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Obama Ad Attacks Romney as Pawn of Big Oil

Obama Ad Attacks Romney as Pawn of Big Oil

Kevin Lamarque-Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama’s re-election campaign is joining an escalating air war over gas prices and oil subsidies with a new TV ad in several states attacking Mitt Romney as a defender of “Big Oil.&rd…

Biden Says Foreign Crisis Bigger Threat than Romney in 2012

Biden Says Foreign Crisis Bigger Threat than Romney in 2012

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — An unexpected foreign crisis in the next seven months would pose a greater threat to President Obama’s re-election than any of the Republican presidential candidates, including Mitt Romney, Vice President Joe B…

Obama to Draw Big Crowds, Modest Cash in Vermont and Maine

Obama to Draw Big Crowds, Modest Cash in Vermont and Maine

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama’s fundraising trip to Vermont and Maine on Friday won’t rank among his most lucrative, but it will turn out his largest crowds of the 2012 campaign. An afternoon concert-fundraiser…

Obama Fundraising Slips From Record-Setting Pace

Obama Fundraising Slips From Record-Setting Pace

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — For the second consecutive month, President Obama has fallen off the record-setting fundraising pace he set four years ago.His re-election campaign announced Monday that it raised $45 million in February, combining…

Obamas’ Friday Fundraiser Frenzy: Six Events, $5.6 Million

Obamas’ Friday Fundraiser Frenzy: Six Events, $5.6 Million

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The first family will fly off for a frenzy of fundraisers on Friday, with first lady Michelle Obama landing in Minneapolis and President Obama in Chicago and Atlanta.The six events combined should net at least…

Team Obama Releases New Campaign Film

Team Obama Releases New Campaign Film

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — The new Obama campaign film “The Road We’ve Traveled” offers a view of the president’s first term that’s at once sweeping and cursory, and entirely favorable.And to the team of Demo…

Biden to Cast Election as ‘Stark Choice’ in Campaign Debut

Biden to Cast Election as ‘Stark Choice’ in Campaign Debut

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday will begin to lay out a defining argument for President Obama’s re-election with an Ohio speech outlining a simple, populist message aimed at independent voters in swing …

Confident Man: President Obama Sheds "Underdog" Status

Confident Man: President Obama Sheds "Underdog" Status

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — When it comes to the fight to keep his job, President Obama doesn’t appear fazed by the specter of rising gas prices, an increasingly treacherous war in Afghanistan, or biting attacks from his Republica…

Poll: Rising Gas Prices Have Dented Obama’s Rating

Poll: Rising Gas Prices Have Dented Obama’s Rating

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — More than half of Americans for the first time expect President Obama to be re-elected, according to the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, but that won’t make it easy.Even as expectations have moved hi…

Obama Campaign: ‘Super Tuesday Became Super Glue’ for Romney

Obama Campaign: ‘Super Tuesday Became Super Glue’ for Romney

Riccardo S. Savi/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama’s top re-election strategists said Wednesday that Super Tuesday’s results won’t shift a methodical focus on Mitt Romney as their top Republican target heading into the sprin…

Obama to Raise $700K in Super Tuesday Fundraiser

Obama to Raise $700K in Super Tuesday Fundraiser

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama will raise $716,000 for the 2012 campaign Tuesday afternoon during an exclusive fundraiser at the Jefferson Hotel in Washington, D.C.After a midday news conference aimed at stealing some of th…

Obama Expands Ohio Campaign in Primary Shadow

Obama Expands Ohio Campaign in Primary Shadow

Shahar Azran/WireImage(WASHINGTON) — As important as Ohio is for Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum on Super Tuesday, it’s doubly critical for President Obama come November — a fact underscored by Democrats’ quiet, but aggressive Buckeye State…

Reggie Love Stars in Obama Campaign Web Ad for African-Americans

Reggie Love Stars in Obama Campaign Web Ad for African-Americans

The White House/Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — Former White House aide and Duke Blue Devils forward Reggie Love stars in a new Obama campaign video aimed at courting the president’s African-American supporters.“Since 2006, I’ve spent a lot…

Obama Calls GOP Debates Fodder for Campaign Ads

Obama Calls GOP Debates Fodder for Campaign Ads

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — President Obama said Thursday night that his campaign might run excerpts of the GOP primary debates as political ads “without commentary” during the general election.“I recommend you watch the …

Obama to Hit $5M with 100th Fundraiser in New York

Obama to Hit $5M with 100th Fundraiser in New York

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — President Obama will attend his 100th re-election fundraiser Thursday night during a visit to New York City that’s expected to raise at least $5.1 million for the 2012 campaign.Obama will mingle with some…

Obama Campaign: Santorum Could Be GOP Nominee

Obama Campaign: Santorum Could Be GOP Nominee

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Obama campaign’s top adviser admitted on Sunday that a general election faceoff between the president and Rick Santorum could be a real possibility.Robert Gibbs told CNN anchor Candy Crowley Sunday mornin…

Obama Michigan TV Ad Jabs Romney on Controversial Auto Bailout

Obama Michigan TV Ad Jabs Romney on Controversial Auto Bailout

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Just days before the Michigan GOP primary, the Obama campaign has taken a swipe at former Gov. Mitt Romney in a new TV ad that contrasts the president’s support for a 2009 bailout of Detroit-based GM and…

Obama’s 2012 Campaign ‘Ambassadors’

Obama’s 2012 Campaign ‘Ambassadors’

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama’s re-election campaign on Wednesday designated 35 state, local and community leaders as national co-chairs, or “ambassadors” for the president, who will play a high-profile r…

Obama Heckled at San Francisco Fundraiser

Obama Heckled at San Francisco Fundraiser

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — After a day of hobnobbing with dozens of his wealthiest patrons, President Obama took his case for a second term before a boisterous crowd of low-dollar donors who filled the Nob Hill Masonic Center in San…

Obama Hails Foo Fighters at Los Angeles Fundraiser

Obama Hails Foo Fighters at Los Angeles Fundraiser

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — President Obama kicked off a hiatus from Washington politics and policy making Wednesday night with two star-studded fundraisers at the sprawling Holmby Hills estate of soap opera producer Bradley Bell and h…

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