He's already promised to release another tax return before the election -- a guarantee that the issue will be reopened at an inopportune time.
The polls put the incumbent in the lead, but there are plenty of reasons for Republicans to be optimistic -- and Democrats to be jittery.
Republicans charge the president with 'gutting' the landmark 1990s legislation. That's hardly the case -- but the proposed change could give more people access to benefits.
Romney could choose a running mate any day now, but don't believe the din of ill-informed speculation and analysis.
Same-sex marriage has been consistently defeated at the ballot box. With four blue states voting on the issue in November, will 2012 be the year the tide turns?
The erstwhile Eastern Bloc nation has a dim view of Obama and a connection to a lot of voters in the American heartland.
Nancy Pelosi is not likely to come close to regaining the speaker's gavel, thanks in part to a cavalcade of Democratic missteps.
Last week's mass shooting in Aurora has put the gun issue in the spotlight, and now both presidential candidates are addressing it.
The Republican's attacks on Obama are more rhetorical than substantive. Is he trapped by his party's longstanding foreign-policy divisions?
Republican Rick Scott's attempt to cleanse the voter rolls of noncitizens has Democrats in a panic. Could the pivotal swing state be headed for another 2000-style voting debacle?
The president strikes a somber and personal note as politics is suspended in the wake of Friday morning's mass movie-theater shooting.
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.