Using taxpayer dollars to fly to battleground states to make political points is 'pathetic,' Boehner says. But presidents running for reelection are often accused of using perks of office to unfair advantage – and guidelines are not clear.
In an interview Wednesday, Jimmy Carter said he'd be 'comfortable' with a Romney presidency – and inadvertently highlighted a problem for President Obama: Many Democrats don't think Mitt Romney is scary.
Many Republicans are grousing about President Obama's appearance on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' and complaining that he's just trying to distract Americans from his policy failures.
Well, Sarah Palin is airing the concerns of many farm-state lawmakers. But there's no evidence that Obama is trying to stop kids from working on the family farm, which she alleges.
Janet Napolitano, whose department oversees the Secret Service, said Wednesday there is no evidence of a pattern of indiscretion among agents. Nine have left the service in the wake of the recent prostitution scandal.
The president's political advisers must be fairly pleased. Obama, on Jimmy Fallon late-night show, both trumpeted his message about keeping college loan rates low and needled Republicans about it.
Start with a late-night funnyman. Add a president. Then, talk about something serious – Obama chose student loans – while Jimmy Fallon's house band, The Roots, lays down a rhythm. Punch it up. Laugh. Then, wait to see how Romney responds.
John Edwards' trial turns on whether $1 million from heiress Bunny Mellon and another donor was a bid to influence an election – hence an illegal campaign contribution – or merely an effort to cover up an extramarital affair.