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Entries by Jon Ward from 11/2012

Campaign Final Days For Aides To Obama And Romney 'A Special Kind Of Madness'

Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– In the closing days of a presidential campaign, there is often little each side can do other than hold on to their hats. The candi...

More Benghazi Documents Come To Light As Conservatives Cry Cover-Up

Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

The slow dribble of Benghazi-related news continued on Thursday, as new documents related to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya came t...

Bill Clinton Cites Economist Kenneth Rogoff To Argue Obama Needs Four More Years

Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -- Former President Bill Clinton added some meat to his argument that President Barack Obama needs another four years to fix the eco...

Three Days In October: How The Debates Changed The Race

Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

The night before the first debate in Denver, I ran into Kevin Madden, the 40-year-old, square-jawed senior aide to GOP presidential candidate Mitt...

President Obama Looks To Make Mitt Romney Pay In Ohio For Misleading Jeep Ad

Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

HILLIARD, Ohio -- President Obama ripped Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Friday for running a misleading TV ad implying that U.S. auto ...

Mitt Romney Caught Between Economic Philosophy And Swing State Politics

Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign on Friday promoted a USA Today op-ed published online by Hal Sperlich, the former president of Chrysler Corporation, endorsing ...

David Axelrod: Obama's Last Push 'Coming From His Loins'

Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

LIMA, Ohio -- Obama advisers David Axelrod and David Plouffe spoke with reporters after President Barack Obama's last of three campaign events Friday....

Obama Campaign Irked By Romney Attempt To Seize 'Change' Mantle

Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

LIMA, Ohio -– Mitt Romney's motorcade arrived at a large rally in the Cincinnati suburbs, 100 miles south of here, just as President Barack Obama to...

Mitt Romney On 'Revenge' Remark By Obama: People Should 'Vote For Love Of Country'

Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign released what it called a TV commercial on Saturday morning hitting President Barack Obama for an offh...

Thanks To Hurricane Sandy, Obama Supporters Feel Better About Odds

Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

MENTOR, Ohio -- Republicans like Karl Rove and Ohio Sen. Rob Portman aren't the only ones who think that Hurricane Sandy has helped President Barack O...

Mitt Romney Ohio Election Prediction: Campaign Clings To Hope That Public Polls Are Off

Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -– "We're going to win." Two different advisers to Mitt Romney said this, unprompted, to a Huffington Post reporter traveling ...

Presidential Election 2012: Huey Long Populism, Crowd Wars, Fraying Nerves In Campaigns' Final Days

Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A full day with both presidential campaigns on their final weekend yielded three broad observations: President Obama and Mitt ...

Chris Christie Denied Mitt Romney Request To Appear At Campaign Event Days Ahead Of 2012 Election

Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

BOSTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was effusive in his praise of President Barack Obama when the two leaders toured damage from Hurricane S...

Rob Portman Embraces Jeep Ad Run By Mitt Romney Campaign

Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

BOSTON -- Sen. Rob Portman, a trusted adviser to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, said on Monday he thought it was a good decision by th...

Mitt Romney Election Results 2012: Stinging Loss, And Party At A Crossroads

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

BOSTON –- It was a devastating night for Mitt Romney and the Republican Party, failing to unseat an incumbent president who appeared at one point de...

Republican Reckoning Begins After Revealing Defeat

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

BOSTON -– Republican Party leaders on Wednesday began picking up the pieces of their movement, trying to figure how to put them back together. ...

Governor Jindal Confirms No On Health Care Exchange, Suggests Medicaid Premium Support

Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While other Republican governors are starting to back away from their opposition to implementing a key part of President Obama's health ...

Jindal: Romney Campaign 'Too Much About Biography'

Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) issued one of the more pointed post-election public criticisms of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign Tu...

Artur Davis, Black Republican, Says GOP Should Focus On Hispanics, Blue-Collar Whites

Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's nearly nonexistent relationship with black voters may improve in a decade or two, but not any time soon, said Art...

2016 Republican Nomination Race, Step One: Reject Romney

Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Act 1, Scene 1 in the drama over who will run for president on the Republican ticket in 2016 has a clear theme: reject Mitt Romney. T...

Reince Priebus To Run For Second Term As RNC Chairman

Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, told RNC members on Friday that he is running for a second term as head o...

Rob Portman Says Democrat Position On Tax Rates Based On 'Dogma'

Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A senior Republican senator on Tuesday accused House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi -- and President Obama by extension -- of basing their...