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  • Socialite’s climb halted by unfolding scandal

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jill Kelley’s climb to the top of Tampa’s social ladder may be as spectacular as her fall from it. Accounts of lavish parties at her bay …


  • Socialite’s climb halted by unfolding scandal

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jill Kelley’s attempt to climb the Tampa social ladder — the rungs of which included some high-ranking military officials — has come to an ignominious halt. …


  • In testimony, Romney was skeptical of Staples

    CANTON, Mass. (AP) — In newly unsealed testimony related to Staples founder Tom Stemberg’s divorce, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he was initially skeptical of the idea for Staples, …


  • Terror takes back seat; Americans safer now

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As Americans debate whether they are better off now than they were four years ago, there is another question with a somewhat easier answer: Are you safer …


  • Eastwood talks about convention chat with chair

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clint Eastwood said the idea to use an empty seat as a prop at the Republican National Convention was a spur-of-the-moment decision when someone backstage asked …


  • 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 …


  • Romney campaign defends omission of war talk

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney’s campaign is defending the Republican presidential nominee’s decision to make no mention of the politically unpopular 11-year-old war in Afghanistan in his speech last week …


  • 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 …


  • Fiery Obama embarks on march to the Dem convention

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama lampooned the just-completed Republican National Convention as better-suited to an era of black-and-white TV and ” trickle-down, you’re on your own” economics Saturday, …


  • FACT CHECK: Romney’s deficit vow lacks specifics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney promised he would cut deficits and put America on track to a balanced budget as president, but he left voters to take it on faith …


  • Ryan’s night: Accepts ‘calling of my generation’

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Seizing the campaign spotlight, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan accepted “the calling of my generation” to help lead the country in tough times Wednesday night and …


  • FACT CHECK: Convention speakers stray from reality

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sounding the keynote for his party’s national convention, Chris Christie promised that GOP nominee Mitt Romney will lay out for the American people the painful budget cuts …


  • Romney still struggles to attract Latino voters

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It may have been a partisan barb from a Democrat, but Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s pointed criticism of the array of Hispanic speakers at the …


  • Editorial Roundup: Excerpts From Recent Editorials

    Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: Aug. 28


  • Republican convention is in full-throated roar

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — With the Republican National Convention at last in full-throated roar, nominee Mitt Romney and his team reached out Wednesday to connect with critical voting groups — …


  • Romney joins wife, Ann, on state at GOP convention

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Newly nominated Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is appearing for the first time at the Republican National Convention, striding on stage to hug and kiss his …


  • With choreographed conventions, is something lost?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As Chris Christie’s moment at the microphone neared, delegates to the Republican National Convention were atwitter at the chance to hear the New Jersey governor speak. After …


  • GOP convention not boom for Tampa merchants

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Streets in the heart of downtown are eerily quiet, key intersections blocked off. Even the best restaurants are easy to get into without a reservation or …


  • Obama’s juggle: Doing the job, fighting to keep it

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to keep his job as he does his job, President Barack Obama assured the nation Tuesday that his administration was capably ready for a menacing Hurricane …


  • LA mayor hits Republican efforts to woo Latinos

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Democratic mayor of Los Angeles says Republican efforts to use Latino speakers at the GOP national convention to win over Hispanic voters won’t work. Antonio …


  • GOP scraps first day of convention

    TAMPA, Fla. — Republican officials abruptly announced plans Saturday night to scrap the first day of their national convention, bowing to the threat of Tropical Storm Isaac as it bore …


  • Romney turns to Ohio amid series of distractions

    POWELL, Ohio (AP) — Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney declared Saturday that “women need our help” as he promised to promote women-led businesses should he defeat President Barack Obama in …


  • Fla. prepares for Isaac on eve of GOP convention

    MIAMI (AP) — Officials organized shelters and urged vacationers to leave the Florida Keys as Tropical Storm Isaac approached on Saturday, though preparations farther north focused on getting ready for …


  • Groups protesting at the Republican convention

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Several groups, primarily labor organizations and those supporting President Barack Obama’s economic and health-care stands, plan to demonstrate outside the Republican National Convention in the coming …

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