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.
Obama fails to beat the storm in Florida. Only one rally in last four days, as Michelle and Joe Biden stay on the stump.
An exclamation mark on his slogan, and his stump speech. "He already won it — I just feel it," says a supporter.
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.
During the closing stretch of 2012, Obama promises a "brighter future," 2008 style. “A big agenda,” promises a senior campaign official.
Three dozen donuts. Crucial nutrition after an overnight flight from Vegas to Tampa.
George W. Who? Forgetting the neocons, Romney slides to the center in the final debate.
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.
“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.
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?
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.
They've been attacking "severely conservative" Mitt for months. Now they're calling Romney a flip-flopper.
In the spin room, Obama officials try to make the "testy" charge stick. Reporters aren't buying it.
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.
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.
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.
The iconic weekly magazine announced Thursday it's killing its print edition.
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.
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!"