WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign fended off questions on immigration policy on Wednesday as the Republican challenger scrambled for a response five days after President Barack Obama’s relaxation of immigration policy drew accolades from Hispanic voters.
Questions on the Republican challenger’s position on immigration dominated a campaign conference call Wednesday that was supposed to be about the economy. The call was cut off early after what a Romney staffer said were “off-topic” questions.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney accused the White House of weakness in dealing with Russia, his campaign’s latest attack on President Barack Obama as he wrestles with prickly foreign policy issues.
On the same day Obama held a high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin about Syria, Romney said his political rival had not been tough enough with Moscow.
The 2008 U.S. presidential election was the first in 12 years in which large numbers of Americans did not believe the result was unfairly influenced by the machinations of politically biased state election officials. But it was also the first in a dozen years that was not close, as Democrat Barack Obama cruised to a blowout victory over Republican John McCain.
With 2012 shaping up to be another tight contest, experts say controversy is likely this year, especially given that 33 of the 50 state election authorities are led by partisan politicians, who are free to work for candidates’ campaigns.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday he was offended by allegations that his White House had leaked classified national security information to embellish his record as he seeks re-election in November.
At a news conference, Obama said he had zero tolerance for such leaks and would root out those responsible for the recent revelations, because “in some cases it’s criminal – these are criminal acts when they release information like this.”
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s declaration of support for gay marriage may have prompted some Americans, especially blacks and Hispanics, to reconsider their opposition to letting homosexuals wed, an analysis of Reuters/Ipsos online poll data showed on Friday.
On May 9, Obama became the first U.S. president to say he believed same-sex couples should be allowed to get married.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Most Americans, no matter what their political party, believe there is too much money in politics and reject the idea that people should be allowed to spend what they want, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Thursday.
Seventy-five percent of Americans feel there is too much money in politics, and only 25 percent feel there is an intrinsic right to unfettered election spending, an argument commonly used by opponents of controls on campaign finance.
Barack Obama’s re-election campaign has raised millions of dollars by auctioning off dinners with the president, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, former President Bill Clinton and Hollywood stars – and Democratic supporters – George Clooney and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Now his rival Mitt Romney is getting into the act with some Republican celebrity love – offering the chance to “Dine with the Donald,” that is, Donald Trump — and Mitt — to anyone who donates $3 or more.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia (Reuters) – Virginia’s Tim Kaine was one of the first state governors to endorse Barack Obama for president in 2008, he worked with Obama as head of the Democratic National Committee, and he is still one of the president’s leading supporters.
So, which fellow Democrat has been co-starring with Kaine in his U.S. Senate race? Not the president, but former Virginia Governor Mark Warner.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign on Monday stepped up its criticism of Mitt Romney for cutting jobs when he was a business executive, despite a warning from a leading Obama supporter that the attacks have gone too far.
The Obama camp launched an ad featuring former workers at an office supplies business that went bankrupt after Republican candidate Romney’s Bain Capital took it over in the mid-1990s.
May 18 (Reuters) – Is Mitt Romney an
out-of-touch elitist and bully who led a rapacious business that
killed common folks’ jobs?
That portrayal of the presumptive Republican presidential
candidate is the most frequent one painted by President Barack
Obama’s campaign and its allies, but their line of attack has
yet to hit home.