Final Nielsen data on Thursday showed that 67.2 million people across 11 TV networks watched Obama and Romney go head to head on the economy- a 28 percent increase on the 52.4 million who saw the first 2008 debate between Obama and Republican John McCain.
More than 37 million watched the 90- minute encounter on the four leading broadcast networks and 21 million turned to cable news channels CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, according to preliminary figures from Nielsen media. The viewing figures are expected to rise when final data is released by Nielsen later on Thursday that will include smaller TV networks.
WASHINGTON-- The AFL-CIO says it has registered more than 450,000 new voters from union households over the past 18 months, part of an ambitious push to swell the ranks of Democratic-leaning voters and help President Barack Obama win reelection.
WASHINGTON-- The White House is going to great lengths to discourage defense contractors from sending layoff warnings to employees in the days before the presidential election, an effort Republicans are denouncing as politically motivated.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.-- Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday criticized Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for proposing policies that Biden says would cut taxes for millionaires and raise them for middle-class families.
BERLIN, N.H.-- Mitt Romney is a part-time resident of this tiny state, and his fiscally conservative, socially moderate tenure as governor of neighboring Massachusetts once seemed a good match for New Hampshire's independent and libertarian-leaning electorate.
"He was a great man," says Sen. John McCain, (R-AZ) discussing the life of slain U.S. Libyan Ambassador Christopher Stevens. McCain also weighs in on current U.S. policies in the Middle East, calling them "very weak," saying the country needs "more robust American leadership."
Sen. John McCain, (R-AZ), weighs in on recent information leaks and its impact on national security; the U.S. economy; Gov. Scott Walker's recall election win and presidential politics.
The House this coming week will consider legislation to better defend corporate networks from foreign governments, cybercriminals and terrorist groups.
If the U.S. and other nations took military action in Syria it would be "a seismic event" that would be "the greatest blow to Iran in 25 years," Sen. John McCain told CNBC Wednesday.
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With little to lose, Newt Gingrich, Gov. Rick Perry and their allies are seeking to portray Mitt Romney as insufficiently steadfast in his conservatism in very conservative South Carolina, The New York Times reports.
In South Carolin, Mitt Romney is heading smack into an issue that has followed him through his national political career: his Mormon faith and the suspicion many evangelical Christians have of it, the New York Times reports.
Representative Ron Paul of Texas finished a strong second in the state’s Republican primary on Tuesday, which in many ways was the more telling outcome in a race where Mitt Romney’s dominance was never in doubt, The New York Times reports.
If campaigns are a feast, the days before the New Hampshire primary are a smorgasbord of cotton candy, mixed nuts and red meat. What follows is a sampling of the candidate’s offerings, The New York Times reports.
Thanks to a $5 million donation from a casino owner, a group supporting Newt Gingrich plans to place advertisements in South Carolina attacking Mitt Romney as a predatory capitalist who destroyed jobs and communities, The New York Times reports.
Trying to ensure that the Republicans do not get all the political limelight, the Obama campaign has unleashed a carefully scripted and deliberately aggressive strategy that shows a White House in combative re-election mode, The New York Times reports.
The down-to-the-wire Iowa result ensured that the primary contests would be fought aggressively for additional weeks or months, according to the New York Times.
Rarely has the financial divide appeared so wide between lawmakers and those they represent, the New York Times reports.
Rep. Ron Paul of Texas is now leading the pack in Iowa as Newt Gingrich's support fades.