Mitt Romney

  • August 13, 2012  

    The Commission on Presidential Debates has announced the line-up for the 2012 presidential debates, naming the PBS NewsHour’s Jim Lehrer as the moderator of the first debate on Oct. 3, as well as Martha Raddatz, Candy Crowley and Bob Schieffer. Jim sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss his decision to take on another debate. Continue reading

  • August 13, 2012  

    After Mitt Romney announced Paul Ryan as his running mate, the Obama and Romney campaigns have tried to capitalize on the news, especially in key swing states. How might Ryan affect the election outcome? Judy Woodruff talks campaign strategy with Dan Balz of The Washington Post and NewsHour Politics Editor Christina Bellantoni. Continue reading

  • August 10, 2012   BY Christina Bellantoni and Terence Burlij  

    Mitt Romney boards his campaign plane in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. Mitt Romney’s favorability ratings were on the upswing ever since he locked down the Republican nomination in April, but there are growing signs … Continue reading

  • August 10, 2012  

    Washington Post columnists Ruth Marcus and Michael Gerson discuss the week’s top political news with Judy Woodruff, including recent negative campaign ads, the shifts in polling, and Mitt Romney’s anticipated vice-presidential announcement. Continue reading

  • August 9, 2012  

    In a new ad, the Romney campaign targets ‘welfare-to-work’ programs and inflexibility for state changes to federal programs. Judy Woodruff talks to Georgetown University’s Peter Edelman and Heritage Foundation’s Robert Rector about welfare reform and the criticisms and proposals coming out of the campaign trail. Continue reading

  • August 7, 2012  

    July campaign numbers reveal that Mitt Romney has outraised the Obama campaign for the third straight month. Judy Woodruff talks to Democratic political consultant Mo Elleithee and former Republican campaign manager Rick Davis about campaign fundraising and spending strategy on both sides of the political aisle. Continue reading

  • August 6, 2012   BY Christina Bellantoni and Terence Burlij  

    Mitt Romney speaks at campaign event with Republican governors last week in Basalt, Colo. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. This post was updated at 10:25 a.m. ET to include the July fundraising numbers for President Obama and the Democratic National … Continue reading

  • August 2, 2012   BY Christina Bellantoni and Terence Burlij  

    President Obama delivers a speech Wednesday at a campaign event in Akron, Ohio. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images. For the second consecutive day President Obama’s campaign is blasting Mitt Romney’s tax reform plan as unfair to middle-class Americans, this time … Continue reading

  • August 2, 2012  

    Romney’s campaign is trying to win over middle class voters by promoting Mitt Romney’s tax plan, which would lower individual tax rates. Judy Woodruff talks to Tax Policy Center’s Bill Gale and Tax Foundation’s Scott Hodge about a new study that states the rich, not the middle class, stand to benefit most from Romney’s plan. Continue reading

  • July 31, 2012   BY Terence Burlij and Katelyn Polantz  

    Mitt Romney gives a speech Tuesday at the University of Warsaw. Photo Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images. Suffice it to say Mitt Romney’s overseas tour has not gone exactly to plan. First, there was the controversy over his comments about London’s preparedness … Continue reading