This should be easy!
"You know, we already have a Secretary of Business — it's actually called the Secretary of Commerce," Ryan says in Greeley, Co. The VP nominee slams Obama for not filling the post.
"Self-Deportation" isn't as bad, he says, as it sounded. A general election concession.
The campaign's video uses President Obama's reflections on his mother, his grandmother, and Michelle to trumpet his first term accomplishments on womens' issues.
The Romney campaign released a new web video today, "#MothersDay" featuring the five Romney sons praising their mom Ann.
The Republican Senator from Kentucky, and son of Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul, had some "cynical" words to say before a Faith and Freedom Coalition meeting in Iowa.
On Saturday, Mitt Romney will speak at a university that teaches his religion is a cult. Across the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, conservative Christians are turning to the Bible to justify voting for a heretic.
Last time they fell in love, volunteered, gave millions, but now "they hate him." Can gay pride and a Clooney bash make his star twinkle again?
The vote highlights the President's unpopularity in the Appalachian heartland. In 2008, white voters there cited race as a factor.
Romney Backer: Obama Taking Credit For Bin Laden Raid Is Like Ronald McDonald Taking Credit For Big Macs
The guy at the griddle should get the credit, Yost argues. Campaign distances itself from remark.
Obama's campaign says there's no difference between his view and the president's. Gay rights group calls it "encouraging." Gay Republican: "Cynical and political."
Hand-to-hand political combat, as Romney aides show up at Obama's rallies to spin back.
"Welcome to the general election," says Obama campaign manager Jim Messina. David Axelrod dismissive of potential Romney running-mate Ohio Sen. Rob Portman.
"A Tale Of Two Leaders" As they embrace Mitt Romney as their presumptive nominee, Republicans object to Obama cracking jokes about paying for college. "I don’t think America’s laughing…certainly college students shouldn’t be the punch line," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus told reporters. But could Mitt Romney ever slow-jam the news?
Obama-backing Super PAC Priorities USA Action and the League of Conservation Voters allege Romney is "in the tank for Big Oil."
The president dropped by The Sink, a popular bar and pizza joint in Boulder earlier tonight. Excitement ensued, yogurt was spilled, and nobody was as excited as Madelyn Starkey.
The wife of Republican Presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney got a warm welcome from the Connecticut Republican Party. "The day is long. The road is hard," she says.
BuzzFeed's survey of Republican National Committee members gathered in Arizona this weekend finds a clear preference for the solid Ohioian. "He was born to be the guy standing next to the guy," says an RNC member.
Most superdelegates pledge publicly and privately that they will back Romney, as the party leadership unifies behind him. Even now, some arm-twisting required.
Just...don't interact with any dogs at all. Thank you, Twitter!
It was notable Romney gaffe from the 2008 campaign. In a speech to the Greenwood, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Romney repeatedly referred to 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden as Barack Obama."
In this segment on NOW with Alex Wagner, former Florida Governor Charlie Crist called President Obama a "centrist" worth of "admiration." Crist, who was elected as a Republican but lost his party's primary in 2010, said he wasn't endorsing Obama — at least, not yet.
It's an promise sure to be revived by the Republicans as the general election looms. Here's an example of Obama in 2008 Washington would have to prepare for tough times by returning to the "fiscal responsibility we had in the 1990s" by streamlining the budget.
In this clip from a 2008 debate between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, the Senator from Illinois jokes about one $35 million investment that had no return: His 2008 campaign. Romney's aides say he hasn't given his own money this time.
He speaks to the state chairmen in Arizona today. Zeke Miller reports from Scottsdale.
Democratic pollsters find Marco Rubio, Brian Sandoval, and Susana Martinez wouldn't give Romney a big boost.
Latest fundraising gimmick offers donors a chance to attend a high-dollar fundraiser at George Clooney's house.
You can tell a lot about a person by the company they keep.
I always imagined him as more of a "Melrose Place" kind of guy.
DSCC has its best fundraising quarter ever, as Democrats struggle to maintain a majority.
This is what the Obama and Romney campaigns have been fighting about for the past month. The chart tracks mentions on Twitter.
