McConnell tries to paint Democrats as party of the rich

By Michael Beckel

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell touts self as defender of First Amendment.

Analysis: Obama wins but Washington unchanged

By The Associated Press

Analysis: Obama wins big on voter trust in his vision, but a divided Congress awaits again

Excerpts from this story referencing "Barack Obama":

"… r.com/benfellerdc …"

"… EDITOR'S NOTE — Ben Feller has covered the presidencies of Barack Obama and George W. Bush. ___ Follow Ben Feller on T …"

Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy

By The Associated Press

The nation decides: Voters choose between Romney, Obama as the man who'll best fix the economy

Excerpts from this story referencing "Maine":

"… epublicans in Nebraska, defeating former Sen. Bob Kerrey. In Maine, independent former Gov. Angus King was elected to succeed retiring GOP Se …"

Dark-horse presidential candidates berate role of money in politics

By Michael Beckel

Common ground comes despite vast ideological differences

Excerpts from this story referencing "Chicago":

"… s this month.But the issue was front and center during a debate Tuesday in Chicago sponsored by the nonprofit Free and Equal Elections Foundation that featur …"

FACT CHECK: Missteps in final presidential debate

By The Associated Press

A look at some of their statements from the final presidential debate and how they compare with the facts.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Barack Obama":

"… INGTON (AP) — Voters didn't always get the straight goods when President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney made their case for foreign policy and national …"

OPINION: Voices of the uninsured

By Wendell Potter

A flood of reaction to Mitt Romney's comments on getting care from the emergency room.
Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

FACT CHECK: Stumbles in latest presidential debate

By The Associated Press

FACT CHECK: Facts take some hits in rough and tumble debate

Excerpts from this story referencing "Iraq":

"… a a terrorist act. Obama yet again claimed that ending the Afghanistan and Iraq wars makes money available to "rebuild America," even though it doesn't. …"

"… n't mention is that much of the money that has been paying for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan was borrowed. In fact, the government borrows nearly 40 ce …"

FACT CHECK: Slips in vice president's debate

By The Associated Press

Slips on Libya, Syria, auto bailout in vice presidential debate

FACT CHECK: Obama’s stump speech

By FactCheck.Org

How honest has the president been on the campaign trail?

Excerpts from this story referencing "Athens":

"… eech. Ancient Greek politicians spoke directly to citizens in the Agora in Athens 2,500 years ago; 19th-century American politicians stood on tree stumps to …"

Daily Disclosure: Planned Parenthood airs ads opposing Romney

By Rachael Marcus

Planned Parenthood is spending $3.2 million in an attempt to keep Mitt Romney out of the White House.

GOP platform at odds with public on defense spending

By Aaron Mehta

GOP platform calls for commitment to missiles, hard line on Iran; public wants more cuts

Excerpts from this story referencing "Obama administration":

"… , respondents preferred far deeper cuts than those suggested by either the Obama administration or the Republicans.During the conventions, we decided to take a look at wh …"

"… an congressmen who wrote a letter in February calling proposed cuts by the Obama administration a “deep concern.” At the time, the Center reported how campaign financ …"

"… ding on nuclear arms.In another part of their platform, the GOP claims the Obama administration has “systematically undermined America’s missile defense” and calls …"

"… tan and Iraq is a long-standing problem that has haunted both the Bush and Obama administrations. In July, the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction told the …"

Romney balancing act on undocumented youth getting harder

By Susan Ferriss

A Romney adviser files suit, on eve of convention, to stop Obama's youth program for temporary reprieve from deportation and work permits.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Nevada":

"… to peel off Latino votes from President Obama in key swing states such as Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado. Some Latino voters were once undocumented themse …"

Dissent among Republicans over defense spending

By Aaron Mehta

Grover Norquist opposes Romney plan to increase the military budget

FACT CHECK: Romney Hijacks Credibility

By FactCheck.Org

A new RNC ad claims a Republican operative's editorial is real news

Excerpts from this story referencing "Obama administration":

"… tates Conference of Catholic Bishops, among other groups. In February, the Obama administration changed the mandate to say that religious organizations would be …"

"… s employers would ultimately pick up the cost through higher premiums. The Obama administration countered that free contraception coverage is cost neutral. We found& …"

FACT CHECK: Is Romney to blame for cancer death?

