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  • FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2012, 8:08 A.M.

    Obama: New jobs growth part of ‘real progress’

    HILLIARD, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama is hailing another month of job growth but declaring “we’ve got more work to do.” Falling just four days before Tuesday’s election, the …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2012, 1:34 A.M.

    US officials counter reports on Benghazi attacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon provided more details Friday of the military response to the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, as questions continue to swirl ahead of …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2012

    National votes tallied locally

    With white walls and desks full of computers, the nondescript room on the fifth floor of the Lincoln Building in downtown Spokane doesn’t particularly reflect its importance. It’s only used …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012, 3:16 P.M.

    Obama’s closing case to voters recalls the past

    NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama has spent months urging Americans to move forward. Now he’s asking them to look back. Back to the last Democratic president, …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012, 2:31 P.M.

    Storm-wracked states prepare for Election Day

    NEW YORK (AP) — Election officials were ordering generators, moving voting locations and figuring out how to transport poll workers displaced from coastal areas as Tuesday’s presidential election became the …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012, 9:19 A.M.

    In closing, Obama says Romney not agent of change

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — President Barack Obama is closing the final days of the presidential campaign by declaring that rival Mitt Romney is not the agent of change he …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012, 1:57 P.M.

    Obama to NJ residents: ‘We are here for you’

    BRIGANTINE, N.J. (AP) — President Barack Obama, swooping in for a somber look at Sandy’s storm-whipped destruction, pledged to the hurting people of New Jersey and beyond on Wednesday that …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012, 12:45 P.M.

    Obama: ‘We’re going to be here for the long haul’

    BRIGANTINE, N.J. (AP) — President Barack Obama inspected Sandy’s devastation from high above Wednesday, viewing flooded neighborhoods, sand-strewn streets and a still-burning fire along the battered New Jersey coastline. Offering …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012, 10:59 A.M.

    Obama gets first-hand look at storm devastation

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — President Barack Obama jetted to storm-stricken New Jersey on Wednesday for a first-hand look at the devastation, as his aides tried to keep overt politics …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012, 10:50 A.M.

    Ryan’s challenger campaigns against … no one

    JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Rob Zerban spent his morning on his hands and knees scrubbing a toilet in a homeless shelter. Half a country away, Paul Ryan stood under a …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012, 5:48 A.M.

    Obama to resume campaigning on Thursday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to return to the campaign trail on Thursday with stops in Wisconsin, Nevada and Colorado, in his first campaign events since before a …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012

    Vestal: Judge a champion of campaign transparency

    It’s too bad that the time most ripe for optimism and enthusiasm regarding democracy and citizenship – elections – is so persistently darkened by cynicism. It’s too bad, but not …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012, 12:47 P.M.

    Q&A: Could Sandy postpone the election?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One week before a close election, superstorm Sandy has confounded the presidential race, halted early voting in many areas and led some to ponder whether the election …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012, 12:25 P.M.

    Obama to view storm damage in New Jersey

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will travel to storm-stricken New Jersey on Wednesday to view damage from the massive storm that struck the East Coast and to thank first …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012, 11:30 A.M.

    Obama visits Red Cross, warns storm is not over

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is warning the public that the massive storm that struck the East Coast “is not yet over.” The president says there are still risks …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 12:47 P.M.

    Obama aims to project leadership as storm hits

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama the candidate stepped aside Monday so the commander in chief could take over. In the waning days of his re-election bid, the president scrapped …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 11:49 A.M.

    AP PHOTOS: Scenes from the Romney campaign

    After waking up in Tampa, Fla., Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney walked down a hotel hallway carrying his own bags as he prepared to leave one swing state behind and …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 6:40 A.M.

    No high court action on voting rights law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, the Supreme Court warned there could be constitutional problems with a landmark civil rights law that has opened voting booths to millions of African-Americans. …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 1:44 A.M.

    High court weighs new look at voting rights law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, the Supreme Court warned there could be constitutional problems with a landmark civil rights law that has opened voting booths to millions of African-Americans. …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 28, 2012, 7:27 A.M.

    High court weighs new look at voting rights law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, the Supreme Court warned there could be constitutional problems with a landmark civil rights law that has opened voting booths to millions of African-Americans. …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 28, 2012

    Out & About: Habitat reason cited for ‘no’ on HJR 2aa

    OUTVOTE – Groups opposed to the use of traps have been the most vocal opposition to the proposed Idaho constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would add protections to …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 2012, 8:01 P.M.

    Obama cancels campaign events to monitor storm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama is canceling campaign appearances in Northern Virginia on Monday and Colorado on Tuesday so he can monitor Hurricane Sandy. The …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 2012, 7:59 P.M.

    Rubio’s daughter in fair condition after accident

    LAKEWOOD CREST, Fla. (AP) — The 12-year-old daughter of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was in fair condition Saturday evening at Miami Children’s Hospital after she was airlifted there following a …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 2012, 9:53 A.M.

    Obama gets storm update before campaigning in NH

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama had a conference call Saturday to discuss Hurricane Sandy with the Homeland Security secretary, the head of the Federal Emergency …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 2012, 12:25 A.M.

    Obama, Romney campaign with eye on storm forecast

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With an eye on the weather forecast, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are launching a 10-day sprint to the finish line in a contest increasingly …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 2012, 4:41 P.M.

    Sen. Reid leaves hospital after Vegas car crash

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was discharged from the hospital less than three hours after an apparent rear-end crash Friday afternoon on a Las Vegas freeway, …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 2012, 3:49 P.M.

    Sen. Reid clear for release after Vegas car crash

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been cleared for release from the hospital after an apparent rear-end crash Friday afternoon on a Las Vegas freeway, his …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 2012, 2:51 P.M.

    Sen. Reid in good condition after Vegas car crash

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A hospital spokeswoman says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is in good condition after an apparent rear-end crash on an interstate through Las Vegas. University Medical …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 2012, 1:50 P.M.

    Sen. Reid taken to hospital after Vegas car crash

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Troopers say Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been taken to the hospital after what appears to be a rear-end crash on an interstate through Las …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 2012, 12:47 P.M.

    McGovern celebrated as ‘conscience for our nation’

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — George McGovern made history with his loss of the 1972 presidential election in a historic landslide, but he was praised Friday for galvanizing the Democratic …


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