In a new campaign video and in e-mails sent to reporters throughout the day, the Obama campaign spent much of Friday highlighting what they call an important omission from Mitt Romney's acceptance speech Thursday night.
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he wanted President Barack Obama to succeed for the sake of the country.
Small business played a major role during the Republican convention this week.
When President Barack Obama decided to take questions directly over social media he didn't turn to his 28 million Facebook fans, or his 19 million Twitter followers. Instead, he turned to a website called Reddit where popularity is measured, fittingly, in votes.
The Reddit community was surprised by President Obama taking questions on the site. Reddit's GM talks about the big day.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney criticized planned cuts to the U.S. defense budget Thursday night, accusing President Barack Obama of weakening future American power.
A look at some of the highlights from Day Three of the Republican convention in Tampa, Florida.
Paul Ryan on Wednesday night told a story about then-presidential candidate Barack Obama telling automotive workers that government can help keep their plant going -- an account that Ryan reportedly got wrong previously.
Paul Ryan symbolizes for many Republicans of his generation a passing of the torch and a call to embrace the Reagan-era principles that appealed so strongly to young voters in the 1980s.
This week, Republicans made a free and open Internet part of their party's 2012 platform.
Relatives of victims of the Sikh temple shooting say Obama and Romney haven't done enough for their community.
CNN's Paul Steinhauser goes behind the scenes of the RNC "war room" in Tampa, Florida.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa compares the Romney-Ryan ticket to President Obama's campaign and record.
In most presidential races this close, it is a battle for the undecideds and independents.
As Mitt Romney prepares to make the case for a first term, give a thought to what we can expect from a Barack Obama second term.
CNN's John King breaks down the numbers from the recent CNN/ORC International poll on the presidential race.
When the Republican National Convention kicks off this week in Tampa, Florida, the nation will notice one thing before anything else: This is not your father's or grandfather's Republican Party. Rather, it's a party with leaders as diverse as the country it intends to represent.
Monday was supposed to be Obama-bashing day to launch the Republican National Convention, and GOP organizers showed they weren't going to let something like a tropical storm totally derail their agenda.
When President Barack Obama's campaign announced plans for a full-court press while Republicans hold their convention in Tampa, Florida, this week, some veteran political watchers marked the end of an era.
Class size and what it means to how kids learn has been a long and hotly contested issue. President Barack Obama and many educators believe smaller classes, with fewer students per teacher, are the way to go.
A judge in Texas is warning the nation could descend into civil war if President Barack Obama is re-elected.
Texas Democrats are calling for the resignation of a Republican elected county judge who warned this week that the nation could descend into civil war if President Barack Obama is re-elected.
CNN's Drew Griffin reports on a small solar biz, once the star of Obama green jobs program, now caught in trade dispute.
They call politics a blood sport, a battle royale, a bare-knuckle brawl.
President Obama is "deeply concerned" about the growing number of deadly attacks on U.S. forces by Afghan security forces, and plans to contact the Afghan president to discuss taking tougher actions, he said Monday.
A group of former U.S. military and intelligence officers, including retired Navy SEALs, appear in a 22-minute documentary that was released on Wednesday asserting that the Obama administration has leaked considerable classified intelligence about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden for political gain.
A group of former special forces officers accuse President Obama of taking too much credit for Osama bin Laden's death.
Politicians have always been a fat target for humorists.
In an effort to create more jobs and improve transportation, the Obama administration announced a new "Use It or Lose It" program Friday, making nearly $500 million in unspent earmarks available for states to use on so-called "shovel ready" infrastructure projects.
Paul Ryan assured Republicans on Friday that they had the chance to turn America around from the failed policies of President Barack Obama if they elect Mitt Romney to the White House in November.
While space travel still gets a lot of attention, not enough attention has been accorded to a major new expedition to the deepest point in the ocean, some 7 miles deep -- the recent journey by James Cameron, on behalf of National Geographic.
Last Saturday morning, when media crews outside the Sikh gurdwara (house of worship) in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, packed up their trucks to chase the news of Mitt Romney's choice for vice president, Sikh Americans were left reflecting on six days of unprecedented national attention. After the shooting of six people in a Sikh gurdwara, a stream of national leaders, from the Rev. Jesse Jackson to Gov. Scott Walker, came to offer condolences and support. But there was one person missing.
As many as 1.8 million immigrants may benefit from the new deferred deportation policy. CNN's Rafael Romo reports..
President Obama's executive order on immigration goes into effect Wednesday.
