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Senate Newcomer Offers Strange 'French-Kiss' Analogy

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

Sen.-elect Ted Cruz (R-Texas) served up a colorful analogy on Friday, explaining that Mitt Romney's loss to President Barack Obama came as a result of...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Conservatives Struggle To Explain How Mitt Romney Lost 2012 Presidential Election | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans across the country were shellshocked as President Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney in Tuesday’s presidential election, fi...

Obama, Romney Sharpen Closing Lines

Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN and NANCY BENAC, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MENTOR, Ohio — Reaching for the finish line, Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Ob...

The View From Romney Country

Death Race | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Death Race

Romney's near perfect campaign event was interrupted by a heckler screaming "Climate change caused Sandy!" just one of the signs that, outside of the Farm Bureau Center, Virginia might not be Romney country after all.

10 Questions For Undecided Voters

Howard Fineman | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

It's hard to believe that any voter hasn't already decided whom to vote for -- but also that any undecided voter isn't terminally depressed by the TV ads, fact-free spin and invective. Here's an undecided-voters guide to 10 topics that Obama and Romney are arguing about.

What Obama And Romney Would Do About Citizens United

Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

By Justin Elliott, ProPublicaWith campaign finances limits rendered nearly meaningless, election spending is on pace to set records. Where does each p...

The Daily Szep -- Romney's World

Paul Szep | Posted 12.23.2012 | Comedy
Paul Szep


Sam Stein

Back To Bain: Obama-Backing Super PAC Re-Releases Romney Attack Ad | Sam Stein | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama-supporting super PAC Priorities USA Action is going back to Bain in a campaign-closing television ad campaign that attacks GOP...

Women in Binders

Jeff Danziger | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Menacing Mitt

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

The second debate will be remembered as the moment when President Obama crafted a performance that forced Mitt Romney into some of the most uncomfortable television moments ever hatched by a presidential candidate.

These Men Have Issues: Meet the Natal Horoscopes of Obama and Romney

Eric Francis | Posted 12.17.2012 | Weird News
Eric Francis

It's now that time in the election season to look at the charts of these candidates, make some observations and ask some questions.

Empty Suit

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

This was the debate that finally exposed Mitt Romney as an empty suit running a campaign that is disingenuous at its core. The president exposed to millions of Americans just how hollow Romney's claims are.

Winning the Debate, by Debating

Mike Lux | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

bama just flat-out failed to engage in the debate the first time around, but this time he came to play. And won decisively. Whenever we engage, we win.

The Daily Szep -- The Chameleon

Paul Szep | Posted 12.16.2012 | Comedy
Paul Szep


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.

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney, Retail Politician | Sam Stein | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After weeks of confined and controlled campaign stops, Mitt Romney has suddenly become a candidate eager to mix it up with voters in imp...

Romney Forecloses on Big Bird

David J. Cross | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
David J. Cross

We're all for figuring out how to cut the deficit, but his comments got us interested in how Romney's living situation stacks up with that of Big Bird. What did we learn?

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: Romney Puts His Money 'Where His Heart Is' | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

In Wednesday night's presidential debate, Republican nominee Mitt Romney -- without a trace of irony in his voice -- said that "The place you put your...

Time for the President to Switch to South Paw

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Eric Schmeltzer

Just like the Apollo-Rocky II Superfight, the president's team has slogged it out and not just clawed back into the fight, but now has Romney on the ropes. But Romney is still standing, and there's a bunch of time left before the final bell.

Sam Stein

Romney Campaign's Urgency Of Now | Sam Stein | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Mitt Romney is discovering the fierce urgency of now. Faced with a widening gap in key swing state polls, a campaign war chest...

Mitt Romney Unhinged

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Romney's comments that Obama supporters are all dependent on the government is the kind of hyperbole that grows out of anger. Foolishly, Romney has targeted this anger at the American people, some of whom are considering voting for Romney.

5 Things This Election Should Be About, and One to Drop

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Every election year, the two parties choose the agendas and issues to highlight and ballyhoo. Often it feels as though we citizens have little power to turn the conversation to the issues we want addressed.

Romney Advisor: If Mitt Were President, 'You'd Be In A Different Situation'

Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

The Romney campaign has intensified its criticism of the Obama administration two days after an anti-Islam film sparked deadly protests throughout the...

Romney Has Alienated Too Many Voting Blocs To Win

William Laney | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
William Laney

The alienation of important blocs of voters by the GOP, in general, and its presidential nominee Mitt Romney, in particular, is a self-inflicted wound...

The Man in the Chair Who Wasn't There

Jason Stanford | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Pound for pound, Mitt Romney doesn't match up well with Obama, so they've unconsciously created an alternate presidency they abhor. Clint Eastwood manifested this dysfunction when he debated that empty chair on the stage in Tampa. But the man in that chair isn't really there.