Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is in damage control mode after an article in The Washington Post accused the candidate of bullying in high school. Romney says he does not remember the incidents. Several of his classmates independently recall him going after students who seemed different, vulnerable or effeminate.
Former GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann announced Thursday that she has asked the Swiss Consulate to withdraw her Swiss citizenship. The Minnesota Congresswoman is married to the son of Swiss-born parents. Earlier this year, the couple formally registered for dual citizenship.
For years, Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center, has been polling people on the issue of gay marriage. He tells Steve Inskeep his research suggests President Obama's evolution is very much in line with national trends.
As President Obama heads to Reno for a speech Friday, volunteers are already on the ground reaching out to the fast-growing population. He faces tough competition, though: The GOP announced last month that it is launching a six-state campaign to win over Latinos.
President Obama said his position on gay marriage "evolved" over time, and a case can be made that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's views on gay rights have changed as well. Though Romney says his position has been consistent; activists don't see it that way.
Mitt Romney and Speaker John Boehner showed a determination Thursday to keep the election-year debate confined to the topic on which they believe President Obama has the greatest vulnerabilty — the economy.
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