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  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012, 4:06 P.M.

    Reported theft of Romney tax records being probed

    FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — The Secret Service said Wednesday it is investigating the reported theft of copies of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s federal tax records during a break-in at …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012, 1:12 P.M.

    Analysis: Record US debt hardly dents the campaign

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Some unpleasant, uninvited guests dropped in on the Democratic convention. The federal debt hit $16 trillion. U.S. factory activity shrank for a third straight month. And …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012, 12:43 P.M.

    Romney says America worse off now than in 2009

    WEST LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is pointing the country’s $16 trillion debt and the millions of people who rely on food stamps as proof that …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012, 12:09 P.M.

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012, 10:58 A.M.

    Ann Romney says MS taught family about losing hope

    FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Ann Romney fired back Wednesday at critics who have accused husband Mitt Romney of being out of touch with average Americans, saying her own bout with …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 3:26 P.M.

    Ryan faces accuracy questions as he assails Obama

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan defended himself Tuesday against lingering questions about the accuracy of some of his recent statements. In interviews, Ryan disputed …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 12:46 P.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 11:01 A.M.

    Romney campaign, RNC raise $100 million in August

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign has raised at least $100 million in August, The Associated Press has learned, hitting that mark for a third consecutive month with a …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 10:19 A.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 9:49 A.M.

    Ryan says Obama’s record worse than Carter’s

    WESTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan pressed the GOP argument Tuesday that the country isn’t better off after nearly four years under President Barack Obama, comparing …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 9:11 A.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 5:57 A.M.

    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 …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 3, 2012, 5:29 P.M.

    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 …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 3, 2012, 4:41 P.M.

    Obama: Help is on the way to hurricane zone

    LaPLACE, La. (AP) — President Barack Obama insisted on Monday that the federal government can help Americans in crisis, whether they’re autoworkers fearful that their company will disappear or Gulf …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 3, 2012, 1:08 P.M.

    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 …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 3, 2012, 10:38 A.M.

    Obama says Romney would bring a ‘losing season’

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama warned union workers in football-crazy Ohio on Monday that Republican Mitt Romney would guide the nation to a “losing season,” imploring voters in …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 3, 2012, 9:43 A.M.

    Biden to organized labor: We’re with you

    DETROIT (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden had a simple Labor Day message for unionized workers: Stick with President Barack Obama because the other guys are worse. Biden told about …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 3, 2012, 12:50 A.M.

    Another disaster brings candidates to Gulf Coast

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mitt Romney wasted no time after accepting the GOP presidential nomination in heading to Louisiana to see the damage from Hurricane Isaac, changing his schedule on …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 3, 2012, 12:37 A.M.

    Obama’s Labor Day: Politics, presence in the Gulf

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Barreling through the presidential campaign’s competitive states, President Barack Obama will detour deep in the South on Labor Day, long enough to offer a presence and …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 2, 2012, 11:01 A.M.

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 2, 2012, 8:27 A.M.

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 2, 2012, 1:38 A.M.

    In Florida, Medicare is not a senior-only issue

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — For Bruce Cargill, an 87-year-old retiree, Medicare is a “glorious program” that, along with Social Security, keeps millions of older Americans out of poverty. …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 2, 2012, 1:29 A.M.

    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 …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 1, 2012, 2:34 P.M.

    Obama to try to make case for sticking with him

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Don’t expect President Barack Obama to try to reinvent himself next week at the Democratic Party’s national convention. Instead, he and a slew of his defenders …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 11:17 A.M.

    First since ‘52: No talk of war in GOP speech

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With America embroiled in its longest armed conflict, Mitt Romney became the first Republican since 1952 to accept his party’s nomination without mentioning war. Three election cycles …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 2:16 A.M.

    Romney homestretch game plan: jobs, jobs, jobs

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — His convention behind him, Mitt Romney enters the campaign homestretch with a singular goal: convince Americans disappointed with President Barack Obama that the Democrat is to …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 12:49 A.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012, 7:43 P.M.

    Romney accepts nomination, focuses on adding jobs

    TAMPA, Fla. — Republican Mitt Romney has a message for the millions of Americans who voted for Democratic President Barack Obama: It’s OK to be disappointed. Romney used the biggest …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012, 9:56 A.M.

    GOP’s final night is about telling Romney’s story

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When Mitt Romney addresses the Republican convention Thursday night, he’ll do it from a stage that puts him a little bit closer to the crowd inside …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012, 6:26 A.M.

    Obama: GOP could cooperate more in second term

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama says his re-election might help end the political stalemate in Washington, much like “popping a blister.” In an interview with Time magazine, Obama …


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