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Obama Opens Up Big Lead In Key Swing States

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama is leading Mitt Romney by substantial margins in three key swing states, according to a Qunnipiac University/CBS/New York Times...

Dems Up Spending In Key Battles

AP | TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS -- Democrats are splitting roughly $1.2 million in new spending between tight races in Indiana and Nevada as they try to maintain control...

Paul Ryan On Conservative Criticism Of Mitt Romney: It's In Their Nature To Complain

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

GOP vice-presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) hit back against conservative critics of the GOP ticket in an interview with the Milwaukee Journ...

Ryan Sees No Going Back On 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

GOP vice-presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said that the "don't ask, don't tell" policy should not be reinstated in an interview with West ...

Christie: Reid's Romney Tax Talk A Screen For Senate Inaction

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) defended GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's decision to release only two years of tax returns in an interview T...

Biden's Unusual Win

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden had the highest viewer ratings out of all speakers at both the Republican and Democratic national conventions, according to N...

Romney Super PAC Running Out Of Cash Fast

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After banking more than $20 million through the middle of the summer to beat President Barack Obama, Restore Our Future, the super PAC s...

McCain Defends Romney Comments

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) defended GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney Wednesday over comments he made in a leaked video of a fundraiser last May. ...

Mitt Romney: 'I Think People Would Like To Be Paying Taxes'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a Fox News interview Tuesday, Mitt Romney did not back down from the material in leaked fundraiser videos that have threatened the vi...

Rove Group Makes Big New Advertising Blitz

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

American Crossroads, a GOP-aligned super PAC co-founded by Karl Rove, announced an $8.3 million ad buy Tuesday accusing President Barack Obama for hur...

Group Mounts New Push For GOP Control Of Senate

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is hammering Maine independent candidate Angus King and Democratic incumbents in Montana and Ohio in a new ...

Romney Camp Tries To Change The Subject

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

As the Mitt Romney campaign tries to deal with the fallout from a video showing the candidate saying that 47 percent of Americans are "victims" who ar...

Warren Jabs Hard With New Ad

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

Taking a much tougher line against Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), the Massachusetts democratic Senate candidate released a new ad narrated by Art Ramalho...

Ohio Governor: My Wife Is 'Doing The Laundry' While I'm On Stage

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), speaking at an event for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney Wednesday, discussed the challenges facing political spouses ...

Romney Campaign Waves Off Obama Poll Bounce

The Huffington Post | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

The Mitt Romney campaign circulated a statement Monday from its pollster, Neil Newhouse, conceding that President Barack Obama "has seen a bounce from...

Ann Romney Won't Talk Gay Marriage, Contraception

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

Ann Romney, the wife of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, repeatedly declined to answer questions about gay marriage or employer-provided contrace...

Harry Reid Mocks Paul Ryan Over Marathon Time

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has relished playing the role of loose cannon attack dog this election cycle, throwing bombs at Mitt Romney like spa...

Karl Rove Says Mitt Romney 'Will Be Like Polk'

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Mitt Romney's campaign manager Matt Rhoades compared the presumptive Republican nominee to the 11th president of the United States, Jam...

Mitt Romney: 'What I Learned At Bain Capital'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Thursday evening, Mitt Romney detailed what he learned in his time at Bain Capital, using the back-to-school ...

Unlikely Dems Gear Up For Tough Fights

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For Rep. Lois Capps of California and other vulnerable House Democrats, a string of successful re-election bids and double-digit ma...

Clooney To Help Out Obama Even More

AP | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Actor George Clooney is offering more help to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign by headlining a European fundraiser this sum...

Attacks On Romney's Business Career Continue

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics

Priorities USA Action, a super PAC supporting President Barack Obama, released a new ad Thursday hammering presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney over hi...

Super PAC Attacks Romney's Business Record

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

One day after President Barack Obama's reelection campaign launched videos and a website attacking Mitt Romney's record at private equity firm Bain Ca...

Huntsman Slams GOP: 'Is This The Best We Could Do?'

Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

Jon Huntsman leveled harsh criticism at his party on Sunday evening, BuzzFeed's Zeke Miller reported, comparing the Republican Party to communist Chin...

Santorum, Gingrich Super PACs Raised Millions In March

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

The super PACs supporting Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, the not-Romney candidates in the Republican presidential race, continued raising money in M...