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Entries by Jon Ward from 06/2012

Nevada GOP Shadow Party Elbows Past Feud With Ron Paul

Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

LAS VEGAS –- Near the foothills of the Spring Mountains, 20 minutes west of the Vegas strip, the shadow Republican party of Nevada is building out i...

Mitt Romney: No Need For 'QE3' From Federal Reserve

Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney appeared on CNBC Friday afternoon to trumpet the need for a change in the White House, using the latest dismal jobs report as his rallying...

Ron Paul Campaign Claims Supporters Assaulted At Louisiana GOP Convention

Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics

Ron Paul's campaign accused security officials at Saturday's state GOP convention in Louisiana of assaulting some of their supporters, resulting in on...

Real Clear Politics' Second E-Book On 2012 Election Benefits From Release Date

Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - As Juan Williams began to ask Newt Gingrich his question about whether the presidential candidate had made racially insensitive remarks m...

Mitt Romney Says Wisconsin Recall Win 'Will Echo Throughout The Country'

Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Wednesday that the result of Wisconsin's recall election on Tuesday, in which Republican Gov. Scott...

Mitt Romney's Endorsement Of Paul Ryan Plan Still Not Enough For Some On Right

Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Still basking Wednesday morning in his decisive victory in the previous night's recall election, Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walke...

Mitt Romney: 'I Will Not Be That President Of Doubt And Deception'

Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- Mitt Romney came to Missouri Thursday to make what a campaign spokeswoman called "the moral case" for capitalism, but he also ripped into...

Democrats Pounce On Poll Showing Attacks On Mitt Romney's Bain Capital Career Are Working

Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

ST. LOUIS –- Democrats seized on a new poll of battleground states Thursday that indicated the Obama campaign's attacks on Mitt Romney's private eq...

Romney Campaign Jumps On Obama's 'Doing Fine' Remark

Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign on Friday jumped on a comment by President Obama at a press conference that "the private sector is doing fine." The Romney c...

Chris Christie: Obama's 'Just Fine' Remark An 'Outrage'

Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie attacked President Barack Obama on Friday for his comment earlier in the day stating that "the private secto...

Bobby Jindal Avoids Saying He's Not Being Vetted For Vice President

Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Friday he is not commenting on Mitt Romney's vice presidential search process, avoiding a direct question ...

Romney Relapse: Mitt Responds To Obama Gaffe With One Of His Own (UPDATE)

Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- He's baaack. Mitt Romney, seeking to capitalize on a damaging mistake Friday by President Barack Obama -- the president's careless comm...

Rick Santorum, Least Convincing Surrogate Ever, Offers Tepid Romney Support

Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Rick Santorum just can't fake it. The former Pennsylvania senator and defeated Mitt Romney rival has never been very good at hiding wha...

Obama Says His Campaign Is 'Still About Hope'

Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

BALTIMORE -- President Barack Obama pleaded with supporters at a fundraiser here Tuesday afternoon to resurrect the spirit of his 2008 campaign. "...

Romney Conference Call Interrupted By Request For Obama Travel Details

Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

A Romney campaign conference call got a moment of levity Wednesday when a conservative blogger from Ohio used her chance to ask a question to inquire ...

What Is Government 'As We Know It'? Think Tank 'Cage Match' Raises Question

Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Washington think tank debates are, as a rule, excruciatingly boring. And a "cage match" Monday night between two scholars at the American...

Romney's 'Doing Fine?' Ad Is Mirror Image Of Obama Ad From 2008

Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

When the Republican National Committee released a web video hours after President Barack Obama's "the private sector is doing fine" comment last Frida...

Obama Ads Hit Mitt Romney On Massachusetts Fees, Outsourcing

Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's reelection campaign released two new TV ads on Wednesday, hitting presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney for raising a ho...

Ron Paul's Route To Convention Chaos: The Vice Presidential Nomination

Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This may be the Ron Paul gambit we've been waiting for. An obscure rule change made four years ago by the Republican Party has opened...

Obama Campaign Ad Promotes His Record On Women's Rights

Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

One day after releasing two new TV ads that went after presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama's reelection campaign on Thu...

Romney Campaign Releases Individualized Ads For Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina and Iowa

Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's presidential campaign released four new TV ads Friday morning, each of them tailored to a specific swing state. The ads will run in O...

National Tea Party Groups Want On GOP Bandwagon But Face Chilly Reception

Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After years of insurgency, national Tea Party groups joined with the Republican establishment in Wisconsin to defeat the Democrats' atte...

Mitt Romney Promises Economy 'Resurgence' If Elected President

Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. -- If Mitt Romney gets elected president, you can be sure this promise of his will be revisited. The former Massachusetts governo...

11 Complaints About Mitt Romney's Lack Of Vision

Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

The complaints from top conservative voices about Mitt Romney's lack of vision -- and news stories about the same -- have stacked up over the past two...

Conservatives To Mitt Romney: 'More Vision, Please!'

Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The chorus of voices knocking Mitt Romney for running an "anybody but Obama" campaign and calling on him to do more continues to grow lou...