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John Heilemann on ‘Morning Joe’: Romney Campaign Was “Caught In the Past”
Heilemann describes the Obama campaign as chess computer Deep Blue, while the Romney campaign is just a few guys hunched over an abacus.
John Heilemann: Mitt Was Never a Good Fit for GOP
Our own John Heilemann explains why Mitt Romney could not motivate the Republican base - because he didn't have much in common with the individuals...
The Best Jokes of the 2012 Election
America's “elite comedy media” had their work cut out for them, and they delivered.
President Obama Re-Elected
His victory speech in Chicago.
Voting in Rockaway Park in Tents and Darkness
Just a week after the Rockaway beach communities of Queens were decimated by Hurricane Sandy, voters made their way to the polls on foot and by bus...
Fox News Slowly Melts Down Over Election Results
The right-wing network was finding the news difficult to swallow.
Hoboken Voters Try to Shift Focus from Hurricane to Election
Power has just returned to most of Hoboken, a week after Hurricane Sandy flooded the city's streets, and voters attempt to regroup and focus on vot...
The 2012 Election: A Look Back
Mitt Romney said he likes to fire people, President Obama sang (and Romney did, too), Newt Gingrich napped, and Rick Perry "Oops"-ed. See it all in...
Frank Rich On ‘Maddow’: What The GOP Won't Be Talking About Anymore
A Taxi Ridealong Through the Post-Sandy Gas Shortage
Facilitated by family members trucking in 70 gallons from Philadelphia, and a Zen spirit.
Morning Rush Hour Post-Hurricane Sandy
In the days after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the East Coast and shuttered the New York City Subway system remains closed, but buses have r...
Michelle Obama On ‘Kimmel’: What She Would Do Incognito
Shop for toiletries, pay with cash, and people-watch.
Frank Rich On ‘Maddow’: Glenn Beck, ‘Pathetic Effort’ By Romney Campaign
To compensate for his new moderate stance and win over "the craziest part of the base."
The Funniest Moments Of Barack Obama On ‘Jay Leno’
The grudge with Donald Trump dates back to when they were growing up together in Kenya.
Barack Obama On ‘Jay Leno’: ‘Rape Is Rape’
In response to a question about Senate candidate Richard Mourdock.
John Heilemann on ‘Morning Joe’: Why Obama's “Battleship” Zinger Wasn't Out Of Line
Our own John Heilemann sounds off on Obama and Romney's debate performances, and why Obama's controversial zinger was well-founded.
Video Recap: The Final Presidential Debate
President Obama and Mitt Romney face off for the final time before the election, and the actually sound like they agree on a few things. Just a few!
John Heilemann: What Mitt Romney Accomplished At Debate No. 3
Getting across the message that he is not a warmonger.
Obama: 'We Have Fewer Horses and Bayonets'
During the final debate, Romney criticizes Obama's management of the military and Obama strikes back.
Mitt Romney Will Let You Know When He's Done Speaking
A look back at Romney's many debate interruptions.
John Heilemann on 'Morning Joe': Breaking Down Pre-Debate Polls
As the third and final presidential debate approaches, John Heilemann breaks down a 'Wall Street Journal' poll putting President Obama and Mitt Rom...
Michelle Obama on Boxers or Briefs: President Wears 'Neither'
Is she joking, or did she just overshare? The first lady answers lighting round questions on 'Live!'
Matthew Fox In ‘Mitt Romney And The Dockers Of Destiny’
Nope, it won't be coming to any theater near you.
Barack Obama On ‘Daily Show’: Funniest Moments
Michelle's debate reaction shots, Joe Biden in a bathing suit, and what turns on Jon Stewart.
Ann Romney Discusses Abortion on 'The View'
And explains why husband Mitt Romney is the best candidate for women voters.
Tagg Romney Doesn't Really Want to Punch Obama, Says Other Brother
Jonathan Chait: Focus On Mitt Romney's ‘Binders’ Trivializes Campaign
"All he did was miss a word.'
All the Women's Issues Moments from the 2nd Presidential Debate
The candidates discuss equal pay, contraceptive care, and why gun violence can be prevented by women getting married.
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama Discuss Equal Pay
During the second presidential debate.
John Heilemann On ‘Morning Joe’: Obama and Romney Were “A Step Away From Blows”
In last night's second Presidential debate, Obama and Romney traded barbs, almost blows.
Video Recap: The 2nd Presidential Debate
Mitt Romney and President Obama's second of three match-ups gave us a reinvigorated Obama and a Romney ready to spar. Check out our highlights here.
Heilemann: Obama Knows He'll Likely Lose Florida, North Carolina
But that won't stop him from giving Mitt Romney a run for his money.
Romney and Obama Spar Over Libya Response
Romney says Obama did not properly distinguish the attack on the Libyan embassy as a terrorist attack.
