High stakes for presidential candidates in upcoming debates
Barack Obama is cruising into the presidential debates with momentum on his side, yet he’s still struggling to revive the passion and excitement that propelled him to the White House. Mitt Romney is grasping for his last, best chance to reboot his campaign after a disastrous September.
Biden, 69, seeks Florida seniors’ votes
Joe Biden may just be the perfect pitchman for the senior vote.
Seeing Medicare as a window to gain new support, President Barack Obama’s campaign dispatched the vice president to two sprawling Florida retirement communities Friday.
VIDEO: Obama at U.N. vows U.S. won't let Iran gain nuclear weapon
President Barack Obama pledged in a speech to world leaders Tuesday that the United States will do what it takes to prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon and warned that time for a diplomatic resolution "is not unlimited."
Romney assures voters ‘I care’
Slipping in states that could sink his presidential bid, Republican Mitt Romney declared Wednesday that “I care about the people of America” and can do more than President Barack Obama to improve their lives. In an all-day Ohio duel, Obama scoffed that a challenger who calls half the nation “victims” was unlikely to be of much help.
Republicans: A bad stretch for Romney gets worse
A bad stretch for Mitt Romney just got worse, and Republican insiders now are growing increasingly pessimistic about the GOP presidential nominee’s chances of winning the White House.
Half avoid taxes, get help, but many not poor
Mitt Romney got the math about right. But when he said 47 percent of Americans pay no income taxes and are “dependent on government,” he blurred together half or more of the entire country, ranging from the nation’s neediest to its middle class, and even some of its richest families.
Obama: President must ‘work for everyone’
President Barack Obama declared Tuesday night the occupant of the Oval Office must “work for everyone, not just for some,” jabbing back at Mitt Romney’s jarring statement that as a candidate, he doesn’t worry about the 47 percent of the country that pays no income taxes.
Obama, Romney square off on China, jobs
Competing for white working-class voters, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney squared off Saturday on China and accused each other of backing policies that would move American jobs overseas as the U.S. economy struggles to recover.
Unknowns may decide presidential race
Flush with cash, Mitt Romney plans to open a new front in the White House race by challenging President Barack Obama in upper Midwest states where he might not have dug in otherwise. Obama is intensifying his efforts to cast his Republican rival as out of touch, which he’s already been working pretty hard at doing.
GOP upheaval arrives before convention
This is the convention prelude of the Republicans’ dreams — their nightmares, that is.
Mitt Romney wanted to preside over a made-for-TV gathering showcasing his economic credentials and GOP unity. Instead, he’s heading to Tampa with the national debate focused on rape and abortion and with the divisions within his party — and with running mate Paul Ryan — on full display.
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