Obama team tries to lower expectations for debates

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign doesn’t want to talk about what the Democrat is doing to prepare for the fall debates with Republican Mitt Romney. But aides are readily setting expectations — and not surprisingly, they want to keep them low for Obama while...

Obamas’ Fundraising Win Over Romney

President Barack Obama squeaked out a fundraising victory over Mitt Romney in August as the candidates gear up for the final stretch of their closely contested campaign. SOURCE

Obama Warns Syria about Chemical Weapons

Monday, President Barack Obama warned that he would consider military force if Syria’s Bashar Assad either tries to relocate his regime’s arsenal of chemical and biological weapons or attempts to use them on his own people in a bid to crush an uprising that could topple him from...

Candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Show Disinterest for New Gun Control Laws

Both candidates Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama share their views on the new gun control laws. Last week’s massacre at a Colorado movie theater revived the dormant gun control debate in the United States. Neither President Barack Obama nor Republican candidate Mitt Romney are pushing for new gun...

Campaign Pauses in Respect of Colo. Shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deadly shootings at a movie theater in Colorado have briefly silenced the presidential campaign, prompting both President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney to cut short their schedules and pull advertising in the state out of respect for the victims and their...

Obama Says Hugo Chavez is Not a ‘Serious’ Threat

President Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast late Tuesday that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez—a leftist leader who flaunts close ties with Iran and has become a bugbear for American conservatives—has not posed a “serious” threat to American national...

Obama Campaign Says it will be Out-Raised in June

Washington (CNN) – The big bucks being raised by Mitt Romney and the pro-Republican independent groups aiding his bid for the White House are a major concern, say top members of President Barack Obama’s re-election team. And one of the officials says he expects Romney’s GOP presidential...

Obama’s 27 Not-So-Bad Job Months

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – For anyone puzzled by President Barack Obama’s comment last week that the private sector is “doing fine,” it might help to put on his administration’s blinders and focus on the last two...

President Obama Enlists Bill Clinton to Campaign

NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Barack Obama enlisted Bill Clinton to campaign alongside him in New York on Monday, tapping the popular ex-president’s star power to rake in cash for his re-election bid from Wall Street investors and show business...

Democrat Proxy Wars

Bill Pascrell and Steve Rothman will face off in New Jersey’s newly created northeastern 9th District leaving little room for challengers. While it looks like a win for the Democratic party as a whole, the battle has made many lawmakers take sides. President Obama has thrown his support behind Rothman,...

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