If Barack Obama could make three wishes, he would probably ask for the crisis in Syria to go away. That would help him receive another wish: Getting reelected as president of the United States.
The Bush and Obama administrations' extraordinary program of targeted killing has resulted in the deaths of as many as 4,400 people to date. Books such as Daniel Klaidman's "Kill or Capture" and David E. Sanger's "Confront and Conceal" are appearing thick and fast, focusing on the program and particularly on the use of drones to carry it out.
Pakistan's ambassador to the U.S., Sherry Rehman, says the drone program is counterproductive to all her country's goals.
A visit to the Iowa State Fair is a test of diet discipline: They fry just about everything -- from Oreos to butter to mac & cheese -- and the bigger the better, from half-pound tenderloins to massive turkey legs and pork chops.
CNN's John King takes a look at Iowa, a state President Obama won by 10% in 2008. It's now a tight race in the state.
A web video featuring former special forces officers criticizes President Barack Obama for taking too much credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden and allowing classified information about the raid to become public.
Bobak Ferdowsi launched into Internet superstardom last week for helping guide the rover Curiosity in its journey to the surface of Mars.
As the nation's ranches and farms endure one of the most severe droughts in decades, the Obama administration has ordered the Pentagon to look into purchasing a "second helping" of all things meat.
Jonathan Martin, Christina Bellantoni, Michael Shear and Howard Kurtz discuss Obama's latest foray into social media.
Barack Obama's campaign is making better use of the Internet and social media to reach voters than presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney, according to a new study.
John Avlon gets to the bottom of the budget plans of presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.
For one week in August, the Republican Party will have a guaranteed place on prime time TV and, it hopes, voters' undivided attention.
A seven-term Wisconsin congressman, who 54% of the American people were not aware of last week, just knocked the president of the United States off of his perch as the most talked-about politician on the largest social media platform in the world.
"Mohawk Guy," a Mars rover flight director, isn't just a social media sensation -- he made an impression on President Barack Obama, too.
Anderson Cooper reports on an ad by the Romney campaign that claims Obama wants to drop welfare work requirements.
A new video ad paid for by a Democratic super PAC hits Mitt Romney on Bain Capital again. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports.
The presidential campaigns are blowing smoke so thick that some voters are having a hard time peering through it.
Hypocritical. Contemptible. Dishonest. "Obamaloney." The rhetoric, charges and counter-charges flew fast and thick Tuesday as the presidential election campaign continued on its sharply negative trajectory.
Martin Luther King III and Amb. Andrew Young discuss their efforts to make voting more accessible to Americans.
The campaigns of President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney are engaged in a fierce battle in Ohio, knowing full well that it is one of the critical battleground states that could determine who wins in November.
President Obama responds to supporters serenading him during a campaign stop leading up to his birthday.
It's easy to understand why so many observers don't think that party conventions matter any more.
Young illegal immigrants can start applying on August 15 for two-year deferrals from deportation, but will have to pay $465 in fees, a top immigration official announced Friday.
The CEO of Murray Energy Corp. responds to critics and explains why he's blaming Obama for the closure of his plant.
The leader of a shuttering Ohio coal mining operation on Friday blamed the Obama administration for the shutdown and for hurting the economy generally with he called a "war on coal," an assertion the White House pushed back on as false and misleading.
Juana Reyes didn't think that selling chicken, pork and chili cheese tamales would buy her a one-way ticket out of the country. But it just might.
President Barack Obama has signed a covert directive authorizing U.S. support for Syrian rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad's forces, U.S. officials told CNN on Wednesday.
Paulette Beale shakes her head at the suggestion, then flashes a contagious smile.
President Obama's re-election chances will be determined in part by African-American turnout.
CNN's Dana Bash looks at Obama's latest comments on gun control and how some Democrats may now be in a tough spot.
The day before Mitt Romney makes a highly publicized trip to Israel, President Barack Obama on Friday signed a bill passed by Congress designed to increase security ties with the Jewish state.
Last week's massacre at a Colorado movie theater revived the dormant gun control debate in the United States, but neither President Barack Obama nor Republican candidate Mitt Romney is pushing for new laws now to prevent similar attacks.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced an initiative he said will give African-American students greater access "to a complete and competitive education from the time they're born all through the time they get a career."
Taxmaggedon is coming. Unless President Obama and Congress act, Americans will be hit with what would be in total dollars the largest tax increase in history in little more than five months.
President Barack Obama addresses the recent shooting in Aurora, Colorado.
Don't expect President Barack Obama or Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to talk about the issue of gun control in the wake of last week's deadly mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado -- there's little to gain from bringing up the issue.
