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  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 1:04 P.M.

    Obama gaining in battleground state contributions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Showing impressive momentum, President Barack Obama raised more in high-dollar contributions than Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the last two months in 10 of 11 battleground …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 7:48 A.M.

    Obama camp argues Romney video offends seniors

    WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — The presidential campaigns were trying to win older voters Friday with speeches before the AARP and a new video produced by President Barack Obama’s campaign that …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 12:54 A.M.

    Obama’s record in Muslim world: strides, setbacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Images of angry mobs in Arab cities burning American flags and attacking U.S. diplomatic posts suggest the Muslim world is no less enraged at the United States …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 12:23 A.M.

    Romney tries to seize mantle of change

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Now it’s Mitt Romney who wants to be the candidate of change. Romney seized on President Barack Obama’s comment that “you can’t change Washington from the inside.” …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012, 2:26 P.M.

    Romney has $50.4 million for fall sprint

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At the end of August, Republican Mitt Romney had about $50.4 million to spend on the final months of the campaign, though reports released Thursday showed he …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012, 12:08 A.M.

    Hispanics the focus as Romney pushes ahead

    MIAMI (AP) — Hispanics are the focus as the race for the White House moves to Florida, a presidential battleground where a charged immigration debate is under way as President …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2012, 11:48 A.M.

    Romney: I care about the poor and middle class

    ATLANTA (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told donors Wednesday that he cares about the poor and middle class as he tried to stem criticism and address concern from …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012, 3:56 P.M.

    Republicans: Bad gets worse for Romney

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bad stretch for Mitt Romney just got worse, and Republican insiders now are growing increasingly pessimistic about the GOP presidential nominee’s chances of winning the White …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012, 10:26 A.M.

    Carter grandson arranged Romney video’s release

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Midway through a routine Internet search, James Carter IV stumbled upon a video that just didn’t seem right. The grandson of former President Jimmy Carter and a …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012, 5:27 A.M.

    Romney video: Palestinians not interested in peace

    WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told donors in a newly released video clip that Palestinians “have no interest” in peace with Israel and suggested that efforts at …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 2:12 P.M.

    Obama chides China, hopes to use as campaign wedge

    CINCINNATI (AP) — President Barack Obama lodged an unfair-trade complaint against China Monday and immediately used it as a wedge against Republican challenger Mitt Romney, whose beleaguered campaign hit another …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 1:15 P.M.

    Romney makes fresh appeal to Latino voters

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney is making a fresh appeal to Latino voters and trying to cut into President Barack Obama’s advantage with a key portion of the …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 10:48 A.M.

    Obama reassures US diplomats in wake of riots

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama has called officials at U.S. diplomatic facilities in North Africa and the Middle East to reassure them that their security …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 9:57 A.M.

    Obama touts new auto case against China

    CINCINNATI (AP) — President Barack Obama says when it comes to unfair Chinese auto subsidies, he’s fighting back — but Mitt Romney’s mostly talk. Campaigning in Ohio, Obama announced a …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 7:42 A.M.

    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 …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 12:26 A.M.

    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 …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 15, 2012, 1:39 P.M.

    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 …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 15, 2012, 6:55 A.M.

    Obama makes fresh push on economy in key states

    BOSTON (AP) — Sensing an opening on the economy, President Barack Obama launched an aggressive new effort Saturday to convince voters in the most competitive states that Republican rival Mitt …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 15, 2012, 12:27 A.M.

    Campaigns push forward as Mideast unrest spreads

    BOSTON (AP) — As Election Day nears, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is looking to recover from a tough week dominated by foreign policy as President Barack Obama balances campaigning …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 2012, 8:53 A.M.

    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).


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 2012, 8:25 A.M.

    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 …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 2012, 7:20 A.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2012, 2:38 P.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2012, 12:28 P.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2012, 12:10 P.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2012, 8:17 A.M.

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2012, 7:48 A.M.

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2012, 4:54 A.M.

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2012, 4:47 A.M.

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2012, 12:02 A.M.

    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 …


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