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  • Obama takes on China as Romney shifts strategy

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Appealing to Rust Belt voters, President Barack Obama announced a new trade enforcement action against China on Monday, while Republican challenger Mitt Romney planned a greater emphasis …


  • Romney hits Obama on economy, Obama takes on China

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney launched fresh critiques of President Barack Obama’s handling of the economy Monday in an attempt to cut the incumbent’s momentum, as the White House …


  • AP Sources: Obama launches new China trade action

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is launching a new trade enforcement case against China as he seeks an advantage over Republican rival Mitt Romney on an economic issue that …


  • ‘The Master’ smashes box-office records

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Thomas Anderson’s cult drama “The Master” commanded a huge following in its opening weekend, smashing records on just a handful of screens. The Weinstein Co. …


  • GOP activists to Romney: Why aren’t you winning?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican activists are incredulous: Why can’t Republican Mitt Romney seem to break open a tight race with President Barack Obama given the nation’s sluggish economy and conservative …


  • Romney: Gene Hackman should play him in a movie

    NEW YORK (AP) — Who would Mitt Romney like to see play him in a movie? (Gene Hackman) What’s Romney’s guilty pleasure (peanut butter sandwiches and chocolate milk).


  • Romney: ‘Middle-income’ is $200K to $250K and less

    BOSTON (AP) — Mitt Romney is promising to reduce taxes on middle-income Americans. But how does he define “middle-income”? The Republican presidential nominee defined it Friday as income of $200,000 …


  • Obamas salute Olympians, Paralympians

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama gathered Team USA at the White House on Friday to hail the Olympians and Paralympians as conquering heroes. “We could not be prouder of …


  • Ryan criticizes Obama’s foreign policy leadership

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is aggressively criticizing President Barack Obama’s foreign policy leadership and says the U.S. needs “moral clarity and firmness of purpose.” The …


  • Romney: ‘Middle-income’ between $200K and $250K

    BOSTON (AP) — Mitt Romney is promising to reduce taxes on middle-income Americans. But how does he define “middle-income”? The Republican presidential nominee defined it as income of $200,000 to …


  • In crisis abroad, Romney relies on a select few

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney mitigates his lack of formal foreign policy experience with advice from people who do — a small, ideologically varied group of longtime …


  • Romney returns to criticizing Obama on economy

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama on Thursday of “failing American workers” by ignoring Chinese trade violations, and seized on new Federal Reserve attempts to …


  • Romney tones down criticism over diplomatic crisis

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Facing criticism, Republican White House nominee Mitt Romney on Thursday muted his barbed attacks against President Barack Obama’s handling of a diplomatic crisis and tried to …


  • Romney to begin receiving intelligence briefings

    BOSTON (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is expected to begin receiving regular intelligence briefings from the Obama administration in the coming days. Senior aides report that the Romney …


  • Ryan to vote for budget larger than he prefers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan on Thursday went along with a stopgap spending bill that avoids a government shutdown but carries a price tag $19 billion higher than the …


  • Pa. high court takes hard look at voter ID law

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania’s state Supreme Court justices on Thursday aggressively questioned whether a politically charged law requiring photo identification from all voters should take effect for the Nov. 6 …


  • Obama, Romney trade tough words over attacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With a beloved ambassador dead and anti-American turmoil in Arab nations spreading, the presidential candidates are challenging each other on their foreign policy credentials and on who …


  • Romney assails Obama anew over foreign attacks

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney on Tuesday assailed President Barack Obama anew over his administration’s handling of foreign attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions, saying the president’s team sent …


  • Obama condemns attack that killed US ambassador

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday condemned attacks on a U.S. consulate in eastern Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador and three American members of his staff. He …


  • Romney criticizes Obama in wake of embassy attacks

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney slammed the Obama administration’s handling of foreign affairs after attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in Egypt and Libya as foreign policy pushed to …


  • Day of reflection done, campaign on all over map

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Reflection over Sept. 11 quickly past, the race for the White House is returning to fierce form, with negative ads free to fly again and the …


  • Partisan jibes on hold for 9/11 _ but not politics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney declared a fleeting truce for partisan digs Tuesday as the nation remembered the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but campaign politics crackled …


  • In truce, Obama, Romney debate role of military

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking to win voters even as they swore off negative attacks, President Barack Obama touted his administration’s military accomplishments on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 …


  • Chicago teachers strike rolls into 2nd day

    CHICAGO (AP) — Negotiators were back behind closed doors Tuesday on the second day of Chicago’s teachers strike, but publicly the teachers union and school board couldn’t even agree on …


  • Smaller memorials on 11th anniversary of 9/11

    NEW YORK (AP) — There were still the tearful messages to loved ones, clutches of photos and flowers, and moments of silence. But 11 years after Sept. 11, Americans appeared …


  • Is America safer? Presidential candidates disagree

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking to win voters even as they swore off negative attacks, the presidential candidates clashed over whether the country is a safer place on the 11th anniversary …


  • Administration urges terror surveillance renewal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration maintains it is unable to say how many times one of the government’s most politically sensitive anti-terrorism surveillance programs — which is up for …


  • Members of Congress hold 9/11 ceremony

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the House and Senate have filled the steps on the east front of the Capitol to honor victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. On …


  • 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 …


  • Partisan attacks on hold, but not politics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidential candidates are taking a break from their partisan attacks — but not all their politics — to remember the 9/11 anniversary. President Barack Obama and …

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