Romney's 2005 abortion switch sparked mass confusion in Massachusetts. His claim at the time: He hadn't changed positions at all!
Restore Our Future. Is that the sound of one hand clapping?
In 2008 then Senator Obama said he would make immigration reform a "top priority" of his first term as President, pledging to do it his first year as President. In an interview with Univison this year, Obama made a similar promise to try for immigration reform in the first year of his second term.
Expect more emails with the subject line "A special offer for Newt’s supporters" as Gingrich fights on, while racking up debt.
A delayed endorsement is a gesture of "respect" to Gingrich, Paul, and their supporters.
All that's between her and her old foe: Roseanne Barr.
Gone with Rick Santorum are the regular-guy jeans. Obama also started wearing a tie for the general election in 2008. Here's Romney before, and after.
Obama does it not just abroad, Romney says recycling a frequent campaign line, but at home too.
Women and others will focus on Obama's record up against Romney's. And women will choose Obama, she says.
"If Romney Wins, The Middle Class Loses." Priorities USA Action to air ad in Florida, Iowa, Ohio and Virginia beginning today.
This mini-poster sent out to supporters features a list of the Obama Administration's first-term accomplishments. The ending of the Iraq War is there but getting bin Laden is not.
A cool $50,000 reserves your seat at the "presidential inaugural retreat." Now all Mitt has to do is get elected!
Mitt Romney has come under fire for a comments made at a January 4th New Hampshire town hall unearthed by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes saying mothers without jobs on welfare need to know "the dignity of work." The comments seem to undermine the Romney campaign's attack on Democrats for dismissing stay-at-home mothers. But the focus on the "dignity of work," and on ending old-fashioned welfare, was also championed by both President Obama and Vice President Biden in 2008 when touting Obama's record on welfare reform in the Illinois State Senate.
The Romney campaign seizes on David Axelrod's warning about an economy that "continues down the road we're on." The perils of being an incumbent.
"This from the candidate of hope and change?" Axelrod defends, saying that Obama is only drawing a contrast with Mitt Romney on a significant legislative issue.
After a Romney adviser tries to pin another anti-Ann insult on the Obama campaign, Axelrod tells him to "stick it..." Below, his Twitter rant against alleged Republican hypocrisy.
Republican Presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney's campaign took an opening from an ill-conceived remark by Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen in which she said Ann Romney "hadn't worked a day in her life." But in 1994, Romney himself nodded to the changed times, saying "this is a different world than it was in the 1960s when I was growing up, when you used to be able to have mom at home and dad at work. Now mom and dad both have to work."
Obama for America OH, a verified Obama campaign twitter account, tweeted that "Billionaires like Romney should pay their pay fair. Except Romney isn't a billionaire, he's worth between $200 and $250 million. [Update] The tweet has been deleted.
"Stand with Mitt's better half. Donate to the campaign today," campaign says in Google search ad.
The elderly Southern conservatives whose contributions fuel Newt Gingrich’s flagging campaign say they want him to keep on going. "Giving money to him is money well spent."
As usual, he changed the subject to the economy. But will the message stick?
Gillespie will lead the hunt, a source says. Nobody wants another Palin.
Polling gives Democrats a reason to be confident.
Talking points distributed by the campaign provide a rosy outlook, as the Republican Party rushes to Romney.
Thanks for the memories, Rick.
Aides told this morning. Watch live.
He accidentally gave $5000 more than the legal limit.
The future President said he would run for office if he felt it would do more for the public good than community organizing.
He swears he's not dropping out — he's just not campaigning that much.
The pro-Romney grassroots site "Mitt Romney Central" has launched a 32-candidate tournament tournament. With about 700 votes cast so far per game the closest match appears to between three-seed Susana Martinez and six-seed Mike Huckabee in Division A, with just 40 votes separating the two.
Your awkward Mitt Romney questions answered.
Privately, aides are much less confident.
"Somebody's going down tonight, but it ain't going to be jobs, sweetheart."
Obama's labor board appointments allow Romney to keep the focus on the economy, not social issues — and pave a path to victory in South Carolina.
