News One

  The first presidential debate was declared a victory by political pundits for Republican Presidential Nominee Governor Mitt Romney. President Obama was focused and stayed on message but the American people wanted him to be more aggressive and not assertive. There are two more presidential debates scheduled for October 16 and 22. On Tuesday, October 16, 2012  the […]

News One

    From Obama for America: CHICAGO — When a flood of Chinese tires threatened 1,000 American jobs, President Obama stood up to China and protected the American worker. Mitt Romney attacked the President’s decision, calling it “bad for the nation and our workers.” Obama for America’s new television advertisement tells the story of the […]

Ben LaBolt currently serves as the Press Secretary for the 2012 Obama re-election campaign. Prior to joining the re-election, he worked on Rahm Emanuel’s successful run for Mayor of Chicago as the communications director. In 2008, LaBolt acted as deputy press secretary for the Obama presidential campaign and worked in the White House under Robert […]

CHICAGO- Obama for America has released eight “radio ads”  detailing the devastating impact of the Romney-Ryan budget and its affect on the middle class and a growing economy.  From allowing the housing market hit rock bottom to turning Medicare into a voucher system and slashing investments in education. A Romney-Ryan approach is consistent with a […]

The presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is going to launch a four-state bus tour through Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Ohio on Saturday. His campaign announced these new destinations for Romney on Monday afternoon. The announcement set off a whirlwind of speculation as Romney could announce his running mate during the tour. The only indication Romney’s campaign […]

Ann Romney, the wife of the Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is “thrilled to death” that Rafalca competed in the Summer Olympics Dressage competition today. Rafalca, a 15-year old German mare, is partly owned by Ann Romney and is valued at approximately 1.5 million dollars. Rafalca has been the brunt of political jokes during the […]

On Thursday, August 2, 2012, President Obama will make two stops to lay out his vision to restore middle-class economic security. His first stop is in Orlando, Florida and the final stop is in Leesburg, Virginia. The president will discuss the choice in this election between two fundamentally different visions of how to grow the […]

President Barack Obama made  five stops on the campaign trail in Virginia last weekend. And now, his better half, First Lady Michelle Obama will visit Virginia this Friday campaigning for her husband. Mrs. Obama will make stops in Fredericksburg and Charlottesville. Both events will be held on Friday. Mrs. Obama will speak at a Women’s Vote […]

The presumptive GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney will address the National NAACP Convention in Houston, Texas today. His address will entail the economy on job growth and getting small businesses booming again. President Obama won 95% of the black vote in 2008. Romney will address the 14.4 % unemployment rate among blacks which is higher than 8.2% national […]

The national economy emerged from recession in November 2001 and was creating jobs by July 2003, while Massachusetts lagged six months behind under Mitt Romney’s watch. The state’s economic growth stayed that way, trailing the rest of the country every year of Romney’s term. Massachusetts plummeted to 47th out of 50 in job creation and […]

  CHICAGO, IL — Wednesday May 23, 2012, Obama for America hosted a conference call featuring Press Secretary Ben LaBolt and Policy Director James Kvaal to respond to Mitt Romney’s remarks on education reform. View excerpts below:   Romney’s Massachusetts’  Record:   Ben LaBolt, Press Secretary: “We’ve already seen what Romney Economics means for students […]

  CHICAGO, IL — Obama for America will hold a press conference call today to announce a new Romney Economics video that highlights the story of Ampad, one company Mitt Romney and his partners bankrupted by playing with two sets of rules — one for Romney and others at the top, and another for everyone […]