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After two primary rounds, dozens of debates and thousands of hours grinding it out on the stump, Mitt Romney and his campaign reached the top of Republican Party presidential politics and found themselves focusing on a new topic: him.
CNN contributor Ron Brownstein on if GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's speech will give him a bump in polling.
Mitt Romney accepted the Republican Party's nomination for the presidency on Thursday night, culminating a convention shortened to three days by Tropical Storm Isaac.
A look at some of the highlights from Day Three of the Republican convention in Tampa, Florida.
Mercilessly, the 2012 GOP convention in Tampa is not yet over. Mitt Romney will speak in a few hours. Clint Eastwood is pulling the cover from his Gran Torino. Jeb Bush, I suspect, is getting ready to defend his name and his cause.
CNN contributors Will Cain & Roland Martin debate the 'factually challenged' statements in Rep. Paul Ryan's RNC speech.
One and only one argument has the potential to deliver Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to the White House. The argument comes in two parts, the first of which is perfectly familiar.
CNN's Tom Foreman fact checks the presidential candidates' energy policies.
Americans consume more than 19 million barrels of oil a day as well as tons of coal and natural gas, raising questions about the future availability of those resources and the environmental impact of their development and use.
When Dolley Madison swanned onto the Washington scene in pink satin and ermine in the early 19th century, she created a new role for first ladies. The president's wife could appear larger-than-life on the public stage, imparting emotional and psychological messages about her husband to the public.
Some of the biggest names in the Republican Party took to the stage to show support for Mitt Romney.
The Republican National Convention will make history Wednesday night. Ishwar Singh, wearing a turban and beard, will take the stage and lead thousands of conservatives in prayer.
Democrats wasted no time on Tuesday trying to undercut Republicans as they began their convention, attacking a key GOP message before party luminaries took the spotlight in Tampa.
CNN's Paul Steinhauser goes behind the scenes of the RNC "war room" in Tampa, Florida.
Chris Christie brought his trademark passion to the Republican National Convention on Tuesday, delivering a robust endorsement of Mitt Romney for president and advocating a tough-minded approach for dealing with the nation's economic and political problems.
Her family calls her the Mitt Stabilizer. Ann Romney, who is someone who is known to be able to calm her husband down when needed, is taking center stage in trying to paint a more personal picture of her husband of 43 years.
GOP presidential candidiate Mitt Romney and wife Ann Romney talk to CNN's Gloria Borger about Ann's multiple sclerosis.
"No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that I was born and raised."
Mitt Romney makes what sounds like a birth certificate joke. CNN's Jim Acosta reports on the immediate backlash.
Ron Brownstein and Karen Tumulty on the state of the 2012 campaign as the GOP prepares to hold its convention.
Is the tea party changing the Republican Party from the inside -- or selling out to the GOP?
The Romney family discusses the car accident that almost took Mitt Romney's life during his missionary days in France.
It is a side of Mitt Romney the public often does not see -- opening up about his faith, devotion to his family and his work as a Mormon overseas missionary and later church leader at home.
A shortened Republican National Convention needs to overcome a threatening hurricane, as well as Democratic attacks and lingering internal rifts, to seize the best remaining chance to show America the real Mitt Romney before the November election, top Republicans said Sunday.
Monday events are canceled at the GOP convention as Tropical storm Isaac threatens Florida.
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney threw his campaign another curve ball when he revived the sensitive "birther" issue while campaigning in his native Michigan on Friday.
Mitt Romney returned to his native Michigan on Friday where he created a stir with a comment about birth certificates, reopening a thorny issue pushed by some Republicans who question whether President Barack Obama is a U.S.-born citizen, a requisite for the White House.
Mitt Romney says if he's elected president, the U.S. can become energy independent by 2020.
CNN's Tom Foreman fact checks the candidates' claims on education.
In case you haven't noticed, this election season is awash in money.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan hit the campaign trail Thursday to pitch energy policy and defense spending, as new polls showed President Barack Obama maintaining a slight lead in three key swing states after Romney named the conservative House Budget Committee chairman as his running mate.
They call politics a blood sport, a battle royale, a bare-knuckle brawl.
The ongoing furor over U.S. Rep. Todd Akin's remarks on rape and pregnancy was largely ignored on the campaign trail Tuesday as candidates for president and vice president refocused their attention on the issues that have dominated the election for weeks: Medicare and the economy.
