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Always at the End

There’s a classic Matt Drudge, Gloria Allred, and Internet Freak Show fire getting ready to go to full conflagration, and some are concerned it could embroil, or at least distract, Mitt Romney less than two weeks before Election Day. A person familiar with the matter says a hearing at 9 a.m. E.T. on Wednesday in Canton, Massachusetts before family …

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The Complete M-O-U S-E-E

EXCLUSIVE: Here is the full text of the memorandum of understanding agreed to by the Obama and Romney campaigns for their three presidential and one vice presidential debates. The deal was signed on October 3, the day of the first presidential debate in Denver. The negotiators and signers were veteran Washington campaign lawyers Bob Bauer (for the …

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Moderator Role Under Scrutiny — Before the Debate

In a rare example of political unity, both the Romney and Obama campaigns have expressed concern to the Commission on Presidential Debates about how the moderator of this Tuesday’s town hall has publicly described her role, TIME has learned. While an early-October memorandum of understanding between the Obama and Romney campaigns suggests that CNN’s Candy Crowley would …

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Quayle Endorses Romney

Ex-VP announce supports for Bay Stater at Tues. afternoon event in Paradise Valley, AZ. Read Quayle’s pro-Romney op-ed in the Arizona Republic. AND: Romney nets endorsements from CA Congressmen Lewis, Calvert and Bilbray. The Establishment is going to increasingly close ranks around Romney. They did the same for Bob Dole in 1996. Then Pat Buchanan won …

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Complete Transcript of Hanover Economic Debate

REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES PARTICIPATE IN A DEBATE SPONSORED BY BLOOMBERG AND THE WASHINGTON POST, HANOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE OCTOBER 11, 2011 SPEAKERS: REP. MICHELE BACHMANN, R-MINN. REP. RON PAUL, R-TEXAS GOV. RICK PERRY, R-TEXAS FORMER SEN. RICK SANTORUM, R-PA. FORMER REP. NEWT GINGRICH, R-GA. FORMER GOV. MITT ROMNEY, R-MASS. FORMER GOV. JON HUNTSMAN JR., R-UTAH HERMAN …

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Rick Perry Wants to Be President

In an Austin interview with Mark Halperin, Rick Perry says he has decided he wants to be president, talks about the advice he got from George W. Bush, and says he would compete against Barack Obama in California. Highlights here. Subscribers can read Halperin’s story on Perry in the latest issue of TIME. Video highlight: Perry says he has …

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Biden Visits Japanese Embassy

VP makes announced stop Tuesday, hails nation’s citizens’ “courage, bravery” in face of disaster.   Pool Report: Vice President Joe Biden arrived at the Japanese Embassy in Washington at 11:14 am for an unannounced visit. Biden was greeted at the door by Japan’s Ambassador to the U.S. Ichiro Fujisaki and other embassy personnel. He signed …

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O, Mark Salter!!

McCain wordsmith revealed as “anonymous” author of “O” the novel. Confirmed by sources, but there were lots of in-plain-sight clues that led to Salter’s Maine door. (Flashback: Page Six touted Salter.)   –Simon and Schuster topper Jonathan Karp was Salter’s editor on books he did with Senator McCain. –Salter has been holed up in Maine since leaving his …

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