The fourth-generation heir to the Bush political dynasty, groomed for office since his childhood, is coming of age and building a political network.
Romney has spent months trying to bait the president into a reaction, but now it's the Republican who seems to be getting hot under the collar.
The president hopes to seize the advantage on the economy by painting Republicans into a corner on middle-class tax rates.
Here is your 2012 presidential campaign in a nutshell: The unrepentant rich guy vs. the president drowning in bad economic news.
Parents tend to think their kids want more from them. But what they really wish is that their parents wouldn't be so anxious.
The president's former budget director is skeptical of GOP plans to repeal or subvert the Affordable Care Act in the wake of the Supreme Court decision.
Anne-Marie Slaughter, Mitch Daniels and the price of public service: Is our leadership suffering because of the pressure of public life on families?
The president's former top economist sees a stagnant economy on the horizon in the months leading up to the election.
Romney says the only way to eliminate Obamacare now is to vote out Obama, while the president tries to change the subject.
How the presidential candidates react to Thursday's ruling will set the tone for the coming debate over health care.
Unlike Obama, the GOP candidate has an appealingly simple argument: No matter what the court says, Obamacare was a waste of time.
Liberals increasingly fear they will be outspent in November the way they were in Wisconsin -- and they may be right.
Badly boxed in, the Republican nominee has no recourse but to attack Obama's order on young illegal immigrants without proposing an alternative.
Even as Democratic doubts about the president's reelection prospects have increased in recent weeks, the man in charge of the reelection effort projects confidence.
Republicans have a bumper crop of rising stars, but Democrats have so few prospects to succeed Barack Obama that their No. 1 choice has never won an election.
By coming forward to insist that he is considering the right's favored candidate, Romney showed his running-mate decision isn't happening in a vacuum.
Recent years have seen a proliferation of right-wing activist meetings unmatched on the left. The result: a fired-up base for the GOP.
Some right-wing evangelical Christians, usually no fans of the president, are applauding his move to halt deportations of young illegal immigrants.
Thanks to the skyrocketing cost of campaigning and the inadequacy of campaign-finance regulation, the president has held nearly twice as many fundraisers as his predecessor.
After a messy visit, the Republican nominee offended a local business owner with his blunt manner and fumbling attempt to make amends