Academi, the company formerly known as Blackwater, was ready “two months ago” to go to Libya to protect diplomatic assets, a former Bush Administration official and another source say. "No truth to this," says spokesperson Victoria Nuland.
Obama's decision to play offense on foreign policy marks a "real, significant shift" in our politics, says an Obama advisor. Just another "shiny object," a Romneyite fires back.
The president’s favorite new way to make fun of Republicans. Tax cuts, tax cuts, tax cuts!
The president charged that Mitt Romney is stuck in a "Cold War mind warp."
President Obama told Democrats yesterday in New Hampshire that Bill Clinton should be appointed "secretary of explaining stuff" — but "stuff" was the censored version. The president can't quite get his story straight.
Obama hits rough waters with a scary job report. The president acknowledges bad news, but tells supporters in Iowa not to "buy into the cynicism" and to register for early voting.
His convention speech promises a fall campaign on policy as well as character. "The times have changed — and so have I."
It’s Michelle’s world, and we’re just living in it. On day two of the convention, FLOTUS addresses blacks, Hispanics, and gays.
An Obama surrogate makes one of the biggest gaffes of the summer, derailing Chicago’s well-crafted “forward” campaign narrative. How do they get beyond it? “An honest conversation,” says DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Could the DNC be Chelsea Clinton's coming out party? Rumors swirl.
The former presidential candidate and civil rights leader alleges voter suppression to the Black Caucus. Gaspard calls the RNC a "clown show."
Snubbed by the University of Virginia, Obama takes his message a mile and half from campus. One campaign official estimated crowd would be 12,000, but only 7,500 show.
Three Special Forces veterans groups critical of the White House are planning to take their message to Tampa. Billed as "a high-energy tribute to the men and women" in the military, it will include former SEAL Team Six members and "surprise guests."
On his thirteenth trip to Nevada, Exhibit A of the Great Recession, Obama keeps his distance from billionaire foes Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn. Angry heckler booted from event.
The First Lady consoles during tragedy, raises cash in Hollywood, trades jokes with Gabby Douglas, and reminds voters that her husband “is not Spider-Man.” She’s “splitting up the country” with the president for a (hopefully) gaffe-free run to keep the White House.
Plastic cups, a pork chop, and memories of 2008 to remind him "he’s the underdog." A boozy jab at Romney’s lifestyle? "Four More Beers!"
Jim Messina, Obama's tough as nails campaign manager in Chicago, gets as close to profanity as he can in a fundraising email: "You might be wondering why the hell Romney picked this guy."
The Obama campaign has failed to paint Romney as an extremist, but now Chicago sees another chance. The choice is "insane," says one Obama official.
Grassfire Nation, a conservative activist group, has published the contact information for Bill Maher, Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, Jeffery Katzenberg and Morgan Freeman. Why? The "Hollywood elites" are "guilty by association" with a pro-Obama super PAC.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte is on the shortlist to be the Romney campaign's Selina Meyer. And now she's changed her travel plans for next week.