Tales from the Trail

Back at home, President Obama, family attend wedding

By Eric Johnson
June 17, 2012

President Barack Obama got a brief respite from the euro zone debt crisis and an intensifying general election campaign on Saturday while attending the wedding of a top aide’s daughter with his family in his hometown.

Pro-Obama super PAC, labor group launch $4 million Spanish ad campaign

By Eric Johnson
June 11, 2012

A super PAC supporting Barack Obama’s re-election campaign and the nation’s largest health care and property services labor union on Monday launched a Spanish language television advertisement campaign highlighting “working Latinos’ reactions” to certain statements presumptive nominee Mitt Romney has made on the campaign trail.

Will Election 2012 be another Florida 2000?

June 8, 2012


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.

President Obama speaks about the U.S. and European economies

By Reuters Staff
June 8, 2012

President Obama will speak about the U.S. economy and the situation in Europe at 10:15am ET on Friday.

Obama campaign targets Romney’s record as governor

June 2, 2012

President Obama’s reelection campaign on Friday released another video bashing Mitt Romney for his record in job creation as governor of Massachusetts.

Romney offers donors chance to “Dine with the Donald”

May 24, 2012

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.

Obama campaign launches voter drive around gay marriage

By Eric Johnson
May 23, 2012

President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, looking to tap support for the president’s embrace of same-sex marriage, launched a voter drive in key electoral states on Wednesday, saying a Mitt Romney presidency would be the “ultimate deal breaker” for proponents of “marriage equality.”

Obama compromised by Wall Street contributions, conservative group alleges

May 14, 2012

President Obama is too closely tied to Wall Street, claims a new web video that takes the tone of Occupy Wall Street, though it was produced by a conservative group.

Obama, Romney celebrate tough, compassionate mothers

By Eric Johnson
May 14, 2012

In two Mother’s Day videos posted to their respective websites, the campaigns working to re-elect President Barack Obama and his likely Republican adversary Mitt Romney packaged the top women in their ranks as strong-willed but compassionate moms who played outsized roles in raising the children of the men vying for the job as leader of the free world come November.