On today’s Sunday shows, Republicans hammered the Obama administration over its response to the terrorist attack in Libya, with Sen. John McCain offering one of the most scathing critiques yet; partisans argued over which presidential campaign has the momentum, particularly in Ohio; and both campaigns braced for Hurricane Sandy.
Republicans Attack Obama on Libya
Republicans argued that the administration’s handling of the terrorist attack in Libya that killed four Americans raises questions about President Obama’s leadership and is an increasingly important campaign issue.
McCain Calls Libya ‘Worst Cover Up or Incompetence I Have Ever Observed’
Sen. John McCain offered one of the harshest critiques yet of the Obama administration’s handling of Libya, calling it either “a cover up” or “the worst kind of incompetence.”
Campaign Surrogates Clash Over Who Has Momentum
With polls continuing to show a tight race, campaign surrogates clashed over which candidate has momentum as they head toward Election Day in just more than a week.
Both Campaigns Bullish on Ohio
Officials at both presidential campaigns say they are bullish on their performance in Ohio, despite a recent poll that shows President Obama maintains a slight edge.
Campaigns Brace for Hurricane Sandy
Both President Obama and Mitt Romney have had to sideline campaigning in the critical swing state of Virginia due to major storms, including Hurricane Sandy.
Republicans Downplay Mourdock’s Comments
Republicans downplayed the significance of Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s controversial comments on rape and pregnancy, attempting to draw attention to other issues.
Campaigns Duel Over Register Endorsement
When The Des Moines Register endorsed Mitt Romney this weekend—the first time in 40 years that it backed a Republican—it got both campaigns talking.
Campaigns Battle Over Auto Rescue
Surrogates for both presidential campaigns were eager to celebrate the rescue of the auto industry, but disagreed over who should get the credit and on the extent of the job growth it created.
Hickenlooper, Walker Offer Different Takes on Gun Violence
In the wake of several recent mass shootings, surrogates for both presidential campaigns offered different approaches to curbing gun violence and preventing future attacks.
Podcast: Lessons From JFK's Secret Cuban Missile Crisis Tapes
On this week’s Political Landscape, National Journal’s weekly podcast, experts analyze JFK's secret White House tapes on the 50th anniversary of the 13-day Cuban Missile Crisis. What lessons can we take from these tapes that apply to current foreign policy? NJ’s James Kitfield and Atlantic contributor Jack Balkin help answer that question and discuss the decline of Reagan's "peace through strength" policy.
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