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  • AP-GfK poll: Romney edging out Obama on economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are growing increasingly optimistic about the future of the U.S. economy, and likely voters trust Republican Mitt Romney slightly more than President Barack Obama to do …


  • AP-GfK poll: Romney erases Obama lead among women

    WASHINGTON (AP) — What gender gap? Less than two weeks out from Election Day, Republican Mitt Romney has erased President Barack Obama’s 16-point advantage among women, a new Associated Press-GfK …


  • Ind. GOP Senate candidate stands by rape comment

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said Wednesday that he is standing by his statement that when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape “that’s something God …


  • Ind. Senate candidate criticized over rape comment

    NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Top Republicans were slow to embrace tea party-backed Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock after he ousted a longtime GOP senator from office. Though he eventually …


  • Mourdock criticized over rape, pregnancy comments

    NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Top Republicans were slow to embrace tea party-backed Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock after he ousted a longtime GOP senator from office. Though he eventually …


  • Romney works to paint bid as candidacy on the rise

    MORRISON, Colo. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday rallied thousands of supporters at the majestic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, casting his bid as a candidacy on the upswing …


  • 4th bankruptcy in Perry’s tech fund adds to losses

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A fourth Texas high-tech startup that received taxpayer money through Gov. Rick Perry’s signature economic development fund has filed for bankruptcy, pushing the total losses in …


  • FACT CHECK: Flunking geography, history

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters didn’t always get the straight goods when President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney made their case for foreign policy and national security leadership Monday night …


  • Social nets grab ‘horses and bayonets’ debate line

    President Barack Obama countered Mitt Romney’s Big Bird and binders on Monday night with horses, bayonets and Battleship. Who won? The Internet, of course. Obama’s broadside reply to Romney’s shot …


  • FACT CHECK: Flunking geography, history

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters didn’t always get the straight goods when President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney made their case for foreign policy and national security leadership Monday night …


  • FACT CHECK: Missteps in final presidential debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters didn’t always get the straight goods when President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney made their case for foreign policy and national security leadership Monday night …


  • McGovern’s political career only part of legacy

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — George McGovern never slowed down, never stopped working — not even after losing the 1972 presidential race in a historic landslide that would have politically …


  • George McGovern dies; lost 1972 presidential bid

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — George McGovern once joked that he had wanted to run for president in the worst way — and that he had done so. It was …


  • McGovern an unwavering, often unrequited, liberal

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — George McGovern was an unwavering, often unrequited advocate for liberal Democratic causes. He pursued those goals in plainspoken, usually understated, Midwestern style. He was a …


  • Obama, Romney cram foreign policy for last debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One day out from their last debate, Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are cramming foreign policy and taking a rare break from swing-state campaigning. Monday’s …


  • Romney ups criticism of Obama’s second-term plans

    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Heading into the campaign’s final weeks, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is upping his criticism of President Barack Obama’s plans for a second term, accusing …


  • Jobless rate falls in most battleground states

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Unemployment rates fell last month in nearly all of the battleground states that will determine the presidential winner, giving President Barack Obama fresh fodder to argue that …


  • Ryan says Obama misleading on Libya questions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan slammed President Barack Obama on Friday for describing response to the deadly attack in Libya as “not optimal” and said the …


  • Ryan says Obama stonewalling on Libya questions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, responding to President Barack Obama’s description of the response to a deadly attack in Libya as “not optimal,” on Friday accused …


  • After a few laughs, Romney, Obama back to the fray

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are returning to the sometimes-nasty rhetoric of a close presidential campaign after a brief truce, renewing their focus …


  • If elected, Romney wants a say in ‘fiscal cliff’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney’s transition team is quietly talking with government officials and Capitol Hill to develop a plan, if he’s elected, to prevent massive cuts to the defense …


  • LA County assessor arrested in corruption case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County assessor John Noguez, a top aide and a campaign contributor were arrested Wednesday as part of an investigation into influence peddling and slashing …


  • Clinton: I’m responsible for consulate security

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton repeated on Tuesday her statement taking sole responsibility for security at all of America’s diplomatic missions, an attempt to …


  • Obama, first lady voting early ahead of Nov. 6

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama won’t be posing for any photos in the voting booth on Election Day — he’s casting his ballot early. Obama and first lady Michelle …


  • Obama, first lady have voted early for Nov. 6

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama won’t be posing for any photos in the voting booth on Election Day — he’s casting his ballot early. Obama and first lady Michelle …


  • Obama, first lady plan to vote early for Nov. 6

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama won’t be posing for any photos in the voting booth on Election Day — he’s casting his ballot early. Obama and first lady Michelle …


  • Study: Privatized Medicare would raise premiums

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly six in 10 Medicare recipients would pay higher premiums under a hypothetical privatized system along the lines of what Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has proposed, …


  • Shot fired at Obama campaign office in Denver

    DENVER (AP) — Denver police are reviewing video footage from city surveillance cameras after a shot was fired through the window of President Barack Obama’s campaign office. Police spokeswoman Raquel …


  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Justices as campaign issue

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A closely divided Supreme Court. Four justices in their 70s. Presidential candidates with dramatically different views of the ideal high court nominee. And yet, until late in …


  • Shot fired at Obama campaign office in Denver

    DENVER (AP) — Denver police say someone has fired a shot through the window of President Barack Obama’s Denver campaign office. Police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez says people were inside the …

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