At a time when his campaign was in need of a boost, Romney suddenly comes alive on the stump.
It's a measure of how little loyalty Romney commands within his own party that so many are publicly calling on him to release his tax returns.
In questioning Obama's Americanness on Tuesday, the perpetually overheated John Sununu wasn't that far off Mitt Romney's regular message.
The challenger tries to paint the president as corrupt but just ends up calling attention to his own refusal to disclose who his biggest donors are.
The president's chances to win this Southern swing state look surprisingly strong, even as other states trend away from him.
In a round of interviews intended to lay questions to rest, the Republican nominee can't give a straight answer on his business career or his taxes.
The Republican nominee's corporate past continues to haunt him, even though it's been part of his political baggage since 1994.
Romney spoke to the annual gathering of black leaders, but the president is sending lower-ranking officials. There's no obvious political explanation.
The Republican candidate goes before an unfriendly audience of African-American activists and tells them things they don't want to hear.
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.