Obama, Christie, And A Tweaked-Out Campaign Entourage Ride The Storm
On the edge, then in command. Weighing safety, the obligations of leadership, and campaign strategy in a national crisis with "The Guv" riding shotgun and a band of brain-fried staffers and reporters in the back.
Sandy Turns Obama's Florida Trip Into Most Expensive Pizza Delivery In History
Obama fails to beat the storm in Florida. Only one rally in last four days, as Michelle and Joe Biden stay on the stump.
Barack Obama Tries To Show He Wants It
An exclamation mark on his slogan, and his stump speech. "He already won it — I just feel it," says a supporter.
Valerie Jarrett Versus The Haters
Valerie Jarrett is one of the most influential women in America. Protective, fearless, dedicated: the controversial White House figure and Chicago titan is now yolo'ing on the homestretch to get her “little brother” re-elected.
Obama Tries To Get Back To Hope
During the closing stretch of 2012, Obama promises a "brighter future," 2008 style. “A big agenda,” promises a senior campaign official.
Obama Goes To Krispy Kreme
Three dozen donuts. Crucial nutrition after an overnight flight from Vegas to Tampa.
Obama Offers “Cure” To Romnesia
Obama Drives Romney To The Center On Foreign Policy
George W. Who? Forgetting the neocons, Romney slides to the center in the final debate.
Finally Fired Up?
Early voting, Boca Raton, and Bruce Springsteen. “We have 20 days after tonight to get our voters out and persuade the undecided,” says campaign manager Messina.
Team Obama “Psyched” As Biden Performance Energizes Campaign
“Absolutely psyched,” says Jim Messina, the night gives “energy” to the campaign. “Arrogant Cheshire Cat with a big smile,” fires back Ryan ally Senator Rand Paul.
The Media Dropped The Ball On Benghazi
Hillary Clinton’s State Department stonewalls a victim’s mother, while tossing the White House under the bus. But is the press giving Libya big enough play?
Where Barack Obama Lost The Debate
Laid-back days in the desert led to the first real crisis of the president's re-election campaign. Behind the scenes at debate prep in Las Vegas.
Obama Campaign Shifts Attack Strategy After Debate
They've been attacking "severely conservative" Mitt for months. Now they're calling Romney a flip-flopper.
The Obama Campaign's "Testy" Spin Flops
In the spin room, Obama officials try to make the "testy" charge stick. Reporters aren't buying it.
Benghazi Could Be Debate Focus
On the day before the first presidential debate, Chairman Darrell Issa drops a letter claiming the administration didn't respond to a "pattern of security threats" in Benghazi. Will Lehrer ask? He can, says the Commission.
Debate Prep Day One: Keep It Simple, Stupid
Obama’s basically too smart for us, so goes the campaign’s pre-debate spin. Carney: POTUS tendency to explain a “liability.” Psaki: he's “shortening” answers.
Obama, Just An "OK" Debater, Hits Las Vegas To Prep
He’s booked up most of the rooms at a luxury resort 45 minutes outside of town. JFK-style debate prep for three days in the sun.
80 Years Of Newsweek Covers That Explained The World
The iconic weekly magazine announced Thursday it's killing its print edition.
Libya Threatens Clinton's Legacy — And State Does Damage Control
After a catastrophic security failure in Benghazi, Hillary Clinton’s team tries to scapegoat CNN — for finding a diary the State Department now admits it didn't even know existed. Why Foggy Bottom deserves the blame.
Lil Wayne Mocks Mitt Romney In New Song
Nicki Minaj got the headlines for saying she'd be "voting for Mitt Romney," but another track on Lil Wayne's Dedication 4 ridicules the GOP candidate, too. "Nigga call me Mitch Romney!"