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Archived Since:April 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

New poll bucks trend, gives Scott Brown lead

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) leads Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren (D) by four points in the latest Boston Herald/UMass Lowell poll, after four polls in a row showing the Democratic challenger ahead. Brown beats Warren by six points with registered voters and four points with likely voters in the survey, which has a 5.5 point margin of error.  Read full article >>

Is the 2012 election tilting toward Democrats?

Either we’re at a turning point in the 2012 election, or a lot of pollsters are getting it wrong. The question for the past week-plus has been whether President Obama’s convention bounce and a series of stumbles for Mitt Romney have recast the 2012 race. Read full article >>

Obamas doing ‘The View’ together

President Obama and Michelle Obama will tape their first daytime television interview next Monday; it will air Tuesday on ABC’s “The View.” With any luck, we’ll found what the Obamas think of Snooki.  Mitt Romney, meanwhile, says he’d be happy to go on “The View” despite calling the show “high risk” at a private fundraiser. Read full article >>

Romney uses Marco Rubio in ad

Mitt Romney, “The Least We Can Do” What it says: ”Anyone who wants to leave Medicare like it is, is for letting it go bankrupt. My mother’s eighty-one and depends on Medicare.” What it means: Romney is using Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in a paid ad for the first time, suggesting he will be a bigger campaign surrogate going forward. Show More Summary

Behind the big-ticket political fundraisers

It doesn’t look all that swanky, the chamber of secrets in the Boca Raton mansion where Mitt Romney spilled about what wasn’t his job — to worry about the 47 percent of people who were, he said, victims and dependents. Read full article >>

Post Poll: Tim Kaine opens first lead over George Allen in Virginia Senate race

Timothy M. Kaine has jumped ahead of George Allen for the first time in their U.S. Senate race, according to a new Washington Post poll in Virginia, changing the complexion of a nationally watched contest that could help determine which party will control the chamber. Read full article >>

Fox News poll: Dems lead in key swing states

Fox News joined this week’s parade of polls showing President Obama opening up leads over Republican Mitt Romney in crucial swing states. The Fox news survey puts Obama ahead of Romney by 7 percentage points among likely voters in Ohio, 49 to 42 percent, and in Virginia, 50 to 43 percent. Show More Summary

To claim Virginia, Obama’s hopes rest on women

In a presidential election where women’s issues have taken a more prominent role than many expected, the crucial swing state of Virginia is becoming the Grand Canyon of gender gaps. A new Washington Post survey indicates that President...Show More Summary

Romney to Latinos: ‘This is a campaign about the 100 percent’

MIAMI — Continuing his efforts to court Latino voters, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said his campaign is “about the 100 percent” during a forum here Wednesday night hosted by the Spanish-language network Univision. Read full article >>

Romney campaign calls leaked video ‘debunked’

In a memo Wednesday afternoon, Mitt Romney campaign spokesman Ryan Williams described the leaked video of the GOP nominee at a May fundraiser “debunked and selectively edited.”  The description refers to the fact that Mother Jones initially...Show More Summary

Economy to dominate first presidential debate

In case you were wondering how big a deal the economy is, just check out the list of topics for the first presidential debate.  Each of these subjects will get a 15-minute segment in the Oct. 3 debate, though not necessarily in this order:  Read full article >>

Mitt Romney shifts focus to Obama’s ’98 comments on ‘redistribution’

Battered by two days of relentless news coverage dissecting his assertion, caught on video, that “47 percent” of Americans feel entitled to government assistance, Mitt Romney is banking that a 14-year-old video clip of President Obama can help him change the subject. Read full article >>

Romney shifts tone in USA Today op-ed

In a USA Today op-ed, Mitt Romney recasts his economic philosophy as one that would lift poorer Americans out of dependency. “My course for the American economy will encourage private investment and personal freedom,” he writes. “Instead of creating a web of dependency, I will pursue policies that grow our economy and lift Americans out of poverty.” Read full article >>

Fourth poll this week gives Elizabeth Warren lead

Yet another poll confirms: Elizabeth Warren has bounced back. WBUR finds Warren ahead of Brown 45 to 40 percent, just outside the margin of error. Three polls released earlier this week — from Suffolk University, Western New England University, and Public Policy Polling — gave her the edge.  Read full article >>

Ad Watch: Romney targets coal vote

Mitt Romney, “Way of Life”  What it says: “Obama said he was going to bankrupt any new power plants that opened up that’s coal-fired and he’s keeping his promise.” What it means: I’m pro-coal, Obama will kill coal. (Both candidates are...Show More Summary

Romney video shows collapse of private spaces

Mitt Romney’s mistake in speaking bluntly at a May fundraiser was not only in the words he spoke but also in failing to anticipate the ears they might reach. An audience that looked like an exclusive group of Republican donors this week multiplied — thanks to the pervasiveness of video technology — to the entire world. Read full article >>

How a Mother Jones reporter pursued the Romney ‘47 percent’ story

Big scoops come in small increments. It takes some luck and some connections, some phone calls and e-mails, and the time to build a relationship. Just ask David Corn. Corn, the Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones magazine, on Monday...Show More Summary

Jay-Z, Beyonce raise money for Obama

NEW YORK — President Obama assumed the role of celebrity-in-chief again Tuesday with a glamorous fundraiser at the downtown nightclub of hip-hop mogul Jay-Z and his wife, superstar singer Beyonce. Obama addressed a group of 100 supporters...Show More Summary

U.S. official says cyberattacks can trigger self-defense rule

Cyberattacks can amount to armed attacks triggering the right of self defense and are subject to international laws of war, the State Department’s top lawyer said Tuesday. Spelling out the U.S. government’s position on the rules governing...Show More Summary

Romney faces twofold challenge in getting campaign back on track

As Mitt Romney struggles to put a cascade of missteps behind him, the Republican presidential nominee faces a twofold challenge: first, to steer the conversation back to the economy, and second, to prevent his recent difficulties from curdling into a perception that the race is becoming unwinnable. Read full article >>

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