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  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Jobless rate falls in most battleground states

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Unemployment rates fell last month in nearly all of the battleground states that will determine the presidential winner, giving President Barack Obama fresh fodder to argue that …


  • 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 …


  • Obama: Romney ‘whiffed’ on tax cut explanation

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — President Barack Obama says Mitt Romney can’t explain his plan for a $5 trillion tax cut. Addressing a rally in New Hampshire, Obama said his Republican …


  • 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 …


  • Clinton takes Benghazi responsibility; GOP unmoved

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s pre-election bid to shoulder blame over the deadly terror attack in Libya failed to silence GOP criticism that President Barack Obama …


  • Ex-presidential nominee George McGovern in hospice

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Longtime former U.S. Sen. George McGovern, the Democratic presidential candidate who lost to President Richard Nixon in a historic landslide, has moved into hospice care near …


  • Obama, first lady voting early ahead of Nov. 6

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama won’t be posing for any photos in the voting booth on Election Day — he’s casting his ballot early. Obama and first lady Michelle …


  • Obama, first lady have voted early for Nov. 6

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama won’t be posing for any photos in the voting booth on Election Day — he’s casting his ballot early. Obama and first lady Michelle …


  • Obama, first lady plan to vote early for Nov. 6

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama won’t be posing for any photos in the voting booth on Election Day — he’s casting his ballot early. Obama and first lady Michelle …


  • Shot fired at Obama campaign office in Denver

    DENVER (AP) — Denver police are reviewing video footage from city surveillance cameras after a shot was fired through the window of President Barack Obama’s campaign office. Police spokeswoman Raquel …


  • Obama trumpets rebound of US auto industry

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hailing the rebound of the U.S. auto industry, pointing to progress since his administration rescued General Motors and Chrysler. Obama says in his …


  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Justices as campaign issue

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A closely divided Supreme Court. Four justices in their 70s. Presidential candidates with dramatically different views of the ideal high court nominee. And yet, until late in …


  • Shot fired at Obama campaign office in Denver

    DENVER (AP) — Denver police say someone has fired a shot through the window of President Barack Obama’s Denver campaign office. Police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez says people were inside the …


  • Secret Service officer arrested after passing out

    MIAMI (AP) — In the latest embarrassing spectacle for the Secret Service, one of its officers was found passed out and apparently drunk on a Miami street corner less than …


  • 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 …


  • Secret Service officer arrested after Obama trip

    MIAMI (AP) — A Secret Service officer was arrested early Friday after being found passed out and apparently drunk on a Miami street corner several hours after President Barack Obama …


  • Romney, White House spar over Libya attacks

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Friday accused the vice president of “doubling down on denial” over the deadly invasion at the U.S. Consulate in Libya, …


  • Clinton: US must stick by Arab world’s democracies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, addressing criticism of the Obama administration’s handling of a deadly attack on U.S. consulate in Libya, on Friday defended the need …


  • Romney: Biden contradicted sworn Libya testimony

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is accusing Vice President Joe Biden of contradicting sworn testimony by State Department officials regarding the terrorist attack that killed four …


  • White House defends Biden’s statements on Libya

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is defending Vice President Joe Biden’s debate statement that “we weren’t told” there had been requests for more security at the U.S. consulate in …


  • VP debate tees up closing issues for Romney, Obama

    DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In a spirited debate that laid out stark choices, Joe Biden and Paul Ryan teed up pointed arguments on the economy, social policy and America’s place …


  • Judges OK SC voter law, say it must wait to 2013

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of three federal judges upheld a South Carolina law requiring voters to show photo identification, but delayed enforcement until next year, in a decision announced …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …