The Washington Times' political blog.
There were a few bumps along the way on President Obama's two-day bus tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania.
The elderly owner of an Ohio restaurant where President Obama ate breakfast Friday morning died of an apparent heart attack just hours after meeting him.
Sounding the alarm on reports that presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee raised more than $100 million last month, President Obama's campaign manager Jim Messina warned supporters that if they cannot keep up a similar fundraising pace then "it could cost us the election."
Friday's disappointing jobs report was barely off the presses before Crossroads GPS, the affiliate of the Karl Rove-funded Super PAC American Crossroads, announced a new ad campaign urging President Obama to address the national debt and stagnant economy.
President Obama is eating his way across the Midwest on his two-day campaign bus tour of Ohio and Pennsylvania, but he said it's necessary.
Taking a break from his own family vacation to respond to the poor jobs numbers Friday, Mitt Romney said as president he'll try to make sure all Americans can take vacations.
The Obama administration stepped up its effort to release states from the No Child Left Behind law Friday, with the Education Department approving two more waiver requests.
David Axelrod, President Obama's chief messaging guru, continued the campaign's all-out push on Friday to highlight presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney's changing position on whether the individual insurance mandate in Mr. Obama's health care overhaul is a penalty or a tax.
The Republican National Committee's political director said Thursday that the national party and presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign had raised more than $100 million last month — surpassing their previous, and equally impressive, monthly hauls.
President Obama, during a campaign stop in a Toledo, Ohio suburb Thursday, declared victory in the legal battle over his health care law.
The campaign of Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party's presidential nominee, sent letters to major polling firms this week asking them to include him in any surveys they conduct as a prelude to trying to earn his way into the presidential debates this fall.
President Obama on Thursday appealed to the nation's largest labor union for help during the home stretch of his re-election campaign.
Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr., who took a leave of absence from his congressional work last month because of exhaustion, is in worse medical shape than first realized and will receive extended medical help.
President Obama's re-election campaign said Thursday the individual mandate in his health care law is a "penalty," not a tax — though Mr. Obama's own Solicitor General argued in March the law was constitutional under Congress's taxing authority.
President Obama and the first family spent the early evening of the Fourth of July thanking military service members and their families for their sacrifice at a barbecue and concert on the South lawn of the White House.
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