Oct 15, 2012 4:43PM ET
Mitt Romney and the Republican Party raised a ton of money in September -- $170 million, The New York Times' Ashley Parker and Nicholas Confessore report.
Oct 15, 2012 4:35PM ET
The top ad on the Drudge Report Monday was for Dreams from My Real Father, a conspiracy movie about President Obama that exposes his true genealogy: he's not the son of a Kenyan anti-colonialist, as birthers may have lead you to believe but of an American alleged communist and sexual libertine named Frank Marshall Davis. Is this a game changer?
Oct 15, 2012 2:42PM ET
We may know a little more about why former Navy SEAL author Matt Bisonnette rushed to publish his memoir No Easy Day before receiving Pentagon approval: to get his book out before Mark Bowden published his own big Osama bin Laden raid book.
Oct 15, 2012 12:47PM ET
You know what's wrong with America? Its jeans. Glenn Beck denounced Levi's last year after the company featured global protests and revolutions in their ads, and now he's put denim where his mouth is and launched his very own jean line at 1791 Supply & Co.
Oct 15, 2012 12:34PM ET
In what's shaping out to be a pretty dreadful year for Jesse Jackson's Jr., the Chicago congressman who has been on medical leave for bipolar disorder is now the subject of a criminal investigation for misusing campaign money to spruce up his house.
Oct 15, 2012 12:12PM ET
All of the probing insight into Mitt Romney's daddy issues over the last two years has been based on a lie.
Oct 15, 2012 10:48AM ET
The presidential campaign has reached a moment of rare bipartisan agreement: the candidates do not want Candy Crowley to do much of anything at the second presidential debate Tuesday.
Oct 15, 2012 10:03AM ET
Bill Keller on sexual predators, Jackson Diehl on Obama and Syria, Paul Krugman on health care, Tim Judah on the EU's Nobel Peace Prize, and Lawrence Summers on the vicious economic cycle.
Oct 15, 2012 9:13AM ET
Being a retired Leader of the Free World is a lot like being a retired anything else, at least for George W. Bush, who spends his days painting portraits of dogs.
Oct 14, 2012 11:58PM ET
With less than 48-hours to go before the big night, arguments over the rules and procedures for the presidential next debate are already underway.
Oct 14, 2012 11:02PM ET
It's hardly a surprise that billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch are supporting Romney in the upcoming election, but their efforts to persuade tens of thousands employees to do the same is curious to say the least.
Oct 14, 2012 9:04PM ET
Whether you like it or not, the Obama and Romney campaigns have been using cookies and data miners to track what you're up to on the web.
Oct 14, 2012 2:55PM ET
Campaign flacks pump up expectations ahead of Tuesday's debate while other are still talking about Libya fallout. Also, Stephen Colbert explains Rachel Maddow's heavy influence on his show.
Oct 13, 2012 2:46PM ET
Mitt Romney didn't stay in Massachusetts very much while he was governor, according to a new investigation by the New York Times.
Oct 13, 2012 1:15PM ET
There might not be a more recognizable voice in America than Morgan Freeman, so the President exercised some common sense and got the famous actor to narrate his new ad.
Oct 12, 2012 6:11PM ET
In her post on Peter Berg asking Mitt Romney to stop using the iconic slogan from his show Friday Night Lights, Esther Zuckerman noted that musicians have also told him to stay away from their songs. What do politicians have left?, one commenter wonders.
Oct 12, 2012 4:56PM ET
President Obama will go on The Daily Show on October 18, continuing his tour of friendly chat shows like The View and Nickelodeon.
Oct 12, 2012 4:49PM ET
Summer is now a distant memory, and the presidential campaigns have moved from sweating through parades to engaging in wholesome fall festivities to convince the plebes they are Just Like Us.
Oct 12, 2012 4:18PM ET
Today in Poll Watch: It's unclear who won the vice-presidential debate, and Mitt Romney is leading President Obama in Florida and New Hampshire.
Oct 12, 2012 3:01PM ET
Mitt Romney tapped the television show Friday Night Lights' slogan "Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose" on his way to the presidential debate last week, then used it in a fundraising letter, but the show's creator does not approve.
Oct 12, 2012 12:20PM ET
Though the Internet has not universally declared a winner of the vice-presidential debate—unlike the way all of tweeting America agreed President Obama lost the presidential debate—one thing is clear in the aftermath: the only thing anyone cares about is Joe Biden and his crazy face.
Oct 12, 2012 10:20AM ET
David Brooks on the VP generation war, Dana Milbank on Biden framing the campaign, Iain Martin on the EU peace prize, Kathleen Sharp on EPO culture, and Laura Ling on North Korea.
Oct 12, 2012 10:02AM ET
Last night sitting Vice President Joe Biden faced off against Republican nominee Paul Ryan for the first—and only—VP debate we're going to get this year. Was there excitement? There was some excitement! Here we're going to talk mostly about the semantics and style of the debate.
Oct 12, 2012 9:46AM ET
"I think unemployment is very important for now, so as of now I think (my vote) is Mitt Romney," said unemployment expert Lindsay Lohan to a group of reporters on Thursday night. "So, as of now, Mitt Romney. As of now."
Oct 12, 2012 8:41AM ET
The candidates for president and vice president are actually the cream of the crop compared to the awful candidates for House and Senate, as Jon Stewart examines last night on The Daily Show.
Oct 11, 2012 10:52PM ET
You may remember Jim Lehrer taking a beating after the last Presidential debate. Martha Raddatz, a reporter for ABC News, is moderating tonight's Vice-President debate. The people love her. They really, really love her.
Oct 11, 2012 5:10PM ET
Today in Poll Watch: Voters in three swing states see more strong leadership qualities in Romney than Obama; in another poll of swing states we find the debate didn't change that many people's minds; a small number of debate watchers do so on two screens; and the national tracking polls once again conflict.
Oct 11, 2012 4:20PM ET
In an interview on CNN, Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter said "the entire reason" the attack on a U.S. compound in Benghazi has become a political lightning rod is because of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.
Oct 11, 2012 3:34PM ET
Did you miss the vice-presidential debate? You can read the most important words -- and even better, watch the most important facial expressions right here, because The Atlantic Wire simultaneously liveblogged and live-GIF'd the fight between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.
Oct 11, 2012 3:11PM ET
Wisconsin state Rep. Roger Rivard might have genuinely had no idea the Internet would explode after his "some girls rape easy" views, which would make him unique among your typical political troll.