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  • 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 …


  • Book: Obama hoped to try bin Laden, if captured

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new book says President Barack Obama hoped to put Osama bin Laden on trial, showing the U.S. commitment to due process under law, if the al-Qaida …


  • Wide-eyed Chipotle worker, Romney photo goes viral

    DENVER (AP) — The manager of a Denver Chipotle restaurant has become an Internet celebrity thanks to the wide-eyed pose he struck alongside Mitt Romney when the Republican presidential candidate …


  • 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 …


  • Photo ID rule for Election Day in Pa. is blocked

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge has ruled that Pennsylvania voters won’t have to show photo identification to cast ballots on Election Day, a move that could help President Barack …


  • Pa. judge blocks photo ID rule for Election Day

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters won’t have to show photo identification to cast ballots on Election Day, a judge said Tuesday in a ruling on the state’s controversial voter …


  • Judge halts Pa.’s tough new voter ID requirement

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s divisive voter identification requirement became the latest of its kind to get pushback from the courts ahead of Election Day, delivering a hard-fought victory to …


  • Pa. voter ID law ruling could mean political swing

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Some political momentum could be on the line when a judge rules on whether to keep intact Pennsylvania’s tough new law requiring voters to show photo …


  • Editorial: Regulation, taxation of marijuana worth a try

    States have always been the laboratories of democracy, but few have tried to legalize marijuana so it can be regulated and taxed. That’s because Congress adopted a law more than …


  • Pa. voter ID law ruling could mean political swing

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Some political momentum could be on the line in a judge’s forthcoming ruling on Pennsylvania’s tough new voter identification law. Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson is …


  • 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 …


  • Deadline nears on judge’s Pa. voter ID law ruling

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A court-imposed Tuesday deadline is looming for a judge to decide whether Pennsylvania’s tough new law requiring voters to show photo identification can remain intact, a …


  • 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 …


  • Schwarzenegger kept many secrets from wife Maria

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Arnold Schwarzenegger says his lifelong penchant for secrecy and ability to put his emotions “on deep freeze” led him to keep many secrets from his wife …


  • Miami-based Venezuelans to vote in New Orleans

    MIAMI (AP) — By bus and car, commercial flight and charter, U.S.-based Venezuelans are traveling en masse to New Orleans in the coming days, spending hundreds of dollars and in …


  • 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 …


  • Editorial: Approve Resolution 8221 for credit’s sake

    A vote in support of Engrossed Senate Joint Resolution 8221 should be the easiest “approved” on the November ballot. The measure will gradually – over 20 years – lower the …


  • Thousands pray for US at ‘America for Jesus’ rally

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of conservative Christians gathered Saturday on Independence Mall in Philadelphia to pray for the future of the United States in the weeks before the presidential election. …


  • Schwarzenegger admits affair with Brigitte Nielsen

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arnold Schwarzenegger is confirming that he had a “hot affair” with actress Brigitte Nielsen at a time he and Maria Shriver were dating and already living …


  • Schwarzenegger: Shriver changed tune on recall run

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arnold Schwarzenegger says his wife, Maria Shriver, was told to “snap out of it” by her mother for her attempts to persuade him against running for …


  • Voter registration problems widening in Florida

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — What first appeared to be an isolated problem in one Florida county has now spread statewide, with election officials in nine counties informing prosecutors or state …


  • US Postal Service to default on second $5B payment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service, on the brink of default on a second multibillion-dollar payment it can’t afford to pay, is sounding a new cautionary note that having …


  • 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 …


  • World powers open to more nuke talks with Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — World powers decided Thursday to lay the groundwork for another round of negotiations with Iran over its disputed nuclear program, a senior U.S. official said, but they …


  • 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 …


  • Older voters look beyond Medicare, Social Security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Get in line, Medicare and Social Security. Seniors, like just about everyone else, have money on their minds. Who wins the trust of seniors, a group that …


  • Obama makes a pitch to veterans, military families

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama has appealed to veterans and military families in defense-focused southeast Virginia, casting himself as a president who is ending foreign entanglements and …


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