In a speech after the Colorado shooting Friday, President Barack Obama asked Americans to pray, reflect and remember what's important in life while the city of Aurora mourned the dead and wounded.
Former "Saturday Night Live" funnyman Jon Lovitz is seemingly continuing to audition for a job as a cable news talking head. The comedian, who's been a vocal critic of President Obama in the past (most recently calling him a "f?ing a--hole" during a podcast) has taken to ? where else? ? Twitter to speak out about the President's recent comments.
Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked the No.1 item on the president's congressional "to-do-list," refusing to allow a vote on a bill that would give tax breaks for companies that "insource" jobs to the U.S. from overseas while eliminating tax deductions for companies that move jobs abroad.
Depending on whom you ask, either Democratic efforts to force big-dollar donors out of the shadows are a smokescreen that hides union clout, or Republicans opposing the efforts are just blowing smoke in an attempt to ensure well-heeled donors stay anonymous.
New ads from the presidential campaigns encapsulate where the race stands, with President Barack Obama's camp continuing its assault on his challenger over his business record and refusal to share tax records and Mitt Romney trying to make allegations of cronyism knock the incumbent off the assault.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Stephen Moore face off over the effects of Gov. Scott Walker's failed recall. Ali Velshi moderates.
President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, found themselves in a spot where only a few lovebirds have landed: The kiss cam at the Verizon Center during a basketball game Monday night.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney resumed campaigning Monday, with both men focusing on the economy as key to their chances of winning the votes of Americans in November.
The head of a prominent Syrian opposition group says U.S. President Barack Obama should take greater action on Syria and not be worried about whether the "right decision" will hurt Obama's re-election campaign.
A man from Uzbekistan living in Alabama was sentenced Friday to almost 16 years in prison for threatening to kill President Barack Obama.
An ad released Saturday by President Barack Obama's campaign features Mitt Romney singing "America, America" while the screen flashes with names of other countries.
Mitt Romney described assertions by President Barack Obama's campaign as "deceptive," demanding an apology and rejecting calls to release more than two years of tax returns.
CNN's Jim Acosta asks Mitt Romney about his impressions of the Obama campaign team's strategy.
If you bought gas, you paid a tax.
Accusations of lies and counter-lies dominated the intensifying November election campaign Thursday, with surrogates and spokespeople for President Barack Obama and certain Republican nominee Mitt Romney trying to cast the other as dishonest and secretive.
Vice-President Joe Biden delivers a passionate recap of President Obama's presidency to a receptive NAACP convention.
Vice President Joe Biden delivered a rousing address to the NAACP in Houston on Thursday, bolstering support for President Barack Obama and drawing sharp contrasts with the Republican Party on civil rights issues.
Mitt Romney gets booed after attacking Obamacare at NAACP convention. What is his plan to court Pres. Obama's base?
Even in an election year, the current dysfunction in Washington reflects a worsening partisan divide that has created what amounts to parallel political universes seemingly unable to comprehend or deal with each other.
President Obama says his health care plan is critical to helping the middle class thrive again.
A private marketing firm has been temporarily blocked from using President Obama's familiar "Rising Sun" campaign logo, after the Obama campaign committee filed a trademark infringement lawsuit.
President Obama stops in Iowa to defend his plan to keep Bush-era tax cuts for people making under $250,000 a year.
The White House is running out of time, and ideas, for turning the economy around before the fall elections.
The Bush-era tax cut extension is going to expire, causing renewed policy arguments between President Obama and the GOP.
President Barack Obama, fresh from his renewed pitch to cut taxes for the middle class, takes his message to Iowa Tuesday -- a trip shadowed by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as part of a GOP strategy of "bracketing" the president's public appearances in battleground states.
Political parties are closely looking at Latino voting trends in swing states. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
This week, the National Council of La Raza is hosting its annual conference in Las Vegas. The group is the biggest kid on the Hispanic block. Starting with George H.W. Bush, every Democrat and Republican president and nominee has addressed the conference. This year, neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney is doing so.
President Obama calls for the renewal of Bush-era tax cuts for Americans who make under $250,000.
During a meeting with historians in 2011, Politico reported, President Obama said: "What you could do for me is to help me find a way to discuss the issue of inequality in our society without being accused of class warfare." For Obama, this is not an esoteric question. Rather, this is a challenge that will be integral to his campaign and, if he is re-elected, to his second term as president.
President Barack Obama signed on Friday a transportation funding and student loan bill which passed Congress last week in a rare election-year compromise between Republicans and Democrats.
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