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  • Obama, Romney plunge into 60-day race to election

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sixty days to the election, President Barack Obama is charging onto the campaign trail pleading for patience from hard-pressed Americans toying with the notion of change, …


  • Obama’s task: Keep the race a choice

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama’s fall mission: Remind voters why they chose him in the first place, hope the economy doesn’t get worse — and paint Mitt Romney …


  • Obama’s convention evolution complete

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama’s convention evolution is complete. Eight years ago, the little-known Democrat rocketed into the political spotlight with a soaring convention keynote address. Four years …


  • 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, …


  • Plan for suburban Detroit mosque draws resistance

    WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — On a prime piece of real estate in suburban Detroit stands a large, vacant elementary school with no vestiges of life — save for a …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Clinton: Obama showing way to more modern economy

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama inherited a wreck of an economy, “put a floor under the crash” and laid the foundation for millions of good new jobs, former …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Dems see Latino-based future as union clout wanes

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — On a precarious political bridge, Democrats are desperately trying to reach a promising future before their old foundation crumbles behind them. Union clout has eroded. But …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Romney, Obama trade jabs as Dem convention looms

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney cast President Barack Obama as a failed coach of a struggling team as he sought to capitalize on momentum coming out of his …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …

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