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  • 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 …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 1, 2012, 1:54 P.M.

    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, …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 8:30 P.M.

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 7:19 P.M.

    Romney, Ryan bound by substance, differ in style

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — They’re the political world’s newest odd couple: Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are bound by substance, but differ dramatically in style. The running mates share a …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 5:48 P.M.

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 3:19 P.M.

    Editorial Roundup: Excerpts From Recent Editorials

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


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 12:46 P.M.

    Obama team launches critique of Ryan before speech

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Even before Paul Ryan takes the stage at the Republican convention, President Barack Obama’s campaign is seeking to cast the GOP running mate as “out …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 8:10 A.M.

    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 — …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 9:25 P.M.

    GOP convention gets rowdy in rift over Ron Paul

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Feeling slighted, supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s presidential bid chanted and booed Tuesday after Republican convention delegates adopted new rules that could impede insurgent candidates …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 9:05 P.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 5:59 P.M.

    Obama courts college students returning to campus

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — President Barack Obama, appealing to students who powered his first White House run, swooped onto college campuses Tuesday to remind those returning to class that …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 7:26 A.M.

    Romney sweeps to nomination; convention raps Obama

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney swept to the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night at a storm-delayed national convention, every mention of his name cheered by delegates …


  • MONDAY, AUG. 27, 2012, 9:55 P.M.

    Romney says abortion legal for mother’s health

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney says he is in favor of abortion in cases of rape, incest and the health and life of the mother. The presidential candidate’s …


  • MONDAY, AUG. 27, 2012, 8:56 A.M.

    Fight for women’s vote defines presidential race

    ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — A nation at war, crippling joblessness and a looming budget standoff that could wreck the economy have been overshadowed in recent days by an issue that …


  • SATURDAY, AUG. 25, 2012, 4:17 P.M.

    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 …


  • MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012, 7:54 A.M.

    Court rejects corporate campaign spending limits

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court today reaffirmed its 2-year-old decision allowing corporations to spend freely to influence elections. The justices struck down a Montana law limiting corporate campaign spending.


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2011

    CdA councilman: Didn’t know law

    Coeur d’Alene City Councilman Ron Edinger said Wednesday he’s the victim of a smear campaign because he believes the proposed makeover of McEuen Field should be put to a public …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 2, 2011

    Spin Control: Laws on lawmen color initiative campaigns

    The campaigns for and against the get-the-state- out-of-the-booze-biz initiative seem in a competition for “first responders” willing to endorse their stance. It started with the ad by Protect Our Communities, …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2010

    Eight simples rules can smooth campaign path

    Each campaign season brings a new crop of candidates who pump fresh blood into the body politic. Good thing, too: The body politic could use a transfusion, or at least …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2010

    Campaign finance law doesn’t need party décor

    A bill in Congress contains some ingredients for healthy campaign finance reform, but it’s ruined with gooey gamesmanship and a nutty partisan center. That’s too bad, because if the bill …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 20, 2009

    Study finds early campaigner catches the older voter

    Note to candidates and campaign managers: If you’re going after voters in the upcoming election, you may want to target seniors early and hit the Gen Ys after Halloween. At …


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