Mitt Romney

8:45am

Fri December 7, 2012
The Two-Way

PHOTO: Obama Receives Concession Call From Mitt Romney

Originally published on Fri December 7, 2012 10:19 am

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the Presidential Suite at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park.
Pete Souza The White House

The White House just released a picture by Pete Souza that shows President Obama taking a concession call from Gov. Mitt Romney on election day.

It shows Obama taking the call on a cellphone from the Presidential Suite at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park.

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2:46pm

Thu November 29, 2012
It's All Politics

Obama And Romney Have Lunch, Agree To 'Stay In Touch'

Originally published on Thu November 29, 2012 3:57 pm

President Obama and former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney shake hands in the Oval Office after their lunch Thursday at the White House.
Pete Souza/White House Photo UPI/Landov

It was an off-the-record lunch and a photo op for the official White House photographer only. But it was a start.

President Obama hosted his recently ousted rival, Mitt Romney, for their first post-election meeting Thursday at the White House, a lunch of turkey chili and Southwestern grilled chicken salad.

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3:03am

Thu November 29, 2012
It's All Politics

Consolation Lunch? Romney Visits Obama

Originally published on Thu November 29, 2012 5:25 am

Mitt Romney is scheduled to visit the White House on Thursday for the first post-election meeting with former rival President Obama.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

President Obama hosts Mitt Romney for a private lunch at the White House today, little more than three weeks after their bitter election fight ended.

Yes, Obama did say at a post-election news conference that he hoped to "get ideas with him and see if there's some ways we can potentially work together."

But is cooperation with a former opponent really possible?

It's not without precedent, says Scott Farris, author of Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race but Changed the Nation.

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8:51am

Wed November 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Romney To Have Lunch With Obama At The White House Thursday

Originally published on Wed November 28, 2012 8:55 am

President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney the last time they got together, at their Oct. 22 presidential debate in Boca Raton, Fla.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

The 2012 presidential contenders will break bread at the White House on Thursday.

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney "will have a private lunch at the White House with President Obama in the Private Dining Room," the White House says in a statement sent to reporters. "It will be the first opportunity they have had to visit since the election. There will be no press coverage of the meeting."

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3:22pm

Thu November 15, 2012
It's All Politics

As Dust Settles, Voters Cite Campaign's Negativity

Lynn Armstrong Coffin and Eric Papalini box with puppets depicting Mitt Romney and President Obama in Sarasota, Fla., in September.
Chris O'Meara AP

Voters were frustrated by a 2012 presidential race they called more negative than usual and more devoid of substantive discussion of issues, according to a survey released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.

And voters are pessimistic about the prospect of a more productive Congress, Pew found.

Two-thirds of registered voters surveyed after Election Day said they believe relations between Democrats and Republicans will stay the same or worsen over the coming year.

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