He doesn't say he's ending his campaign, but that's what he means.
It's from somebody who works for Rick Perry.
Political director says expectations aren't too high as fundraising triples in pace.
The unlikely Iowa star tries to talk tough.
Workin' Man Mitt is a regular guy, just like you! Mitt Romney's been trying for years to shed the stiff, robotic, and out of touch image that some voters have of him. From the murky depths of Romney's 2002 Massachusetts gubernatorial campaign website, these "work days" photos show his best attempts to relate to the working man.
If you plan on staying up late and watching coverage of the first-in-the-nation Republican caucus, you're going to need this. Keep these rules and a 12-pack handy as you wade through merciless hours of punditry and spin-doctoring.
While speaking at a stop in Iowa, Santorum singled out black Americans, phrasing his comment in a way that suggests blacks are the only beneficiaries of the welfare system.
Jon Huntsman! A brutal review of some of Paul's crazier moments.
During his final campaign stop in the Hawkeye State, Rick Santorum was assailed by the sparkling menace of a gay rights activist in Johnston, Iowa. The former senator from Pennsylvania wore purple glitter for the duration of his visit at the Okoboji Grill.
Chris Christie gives Mitt Romney a very Chris Christie endorsement in Iowa.
During a tele-town hall this week, a caller asked Gingrich if he would choose Palin as a running mate assuming he wins the Republican nomination. This is how the presidential hopeful responded.
Too hot to handle in Iowa? Lose the sleeves!
During an interview on C-SPAN, the congresswoman from Minnesota talked about how she took gun safety classes at the age of 12. Wanna know her favorite gat? Check out the rest below.
Sounds like Romney cracked the code. If the government would just stop wasting subsidies on non-profit children's shows so they can sell ad time to McDonald's and Sunny D, the federal budget should be well on the road to recovery.
Absurd excuse for flip flopping on an important issue for the sake of wooing Iowa evangelicals? Or the absurdest? A quote from Rick Perry explaining why he changed his mind from allowing abortion in cases of rape and incest, a position he held as recently as last month, to wanting a total ban.
ThinkProgress put together this video illustrating all of the things that Ron Paul has called out as unconstitutional. It's an interesting list.
9-year-old Ari Garnick of Manchester, New Hampshire, asked Republicans on the campaign trail, "If you could be any superhero in the world, who would you be and why?" Most of the candidates saw this as an awesome opportunity to beat their chests with patriotism -- unfortunately, they all picked the one alien immigrant who earlier this year renounced his U.S. citizenship. Seriously, these guys need to read more comics.
I often have thought that the problem with Christmas carols is that there isn't enough politicking in them. Well worry no more friends, because Newt Gingrich's New Hampshire staff has us covered. At one point they rhyme "has a plan for the economy," with "conservative alternative to Mitt Romney." You're welcome.
He hardly gets the phlegmy kh part down, but, to Romneybot's credit, his Yiddish blows away Michele Bachmann's. Her "choot-spa" still hurts my Jewish ears.
Awkward. Ron Paul really doesn't like talking about the outrageously offensive newsletters he funded, published and profited from (but denies reading, writing or remembering).
Speaking at an event in Oskaloosa, IA. Newt Gingrich tells a gay man to vote for Obama, because he has no plans to represent him as president.
Wait for it...
And it was directly to his face. That's Tom Sorensen of Iowa City, and he is not fond of the former Speaker. If you must know, the insult rhymes with "fucking asshole."
It's Mitt-tacular. Meaning stiff and slightly awkward. Despite his inert delivery, the jokes are still pretty funny.
Sarah Palin says "it's not too late for folks to jump in" on the presidential race. And if anyone is "folks", it's Sarah Palin.
Every year, the award-winning magazine "Texas Monthly" shines a light on the most embarrassing person in its state. For only the second time in its history, they selected their governor.
Now if he can snag the coveted Dragon Ball Z endorsement, this nomination is locked up. From a 1995 ABC News broadcast.
Look. The man is a historian. So when he says "you can't bluff mule drivers," he knows what he's talking about. (OK, at least hang in there the phlegm-hocking around 1:40. It's well worth the wait.)