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  • Montana’s Gov. Schweitzer creates buzz his own way

    MARYSVILLE, Mont. (AP) — A day spent with Montana’s Brian Schweitzer riding four-wheelers and talking politics makes it easy to understand why he’s one of the most unusual — and …


  • In Florida, Obama says US not a nation in decline

    SEMINOLE, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday pronounced Republicans “dead wrong” in calling America a country in decline, offering a rebuttal to the “naysayers” who drew attention to …


  • As Obama, Romney look for an edge, jobless intrude

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney, their contest defined anew by joblessness, are seeking to frame the campaign on their own terms. Romney …


  • Convention over, Obama hit with weak job report

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — His convention over, President Barack Obama ran smack into the harsh reality of a bleak new report on the nation’s unemployment outlook Friday. Republican rival Mitt …


  • Obama adviser: President’s speech had specifics

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A senior adviser to President Barack Obama’s campaign says the Democrat’s convention speech offered plenty of specifics that show voters where he wants to take this …


  • Not heard much in Charlotte: TARP, stimulus

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — They are the missing pages of a convention story line, ideas and initiatives once prominently featured in President Barack Obama’s agenda. Climate change. Economic stimulus. The …


  • Hillary Clinton catches Obama speech in Brunei

    BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei (AP) — Half a world away from the Democratic National Convention, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delayed her departure from Brunei on Friday to …


  • Obama speech: Hope has become hang in there

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — For President Barack Obama, hope has become hang in there. On the biggest stage of his re-election bid, Obama is dropping some tough love on voters, …


  • Obama faces obstacles in holding North Carolina

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Keeping North Carolina in the Democratic column this year may prove hard for President Barack Obama. North Carolina’s unemployment rate is among the nation’s highest. Social …


  • Romney defends Afghanistan omission

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday defended his decision not to discuss the Afghanistan war in his convention speech. He said he didn’t plan to …


  • Who is marching in Charlotte to protest the DNC?

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When protesters began arriving in Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention this week, they were filled with hope. For months, they predicted that thousands would travel …


  • Police calm, small crowds mark DNC, RNC protests

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As dozens of protesters blocked a busy intersection near the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this week, they were surrounded and outnumbered by heavily armed police …


  • Obama to sketch path forward after Clinton pitch

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama goes before the Democratic National Convention and the nation on Thursday for a capstone speech designed not just to persuade undecided voters to …


  • Bill Clinton fires up Dems before Obama’s speech

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — God is back in the Democratic platform and people rooting for President Barack Obama hope the dazzle is back in him. With war ending, the health …


  • Clinton boosts Obama in rousing convention speech

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In an impassioned speech that rocked the Democratic National Convention, former President Bill Clinton proclaimed Wednesday night, “I know we’re coming back” from the worst economic …


  • Women’s rights leader sends alarm on health issues

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Attorney and women’s rights activist Sandra Fluke (FLOOK) is sounding dire warnings at the Democratic National Convention on a range of health issues if the GOP …


  • Ryan praises Bill Clinton on day of his DNC speech

    ADEL, Iowa (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan heaped praise on Bill Clinton Wednesday, holding him up as a model of reform and Barack Obama as his opposite …


  • Dems seek Clinton luster; move Obama’s big speech

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama swept into his convention city Wednesday, eager to accept his party’s nomination and make the case for re-election despite a sputtering economy. He …


  • Opening night convention spotlight on first lady

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In a tight race for the White House, President Barack Obama exhorted college students not to forget him despite difficult times on Tuesday as Democrats shone …


  • Cops surround protesters near Democrat convention

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police surrounded a group of protesters Tuesday who blocked an intersection five blocks from where the Democratic National Convention is being held. At least one person …


  • Michelle Obama out to rev up enthusiasm for Obama

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Democrats open their national convention Tuesday offering President Barack Obama as America’s best chance to revive the ragged U.S. economy and asking voters to be patient …


  • Dems try to rev up Obama enthusiasm at convention

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Democrats open their national convention Tuesday offering President Barack Obama as America’s best chance to revive the ragged U.S. economy and asking voters to be patient …


  • Democrats eye rainy weather as Obama speech nears

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Democrats are closely watching the forecasts as a rainy week unfolds ahead of President Barack Obama’s speech accepting his party’s nomination. With Obama set to address …


  • Dems open convention playing defense of Obama

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Democrats open their national convention Tuesday offering President Barack Obama as America’s best chance to revive the ragged U.S. economy and asking voters to be patient …


  • Dems open convention in push for tested president

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Four years later Democrats have gathered again, this time in support of a president who carries the power and the burden of incumbency, both in evidence …


  • Convention eve: Obama consoles storm victims

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama consoled victims of Hurricane Isaac along the Gulf Coast on Monday and stoked the enthusiasm of union voters in the industrial heartland, blending …


  • Analysis: 4-year progress query puts Obama in box

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It’s a question that aides to any president seeking re-election should be ready to handle: Are Americans better off now than before he took office? This …


  • Marchers lament NC union stance but support Obama

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Union activists walked a political tightrope on Monday — voicing support for President Barack Obama’s re-election bid while lamenting adversarial attitudes toward organized labor in the …


  • Dems seek to exploit advantage on foreign policy

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Democrats sought to push foreign policy, one of President Barack Obama’s strengths, to the forefront of the White House campaign Sunday, casting Republican Mitt Romney as …


  • Obama turns to technology during convention

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When the Democratic Party’s national convention opens this week, President Barack Obama’s target audience won’t be in the crowd. It will be the small sliver of …

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