Ben LaBolt

Candidates and Crisis

FLASHBACK: In 2008, candidate Obama used U.S. troop deaths for talking point

Late last night the campaign of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney issued a statement condemning the mob assaults on the U.S. Embassies in Egypt and Libya, and criticizing the Obama administration for the U.S. Embassy in Cairo’s equation of the assault with fringe individuals who hurt “religious feelings.”

Obama’s Empty Chairs

Campaign goes into spin mode after surprise move of acceptance speech from stadium to arena

The Obama reelection campaign jumped into spin mode Wednesday after the surprise announcement that the president would accept his party’s nomination for a second term not at Bank of America Stadium, where the National Football League’s Carolina Panthers play, but at the Time Warner Cable Arena where the convention was gaveled into order Tuesday.