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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Senate":

"… disclosure requirements for groups that run political ads.     …"

"… ," McConnell said. "It says you can't abridge speech period." In the U.S. Senate, McConnell has successfully blocked the Democrats' proposed DISCLOSE Act, …"

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 "United States":

"… who have made the capital dysfunctional to the point of nearly sending the United States of America into default. "Progress will come in fits and sta …"

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 "Kathy Hochul":

"… he defeated narrowly two years ago. Republicans turned Rep. Kathy Hochul out of office in New York, as well as Larry Kissel in North Carolina, Mark …"

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 "King":

"… candidates.During the debate, which was moderated by former CNN host Larry King, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein advocated for a constitutio …"

"… ng the nation should sever ties with the groups just as we “threw off” King George during the American Revolution.Even Libertarian presidential candid …"

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 "Persian Gulf":

"… "route to the sea." Iran has a large southern coastline with access to the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. It has no land border with Syria. ___ ROMNEY: Said …"

OPINION: Voices of the uninsured

By Wendell Potter

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitt Romney":

"… et someone to listen.That was the case following my column last week about Mitt Romney’s contention that uninsured people don’t have a problem getting the ca …"

"… m lucky. I could afford to pay it. Most folks just can't afford it.”Does Mitt Romney know any of these people? I doubt it. Does he even know anyone like this? …"

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 "Natural gas":

"… production is expected to soon exceed its pre-spill levels. Natural gas production from federal areas has been declining for years because driller …"

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 "Senate":

"… ient Protection And Affordable Care Act (‘PPACA’),” As Passed By The Senate, And Scheduled For Consideration By The House Committee On Rules On March …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitt Romney":

"… its most extensive attack this election on Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, spending $1.8 million on a new television ad that’s part of a $3.2 mill …"

"… television ad that’s part of a $3.2 million initiative.The ad, called “Mitt Romney Would Turn Back the Clock on Women’s Health,” began airing in northern …"

"… of that.”Women “should be making our personal medical decisions —not Mitt Romney,” the narrator says as the clips of Romney are played in black and white …"

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 "America":

"… for 2012. Included in the party platform was a thirteen-page section on “American Exceptionalism,” laying out the Republican view of defense and the futu …"

"… h public sentiment.For example, the platform includes a call to strengthen American’s nuclear arsenal. “We recognize that the gravest terror threat we fa …"

"… , the GOP claims the Obama administration has “systematically undermined America’s missile defense” and calls for a recommitment to America’s missile …"

"… undermined America’s missile defense” and calls for a recommitment to America’s missile shield. However, a pair of recent studies by the Government Ac …"

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 "New Mexico":

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

Dissent among Republicans over defense spending

By Aaron Mehta

Grover Norquist opposes Romney plan to increase the military budget

Excerpts from this story referencing "Freddie Mac":

"… e decided to occupy Iraq and Afghanistan rather than reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. That had tremendous consequences.”Mitt Romney, in contrast, has called …"

FACT CHECK: Romney Hijacks Credibility

By FactCheck.Org

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

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Romney":

"… pot says his wife contracted cancer and died “a short time after” Mitt Romney closed the steel plant that employed him and left “my family” without …"

"… coverage after that.And as we’ve reported before, when the plant closed Romney was running the 2002 Winter Olympics.It’s fair to argue that Romney bear …"

"… osed Romney was running the 2002 Winter Olympics.It’s fair to argue that Romney bears some responsibility for the plant’s closing — Bain Capital bough …"

"… , and die earlier than those who have coverage.We’ll also note that what Romney supporters object to most strenuously about this ad is opinion, not fact. …"

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 "Democratic primary":

"… d sought to establish dishonesty as a pattern for Obama, and uses his 2008 Democratic primary rival, Hillary Rodham Clinton, to do it. It included a clip of Clinton — …"

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 "Army":

"… e Moammar Gadhafi's government. Major reductions coming in the size of the Army and Marine Corps as part of agreement with congressional Republicans to cu …"

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 "Senate":

"… tates. Opposed that recognition in 2008 presidential campaign, and in 2004 Senate campaign, while supporting the extension of legal rights and benefits to s …"

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 "Pentagon":

"… including number of troops and warships, adding almost $100 billion to the Pentagon budget in 2016. Has spoken in favor of covert action by the U.S. and regio …"

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 "John McCain":

"… e during the 2008 campaign, as did his Republican opponent that year, Sen. John McCain. The president has dispatched Vice President Joe Biden to address the grou …"

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 "John Roberts":

"… n that he raised taxes as governor of Massachusetts. He said Chief Justice John Roberts was clear in the court's 5-4 ruling that states have the power to mandate …"

FACT CHECK: Latest attacks from Santorum evoke deja vu

By FactCheck.Org

Santorum campaign ad attacking Mitt Romney makes false claims, again

FACT CHECK: Flubs in Florida

By FactCheck.Org

Facts took a beating in Monday's GOP candidate debate

Excerpts from this story referencing "Los Angeles Times":

"… with Neil Armstrong opposing it and Buzz Aldrin supporting it, as the Los Angeles Times reported at the time.Nevertheless, Obama’s plans are moving fo …"

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 "Lori Robertson":

"… bsp;Romney) has no problem reaching out to U.S. voters in Spanish.– Lori Robertson  …"

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 "Mitt Romney":

"… Speaker Newt Gingrich’s stepped-up attacks on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Gingrich took out a full-page newspaper ad in New Hampshire, cr …"

"… activities “relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device.”Mitt Romney’s Flip-FlopsOur Destiny PAC, a political action committee supporting Jon …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Las Vegas":

"… e Oct. 18 debate was held at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Seven presidential contenders participated: Rep. Michele Bachmann of …"

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 "Obama administration":

"… he economy. The relevant question is whether it performed according to the Obama administration’s own standards — and that answer is “no.” President Obama and his …"

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 care law":

"… erry campaign has been pushing a questionable claim that the Massachusetts health care law, signed by then-Gov. Mitt Romney in 2006, “killed 18,000 jobs.” But th …"

"… had “created 18,313 fewer jobs in 2010 than it would have had [the state health care law] not been in place.”We can’t say whether or not Massachusetts business …"

"… titute really say that any cost above a projected trend line is due to the health care law? Bachman says that economic theory “supports the thesis.” Demand for h …"

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 …"