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It took until the final moments of the second presidential debate for President Obama to finally bring up what many pundits thought would be a no-brainer for an attack on Romney: the GOP challenger’s behind-closed-doors criticism of “47 percent” of Americans.
Barack Obama came to play in the second presidential debate Tuesday night, unleashing a series of attacks against Mitt Romney that accused him of favoring the rich and “extreme” social policies.Romney got in the president’s face more than once, repeatedly challenging him and at one point refusing to let him break in: “You’ll get your chance in a moment, I’m still speaking.
A question about immigration policy devolved into a screaming match over the size of pensions. Welcome to the second presidential debate, everyone. After Romney finished his time talking about immigration, the Republican nominee returned to an earlier question on financial investments and attempted to turn the tables on Obama by asking if he’s seen his portfolio.
Republican candidate Mitt Romney tussled with President Barack Obama over when the president labeled the September attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi the work of terrorists. It’s a point the Romney–Ryan ticket have hammered away at persistently in recent weeks as they strive to show that the president is weak on defense.
Romney’s One-Point Plan?Let the games begin! Throughout his campaign, Mitt Romney has been promoting a five-point economic plan that includes developing energy independence and slashing government spending. But to President Obama, Romney’s plan only has one point: ‘to make sure that folks at the top play by a different set up rules.
The second presidential debate opened with visibly nervous college student Jeremy Epstein asking Mitt Romney and Barack Obama how they could assuage his fears about not having a job after he graduates. Romney responded by saying he knows “what it takes to get this economy going.
Ladies and gentlemen, the spinning has begun here at Hofstra University.John Kerry was so wound up before a gaggle of reporters that if he had been this animated in 2004, he might have won.Kerry carries special status here at the site of the second presidential debate for two reasons.
Contrary to prior comments, St. Vincent De Paul president Brian Antal now says Paul Ryan did wash some dirty dishes when he showed up to the Ohio soup kitchen uninvited last weekend. Upon seeing an angelic picture of the vice presidential hopeful and his wife scrubbing pots at the charity, Antal told The Washington Post that Ryan and his crew had “ramrodded their way” into the soup kitchen and sprayed clean dishes as photographers captured the moment.
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.
Harry Reid Is Going ‘Nuclear’ in July
If the GOP keeps shutting him down.More
IRS Chief Grilled by House Committee
Insists he did not "mislead" Congress.More
ON THE CASE
Congress: Were We Duped by the IRS?
Lawmakers focus on how the IRS hid its conservative screening program. More
OUT WITH THE OLD
Holder: Email Searches Need a Warrant
Supports updating outdated privacy law.More
House Reaches Deal on Immigration
But details are sketchy.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.
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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?