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Mitt Romney: "As president, Barack Obama has never visited Israel."

Posted by Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On August - 7 - 2012 1 COMMENT

The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Mitt Romney says Barack Obama has not visited Israel as president

Following a trip in which he said Israel was blessed by the hand of providence, Mitt Romney is out with an ad questioning President Barack Obama&rsquo… read more


On Success, Obama Has Forked Tongue

Posted by Arthur Brooks, Wall Street Journal On August - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Arthur Brooks, Wall Street JournalWithin the space of just two weeks, Americans have witnessed two radically different philosophies about the free enterprise system from President Obama. In his notorious Roanoke, Va., speech of July 13, he said "… read more

Pollsters’ Cell Phone Challenge

Posted by John Harwood, New York Times On August - 5 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

John Harwood, New York TimesAs they gauge voter sentiment in this tight presidential race, pollsters face a big challenge: more and more voters hang up on them.So it sounds odd that some pollsters have decided to hang up on more voters.Yet that is one… read more

Obama’s Unemployment Crisis

Posted by Investor's Business Daily On August - 4 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS


Hosting the Most Open Convention

Posted by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Politico On August - 3 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, PoliticoWhen Democrats chose Charlotte, N.C., as the host city for our 2012 national convention, President Barack Obama gave us two directives: Think outside of the box, and find ways to include more Americans.Those guid… read more

Another Disaster for U.S. Workers

Posted by James Pethokoukis, AEI Ideas On August - 3 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

James Pethokoukis, AEI IdeasOnly in a world of lowered, New Normal expectations was the July jobs report anything less than another disaster for U.S. workers. Nonfarm payrolls rose 163,000 last month as the unemployment rate rose to 8.3%.&amp… read more

Obama’s Mission Failure: Economy Was Job One

Posted by John Podhoretz, NY Post On August - 3 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

John Podhoretz, NY PostThings are going wrong in the American economy right now – and in a way that no one expected, least of all an incumbent president with Election Day three months away. The man who said in 2009 that “if I don’t… read more

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Mitt Romney would cut millionaires’ taxes, Barack Obama says

You comparison shop for cans of tuna. Mitt Romney rides on Donald Trump’s jet. A new Obama campaign ad shows those scenes to hammer at the … read more


Inside Obama’s Swing State Charm Tour

Posted by Alex Altman, Time On August - 3 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Alex Altman, TimeFor a few minutes, it almost feels like 2008 again inside the air-conditioned gym. The raucous crowd is chanting and cheering and slinging I love you‘s. Before Barack Obama revs up his speech, they’re singing happy… read more

Who’s to Blame for Depressed Economy?

Posted by Paul Krugman, New York Times On August - 2 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Paul Krugman, New York TimesThere has been plenty to criticize about President Obama's handling of the economy. Yet the overriding story of the past few years is not Mr. Obama's mistakes but the scorched-earth opposition of Republicans, who … read more

D.C. Is Not Serious About Ending Cronyism

Posted by Peter Schweizer, Daily Beast On August - 2 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Peter Schweizer, Daily BeastBoth political parties are talking about cronyism and insider dealing.  But it's only talk, because they are unwilling to take the steps necessary to clean up their own houses.Begin wit… read more

Bill Clinton: It’s "typical" for a presidential candidate to release 10 or 11 years of tax returns.

Posted by Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On August - 1 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | It’s typical for presidential candidates to release 10 or 11 years of returns, Clinton says

President Barack Obama’s campaign intends to keep the pressure on Mitt Romney to release more of his tax returns…. read more


CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac Swing State Polls & Party ID

Posted by Sean Trende, RCP On August - 1 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Sean Trende, RCPThe new CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac polls showing Obama with big leads (and with the President above 50 percent) in Pennsylvania, Florida and Ohio are causing a lot of groans among Republicans, and elation among Democrats. In particular, Republ… read more

PPP (D) for League of Conservation Voters 7/23-25/12; 833 likely voters; 3.4% margin of error Mode: Automated phone PPP Release Arizona 2012 President 52% Romney… read more

A Defense of "You Didn’t Build That!"

Posted by Michael Smerconish, Huffington Post On July - 31 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Michael Smerconish, Huffington PostElizabeth Warren said it better than Barack Obama. And the president's presentation wasn't helped when supporters of Mitt Romney edited his words. Sadly, lost in a squabble over "you didn't build … read more

Bill Clinton’s New Best Friends

Posted by Debra Saunders, SF Chronicle On July - 30 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Debra Saunders, SF ChronicleIt doesn't matter who wins in November; Bill Clinton will end this year on top.The former president will introduce Barack Obama on the penultimate night of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. That&apo… read more

How Paul Ryan Captured the G.O.P.

Posted by Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker On July - 30 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Ryan Lizza, The New YorkerOne day in March, 2009, two months after the Inauguration of President Obama, Representative Paul Ryan, of Wisconsin, sat behind a small table in a cramped meeting space in his Capitol Hill office. Hunched forward in his chai… read more

How Does Romney Not Win Nevada?

Posted by Sherman Frederick, Las Vegas R-J On July - 30 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Sherman Frederick, Las Vegas R-JMitt Romney should be winning Nevada in Secretariat fashion. But he's not. He's popular in the conservative rural counties, for sure. And he has an edge in the Reno area.But, if the election were held today, h… read more


With 100 Days to Go, Election Up for Grabs

Posted by Cameron Joseph, The Hill On July - 29 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Cameron Joseph, The HillWith 100 days until the 2012 election, President Obama has a tenuous lead, but the struggling economy hurts his bid for a second term.Obama leads Mitt Romney by a narrow margin in most national polls, and has a slightly wider l… read more

Romney Not Out to Make the World Swoon

Posted by Fouad Ajami, Washington Post On July - 28 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Fouad Ajami, Washington PostThe itinerary for the overseas trip that Mitt Romney is taking — Britain, Poland and Israel — is brilliantly chosen. These countries contrast greatly with candidate Barack Obama’s 2008 foreign … read more

How Can Obama Win With This Economy?

Posted by Keith Koffler, WH Dossier On July - 27 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Keith Koffler, WH DossierThere’s just no longer any way to spin this. There is no reason why the economy should not be picking up after three and a half years of the Obama presidency. Unless the problem is the Obama presidency.The Commerce D… read more

Priorities USA Action: Says Romney had the uniforms for the 2002 Winter Olympic games made in Burma.

Posted by Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On July - 27 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Ad says Mitt Romney had Olympic uniforms made in Burma

With the Olympics about to begin, Priorities USA Action, a super PAC aligned with President Barack Obama, released an ad that used Olympic images to atta… read more


Mitt Stumbles on Every Front in London

Posted by Nicholas Watt, The Guardian On July - 27 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Nicholas Watt, The GuardianIf Barack Obama were dreaming up the ideal start to Mitt Romney's first overseas visit as the presumptive Republican nominee, the president might wonder whether his rival could offend the US's historic transatlanti… read more
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