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  • US targets Iranians blamed for blocking Internet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has imposed financial sanctions against officials and government bodies in Iran that the U.S. blames for jamming satellite broadcasts and blocking Internet access for …


  • US officials: No delays in rescue effort in Libya

    WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA security officers went to the aid of State Department staff less than 25 minutes after they got the first call for help during the attack on …


  • Foreign policy fireworks

    President Barack Obama sharply challenged Mitt Romney on foreign policy in their final campaign debate Monday night, accusing him of “wrong and reckless leadership that is all over the map.” …


  • Obama, Romney cram foreign policy for last debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One day out from their last debate, Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are cramming foreign policy and taking a rare break from swing-state campaigning. Monday’s …


  • White House prepared to meet one-on-one with Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it is prepared to talk one-on-one with Iran to find a diplomatic settlement to the impasse over Tehran’s reported pursuit of nuclear weapons, …


  • Romney ups criticism of Obama’s second-term plans

    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Heading into the campaign’s final weeks, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is upping his criticism of President Barack Obama’s plans for a second term, accusing …


  • Ryan says Obama misleading on Libya questions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan slammed President Barack Obama on Friday for describing response to the deadly attack in Libya as “not optimal” and said the …


  • Ryan says Obama stonewalling on Libya questions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, responding to President Barack Obama’s description of the response to a deadly attack in Libya as “not optimal,” on Friday accused …


  • After a few laughs, Romney, Obama back to the fray

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are returning to the sometimes-nasty rhetoric of a close presidential campaign after a brief truce, renewing their focus …


  • After Clinton, Obama takes Benghazi responsibility

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama assumed responsibility Tuesday for the deadly terror attack in Libya last month that killed four Americans just hours after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham …


  • Romney criticizes Biden on consulate attack

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Broadening his attack on administration foreign policy, Mitt Romney accused Vice President Joe Biden on Friday of “doubling down on denial” in a dispute over security …


  • Biden to play ‘hardball’ in VP debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Four years ago, Joe Biden was careful not to appear overly aggressive in his vice presidential debate with Sarah Palin, then a newcomer to the national stage. …


  • Ryan prepares to take on skilled debater Biden

    WASHINGTON (AP) — To prepare for his biggest test yet on the national stage, untested debater Paul Ryan has been hauling two thick briefing books around the country and intently …


  • State Dept. description of attack in sync with GOP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it never concluded that an attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya was simply a protest gone awry, a statement that places …


  • US officials: We didn’t link Libya attack to video

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Tuesday it never concluded that the consulate attack in Libya stemmed from protests over an American-made video ridiculing Islam, raising further questions about …


  • Obama looks to regroup; Romney appears confident

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the White House race shows signs of tightening nationally, President Barack Obama’s campaign is banking on a massive get-out-the-vote operation and state-by-state shades of economic improvement …


  • Obama seeks cash as Romney expresses confidence

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama made a cross-country swing for cash and Hispanic support Monday amid signs that Republican rival Mitt Romney is cutting into his lead …


  • Presidential race rumbles into final 4 weeks

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rumbling into its final four weeks, the presidential campaign is playing out on both coasts and multiple fronts, with Republican Mitt Romney seeking stature on foreign …


  • Obama ribs his own debating; Romney eyes speech

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — On a last dash for cash in the celebrity scene of California, President Barack Obama on Sunday took a good-natured shot as his own underwhelming debate …


  • Romney: US should be more assertive on world stage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is proposing the U.S. take a more assertive role in Syria, put conditions on aid to Egypt and tighten sanctions on Iran …


  • Obama raises California cash; Romney eyes speech

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — On a last dash for cash in the celebrity scene of California, President Barack Obama on Sunday took a good-natured shot as his own underwhelming debate …


  • Obama raises California cash for race’s last month

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh off his strongest fundraising month this year, President Barack Obama is looking to raise millions of dollars from celebrities and wealthy donors in California with just …


  • Panetta: Syria clash with Turkey may escalate

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — The continued exchange of artillery fire between Syria and Turkey raises additional concerns that the conflict may escalate and spread to neighboring countries, Defense Secretary Leon …


  • Jobs report brings down debate high in Romney camp

    ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — The cheering stopped on Mitt Romney’s campaign plane Friday morning. The day before, aides had whistled and clapped when the Denver control tower commended the Republican …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • US officials explain Libya attack intelligence

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials sought to explain Friday why the Obama administration’s understanding of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is “evolving.” Facing a …


  • Egypt’s Morsi assumes major role in Mideast

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egypt’s new President Mohammed Morsi assigned himself the heavyweight’s role in the Middle East on Wednesday, declaring in his first speech to the United Nations that …


  • Suu Kyi tells Ind. crowd to look back to Burma

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Myo Myint lost most of his right arm and right leg and several fingers fighting for the Burma army before he began working against Myanmar’s …


  • Presidential campaign is nice, and then again not

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a split-screen race for the presidency, Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama were on their best campaign behavior in public Tuesday, all the while …


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