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  • O’Reilly, Stewart tangle in mock debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There were all the trappings of a high-octane presidential debate: the over-the-top declarations, the pre-practiced zingers and the schmaltzy appeals to America’s truest values. But the presidential …


  • O’Reilly, Stewart to tangle in mock debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart are to tangle in a sold-out mock presidential debate that’s as much about laughs as about politics. The Fox News anchor squares …


  • Jobs report brings down debate high in Romney camp

    ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — The cheering stopped on Mitt Romney’s campaign plane Friday morning. The day before, aides had whistled and clapped when the Denver control tower commended the Republican …


  • Romney’s Medicare plan raises cost questions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney’s Medicare plan won’t try to control costs by limiting the payments that future retirees would use to buy private health insurance, aides say. Budget experts …


  • Romney: ‘Victory is in sight’ after first debate

    DENVER (AP) — Buoyed by a powerful debate showing, Mitt Romney said Thursday he offers “prosperity that comes through freedom” to a country struggling to shed a weak economy. President …


  • Romney shifts to center as his confidence grows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is shifting sharply to the political center as he begins to deliver a closing argument aimed at a slice of moderate, undecided …


  • Post-debate: Romney basks, Obama challenges

    DENVER (AP) — An invigorated Mitt Romney basked in rave reviews Thursday after his first face-off with the president, envisioning an inaugural celebration, while President Barack Obama and his allies …


  • Romney barrels out of first debate on offense

    DENVER (AP) — Little more than a month from Election Day, Republican Mitt Romney is barreling out of the first presidential debate energized by a solid performance that telegraphed his …


  • FACT CHECK: Presidential debate missteps

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney spun one-sided stories in their first presidential debate, not necessarily bogus, but not the whole truth. They made some …


  • Aggressive Romney spars with Obama in first debate

    DENVER (AP) — In a showdown at close quarters, an aggressive Mitt Romney sparred with President Barack Obama in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and strong …


  • FACT CHECK: Presidential debate missteps

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney spun one-sided stories in their first presidential debate, not necessarily bogus, but not the whole truth. Here’s a look …


  • Judge tosses Montana campaign finance limits

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday struck down Montana’s campaign contribution limits as unconstitutional, a decision that comes less than a month before Election Day and marks …


  • California wades into national labor debate

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California voters are being asked to starve unions of the tens of millions of dollars they use to finance campaigns and political organizing, as the nation’s …


  • Ore. pot measure struggles as Wash., Colo. thrive

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As marijuana legalization efforts in Colorado and Washington pick up steam, a similar push in Oregon seems to be going up in smoke. More than $4 …


  • It’s show time: Obama, Romney meet in first debate

    DENVER (AP) — Primed for a showdown, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney left their practice sessions behind Wednesday for a prime-time debate before millions with the power …


  • First debate sets up moment of high-risk theater

    DENVER (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney come face to face for the first time in this presidential campaign Wednesday night for a nationally televised debate that …


  • First debate sets up moment of high-risk theater

    DENVER (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney come face to face for the first time in this presidential campaign Wednesday for a nationally televised debate that will …


  • Romney presses foreign policy criticism anew

    BURLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Amid violent flare-ups in the Middle East, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is trying to prove his own readiness to be commander in chief and force …


  • Hours of preparation for Romney ahead of debate

    DENVER, Colo. (AP) — If Republican Mitt Romney stumbles during Wednesday’s presidential debate, it won’t be for a lack of preparation. The Republican presidential nominee has spent at least eight …


  • Obama trying to avoid miscue in first debate

    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama has one mission heading into his first debate with Republican Mitt Romney: Don’t screw things up. Five weeks from Election Day, Obama has …


  • Romney criticizes Obama foreign policy record

    BURLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney is arguing America needs new foreign policy leadership, using President Barack Obama’s handling of the Middle East as an opening to criticize the …


  • Court won’t hear anti-gay marriage group appeal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from a national anti-gay marriage group that tried to thwart Maine’s campaign disclosure law requiring it to …


  • McCain: Don’t expect surprises in upcoming debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain says not to expect any surprises in this week’s first presidential debate because the televised confrontations nowadays are so heavily scripted. McCain was President …


  • As debate looms, Romney looks to Pennsylvania

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — His path to victory narrowing, Mitt Romney is looking to Pennsylvania to help slow President Barack Obama’s momentum ahead of a high-stakes meeting on the debate stage …


  • Romney decries military cuts; Obama talking jobs

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama pledged to create many more jobs and “make the middle class secure again” in a campaign-closing appeal on Thursday — more than …


  • Republicans assail Obama on 9/11 attack in Libya

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans lashed out at President Barack Obama and senior administration officials over their evolving description of the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, …


  • Obama, Romney campaign in each other’s shadow

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney campaigned in each other’s shadow for a third straight day, hunting for votes already beginning to be cast and …


  • Obama touts ‘economic patriotism’ in 2-minute ad

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pitching a broad economic argument to voters before next week’s debate with Republican opponent Mitt Romney, buying TV time in seven battleground states …


  • In 2-minute ad, Obama touts ‘economic patriotism’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pitching a broad economic argument to voters ahead of next week’s debate with Republican opponent Mitt Romney, buying TV time in seven battleground …


  • Obama makes new appeal in 2-minute ad

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to command attention and build his lead in the polls, President Barack Obama unveiled a new two-minute TV commercial Thursday calling for an “economic patriotism” he …