WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and
his vanquished Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, sat down for
lunch at the White House on Thursday as they sought to put their
bitterly fought presidential campaign behind them and make a
show of political harmony.
The two men chewed over the just-ended campaign during a
meal of turkey chili and Southwestern grilled chicken salad in
the dining room adjacent to the Oval Office. The visit was kept
low key as Romney was brought in through a heavily guarded side
entryway for a private one-on-one encounter.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Mitt Romney fell short in his White House bid but he got a consolation prize of sorts on Thursday as President Barack Obama had him over for lunch in an attempt to display some political harmony in the bitterly divided capital.
The two men sat down for their meal in a West Wing dining room and there were efforts to keep the visit low key. Romney was brought in through a heavily guarded side entryway and officials said only the two men would be present for the lunch. News photographers were not allowed in for pictures.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The dust has barely settled from the 2012 presidential campaign, and already there is talk about who might run for president in four years, when both Democrats and Republicans will be searching for a nominee.
From Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – a Democrat who ran a tough primary battle against eventual President Barack Obama in 2008 – to Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee this year, both parties appear to have a deep bench from which to draw candidates to compete for the chance to succeed Obama in 2016.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama had little time to savor victory on Wednesday after voters gave him a second term in the White House where he faces urgent economic challenges, a looming fiscal showdown and a still-divided Congress able to block his every move.
Despite a decisive win over Republican Mitt Romney in Tuesday’s election, Obama must negotiate with a Republican majority in the House of Representatives to try to overcome the partisan gridlock that gripped Washington for much of his first term.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans reeling from their second presidential loss in a row engaged in some soul-searching on Wednesday but were at odds on how far the party must change to remake its image.
Divisions that were stitched up during the presidential campaign in a show of unity against the Democrats were on display again after Republican Mitt Romney’s loss on Tuesday to President Barack Obama.
WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Emboldened by a resounding
election victory, President Barack Obama immediately pledged to
reach across America’s political divide and seek deals on
stubborn issues that dogged his first term.
Obama scored a clear win over Republican challenger Mitt
Romney in Tuesday’s vote, overcoming deep doubts among voters
about his handling of the weak U.S. economy.
WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (Reuters) – A neck-and-neck White House
race reached a frantic conclusion on Tuesday as voters chose
between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt
Romney in a decision that will set the course for two starkly
different visions for the country.
After a long and bitter presidential campaign, Americans
cast their votes at polling stations across the country. At
least 120 million people were expected to render judgment on
whether to give Obama a second term or replace him with Romney.
WASHINGTON, Nov 5 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and
Republican challenger Mitt Romney made their final urgent pleas
to voters on Monday in a closing sprint through vital
battleground states that will determine who wins their
agonizingly close race for the White House.
Both candidates sought to whip up strong turnout from
supporters and to sway independent voters to their side in the
last hours of a race that polls showed was deadlocked
nationally. Obama had a slight lead in the eight or nine
battleground states that will decide the race on Tuesday’s
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney offered his closing argument to voters on Friday, asking Americans to decide whether they want more of the same from President Barack Obama or “real change” by electing him on Tuesday.
Making a last-minute foray into Wisconsin, a state Obama won in 2008 but that may be in play this year, Romney seized on a small uptick in the U.S. jobless rate, from 7.8 percent in September to 7.9 percent in October, as evidence that the president’s policies are not providing a sufficiently speedy recovery.
ROANOKE, Virginia (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney returned to campaign attacks against President Barack Obama on Thursday after a pause for the storm Sandy, hitting the Democrat for proposing more government bureaucracy.
Romney swept into must-win Virginia looking to increase turnout among Republican voters in a conservative area of the state to help offset the Democrats’ advantage the northern area. Virginia went for Obama in 2008 but may flip for the Republican this year.