On today’s Sunday shows: President Obama says Washington “feels as broken as it did four years ago” and addresses the need for a second term; the presidential campaigns clash hard over Mitt Romney’s business experience at Bain Capital, and when he retired from the company; pressure builds on Romney to release more tax returns; and Michelle Obama says where she’d like to vacation.
Obama: Washington ‘Feels as Broken as it Did Four Years Ago’
President Obama concedes that Washington today “feels as broken as it did four years ago” despite his efforts and admits that he “underestimated” what it would take to turn things around. He also acknowledges that one of Mitt Romney’s central arguments about the economy is a legitimate point.
Campaigns Clash Hard Over Bain
Top surrogates for Obama and Romney continued their intense battle over Romney’s business background and when exactly he left Bain Capital.
Pressure Mounts on Romney to Release Tax Returns
Democrats and Republicans alike escalated the call for Mitt Romney to release more tax returns, rapidly turning what has been partisan rhetoric and isolated opinions into a chorus that Romney may find hard to ignore.
Where Does Michelle Obama Want to Vacation?
There won’t be much of an Obama family vacation this year, but first lady Michelle Obama used national TV to signal her husband where she wants to go when the time comes – and it’s not where he thought.
Schieffer ‘Shocked’ by Use of His Comments in Romney Ad
A new ad out from Romney's campaign that uses journalists’ comments drew fire from Bob Schieffer, the host of CBS's Face the Nation, who said the use of his comments put him in a difficult spot as a journalist.
Vilsack Says Drought Not Causing Increased Food Prices
If Americans are seeing increasing food prices, the widespread drought across the U.S. is not to blame, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.
Syrian Opposition Leader Warns Conflict Threatens Global Security
A Syrian opposition leader slammed President Obama for staying out of the conflict for what he characterized as politically-motivated reasons, echoing calls from some GOP lawmakers for the U.S. to support the Syrian opposition.
Gillespie: Romney ‘Retired Retroactively’ From Bain
Romney adviser Ed Gillespie insisted that the Republican candidate has no responsibility for any decisions made at Bain Capital during the three years from 1999 to 2001, during which he claimed that he had resigned from the company to go run the Olympics in Utah.
Axelrod Sharpens Tax Attack on Romney
Obama adviser David Axelrod sought to sharpen a line of attack against Romney, accusing him of paying less than his fair share of taxes by using "every single conceivable tax shelter and loophole."
GOP Governors Attack Obama on Welfare Law Waivers
Republican Govs. Rick Scott of Florida and Terry Branstad of Iowa pressed the GOP assault against Obama’s decision to grant states waivers on the work requirements of the landmark 1996 welfare reform law.
Durbin Calls for Romney to Release More Tax Returns
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., increased the pressure on Romney over Bain Capital, calling for him to release more tax returns to clarify his time spent at the company.
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