Sep 30th, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann, was diagnosed with breast cancer in late 2008, one of the people who reached out to the couple was newly elected President Barack Obama.
It was one of the few personal interactions between Obama and Romney.
“He was kind enough to call our home when my wife was ill, and he said that he and Michelle had my wife in their prayers,” Romney said in an...
Sep 20th, 2012
Fox News released a new poll Thursday showing that President Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney in three key battleground states, topping off a week of bad-news polling for the Republican presidential nominee in toss-up states.
The poll, which covered Ohio, Virginia and Florida, shows Obama leading the former governor by seven points in both Ohio (49 to 42 percent) and Virginia (50 to 43 percent). In Florida, Obama...
Sep 9th, 2012
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – One of the most unpopular and unproductive Congresses in modern history returns on Monday from a five-week recess, facing a crush of big tasks, few of which will likely get done.
Lawmakers are expected to be in Washington for only about two weeks between now and the November 6 election, making their return to the capital little more than a pit stop.
“Everyone wants to get out of...
Sep 6th, 2012
Michelle Obama talked him up, Bill Clinton talked Republicans down, and now it’s up to President Barack Obama to try to talk his way into a second term with a prime-time speech to the Democratic National Convention on Thursday.
He faces enormous hurdles. Oh, voters think he’s likable enough, to borrow a phrase. They like him personally quite a bit more than they do Mitt Romney, according to recent polls....
Sep 2nd, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he’s a “huge Clint Eastwood fan,” even in the aftermath of the actor’s rambling “invisible Obama” monologue at the GOP convention.
Obama says in an interview with USA Today released Sunday the Academy Award-winning Eastwood is “a great actor, and an even better director.” But Obama was coy when asked if he was offended...
Aug 27th, 2012
GENEVA (Reuters) – George Clooney is the star attraction on Monday in what is being billed as the U.S. Democratic Party’s biggest fundraising event abroad aimed at helping President Barack Obama win re-election.
The American actor and activist, who travelled by car from his residence on Lake Como, Italy, arrived in Geneva’s Old Town ahead of a private reception followed by a gala dinner.
Aug 8th, 2012
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the future but voters do not seem to be holding it against Democratic President Barack Obama, who slightly expanded his lead over Republican rival Mitt Romney this month, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll says.
Three months before the November 6 presidential election, nearly two-thirds of Americans think the country is moving in the wrong direction....
Aug 4th, 2012
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama celebrated his 51st birthday on Saturday with a round of golf, then was to head to the Camp David presidential retreat for a quiet evening away from the campaign trail.
Obama, an avid golfer, played at Andrews Air Force Base.
The White House did not release details of the president’s evening plans, or the menu for the birthday meal he was expected to share...