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  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 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 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. …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Obama sister, brother-in-law: They haven’t changed

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michelle Obama’s brother says the first lady was reluctant to enter politics, but she is thriving as ‘mom-in-chief.’ Craig Robinson tells NBC’s “Today” his sister wanted …


  • 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: 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 …


  • Romney says America worse off now than in 2009

    WEST LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is pointing the country’s $16 trillion debt and the millions of people who rely on food stamps as proof that …


  • Obama reaches convention city, shifts speech plan

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama has arrived in Charlotte, N.C., for the Democratic National Convention and a high-stakes chance to make a case for re-election. Air Force One …


  • Obama faces weather woes on way to Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The weather just isn’t cooperating with President Barack Obama. Obama’s flight to Charlotte for the Democratic Party’s national convention was briefly delayed Wednesday afternoon because of …


  • A dampened tradition: No balloon drop for Obama

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — No balloons? What kind of a political convention is that? With a threat of rain, there will be no downpour of Democratic balloons.


  • Ann Romney says MS taught family about losing hope

    FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Ann Romney fired back Wednesday at critics who have accused husband Mitt Romney of being out of touch with average Americans, saying her own bout with …


  • God out of Democratic platform

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Democratic Party’s platform makes no reference to God, drawing criticism from Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. Ryan tells Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” the …


  • Emanuel: Clinton will offer clear vision for Dems

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says former President Bill Clinton will help Democrats offer a clear vision of the future when he takes the podium at the …


  • 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 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: “Better off” question needs context

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Democrats say answering the question of whether Americans are better off now than they were four years ago requires some context. Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren …


  • Charlotte mayor rising as Dems’ convention begins

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Anthony Foxx had been mayor for barely a year when he got the news: Charlotte was chosen to host the Democratic National Convention. He had spent …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …

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