By FactCheck.Org

Factcheck.org takes on a controversial new ad from the a pro-Obama super PAC
Barack Obama

AdWatch: Obama ad hits Romney's tax plan

By The Associated Press

AdWatch: Obama ad slamming Romney's tax plan lacks important context
Mitt Romney

Documents conflict on when Romney left Bain

By The Associated Press

Romney adviser Gillespie charges Obama campaign making false charge against former governor

Excerpts from this story referencing "Matt Rhoades":

"… ces of his investments." Countering, Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades said Cutter's comments marked "a new low" in the campaign and called on th …"

Obama and Romney: Where they stand on the issues

By The Associated Press

Where Obama and Romney stand on the issues, from economy and education to taxes and terrorism

Excerpts from this story referencing "Israel":

"… ion. Opposes a near-term military strike on Iran, either by the U.S. or by Israel, to sabotage nuclear facilities that could be misused to produce a nuclear …"

"… Iran as too conciliatory and associates himself more closely with hardline Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Has not explicitly threatened a U.S. m …"

Obama and Romney: Where they stand on the issues

By The Associated Press

Where Obama and Romney stand on the issues, from economy and education to taxes and terrorism

Excerpts from this story referencing "federal government":

"… andards of Obama's "Race to the Top" competition "make sense" although the federal government should have less control of education. ___ ENE …"

Barack Obama

Obama and Romney: Where they stand on the issues

By The Associated Press

Where Obama and Romney stand on the issues, from economy and education to taxes and terrorism

Excerpts from this story referencing "Congressional Budget Office":

"… o the recession with a roughly $800 billion stimulus plan that nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated cut the unemployment rate by 0.7 to 1.8 percentage points. Conti …"

Mitt Romney

Romney faces NAACP, booed for hitting 'Obamacare'

By The Associated Press

Mitt Romney to make pitch to black voters at NAACP annual convention

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People":

"… cans and other minorities have benefited. Obama spoke to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People during the 2008 campaign, as did his Republican opponent that year, Sen. J …"

Romney calls Obama's health care requirement a tax

By The Associated Press

Romney says Obama health care mandate is a tax, maintains that Mass. mandate is not a tax

Excerpts from this story referencing "Supreme Court":

"… Romney viewed the mandate as a penalty, a fee or a fine — not a tax.The Supreme Court last week ruled that the federal requirement to buy health insurance or pa …"

"… iddle-class families by putting the mandate in place.In the week since the Supreme Court ruling, Republicans have criticized Obama by pointing to the tax and accus …"

FACT CHECK: Latest attacks from Santorum evoke deja vu

By FactCheck.Org

Santorum campaign ad attacking Mitt Romney makes false claims, again

Excerpts from this story referencing "health care law":

"… s as ones we have tagged as misleading, repeatedly. The ad says Romney’s health care law “included $50 abortions and killed thousands of jobs.” It says Romney …"

"… tions.”As we have noted before, that’s misleading. The state health care law signed by Romney didn’t say anything about abortion. Instead, an in …"

"… omney could have done more to put limits on abortion coverage in the state health care law. But it’s not true that he signed a law that included “$50 abortions. …"

"… ionally.Mass. law killed thousands of jobs?The ad claims the Massachusetts health care law signed by Romney “killed thousands of jobs.”We last dealt with this is …"

FACT CHECK: Flubs in Florida

By FactCheck.Org

Facts took a beating in Monday's GOP candidate debate

FACT CHECK: Gingrich makes a French connection

By FactCheck.Org

Ad brings up a donation Romney gave to the Democratic party in 1992.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Supreme Court":

"… ined that subsidized health plans would cover abortions, following a state Supreme Court decision that the state must cover medically necessary abortions if it’s …"

FactCheck.org's guide to the New Hampshire debates

By FactCheck.Org

FactCheck.org lays out the busy weekend for Republican presidential candidates leading up to N.H. primary

Excerpts from this story referencing "Supreme Court":

"… ed.In truth, the state had little choice but to cover abortions. The state Supreme Court had ruled in 1981 that the Massachusetts Constitution required p …"

FACT CHECK: GOP tackles the 9-9-9 tax plan, immigration in Las Vegas debate

By FactCheck.Org

Western debate between Republican presidential nominees grows feisty

FACT CHECK: Perry campaign uses selective editing to claim Romney flip-flopped on the stimulus

By FactCheck.Org

FACT CHECK: Perry unfairly characterizes Romney on stimulus

Excerpts from this story referencing "Congress":

"… ntermediate and long term.A little farther down the page, Romney added, “Congress crafted and the president acceded to a stimulus that funded unnecessary pe …"

FACT CHECK: Did Romney’s health care law kill jobs?

By FactCheck.Org

Perry campaign using statistics from a unverifiable conservative think tank, and using them often

Excerpts from this story referencing "Health insurance":

"… ation of Massachusetts, told us that the short answer is: “Who knows?” Health insurance costs have disproportionately affected small businesses, and they’ve see …"

FACT WATCH: Romney wrong on deficits and auto bailout

By FactCheck.Org

FACT WATCH: Romney, son of auto exec, gets his car specs wrong

Excerpts from this story referencing "Congressional Budget Office":

"… a factor of four or five.As we have written twice before, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office projected the fiscal year 2009 deficit at $1.2 trillion two weeks before O …"