Mitt Romney says he wouldn’t alter the status of young illegal immigrants already approved for work permits. Some thought the statement was halfhearted, while others said he should have criticized the president.
From Ronald Reagan’s one-liner, “There you go again,” to Al Gore’s heavy sighs and eye rolls, zingers and mannerisms can define a presidential debate even more than the candidates’ positions on critical issues. Here is a look back at seven defining debate moments.
Attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, provided an opening to question Obama's handling of an international crisis – and Mitt Romney and the GOP are making the most of it. But they'll need to avoid bellicose statements that may alienate independent voters, one expert cautions.
Mitt Romney holds the advantage over Obama in key battleground states with voters who are veterans. In Virginia Thursday, Romney denounced planned cuts in military spending. Obama stressed duty to care for service members returned from war.
At an AARP conference Friday, GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan spoke of financial peril ahead for Medicare and contrasted his party's "competition"-based plan to fix it with Obama's plan under the health-care reform law.
Bashing China plays big in this crucial battleground state. Obama claims that Mitt Romney, as a businessman, sent US jobs to China. Romney counters that Obama, as president, waited until the election to stand up to China on unfair trade practices.
The presidential election will be decided by a tiny fraction of American voters – those in swing states who have not made up their minds. What are these 1 million people waiting for? The Monitor talked to five undecided voters to find out.
On 'Meet the Press,' Mitt and Ann Romney opened up about their religion. Mrs. Romney likens the possibility that her husband could be the first Mormon president to Barack Obama’s election as the first African-American to hold the position, an event that 'made us proud as Americans.'
President Obama's post-convention poll bounce appears to be real. Some Romney supporters are worried, but he has two major advantages: an economy that continues to falter under Obama's watch and the ability to raise and spend money on campaign ads.