At least 12 people have been killed and 38 injured in a shooting at a cinema showing the new Batman film near the US city of Denver, Colorado.
John Boehner, the leading Republican in Congress, has chastised his colleague Michele Bachmann over allegations she made linking a key aide of Hillary Clinton to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.
Mitt Romney has a John Kerry problem. And I don't mean being a wavy-haired, wealthy francophone from Massachusetts (although, in this climate, that's burden enough for a Republican nominee). He's been framed. And so long as his opponent's attacks sufficiently fit this frame, then they do not need to be accurate, honest or reasonable. They just have to fit.
Mitt Romney's campaign suffered another setback on Tuesday when a senior member of his team, John Sununu, was forced to apologise for suggesting president Barack Obama is un-American.
Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney made a determined effort to deflect attention from the damaging controvery over Bain Capital by mounting an attack on what his campaign described as Barack Obama's Chicago-style cronyism.
Barack Obama's campaign team rejected demands on Sunday that the president apologise over accusations that Mitt Romney lied about his time at Bain Capital and may have committed a crime.
Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney has been reticent, when asked this week, about getting involved in the row over US Olympic uniforms being made in China.
President Barack Obama continued to needle Mitt Romney over claims he sent jobs overseas while at Bain Capital, despite demands for an apology by the Republican candidate.
Mitt Romney has embarked on a media blitz to demand an apology from Barack Obama's campaign for calling him either a liar or a criminal over his involvement with Bain Capital, the company where he made his fortune.
Barack Obama's campaign team ratcheted up the rhetoric in the White House election battle on Thursday, claiming the Republican contender Mitt Romney may have committed a crime over how he portrayed his involvement with Bain Capital, the company where he made his fortune.