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Paul Ryan was slammed for staging a photo op at a soup kitchen. See other political photo op disasters.
Earlier this afternoon, we asked readers to send us questions they would ask if they found themselves sitting at tonight's presidential town hall-style debate. From questions about how to save the planet to healthcare hypocrisy, these are among the best.
It seems a meeting with Mitt Romney over cookies and soft drinks at his mountaintop retreat has changed Rev. Billy Graham's views on Mormonism. Shortly after the legendary evangelical preacher's date with the Republican presidential nominee, the "What is a cult?" section was erased from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website.
Todd Akin’s campaign is getting a boost from one of the biggest—literally—families in America. The Duggar clan, known for their TLC show 19 Kids and Counting, will hit the campaign trail in Missouri on Tuesday to help the embattled GOP nominee who recently came under fire for his comments about how a woman’s body can stop conception in cases of “legitimate rape.
A company owned by the Koch brothers sent letters to its employees warning them to vote for Mitt Romney or “suffer the consequences.” The letter, which was sent to the 45,000 employees of Georgia-Pacific and was signed by Koch Industries President Dave Robertson, warned of “higher gasoline prices, runaway inflation, and other ills.
Now Barack Obama has to be LeBron James.At least, that's what Joe Scarborough said on his MSNBC morning show. The president must act like the NBA superstar in Tuesday night's debate, pouring in points as if it is Game 7 against the Lakers.
In what appears to be a pit stop for Paul Ryan’s never-ending quest to find objects to lift and make his sublime biceps even bigger, the Republican vice-presidential candidate did some dishes in an Ohio soup kitchen last week.
In 2004 George W. Bush lost the first presidential debate to John Kerry. He sighed, had bad posture at the podium, and seemed generally disengaged. Sound familiar? President Obama followed in the same footsteps in what we might call the “incumbent trap” of presidential debates where the sitting president doesn’t take the debates as seriously as he should and turns in an uninspired performance.
Time for round two. Candy Crowley, the moderator of Tuesday night’s debate at Hofstra University on Long Island, said that she won’t be “a fly on the wall” during the town hall–style evening. “I’m going to react organically to what’s happening,” Crowley said on Monday.
Is President Obama too smart for debates?We know his energy was low in Denver. That he looked like he wanted to be anywhere else. That he looked churlish and peeved. And that he missed countless opportunities to raise issues or counter Mitt Romney’s assertions.
I don’t believe in the undecided voter. Let me be clear on this: I am not saying that I doubt the sincerity of someone who declares today, three weeks before an election that we’ve all been hearing about for years, that they have no idea for whom they are going to vote.
So here we are. Let’s get right to it. Here are Barack Obama’s eight tasks tonight:Be a fighter for beliefs. I wrote this already, but it needs to be on this list. Obama must communicate that he wants to spend four more years fighting for the things he believes in and the people he represents.
It’s a conundrum for conservatives—Mitt Romney couldn’t get traction while he was playing to the base with his vice-presidential selection or his convention speech. But once he broke out the big Etch A Sketch in his first debate against President Obama, Mitt started soaring in the polls.
Is Mitt Romney giving up on Pennsylvania? The Keystone State has long been considered one of the crucial swing states up for grabs this year. In fact, the state’s blue-collar Democrats were the ones who Barack Obama famously described as sticking to their guns and bibles.
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John Edwards Returns to Law
To represent 4-year-old boy.More
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Dem Senator Attacks Obama in Ad
Mary Landrieu of Louisiana. More
Female GOPer: Ladies Love the Wage Gap
Because it helps them find husbands. More
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Huckabee: U.S. Is Less Free than North Korea
Mostly because airport security is the worst. More
MS Tea Partier Mocked Minorities on Radio Show
Refuses to pay for reparations, compares Vanilla Ice to minstrel show. More
On 'The Daily Show's first post-election episode, Jon Stewart questioned the Sunshine State's relevance. Sorry, Florida, we elected a president without you.
The Daily Beast’s map of the Electoral College results—updated live as they come in.
From Obama’s win to Akin’s defeat, Sullivan’s celebration to Rove’s meltdown, watch the most memorable moments.
Losing sucks—and healing is hard. Paul Begala offers advice to hurting Republicans.
Three of the most dramatic races ended in wins for Dems Elizabeth Warren and Maggie Hassan, and a loss for the GOP’s Linda McMahon.
It’s finally over! Mark McKinnon looks back on two years of big moments that changed the 2012 race.
Obama’s reelection is a victory for intelligence, reason—and, yes, hope.
As the candidates face off in the election, the books they’ve read recently and their professed favorites also go head to head. Who wins?