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Is the Sky Falling on Obama? Quick, Take a Poll

Sandip Roy | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Sandip Roy

The Pew Poll is important and a wake-up call to Obama's supporters, but its value is just as a snapshot of the moment, not necessarily a predictor of the future.

Foreign Policy by Platitude

William Hartung | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
William Hartung

On the rhetorical front, we learned that candidate Romney supports a "freer, more prosperous and more peaceful world"; believes in showing "resolve"; and would promote "freedom and opportunity." Who wouldn't?

Obama, Romney Campaigns Show New Urgency

AP | KASIE HUNT and BEN FELLER | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — It's still all about Ohio. After a strong debate performance, Republican challenger Mitt Romney is intensifying his efforts in...

How Many Pundits Does It Take to Screw Up a Story?

Jon (Bowzer) Bauman | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Jon (Bowzer) Bauman

How could so many pundits, even the blatantly liberal ones on MSNBC, be so enamored of show biz style over substance that they inverted the real story and the secondary one? President Obama may not have shown enough fight, but these pundits showed less.

Laughing All the Way to the White House

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

While I disagree, the conventional wisdom has concluded that Obama blew the debate, phoning it in instead of engaging his opponent. But no matter: the reaction and aftermath are much more instructive about the distinct differences between liberals and conservatives.

Forget Losing the Debate -- Is Obama Losing the Liberal Moment?

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

The president's showing called into question not just his approach to this one event, but his ability to extend that rare occurrence: the liberal moment.

Obama, Romney Begin Final-Month Sprint

AP | BEN FELLER AND STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — On a last dash for cash in the celebrity scene of California, President Barack Obama on Sunday took a good-natured shot as his own...


AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Have you heard the one about the kid who thinks President Barack Obama's job is to "approve this message?" Or the time Mitt Romney compa...

Obama, Romney Try To Seize Momentum

Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

By KEN THOMAS AND KASIE HUNT, ASSOCIATED PRESS FISHERSVILLE, Va. — Republican Mitt Romney is trying to ride a wave of momentum from a strong deba...

Presidential Debate One: Well-Crafted Axelrod Strategy -- Or a Plan Gone Awry?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

Voters who support Obama need to see him want to be reelected. They want him to show that passion and desire. He isn't standing at that podium only for himself.

Winners: Romney on Style, Obama on Substance

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Stephen Schlesinger

The consensus among media commentators has been that Mitt Romney won overwhelmingly last night's debate with Barack Obama. Yet in the cold hard light of today, there is a new and more accurate reality -- namely that, yes, Romney won on style, but he lost badly to Obama on substance.

Jim Lehrer Lets Beltway Issues Dominate Debate

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.04.2012 | Media

Moderator Jim Lehrer was roundly criticized across the political spectrum for his hands-off style after Wednesday night's presidential debate. As the ...

'TOON: Romney's One Man Debate

Posted 10.04.2012 | Latino Voices

Well, that was interesting. Or not. Governor Romney came out swinging, on offense from the get-go, and never pulled up on the reins, leaving Presid...

U.S. or Parliamentary System? One Is Nearly Gridlock-Proof -- and It Ain't Ours

Eric Black | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Eric Black

Because of their structures, parliamentary systems are relatively gridlock-proof. Our system -- absent the grease of partisan cooperation and compromise -- is particularly gridlock-prone.

John McCain: Don't Expect Any Debate Surprises

AP | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain says not to expect any surprises in this week's first presidential debate because the televised confrontations nowadays...

Debate Marks First Face-To-Face Obama-Romney Battle In 5 Years

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, was diagnosed with breast cancer in late 2008, one of the people who reached out to the couple was newly e...

Debate Upside Is Debatable

Bill Schneider | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Bill Schneider

Romney has the most at stake in the debates this year. He is the non-incumbent. Romney's problem is that the more people have gotten to know him, the less they like him.

My Advice to the President on How to Win Re-Election

Ilene Angel | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Ilene Angel

The truth is people's eyes glaze over with discussions of debt ceilings, interest rates, and tax loopholes. We understand things like the image of a dog being tied to the roof of a car. And we flock in droves, clamor even, to watch, vote, and feel a part of singing competitions.

Sabrina Siddiqui

'47 Percent' Remark Hurts Romney In Swing States | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new wave of polls offers a closer look at the political aftermath of Mitt Romney's comments on the "47 percent," with an overwhelming...

Sam Stein

Obama Hits Back At Romney's 47 Percent Comments | Sam Stein | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

Speaking at the Univision candidate forum in Miami Thursday, President Barack Obama was asked about Mitt Romney's claim that he is campaigning for 100...

Call Me Dependent

Neil McCarthy | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

As Romney more or less put it, the dependent think the government owes them food stamps, public housing and Obamacare. In fact, those entitlements benefit two classes. The poor. And the sick. So here's my confession, Mitt. I'm with them. Call me dependent.

Mark Blumenthal

Poll Shows Biggest Obama Lead Yet | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A dozen national polls conducted over the past week have produced a range of results, mostly indicating either a dead heat or a narrow a...

WATCH: Obama And Romney Impersonators Square Off In NYC

| Posted 09.18.2012 | New York

By Andrea Swalec, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer MANHATTAN — As the real Barack Obama swept through the city for another fundraiser, a new web video p...

Howard Fineman

Why The White House Race Isn't Over Despite Mitt Romney | Howard Fineman | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Remember when Mitt Romney said that Palestinians don't want peace and aren't as culturally prepared for modernity as Israelis are? If...

The Daily Szep -- America's World

Paul Szep | Posted 11.14.2012 | World
Paul Szep