Mitt Romney

  • October 2, 2012  

    In 2008, North Carolina went blue for the first time since 1976, in large part due to a high turnout of African-American voters. But with enthusiasm ebbing over the down economy and unmet expectations among key voting blocs, turnout may be too unpredictable to know which way the state will swing in 2012. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • October 1, 2012  

    Days before the first 2012 presidential debate, Mitt Romney and President Obama work to craft their messages on the economy, health care, the role of government and governing. Judy Woodruff talks to the Rothenberg Political Report’s Stu Rothenberg and Susan Page of USA Today for more on the candidates’ preparations. Continue reading

  • September 27, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, despite the fact that jobless claims filed last week were the lowest in 2 months, the Commerce Department revised economic growth estimates down by 0.4 percent to 1.3 percent. And the Obama and Romney campaigns used the latest economic numbers as fodder on the campaign trail. Continue reading

  • September 27, 2012  

    The Obama campaign has bought ad time during video games, while Mitt Romney has been using social media to target specific voters to encourage early voting. Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz of the Daily Download talk to Judy Woodruff about new advertising outlets and a plethora of polls showing President Obama in the lead. Continue reading

  • September 26, 2012   BY Christina Bellantoni and Terence Burlij  

    Supporters of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan greet the Republican nominees at Ohio’s Dayton International Airport on Tuesday. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images. No Republican has won the White House without winning Ohio, but it appears increasingly likely that Mitt … Continue reading

  • September 26, 2012  

    Though Election Day is nearly six weeks away, some voters have already cast their ballots. Thirty-five states have early voting or no-excuse absentee voting. Gwen Ifill talks to George Mason University’s Michael McDonald for more on the process of early voting and its potential impact on the 2012 election. Continue reading

  • September 25, 2012  

    In other news Tuesday, President Obama presented his strategy for reviving the economy and supporting the middle class, while challenger Mitt Romney began a bus tour throughout Ohio, touting his education policy and hoping to sway undecided Ohio voters to vote for him at the polls. Continue reading

  • September 25, 2012  

    In Pueblo, Colo., and at the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative, Mitt Romney lambasted President Obama’s handling of foreign affairs after the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya. Gwen Ifill talks to former U.S. Ambassador Nicholas Burns and Council on Foreign Relations’ Richard Haass about the president’s foreign policy. Continue reading

  • September 24, 2012  

    Debate preparations are underway with only one week until the first 2012 presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney. Judy Woodruff talks to The Rothenberg Report’s Stu Rothenberg and USA Today’s Susan Page for more on the strategy behind the messages coming from the Obama and Romney campaigns. Continue reading

  • September 21, 2012   BY Christina Bellantoni  

    Mark Shields and David Brooks were reunited in the NewsHour newsroom for the Doubleheader Friday, chatting in the informal setting for the first time since the conventions. I was filling in for Hari Sreenivasan, who will return to hosting the … Continue reading