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Robert Gibbs: Romney ‘Embarrassed’ Himself at Olympics

Robert Gibbs: Romney ‘Embarrassed’ Himself at Olympics

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Obama campaign senior adviser Robert Gibbs on Sunday said that Mitt Romney “embarrassed” himself in London when he questioned the readiness of the city to host the Olympics.“Mitt Romney wondered aloud whether L…

Rhode Wins Fifth Consecutive Olympic Medal

Rhode Wins Fifth Consecutive Olympic Medal

Lars Baron/Getty Images(LONDON) — Kimberly Rhode captured the gold medal in women’s skeet shooting Sunday. She becomes the first American to win an individual medal in five consecutive Olympics.The 33-year-old Rhode scored 99 points, setting an …

Michelle Obama’s Olympic Fantasy? Gymnastics

Michelle Obama’s Olympic Fantasy? Gymnastics

Chris Jackson/Getty Images(LONDON) — Mitt Romney isn’t the only American candidate in London for the opening ceremonies. ABC’s Bill Weir sat down with first lady Michelle Obama this morning in London. The head of the official delegation fr…

2012 Olympics: Opening Ceremony to Bring Spectacle, Surprises

2012 Olympics: Opening Ceremony to Bring Spectacle, Surprises

Oli Scarff/Getty Images(LONDON) — Now that the Olympic torch has made its way through the streets of London, even passing Prince William and Kate Middleton at Buckingham Palace, excitement is building for the opening ceremony.  But as the world w…

Romney Now Convinced London Olympics Will Succeed

Romney Now Convinced London Olympics Will Succeed

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages(London) — Mitt Romney on Friday appeared to walk back on his comments that suggested he wasn’t sure the London Olympics would go off without a hitch, saying in an interview that he’s now “absolutely convinced” the city is…

2012 Olympics: Michelle Obama Cheers on US Team in London

2012 Olympics: Michelle Obama Cheers on US Team in London

Adam Jacobs/Getty Images(LONDON) — First lady Michelle Obama spoke to members of the U.S. Olympic team on Friday, telling the athletes that she’s thrilled to be in London to cheer them on in person.”I’m proud to have the chance to cheer you guys on in…

2012 Olympics: Michelle Obama Cheers on US Team in London

2012 Olympics: Michelle Obama Cheers on US Team in London

Adam Jacobs/Getty Images(LONDON) — First lady Michelle Obama spoke to members of the U.S. Olympic team on Friday, telling the athletes that she’s thrilled to be in London to cheer them on in person.”I’m proud to have the chance to cheer you guys on in…

Obama Campaign Debuts Ad for Olympics Opening Ceremony

Obama Campaign Debuts Ad for Olympics Opening Ceremony

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — President Obama’s reelection campaign is releasing a new television ad to run during Friday night’s opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.In the ad, entitled “I Believe,” Obama makes hi…

Saudi Woman’s Headscarf Could Keep Her from Competing in Olympics

Saudi Woman’s Headscarf Could Keep Her from Competing in Olympics

MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — Saudi women’s judo competitor Wodjan Shahrkhani is fast becoming the most sympathetic figure at the London Summer Olympics.She’s just one of two women Saudi Arabia sent to the Games and has had to overcome slu…

Harry Reid Jumps on Romney for Insulting ‘Everybody’ in the UK

Harry Reid Jumps on Romney for Insulting ‘Everybody’ in the UK

Alex Wong/Getty Images(LONDON) — The criticism of Mitt Romney’s remarks in London that there were some things “disconcerting” about the Olympic Games have officially crossed the pond. In an exclusive interview with The Huffington Post stateside, Senat…

Romney ‘Looking Forward’ to Returning Churchill Bust to White House

Romney ‘Looking Forward’ to Returning Churchill Bust to White House

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(LONDON) –  Mitt Romney, speaking to a group of more than 200 supporters in a hotel in the heart of London Thursday evening, said he is “looking forward” to returning the bust of Winston Churchill to the White House after i…

Olympics 2012: London Eye Ferris Wheel Changes Color Based on Tweets

Olympics 2012: London Eye Ferris Wheel Changes Color Based on Tweets

EDF(LONDON) — London is jumping on the trend to bring Twitter to inanimate objects. On the heels of Stanley, the piano that took requests via Twitter, the London Eye Ferris Wheel is getting some Twitter integration.For the next two months (through the…

Jindal Defends Romney over Olympics Security Criticism

Jindal Defends Romney over Olympics Security Criticism

Andrew Burton/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney’s recent Olympics flap may have caused a stir overseas, but two top Romney surrogates here in the U.S. — Govs. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Bob McDonnell of Virginia — don’t think the…

Romney Practices Personal Diplomacy Over Olympics Security Comment

Romney Practices Personal Diplomacy Over Olympics Security Comment

Oli Scarff/Getty Images(LONDON) — Emerging from 10 Downing Street this afternoon, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney spoke of his high-level meetings on this first full day of his overseas tour.  The trip has become a rite of passage for …

Olympic Committee Tells Democratic Super-PAC to Pull Ad

Olympic Committee Tells Democratic Super-PAC to Pull Ad

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A Democratic Super-PAC that launched an attack ad against Mitt Romney using footage from the 2002 Olympics has been told to take the web ad down and to not air a TV version.The ad featured at the 2002 Salt Lake City Oly…

London Papers React to Romney’s Remarks over Olympic Security

London Papers React to Romney’s Remarks over Olympic Security

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(LONDON) — Mitt Romney woke up in London on Thursday to headlines referencing remarks the GOP presumptive nominee made the day before in regards to security issues surrounding the Olympic Games.“Mitt Romney casts doubt on …

2012 Olympics: Flag Flub Prompts North Koreans to Walk off Field

2012 Olympics: Flag Flub Prompts North Koreans to Walk off Field

Stanley Chou/Getty Images(GLASGOW, Scotland) — The opening ceremonies of the London Summer Olympics are still a day away and already there’s a controversy.As usual, the soccer competition started early as North Korea’s women’s team met the Colombian s…

Olympics Are Seen Broadly Favorably, Even Without Rafalca Fever

Olympics Are Seen Broadly Favorably, Even Without Rafalca Fever

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Americans are favorably anticipating the Olympics in general, and the swimming competition in particular, according to the findings of the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll.  But Rafalca fever hasn’t exactly gripped …

US Intelligence Sets Up Threat Integration Center as Olympics Get Underway

US Intelligence Sets Up Threat Integration Center as Olympics Get Underway

MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) said Wednesday that U.S. intelligence agencies have established a threat integration center with British Security officials to analyze threat info…

US Intelligence Sets Up Threat Integration Center as Olympics Get Underway

US Intelligence Sets Up Threat Integration Center as Olympics Get Underway

MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) said Wednesday that U.S. intelligence agencies have established a threat integration center with British Security officials to analyze threat info…

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