Thursday, October 4, 2012


  • Senate 5: Flake courts Hispanics in Ariz.

    POLITICO's daily afternoon scorecard of the five biggest developments in the battle for the Senate. Jeff Flake is courting Hispanics in Arizona, Democrat Heidi Heitkamp is sounding like a Republican, and Todd Akin issues a mea culpa after failing to ...

  • How Obama's debate strategy bombed

    DENVER - A stunned Obama campaign acknowledged Thursday that President Barack Obama delivered a lackluster and even ineffectual performance in his leadoff debate against Mitt Romney, mistakenly opting for a cautious approach to handling his ...

  • Ryan outraised by House opponent

    Rob Zerban is cashing in on the fact that his opponent for the House of Representatives is also the Republican vice presidential nominee.

  • Romney campaign explains fuzzy green energy math

    Mitt Romney culled statistics from a small subset of loan guarantee recipients to come up with his claim Wednesday night that "about half" of the renewable energy companies backed by the Obama administration "have gone out of business.

  • Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook in a 'tough cycle'

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made an end run around questions about his youth and the company's fallen stock price in a rare TV interview that aired Thursday morning.

  • Tucker Carlson won't say if he paid for Obama video

    Tucker Carlson - the Daily Caller editor in chief who this week posted an extended video of President Barack Obama's 2007 speech at Hampton University - won't say whether he paid to obtain the footage.

  • AFF ad slams Obama on Libya, Israel

    The American Future Fund is poised to launch a TV campaign in Iowa denouncing Barack Obama as a president who has fallen down on the job in the Middle East, strategists for the conservative outside-spending group told POLITICO. AFF is spending ...

  • Simpson-Bowles make their comeback

    Simpson and Bowles are having another national moment. Fifty-eight million Americans saw President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney tangle over former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.

  • Google, publishers ink pact on digital books

    Under the settlement, U.S. publishers can choose either to make available or remove their books and journals that Google digitized for the Library Project.

  • MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell: 'I liked the job Jim Lehrer did'

    O'Donnell told POLITICO's Alexander Trowbridge in Denver that he "liked the job Jim Lehrer did" and added that he appreciated the moderator's lack of "grandstanding" and "prosecuting.

  • 5 hardest-to-read debate quotes

    In a presidential debate relatively devoid of "zingers," President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at times took uber-wonky approaches to tackling tough issues like health care, Medicare and financial regulatory reform Wednesday night.

  • Candidate slammed for World of Warcraft fandom

    In an unusual press release issued Thursday, the Maine GOP attacked Lachowicz for a "bizarre double life" in which she's a devotee of the hugely popular online role-playing game World of Warcraft.

  • Fact-checking the Denver debate

    President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney threw a lot of facts and numbers at each other in Denver Wednesday night - details often so jarringly at odds that the two men seemed to be inhabiting two parallel universes.

  • Transpo strikes out at debate - Obama's five-year-old transpo talk - Hanna ...

    We appreciate you brushing off that presidential debate hangover and waking up to POLITICO's Morning Transportation, your daily tipsheet on trains, planes, automobiles and debating with yourself.

  • Presidential debate questions and transcript, Oct. 3, 2012

    By POLITICO STAFF | 10/3/12 9:26 PM EDT Updated: 10/4/12 10:05 AM EDT. Transcript of the Oct. 3, 2012, presidential debate at the University of Denver as prepared by the Commission on Presidential Debates with permission to re-publish: PRESIDENT ...

  • Plouffe: We expected aggressive Mitt, not 'fundamentally dishonest' Mitt

    In a fact-check Wednesday night, POLITICO's Josh Gerstein and Darren Samuelsohn reported that independent experts have concluded Romney's tax plan would indeed add up to $5 trillion.

  • Palin: 'I almost felt sorry for him'

    (Also on POLITICO: Obama hit with left hook on TV, online). Palin, who was on the debate stage herself nearly four years ago, praised Mitt Romney's delivery in the first presidential debate of the election, while stressing that Obama gave a painful ...

  • Jet set grounds Obama

    Corporate jet backers have a message for President Barack Obama: Your tax talk doesn't fly with us. The business aviation lobby is again defending its image following the president's call during Wednesday's debate to end a tax break for corporate jet ...

  • Sources: Obama shatters 2012 fundraising record

    Obama campaign officials declined to address specific numbers, but a campaign source tells POLITICO that President Obama has blown past his previous fundraising record of $114 million for the 2012 cycle.

  • Samsung looking to expand DC footprint - Halloween party promises bipartisan ...

    By Dave Levinthal and Anna Palmer. With Tarini Parti. PI SCOOP ... SAMSUNG LOOKING TO EXPAND D.C. FOOTPRINT: Electronic giant Samsung is looking to expand its Washington presence and is considering opening a D.C.

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