Romney focuses on economy after shooting [Reuters] Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney spoke about the economy in the wake of the shooting in Colorado, saying that his remarks would ‘not be as partisan as normal.’
Axelrod resumes negative tweeting [Politico] David Axelrod, an adviser to the Obama campaign, tweeted the first negative attack against Mitt Romney since the shooting in Colorado last week.
Campaigns on the offensive over foreign policy [Washington Post] President Obama has questioned his rival’s foreign policy experience, while Mitt Romney has hit back over negative campaigning.
Government supported ‘These Hands’ business [ABC] A business featured in a new Romney campaign ad that attacks President Obama over the role of the government in business has been found to have received millions of dollars in government support.
Blame attributed in economy poll [The Hill] A poll this week has surveyed likely voters about what they think is responsible for the state of the US economy.
Obama campaign defends lack of presidential Israel visits [Huffington Post] The Obama campaign has hit back at Mitt Romney’s campaign for criticising the President’s lack of visits to Israel in his first term.
Romney sceptical over gun control [Reuters] Mitt Romney has expressed doubt over whether more stringent gun laws would ‘make a difference’ to US gun crime.
Obama responds to business attacks [ABC] The Obama campaign has spoken out against Republican attacks over remarks made by the President about the role of government in supporting businesses.
Attacks on Romney impact polls [Reuters] A Reuters poll suggests that over a third of registered voters now have a ‘less favorable impression’ of Mitt Romney in light of recent criticisms he has faced over his taxes and business affairs.
Obama administration leaks criticised [New York Times] Mitt Romney has said that the leaking of security information by the White House constitutes a ‘national security crisis’.
Romney advisers claims ‘Anglo-Saxon’ advantage [Telegraph] Advisers to the Romney campaign have suggested that their candidate would benefit the relationship between the US and Britain more than President Obama because of the Republican contender’s greater appreciation of ‘shared history’.
Speculation over third party candidate [Fox News] The former governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson could influence the outcome of the presidential election.
Romney adviser calls for entitlement cuts [National Journal] An adviser to the Romney campaign has said that budget cuts should focus on entitlement programmes father than defence spending.
Debate dates revealed [MediaBistro] The details of the presidential debates have been announced by the Commission on Presidential Debates.
Biden addresses fire-fighters in Philadelphia [CNN] Vice-President Joe Biden has spoken about Mitt Romney’s economic policies at the 51st convention of the International Association of Fire Fighters.
Romney campaign distances itself from ‘heritage’ comments [ABC] The Romney campaign has attempted to distance itself from comments made by anonymous advisers about the Republican candidate’s ‘Anglo-Saxon heritage’.
Obama calls for bi-partisan ‘consensus’ on guns [Guardian] President Obama has said that he will ‘continue to work with members of both parties and with religious groups and with civic organisations to arrive at a consensus around violence reduction.’
Democrats take advantage of ‘Romneyshambles’ [Telegraph] The Democratic National Committee (DNC) have produced a video that draws attention Mitt Romney’s criticisms of London 2012.
Romney to court Jewish voters [Wall Street Journal] Mitt Romney will make an attempt to appeal to Jewish voters in a trip to Israel.
Compiled by Patrick McGhee.