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  • As debate looms, Romney looks to Pennsylvania

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — His path to victory narrowing, Mitt Romney is looking to Pennsylvania to help slow President Barack Obama’s momentum ahead of a high-stakes meeting on the debate stage …


  • World powers open to more nuke talks with Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — World powers decided Thursday to lay the groundwork for another round of negotiations with Iran over its disputed nuclear program, a senior U.S. official said, but they …


  • Romney decries military cuts; Obama talking jobs

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama pledged to create many more jobs and “make the middle class secure again” in a campaign-closing appeal on Thursday — more than …


  • Obama, Romney campaign in each other’s shadow

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney campaigned in each other’s shadow for a third straight day, hunting for votes already beginning to be cast and …


  • Obama makes a pitch to veterans, military families

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama has appealed to veterans and military families in defense-focused southeast Virginia, casting himself as a president who is ending foreign entanglements and …


  • Obama touts ‘economic patriotism’ in 2-minute ad

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pitching a broad economic argument to voters before next week’s debate with Republican opponent Mitt Romney, buying TV time in seven battleground states …


  • In 2-minute ad, Obama touts ‘economic patriotism’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pitching a broad economic argument to voters ahead of next week’s debate with Republican opponent Mitt Romney, buying TV time in seven battleground …


  • Obama makes new appeal in 2-minute ad

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to command attention and build his lead in the polls, President Barack Obama unveiled a new two-minute TV commercial Thursday calling for an “economic patriotism” he …


  • Romney, Obama descend on battleground Ohio

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are pitching to college students and working-class voters in Ohio less than a week before early voting kicks off …


  • AP Interview: Ahmadinejad pushes new world order

    NEW YORK (AP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that a new world order needs to emerge, away from years of what he called American bullying and domination. Ahmadinejad …


  • Romney, Obama zero in on Ohio, a GOP must-win

    VANDALIA, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has emerged as the presidential race’s undisputed focus. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are making multiple stops this week alone in a state that’s trending …


  • Romney kicks off bus tour of battleground Ohio

    VANDALIA, Ohio (AP) — Kicking off an Ohio bus tour, Republican Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama is offering a “foreign” vision of government. At an airport rally in Vandalia, …


  • Obama: Disputed game means NFL needs regular refs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The embarrassing NFL referee saga and the disputed call that gave the Seattle Seahawks a victory over the Green Bay Packers on Monday night has reached the …


  • 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 …


  • Romney says Clinton can ‘do a man a lot of good’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney is unlikely to win Bill Clinton’s vote, but that doesn’t mean he can’t soak up a bit of the popular …


  • Obama: time ‘not unlimited’ to resolve Iran nuke

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling the U.N. General Assembly that he wants to resolve the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program through diplomacy but that the time …


  • Romney: Benghazi a ‘terrorist attack’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says the attack on the American consulate in Libya was an act of terrorism and says the United States must use …


  • Clinton and Morsi discuss embassy security

    NEW YORK (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has met Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in the most high-level U.S.-Egypt meeting since protesters stormed the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. …


  • Ryan faults Obama on plan to close tank factory

    LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan warned Monday that more Americans could be put at risk overseas by the Obama’s administration plan to halt production of …


  • Obama: Libya assault ‘wasn’t just mob action’

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday “there’s no doubt” that the assault of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans including the U.S. ambassador …


  • Ryan: Obama weak on defense in battleground Ohio

    LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says President Barack Obama’s attempt to cut military spending is putting Americans at risk overseas. Ryan on Monday kicked off …


  • Romney suggests Obama downplaying Mideast crises

    PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Republican White House candidate Mitt Romney suggested Monday that President Barack Obama is downplaying crises unfolding across the Middle East by describing turmoil in the region …


  • Romney: Foreign policy shouldn’t react to events

    PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says U.S. foreign policy should not be conducted “at the mercy of events” overseas. He also says the death of a …


  • Romney criticizes Obama for ‘bumps’ comments

    DENVER (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he can’t imagine calling the killing of a U.S. ambassador a “bump in the road.” His comments Monday were veiled criticism …


  • Candidates fight for working-class voters in ads

    CHICAGO (AP) — The presidential candidates are criticizing each other in new television commercials aimed at winning working-class voters who could help swing the election, pitting Republican Mitt Romney’s wealth …


  • Obama launches new tax offensive against Romney

    CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama’s campaign is launching a new offensive Monday against Republican Mitt Romney, blasting the GOP nominee for criticizing Americans who don’t pay income taxes without …


  • Obama, in election mode, tightens his UN diplomacy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The world’s leaders are gathering in New York, but President Barack Obama has no plans to meet privately with any of them. He will make time for …


  • Congress exits Washington to hit campaign trail

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The most partisan, least productive Congress in memory has skipped out of Washington for the campaign trail. The Senate shuttered the Capitol soon after sending President Barak …


  • Congress exits Washington to hit campaign trail

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The most partisan, least productive Congress in memory has skipped out of Washington for the campaign trail. The Senate shuttered the Capitol soon after sending President Barak …


  • Sniping from within GOP adds to Romney’s struggles

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney struggled to steady his presidential campaign on Friday, buffeted by an outbreak of sniping among frustrated Republicans, fresh evidence of a slide in battleground state …


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