March 16, 2012 |
So long, "hope"; by the looks of a new sleek campaign video, this Obama campaign has a new favorite word: "tough. " President Obama faced tough decisions, tough choices and plenty of tough luck in his term in office, and the president demonstrated toughness in return. Or so goes the narrative in a much-hyped 17-minute extended campaign ad released Thursday night by his campaign. The video was directed by Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim and narrated by Tom Hanks. It borrows from news clips, speeches and behind-the-scenes White House photos to zero in on the decision points the campaign likes best -- bailing out the auto industry, passing the healthcare law, killing Osama bin Laden and removing troops from Iraq.
August 24, 2012 |
Washington columnist Doyle McManus will report from the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Monday to Thursday, which will feature a who's who from the GOP in support of the Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan ticket. Speakers include Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Rob Portman, Condoleezza Rice and Rick Santorum. In the months leading up to the convention, McManus has written about Romney's arithmetic problem , attack ad politics and healthcare . He's also asked why President Obamaand Romney haven't addressed the four wars the U.S. is engaged in and, most recently, McManus has questioned whether the outcome of the presidential race will make any difference at all. On Wednesday, McManus will host a half-hour Google+ Hangout from the convention floor beginning at 11 a.m. PT (2 p.m. ET)
October 2, 2012 |
HENDERSON, Nev. - As President Obama holes up in a tony resort to cram for his first debate Wednesday against Republican rival Mitt Romney, searing reminders of his biggest hurdles to reelection are just outside his door. There's the closed golf course yellowing at the entrance to this planned community, clashing with the palm trees and manicured lawns. Down the road are empty storefronts at a "village" of boutiques and restaurants. Surrounding the hotel where the president is huddling with advisors are scores of recently built condos and homes, each a worth a fraction of its value a few years ago. The Obama campaign has set up its "debate camp" in something of a metaphor for the nation's economic woes - and the president's challenges.
August 7, 2012 |
DENVER - As he ran for governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper played up his goofy charm, standing in a shower fully clothed in a campaign ad, vowing to run a "clean" campaign. The rail-thin former geologist still mocks his nerdiness - how he peered out at the world from behind thick glasses "before the miracle of Lasik. " But during this state's difficult summer, Hickenlooper has demonstrated another side of his persona, offering Coloradans solace and comfort after the July 20 movie theater shooting in Aurora that killed 12 and wounded 58. At Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Aurora on July 27, relatives asked Hickenlooper to speak about 18-year-old Alexander "A.J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1994
Re "U.S. Judge Blocks Most Sections of Prop. 187," Dec. 15: From the riots to the welfare lines, Southern California has just been one big, open, free market for illegal aliens. A majority of us in California voted to stop this travesty and hopefully reverse it. I guess this is more proof that my vote doesn't count. We don't want anybody to go hungry, we don't want anybody to go uneducated or uncared-for. We just want everybody who is here illegally to go home! And if you're in that foreign country thinking about coming here illegally, don't!
May 16, 2012 |
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Vice President Joe Biden today is traveling to this working-class city to amplify the Obama campaign's tough attack on Mitt Romney's economic credentials, accusing the Republican of profiting at the expense of laid-off manufacturing workers. It's the follow-through of a one-two punch from the president's reelection team concerning Romney's ties to Bain Capital, the private equity firm he controlled for 15 years. A campaign ad that aired in key battleground states told the story of a Kansas City steel plant that went bankrupt and laid off workers after Bain took control.
June 14, 2012 |
CINCINNATI -- It is no small task for Mitt Romney to find new ways to attack President Obama's record on the economy - day after day, week after week, month after month. But when he went at Obama again on Thursday, he was at least guaranteed to get more attention than usual, thanks to Obama's almost simultaneous campaign stop on the opposite side of Ohio, a state better placed than any to decide the November election. “Now you may have heard that President Obama is on the other side of the state, and he's going to be delivering a speech on the economy,” Romney told invited supporters on the factory floor of a manufacturing equipment maker.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2013 |
In the final days of the contentious contest for Los Angeles city attorney, some of the area's political leaders, once reticent to make endorsements, are choosing sides. Former lawmaker Mike Feuer picked up a big endorsement Tuesday from Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey, who also slammed Feuer's opponent, City Atty. Carmen Trutanich, for what she called a false campaign mailer. At a news conference outside City Hall East, which houses the offices of the city's top lawyer, Lacey said she needed a city partner, especially in helping the county implement the state's controversial prison realignment plan, which transfers certain types of felons to local jails to relieve overcrowding in state facilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2013 |
The race for Los Angeles mayor takes another turn tonight at 7 when City Councilman Eric Garcetti and City Controller Wendy Greuel face off in a televised debate, the third since the candidates finished as the top vote-getters in the March 5 primary. The broadcast on NBC4 and KPCC-FM (89.3) will beam from USC's Health Sciences Campus next to Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center. Monday's contest comes a day after a USC Price/Los Angeles Times Poll found Garcetti with a 50% to 40% lead among likely voters.
May 7, 2012 |
The Obama campaign has put an eye-popping figure behind its new television ad blitz: $25 million. That would make it the biggest campaign ad buy thus far in an already-expensive presidential race, and an early show of the Chicago-based campaign's sizable war chest. Consider that Mitt Romney, winding down an exhaustive Republican primary fight, had just $10.1 million in cash on hand at the close of the first quarter fundraising period. Or that the biggest single buy that had been announced previously was $6 million by Americans for Prosperity, a leading conservative group.