando

Edward Linsmier/Getty Images(ORLANDO, Fla.) — President Obama is on a tear over taxes, blasting rival Mitt Romney’s proposals Thursday as nothing more than “fairy dust” to try to fix the economy.“They have tried to sell us this…

Obama Flying into Ohio Political Storm?

Obama Flying into Ohio Political Storm?

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages(MANSFIELD, Ohio) — Air Force One will touch down in a swirl of defense controversy in Mansfield, Ohio, Wednesday as President Obama makes a third campaign trip in four weeks to the battleground state.“If President Oba…

After 5 Trillion Added to Debt, Obama Ad Claims Romney Is a Deficit-Driver

After 5 Trillion Added to Debt, Obama Ad Claims Romney Is a Deficit-Driver

ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(CHICAGO) — President Obama has presided over three consecutive years of historically high federal budget deficits and the addition of more than $5 trillion to the national debt.Yet, that didn’t stop his campaign from launching a ne…

Mitt Romney Blames Press for Tour Controversy

Mitt Romney Blames Press for Tour Controversy

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(WARSAW, Poland) — A top aide to Mitt Romney insisted today that the Republican presidential candidate’s foreign trip has been “great” just hours after a blow up that caught an angry aide telling the press corps to “kiss …

At High-Priced Fundraiser, Obama Plans to Lay Out ‘Specific Agenda’ for 2nd Term

At High-Priced Fundraiser, Obama Plans to Lay Out ‘Specific Agenda’ for 2nd Term

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — President Obama Monday night hinted that his re-election campaign will transition to a more positive and forward-looking message by the end of next month and into the fall.Obama told a group of high-dollar dono…

Scott Brown Ad Features Footage of Foreign Businesses

Scott Brown Ad Features Footage of Foreign Businesses

Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images(BOSTON) — It was a web ad with a patriotic message that went viral. But it turns out that the web ad released by Scott Brown campaign for the Massachusetts Senate race last week –  “Let…

On Anniversary of ’04 Convention Speech, Is Obama Living Up to Ideals?

On Anniversary of ’04 Convention Speech, Is Obama Living Up to Ideals?

Jim Rogash/WireImageBy JAKE TAPPER, ABC News Senior White House CorrespondentEight years ago today, a little known state senator delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. In that speech, Obama noted that “even…

Sarah Palin to Campaign with Ted Cruz in Texas

Sarah Palin to Campaign with Ted Cruz in Texas

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Sarah Palin is getting back on the campaign trail. She’ll hit the road this Friday for an evening rally for Ted Cruz, Texas candidate for the U.S. Senate, at the Woodlands, north of Houston, his campaign and a…

Jindal, McDonnell Will Tour Iowa on Romney Bus Thursday

Jindal, McDonnell Will Tour Iowa on Romney Bus Thursday

gov [dot] louisiana [dot] gov(DES MOINES, Iowa) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, two potential VP contenders, are being deployed to Iowa to campaign on behalf of Mitt Romney while he is on an overseas trip, ABC News has l…

Obama Fundraises with Players in Solyndra Scandal

Obama Fundraises with Players in Solyndra Scandal

Ken James/Bloomberg via Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — At an exclusive re-election fundraiser Monday night, President Obama hobnobbed with 60 of his wealthiest supporters, including two figures at the center of the Solyndra loan scandal.Steve Westly, a…

Obama Stars in 60-Second Pitch to Swing State Voters

Obama Stars in 60-Second Pitch to Swing State Voters

Obama for America(WASHINGTON) — President Obama stars in a new 60-second TV ad for his re-election campaign, laying out what he sees as the fundamentals in the 2012 race.“Over the next four months, you have a choice to make. Not just between two…

Obama Warns Against Negative Ads While Airing His Own

Obama Warns Against Negative Ads While Airing His Own

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — President Obama warned a Florida rally Thursday against what he predicted would be a flood of negative ads from Republicans even as he was cited for his own barrage of negative ads.The president told a…

Jindal Stumps for Romney in Ohio, Slams Obama, But No Mention of Veepstakes

Jindal Stumps for Romney in Ohio, Slams Obama, But No Mention of Veepstakes

gov [dot] louisiana [dot] gov(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Standing before a crowd squeezed into a small room at Mitt Romney’s Ohio headquarters, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal hammered President Obama for trying to distract voters from his record by distorti…

Romney: GOP Is Not ‘Party of the Rich’

Romney: GOP Is Not ‘Party of the Rich’

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages(JACKSON, Miss.) — At a fundraiser at a country club in Mississippi Monday evening that was expected to raise a record-breaking $1.7 million, Mitt Romney defended the Republican Party against its reputation as the “p…

President Obama: ‘When We Get Virginia, We Will Win This Election’

President Obama: ‘When We Get Virginia, We Will Win This Election’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(HAMPTON, Va.) — Seeking to hold on to the state he turned from solidly red to blue, President Obama told Virginia voters Friday night that they hold the key to victory in November.“If I win Virginia, I’m going to get…

Obama Staffer Dies After Collapse at Chicago HQ

Obama Staffer Dies After Collapse at Chicago HQ

Frank Polich/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — A 29-year-old member of President Obama’s re-election team collapsed at the campaign’s Chicago headquarters and later died, the campaign said Friday afternoon.Alex Okrent, who began working for Obama du…

Obama Highlights Family Background on Campaign Trail in Ohio

Obama Highlights Family Background on Campaign Trail in Ohio

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(PARMA, Ohio) — President Obama is highlighting his modest family background as he travels throughout Northern Ohio, sharing personal stories in an effort to better relate to the voters of this battleground state.The preside…

Mitt Romney Raised $100 Million in June

Mitt Romney Raised $100 Million in June

Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images(BOSTON) — Mitt Romney’s campaign said Thursday that he raised more than $100 million in June, a record for the candidate so far in the 2012 race. President Obama raised $150 million in September 2008, the most ever h…

Pro-Obama SuperPAC Running Almost 100 Percent of All Anti-Bain Ads

Pro-Obama SuperPAC Running Almost 100 Percent of All Anti-Bain Ads

ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(WASHINGTON) — A new study by the media tracking group Kantar Media’s CMAG finds that almost all of the negative TV advertising about Mitt Romney’s role at Bain Capital has come from the Democratic Super PAC Priorities U…

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