Romney and Obama Spar Over Oil Drilling Permits
They seem to have different information. From the second presidential debate.
Romney to Obama: 'Have You Looked at Your Pension Lately?'
During the second presidential debate, Mitt Romney points out that both he and President Obama have personal investments in China.
John Heilemann on ‘Morning Joe’: Ahead of Second Debate, Romney Still Trails Obama
Our own John Heilemann cautions jumping to conclusions about Romney's lead ahead of the second Presidential debate, noting past gaffes and tight po...
John Heilemann On ‘Last Word’: Hillary Clinton Over Andrew Cuomo In 2016
"Many Democrats believe it's time for a woman."
Romney Cancels Interview with 'The View'
Barbara Walters sounds disappointed. But Ann Romney will still appear on the show.
John Heilemann on ‘Morning Joe’: 2nd Debate is Biggest Challenge for Obama
Our own John Heilemann breaks down the status of the Obama and Romney camps in anticipation of the second presidential debate at Hofstra College in...
Joe Biden and Paul Ryan Debate Abortion
At the 2012 vice presidential debate, Joe Biden promised President Obama would appoint "open-minded" judges. Ryan hinted the administration had use...
Video Recap: The Vice Presidential Debate in 3 Minutes
Joe Biden laughs, Paul Ryan looks annoyed, both can't stop interrupting each other, plus...zingers!
Joe Biden Laughs His Way Through the VP Debate
Biden was hearing punchlines left and right.
Biden Attacks Romney's '47 Percent' Remarks
"They are elderly people who in fact are living off of Social Security. They are veterans and people fighting in Afghanistan right now who are, quo...
John Heilemann on 'Hardball': Expect Joe Biden to Get Personal
Heilemann outlines Biden's debate strategy against Paul Ryan.
Ann Romney Burns Cakes, Throws Football, Pets Horse on ‘Good Morning America’
Also, Stanley Tucci almost covers her in scalding butter.
Romney on his '47 Percent' Remark
Mitt Romney Responds to his 'Big Bird' Moment
"I think PBS will be just fine," without government funding, Romney said.
Mitt Romney Wipes His Sweat During Debate
It's getting hot in here...
What Was That Strange Noise Backstage at the Debate?
Daily Intel investigates!
Video Recap: President Obama and Mitt Romney's First Debate
Tonight's first debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney delivered us a handful of overly prepared zingers, the possible firing of Big Bird, ...
Rick Santorum Reminded David Letterman To Plug His Book
"Really? I thought this was the wine list."
John Heilemann on 'Charlie Rose': First Presidential Debate
John Heilemann breaks down the first debate between Mitt Romney and President Obama, where Romney appeared more prepared and alert than the preside...
Ann and Michelle on Debate Anxieties
Ann Romney shows off her "uh oh" face and Michelle Obama on why a debate is the worst way to spend a wedding anniversary.
John Heilemann on 'Morning Joe': Paul Ryan's Foreign Policy Influence
Heilemann discusses whether Ryan's comments about President Obama's handling of foreign policy since 2008 will change anyone's minds from voting fo...
Frank Rich On ‘Behar’: Debate Might Be ‘Mega-Boredom’
But the looser format may give Mitt Romney a chance to get out of his "fix."
‘Parks and Recreation’ Spoofs New York Soda Ban
Here's the child-sized, 512 oz. soda container.
John Heilemann on 'Morning Joe': Does the Romney Campaign Still Have Hope
John Heilemann discusses whether or not the Romney campaign still believes they can win the election, despite setbacks and poor polling numbers.
Ann Romney On ‘Tonight Show’ Dishes On Life At Home
Costco, cold showers and a home video.
Ahmadinejad: U.S. Military Encourages Extremism
"Some of the behaviors of the U.S. in our region encourages extremism."
Red Carpet Roundup 2012 Emmys
Find out what all the stars were wearing during our speedy Emmy fashion recap.
Bill Clinton Kinda Knew He Was Crushing His DNC Speech
"I worked so hard on that, for weeks, and weeks, and weeks.
John Heilemann on 'Hardball': Which Republicans are Leaving Romney?
John Heilemann discusses how Mitt Romney is falling out of favor with some influential Republican leaders.
Obama On Letterman: How The White House Brewery Started
Obama On ‘Letterman’: Romney's 47% And Eastwood's Empty Chair
Plus: The POTUS's perspective on seeing David Letterman naked.
Jonathan Chait on 'Hardball': Romney's '47 Percent' Remarks
Chait comments on how Romney's remarks at a fund-raiser will hurt him during the 2012 election.
John Heilemann on 'Hardball': Difference Between Romney and Obama Remarks
Heilemann discusses why Mitt Romney's "47 percent" comments at a fund-raiser will hurt him more than President Obama's "clinging to guns and religi...
