Mitt Romney

  • May 3, 2012  

    “The government officials came into my home, wanted to beat my family to death,” Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng said Thursday, indicating he now wants to leave China. Ray Suarez discussed the fast-moving saga of the blind activist with the AP’s Charles Hutzler, the ChinaAid Association’s Bob Fu and professor Susan Shirk. Continue reading

  • May 3, 2012  

    As part of an ongoing series on how candidates and surrogates use social media this election season, Ray Suarez and journalists Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz of Daily-Download.com discuss the role of Twitter and hashtags to spread or co-opt campaign messages from President Obama and Mitt Romney. Continue reading

  • May 2, 2012  

    In other news Wednesday, at least 11 people died and nearly 50 others were hurt as violent clashes erupted in Cairo, Egypt, three weeks before a presidential election. Also, a federal appeals court ruled that John Yoo, whose memos justified harsh treatment of U.S. terror suspects, has immunity against lawsuits by detainees. Continue reading

  • May 2, 2012  

    On the campaign trail, President Obama and Mitt Romney both stumped Wednesday in hotly contested Virginia. Gwen Ifill, USA Today’s Susan Page and NewsHour Political Editor Christina Bellantoni discuss the candidates’ efforts in battleground states ahead of their parties’ conventions and the November presidential election. Continue reading

  • April 27, 2012  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s top political news including Democrats and Republicans battling over student loans, Newt Gingrich’s legacy, how austerity efforts affect growth compared to spending and debt, and the Supreme Court taking up Arizona’s immigration law. Continue reading

  • April 25, 2012  

    In other news Wednesday, News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch appeared before a British inquiry panel to refute charges he had too cozy a relationship with Britain’s top politicians, among them former Prime Minister Tony Blair. Also, the U.S. Senate voted to slow down service cuts to the ailing U.S. Postal Service. Continue reading

  • April 24, 2012  

    Hoping to appeal to youth voters, President Obama spoke Tuesday on the rising cost of higher education while Mitt Romney criticized his record on job creation. Gwen Ifill, the Democratic National Committee’s Patrick Gaspard and the College Republican National Committee’s Alex Schriver discuss campaign outreach to young voters. Continue reading

  • April 23, 2012  

    Ahead of Tuesday’s GOP primary in Pennsylvania, Mitt Romney is trying to appeal to voters in the political center and the conservative base. Though the presidential campaign has largely evolved into a two-man race between Romney and President Obama, analysts say Romney still needs strong primary showings. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • April 20, 2012  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s top political news including President Obama’s and Mitt Romney’s differing “big visions” for the country, how the campaigns are working on appealing to Latino voters plus Republicans’ and Democrats’ standing with the U.S. electorate. Continue reading

  • April 19, 2012  

    As part of our ongoing series on how the presidential campaign plays out in social media and on the Web, Jeffrey Brown and journalists Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz of daily-download.com discuss how Google searches have changed the way President Obama and Mitt Romney target different demographics. Continue reading