The Republican Party is set to once again enshrine into its official platform support for "a human life amendment" to the Constitution that would outlaw abortion without making explicit exemptions for rape or incest, according to draft language of the platform obtained exclusively by CNN late Monday.
Vice President Joe Biden has been the topic of much discussion this past week as to whether he was playing racial politics in what has become the "chains speech" in Danville, Virginia.
Biden was targeted for his use of the word "chains," and Ryan was attacked for his record on the stimulus this week.
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.
If you like your exercises in democracy nasty, negative and nonsensical, look no further. If you prefer fear and pessimism over inspiration and optimism, you're in luck. If you like it when political rivals forgo trying to convince you as to who can be the better president and spend their time demonizing the other guy, this is the presidential election for you.
Mitt Romney's campaign can now point to at least one thing it has in common with Ronald Reagan's -- a musical act is asking it to stop using its music at campaign stops.
By now, we're on the same page that Mitt Romney's pick of Paul Ryan as his running mate contradicts a golden oldie of presidential election strategy -- run to the conservative (or liberal) base to win the nomination and then reposition toward the center to lure the more moderate independent swing voters who are necessary to win the general election.
President Barack Obama wrapped up a three-day bus tour of Iowa on Wednesday by accusing Mitt Romney of dishonest attacks on his record, while the certain Republican nominee continued to call Obama's re-election effort a hateful divide-and-conquer strategy.
When Paul Ryan struggled to explain a budget-balancing timeline under Mitt Romney, he highlighted the difficulty of trying to run a substantive campaign without being too specific.
The fight to define Paul Ryan is getting more heated by the day. But days after defending against an offensive against his running mate, Mitt Romney's campaign appears to be mounting a counteroffensive.
CNN's Brian Todd looks at the attacks on Paul Ryan's Medicare proposals and whether they hold up.
John Avlon gets to the bottom of the budget plans of presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.
President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney battled over Medicare and energy policy Tuesday as the November election campaign reached out to battleground states crucial to both sides' chances for victory.
For one week in August, the Republican Party will have a guaranteed place on prime time TV and, it hopes, voters' undivided attention.
For the past few months, I have been trying to figure out why Mitt Romney is so unlikeable.
Senior Romney Campaign Adviser Ed Gillespie on Romney's likability.
Elections are ultimately about trust. And trust may be the only kind of currency that Mitt Romney is running low on lately. After a brutal couple of months defending the outsourcing of American jobs by his private equity firm, Bain Capital, and his mysterious tax returns, Romney took another body blow when an independent report revealed that his tax plan would grant himself and his wealthy friends a big tax cut while raising taxes on 95% of Americans.
John King takes a look at the career of Rep. Paul Ryan and what he would add to Mitt Romney's ticket.
The 2012 presidential campaign returned its focus to Iowa on Monday as President Barack Obama and Rep. Paul Ryan, the newly minted GOP vice presidential candidate, were set to stump in the electoral battleground.
Paul Ryan's journey from congressman to vice-presidential candidate was cloaked in secrecy worthy of a big-screen thriller.
Mitt Romney on Saturday announced U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate for the White House -- a bold and risky move that energized both conservatives and their opponents.
Mitt Romney, saying there are better days ahead, announces Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate.
In an exclusive interview with CNN's Gloria Borger earlier this week, Beth Myers described what the process entailed.
CNN National Political Correspondent Jim Acosta reports on the new CNN/ORC International poll
"Can we trust that politician?"
Some voters are still pining for Mitt Romney to pick a dream running mate who's likely out of reach -- a candidate who has said she won't run.
Mitt Romney spent weeks battling Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich for the Republican presidential nomination, and he faced blistering attacks from Rick Perry and other GOP rivals along the way. And now he is paying the price.
Mitt Romney's refusal to release tax returns in the critical years of his income accumulation has done little to dispel the legitimate concern that arises from hints buried in his scant disclosure to date: Did he augment his wealth through highly aggressive tax stratagems of questionable validity?
Like a lion trained on its prey, conservatives are tracking certain Republican nominee Mitt Romney for any gaffe, policy shift or other signal that shows he is really the moderate they fear instead of the right-wing ideologue they want.
CNN's John King profiles Tim Pawlenty, considered to be among Mitt Romney's top choices for a running mate.
