Obama becomes absentee president

Politics | Neil Munro
U.S. President Obama pauses while speaking about the continuing government shutdown from White House Briefing Room in Washington

He’s sidelined critical health, budget, immigration, economic and foreign policy decisions while he campaigns

Hurricane Sandy leads presidential campaigns to cancel events in Virginia

Politics | Monique Hamm

Inclement weather reports drive Obama and Romney campaigns to change plans for their final week of campaigning

Two in 'Republican women for Obama' ad exposed as Democrats - TheDC

Politics | Jeff Poor

Mother and daughter team of Maria and Delia Ciano shown not to be ‘Republicans’ as video ad suggests

'Prosecutorial Discretion' - AP

Politics | admin
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano

Obama administration to stop deporting and begin granting work permits to under-30 illegal immigrants

FEC forms: Mysterious presidential candidate reported raising billions in 2008 - TheDCNF

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch

Apparently, Hillary Clinton wasn’t Barack Obama’s only wealthy Democratic primary challenger in 2008. A Texas man named Lee L. Mercer, Jr. reported to the FEC that he raised $900 million during that presidential election cycle. That’s about $120 million more than Obama collected on his way to the White House. Well, not exactly. Mercer’s campaign […]

It's 'offical': Spelling is hard for Romney campaign - TheDC

Politics | Holly Bensur
Mitt Romney 'offical'

Two glaring spelling errors found on Mitt Romney’s Facebook page

Obama's online campaign machine revs its engines once again - The Washington Post

Tech | Josh Peterson

The Obama campaign is by far the most aggressive in trying to reach voters online

Newt Gingrich: Self-proclaimed savior of the Western world - DCNF

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch

Report sheds light on claim to Reagan and conservative credentials

Obama's Deficit Shtick - TheDC

Politics | Neil Munro

President showcases campaign themes in fiscal speech

Daniels talks to Indianapolis Star reporters about possible run - TheDC

Politics | Alexis Levinson

Daniels: I would run ‘because I do think, and I hope I am wrong, that the country has put itself in a very difficult place’

Gary Johnson to launch 2012 campaign in April - NMPolitics

Politics | interns

Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson will formally throw his hat into the presidential ring next month, according to multiple reports

Three Joes team up against Obama - CNN

Politics | interns

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, former Senate candidate Joe Miller, and Joe the Plumber help launch organization aimed at defeating President Obama in 2012

Angle announces run for Congress in 2012 - TheDC

Politics | Alexis Levinson

Sharron Angle announced Wednesday that she will again try for elected office

Huckabee toys with White House run - AP

Politics | admin

Mike Huckabee isn’t tamping down speculation of another presidential run. But he isn’t doing much to prepare for one

Costly campaign to replace Lee won't deter Jane Corwin - TheDC

Politics | Alexis Levinson

‘I anticipate a big price being put on this campaign.’

Democrats launch campaign against 19 House Republican targets for 2012 - TheDC

Politics | Matthew Boyle

Congressional Dems start 2012 election ads, targeting 19 House Republicans in typically left-leaning districts

Michele Bachmann refuses to rule out 2012 presidential run - TheDC

Politics | Alexis Levinson

Rep. Michele Bachmann did not rule out the possibility of a 2012 presidential run on Wednesday

Report: Palin aides prepping Iowa office space for '12 campaign - The Guardian

Politics | Vince Coglianese

Sarah Palin has reportedly dropped fresh hints of her intention to run for the White House in 2012

High court rejects campaign finance appeal - AP

US | admin

The conservative group SpeechNow.org wants to limit what it has to tell the Federal Election Commission about its activities

NC political ad mistakenly shows German troops - BBC

Politics | Vince Coglianese

A North Carolina state legislator says he supports the military, but a flyer prepared by his campaign could lead some to question which country’s