Senior Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs on Sunday credited Republican candidate Mitt Romney with a "masterful" but "fundamentally dishonest" performance in last week's presidential debate.
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Georgia Rep. Paul Broun, a medical doctor and member of the U.S. House's Science, Space and Technology committee, dismissed evolution and the Big Bang as "lies straight from the pit of hell" last month.
President Obama isn't the only one with impressive fundraising news: Mitt Romney's campaign announced that it has raised $12 million online in less than 48 hours following the Republican's comparatively strong debate performance against Mr. Obama Wednesday.
Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, who announced a congressional probe this week of a national tea party-affiliated group that is pushing for tighter enforcement of voter laws, said Saturday thousands of traditionally Democratic student and minority votes are at stake in Ohio.
A new poll shows Mitt Romney flipping a 5-point deficit in Colorado before the first presidential debate, which was held on Wednesday in Denver, to a 3.5-point advantage later in the week — another signal that Mr. Romney's comparatively strong debate performance has started to translate into rising poll numbers for the Republican.
President Obama and the Democratic National Committee raised $181 million in September from a total of 1.8 million donors — by far the campaign's biggest monthly haul during the 2012 election cycle.
Add comedian Bll Maher to the long list of those on both the left and right who are panning President Obama's debate performance Wednesday.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus delivered the weekly Republican address Saturday, highlighting the respective performances of President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the first of three presidential debates Wednesday and painting Mr. Romney as the "one choice" for voters if they want better results than Mr. Obama has delivered during his nearly four years in the White House.
In his weekly address, President Obama highlighted the millions of new jobs created over the past 2½ years and a Friday report that put the national unemployment rate for September at 7.8 percent — the lowest since he took office — but said the country has "come too far to turn back now" and pressed Congress to act on measures to preserve current tax rates for middle-income families, offer homeowners the chance to refinance their mortgages at lower interest rates, and provide post-9/11 veterans a better shot at finding work once they return from overseas.
Democratic anger at Mitt Romney's debate performance continued Friday with two prop planes that buzzed the GOP nominee's evening campaign rally in St. Petersburg, Fla.
One of the most prominent independent politicians in the country, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has put half a million dollars of his substantial wealth behind a fellow independent who is battling a Republican for a U.S. Senate seat in Maine.
Two key Republican senators ratcheted up the pressure on defense industry companies to ignore advice from the Obama administration and the Pentagon encouraging them not to issue layoff notices associated with pending defense cuts before the election.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's widely-acknowledged victory in Wednesday's presidential debate has helped him to draw even or slightly ahead in several key swing states, according to polls released Friday.
While the government reported Friday that the overall jobless rate fell to 7.8 percent in September, President Obama's important bloc of voters under age 30 still faces a much tougher job market, according to the Labor Department's latest survey.