The presidential campaigns are blowing smoke so thick that some voters are having a hard time peering through it.
Mitt Romney is expected to announce his vice presidential running mate any day, and the certain GOP nominee's campaign is asking supporters to download "Mitt's VP" app, which has the primary purpose of sending a push notification with the name of Romney's choice to users before the official announcement to the press.
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.
Republicans hammered Harry Reid Monday for allegations he made against Mitt Romney. CNN's Dana Bash reports.
Ari Fleischer and Cornell Belcher discuss how voters will judge Mitt Romney's foreign policy expertise after his trip.
A glass half-full or emptying fast? Depends on who you listened to Friday as President Barack Obama and certain Republican nominee Mitt Romney described the July jobs report at competing public appearances.
Mitt Romney's horse Rafalca, is in the Spotlightand appears in an Olympic event and political ads.
President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney traded accusations on tax policy Thursday, with both claiming at campaign stops in battleground states that the other's strategies have failed.
When the press tried to ask Romney questions, his traveling press secretary verbally dressed down reporters.
Mitt Romney press secretary Rich Gorka's outburst in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday, during which he told a reporter to "shove it," is of a piece with the Barnumesque spectacle of his candidate's world tour. But to this veteran of many campaign tours, the incident raises a provocative question about modern campaign history: When and how did the Republicans become the championship party of whining?
Bolstered by a new poll that shows him leading in Ohio and two other battleground states, President Barack Obama on Wednesday made his ninth campaign trip this year to the Buckeye State to attack Republican rival Mitt Romney's tax plan as unfair to middle-class Americans.
Mitt Romney's high-profile trip to England, Israel and Poland featured cheering crowds, iconic settings and forceful speeches, but may be remembered more for diplomatic gaffes.
In the estimation of Mitt Romney and his top campaign aides, there were no gaffes, no mistakes, no ill-advised statements on the Republican candidate's overseas trip.
If only Mitt Romney could turn the Olympic torch on the newspaper headlines in London.
Brits rail against Mitt Romney's gaffe. Carol Costello talks with GOP consultant John Brabender about the trip-up.
When Mitt Romney took the stage at the annual VFW convention Tuesday, he had a chance to finally offer serious ideas for strengthening U.S. foreign policy and how, if elected president, he would keep our nation secure.
Mitt Romney's political tightrope in his quest for the presidency has been especially evident on foreign policy, with the certain Republican nominee sounding conservative while also espousing more moderate approaches similar to his opponent, President Barack Obama.
At a campaign event in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney comments on the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado.
Either Mitt Romney got really popular last weekend, or something funky was going on with his Twitter feed.
In a speech to a wounded nation, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney returned to his roots of faith in the face of a national tragedy.
A New York Times front-page article Monday detailed a new phenomenon in news coverage of the presidential campaign: candidates insisting on "quote approval," telling reporters what they can and cannot use in some stories. And, stunningly, reporters agreeing to it.
By announcing that he will release no further tax returns beyond his 2010 and 2011 returns, Mitt Romney appears to have exempted himself from the proud bipartisan tradition of presidential nominees displaying genuine financial candor with the electorate.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer says the back-and-forth between Pres. Obama & Romney is going to get a whole lot more brutal.
In politics, if you're not on offense, you're on defense.
If you agree that a presidential nominee comes to the selection of his running mate the same way a football coach develops strategy for the last few minutes of an important game, then Rob Portman and Tim Pawlenty are the political equivalents of running your fullback off-tackle.
Peter Hamby looks at why Mitt Romney may announce his choice for a running mate this week.
Mitt Romney has a reputation for pragmatism, deliberation and playing it safe.
Mitt Romney is rumored to be announcing a choice soon for his vice presidential running mate, and conventional thinking suggests his pick is going to be "safe," someone who brings a high measure of conservative street cred, and preferably from a swing state.
CNN's Jim Acosta speaks to presidential candidate Mitt Romney about his departure date from Bain Capital.
There may be a number of good reasons to vote against Mitt Romney, but based upon what we know so far, his honesty about his tenure at Bain Capital does not seem to be one of them.
By any measure, the Mitt Romney for president campaign has had a painfully bad week. What went wrong?
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.
President Obama weighed in Friday on the controversy surrounding when Mitt Romney surrendered leadership of his former financial firm, Bain Capital, saying he thinks the Republican candidate should address questions that have been raised.
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