John Heilemann on 'Morning Joe': Leaked Romney Comments Were "Small," "Not Presidential"
Our own John Heilemann on Mitt Romney's comments that he sees forty-seven percent of voters, likely to vote for President Obama, as a lost cause.
Mitt Romney Defends Candid Camera Comments
He hadn't stated them "elegantly," but "look, the President's approach is attractive to people who are not paying taxes."
Frank Rich On ‘Maddow’: Fox News Risks Losing GOP Support
And the diverse GOP members will fight it out, whether or not Mitt Romney wins.
John Heilemann On 'Last Word': Mitt Romney Is In A Downward Spiral
The world witnessed his "desperation."
President Obama: Gov. Romney "Shoots First, Aims Later"
President Obama's Statement on Murdered U.S. Ambassador to Libya
Romney's Statement on Murdered U.S. Ambassador to Libya
Chronic Misspellings of Tech Startup Entrepreneurs at TechCrunch Disrupt SF
They can code, but they sure can't spell.
Kardashian Interview Runs During 9/11 Moment of Silence
And she talked about her breast implants as taps played.
Beyonce Loves Anderson Cooper's Laugh
Cooper is shocked. "But I laugh like a 12-year-old girl!"
2012 Democratic Convention Word of the Day: ‘PROMISE’
"We do have promises to keep... and, yes, we have miles to go before we sleep."
Dancing Police Officer Directs Traffic Near DNC
We spotted this cheerful guy during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Why don't more officers direct traffic with such enthusia...
Tom Brokaw Accidentally Took Ambien Before 'Morning Joe'
He was later hospitalized out of caution, but appears to be OK.
Democratic National Convention Word Of The Day: ‘Fight’
"Their fight is my fight, and it's Barack Obama's fight."
Democratic National Convention Phrase of the Day: 'Middle Class'
"And that's the middle class!"
Chris Christie, Jimmy Fallon Duet Bruce Springsteen
DNC: Occupy Protesters in Charlotte, N.C.
GOP Convention Word of the Day: WORK!
You can work, work hard, and then work harder.
2012 GOP Convention Loves Women
"I love you, WOMEN!"
GOP Convention Overused Word of the Day: "Success"
During the second day of the 2012 GOP Convention in Tampa, Fla., the theme was "change" but all anyone could talk about was how no one should criti...
Michelle Obama Is Not Watching The GOP Convention
But there may have been some Todd Akin talk in the White House.
GOP Convention Word of the Day: "Freedom"
For the first official day of the 2012 Republican Convention, unsurprisingly there was one word everyone just had to include in their speeches.
Jon Stewart Calls Out Marco Rubio For Supporting Democratic-Sounding Policy
"What government can really do is create the conditions for the private sector to invest in the economy."
Ray Kelly Gives Details of Empire State Building Shooter
A laid-off man shoots and kills a co-worker. He was later killed by police.
Tina Brown Responds to Criticism of 'Hit the Road, Barack' Cover
Discussing a Newsweek cover story written by Niall Ferguson that is highly critical of President Obama's first term, the editor says, "That is his ...
The 40-Pound-Gain Shia LaBeouf Diet
Protein shakes and chicken every three hours for one month.
Todd Akin Says He Won't Drop From Mo. Senate Race
Even though the GOP leadership has called for him to pull out after he used the term "legitimate rape" when discussing abortion, Akin tells Mike Hu...
Frank Rich On ‘Maddow’: Todd Akin Just Part Of Women's Cycle For The GOP
Following Rick Santorum and Rush Limbaugh, the anti-women's rights sentiment "keeps popping up because this actually is the policy of the party."
John Heilemann on 'Morning Joe': Is Ryan Pick Really 'Courageous?'
John Heilemann argues Paul Ryan has been too quiet on some critical issues since he was chosen as Mitt Romney's running mate.
Todd Akin Apologizes for Rape Comments, Does Not Step Down
Akin visited Mike Huckabee's radio show, saying no one from the Romney campaign or Republican leadership has asked for his resignation: "I made tha...
Ann Romney On ‘Rock Center’: Multiple Sclerosis And Taxes
The Romneys have nothing to hide.
Obama on Biden 'Chains' Gaffe: 'It's Not a Big Issue'
During an interview with 'Entertainment Tonight,' President Obama said it's only the press who cares about remarks Vice President Joe Biden made sa...
Rudy Giuliani On ‘Kudlow’: Questions Joe Biden's “Mental Capacity”
"People think, well, he just talks a little too much. Actually, he's just not very smart."
Michelle Obama On ‘Leno’: It's Fun To Watch The Secret Service Manage Kids
Their scolding parent voices come out.
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