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  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 8:49 A.M.

    Biden: Country hasn’t forgotten 9/11 families

    SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Ceremonies in New York City, Washington, D.C., and a western Pennsylvania field are a reminder that the nation hasn’t forgotten the victims of the worst terrorist …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 7:22 A.M.

    Obama: US safer, resilient on 9/11 anniversary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are at Arlington National Cemetery visiting the graves of service members killed in Afghanistan and Iraq. The visit to …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 5:52 A.M.

    Obamas observe 9/11 anniversary moment of silence

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama laid a wreath at the Pentagon, one of several observances marking the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 12:13 A.M.

    Congress courts veterans leading up to election

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Both parties are using a brief pre-election session of Congress to make campaign appeals to returning veterans. Senate Democrats are pushing President Barack Obama’s proposed $1 billion …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012, 9:46 A.M.

    Romney: Chicago teachers turning backs on students

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Monday that striking Chicago teachers are turning their backs on thousands of students and that President Barack Obama is rooting for …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012, 12:49 A.M.

    Obama squeaks out Aug. fundraising win over Romney

    MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama squeaked out a fundraising victory over Mitt Romney in August as the candidates gear up for the final stretch of their closely contested …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 9, 2012, 4:51 P.M.

    Fla. officer in Obama motorcade struck, killed

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A motorcycle police officer who was part of President Barack Obama’s motorcade to a campaign event in Florida died Sunday after being struck by …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 9, 2012, 12:42 P.M.

    Obama gets a rise out of a Fla. supporter

    FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — If President Barack Obama was looking for a lift in Florida, he got one from Scott Van Duzer. The 46-year-old, six-foot-three Republican gave Obama a …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 9, 2012, 9:56 A.M.

    Obama knocks Romney’s ‘bad math’ on tax plan

    MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama says Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan get a failing grade on explaining how they’d pay for trillions of dollars in tax …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 9, 2012, 6:29 A.M.

    Romney says he likes parts of ‘Obamacare’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, who promised early in his campaign to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, says he would keep several important parts of …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, 2012, 11:35 P.M.

    Clinton: Deep differences with Russia on Syria

    VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday acknowledged deep differences with Russia over how to handle the crisis in Syria, saying she would continue …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, 2012, 11:52 A.M.

    Obama, Romney open the homestretch

    SEMINOLE, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday pronounced Republicans “dead wrong” for calling America a country in decline, offering a rebuttal to the “naysayers” who drew attention to …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 12:28 P.M.

    Gloomy jobs report shadows race with 60 days left

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A dismal new snapshot of jobs in America shadowed the presidential campaign on Friday, testing the voter patience that will save or sink President Barack Obama’s …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 12:23 P.M.

    Ryan says Obama ‘really bad’ at creating jobs

    SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says President Barack Obama isn’t a bad guy — he’s just “really bad” at creating jobs. The Wisconsin congressman campaigned …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 11:16 A.M.

    3 days are enough: Are 2-day conventions next?

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Message to convention planners: Three days are enough. Both major parties packed their presidential nominating conventions into 72 hours, one day short of the traditional four-day …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 11:01 A.M.

    Romney, Obama in battle for working-class whites

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney are working feverishly for an increasingly smaller but crucial slice of the electorate — white, working-class voters. …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 8:25 A.M.

    3 days is enough: Are 2-day conventions next?

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Message to convention planners: Three days are enough. Both major parties packed their presidential nominating conventions into 72 hours, one day short of the traditional four-day …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 7:13 A.M.

    White House adviser: Signs of economic improvement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers says the latest jobs report offers signs of an improving economy. But he acknowledges more work needs …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 7:09 A.M.

    Ryan says jobs report sign of failed leadership

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says the latest unemployment report shows the economy is “limping along” as a result of failed leadership and bad fiscal …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 6:12 A.M.

    Md. Gov. O’Malley says Americans are better off

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says he didn’t mean to say people are worse off than four years ago when he made that remark earlier this week. O’Malley …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 4:43 A.M.

    Obama adviser: President’s speech had specifics

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A senior adviser to President Barack Obama’s campaign says the Democrat’s convention speech offered plenty of specifics that show voters where he wants to take this …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 1:23 A.M.

    Where’d the time go? Obama girls now young women

    NEW YORK (AP) — Who were those willowy young women with Barack and Michelle Obama — and where’d they hide little Sasha and Malia? Four years is a long time …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 12:36 A.M.

    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, …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 8:16 P.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 7:30 P.M.

    Obama says path forward won’t be quick or easy

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Preaching patience, President Barack Obama is telling voters at the Democratic National Convention that solving many of the nation’s toughest challenges will take a few years. …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 2:14 P.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 1:39 P.M.

    US jobs outlook improves as campaign heats up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The jobs outlook in the U.S. brightened a bit Thursday just before President Barack Obama was to make his case for re-election to the American people. Fewer …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 6:27 A.M.

    Obama advisers don’t expect big bounce in polls

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama will lay out his vision for a second term, even as advisers say they don’t anticipate a big bounce in the polls following …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 5:23 A.M.

    Obama advisors don’t expect big bounce in polls

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama is expected to lay out his vision for a second term, even as advisers say they don’t anticipate a big bounce in the …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 5:19 A.M.

    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 …


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