Tales from the Trail

Obama and Romney wrangle over welfare policy

By Eric Johnson
August 13, 2012

The Obama administration’s July change to a 1996 bipartisan welfare-to-work law has devolved into a mudslinging contest on the campaign trail.

Non-retired Baby Boomers anxious about more than jobs

August 8, 2012

The Baby Boomers have come a long way from Flower Power. Retirement savings, Social Security and Medicare are weighing heavily on their minds this election season, even if they are still in the workforce.

Air Obama: President’s re-election campaign goes Dream Team

August 7, 2012

President Barack Obama’s campaign fundraising “Win a date with a celebrity” lottery has gone Dream Team.

A battleground is a battleground is a battleground – or is it?

August 3, 2012

It isn’t really surprising that there are widely varying theories for the best way to win the battleground states – those considered neither firmly Democratic nor Republican – in the Nov. 6 election. After all, if they were easy to win, they wouldn’t be battlegrounds.

Obama ad on Romney’s tax plan: he pays less, you pay more

By Eric Johnson
August 2, 2012

President Barack Obama’s campaign on Thursday released a new television advertisement hitting Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney for paying what it considers to be a low tax rate in 2010 and for pushing a tax plan that could most benefit Americans earning more than $1 million per year.

What does Obama want for his birthday? Florida would be nice

By Margaret Chadbourn
August 2, 2012

President Barack Obama, whose birthday is Saturday, has at least one big idea for a birthday present – and it comes with 29 electoral votes.

If middle class prospers, we all prosper: Obama in Olympics ad

By Eric Johnson
July 27, 2012

A new national television advertisement released by President Obama’s campaign and slated to air during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games features the Democratic incumbent delivering an impassioned stump speech in which he ties national prosperity to the success of the middle class.

Business comments taken out of context, Obama says in new ad

By Eric Johnson
July 24, 2012

President Barack Obama’s campaign released a new television advertisement on Tuesday pushing back against a wave of attacks that followed remarks the Democratic incumbent made that Republicans deemed anti-business.

Romney speaks at the VFW convention

By Reuters Staff
July 24, 2012

Mitt Romney will deliver remarks to the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention at 2pm ET today from Reno, Nevada.

Scott Brown’s latest channels poet Langston Hughes

July 23, 2012

Scott Brown, locked in a tight race to hold onto his Senate seat from Massachusetts, has become the second Republican in the current election cycle to channel Langston Hughes, the African American social activist poet with Communist sympathies who is also regarded as a literary hero by many in the gay community.