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  • Romney defends Afghanistan omission

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday defended his decision not to discuss the Afghanistan war in his convention speech. He said he didn’t plan to …


  • Clinton: Obama showing way to more modern economy

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama inherited a wreck of an economy, “put a floor under the crash” and laid the foundation for millions of good new jobs, former …


  • Reported theft of Romney tax records being probed

    FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — The Secret Service said Wednesday it is investigating the reported theft of copies of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s federal tax records during a break-in at …


  • Romney says America worse off now than in 2009

    WEST LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is pointing the country’s $16 trillion debt and the millions of people who rely on food stamps as proof that …


  • Obama reaches convention city, shifts speech plan

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama has arrived in Charlotte, N.C., for the Democratic National Convention and a high-stakes chance to make a case for re-election. Air Force One …


  • Obama faces weather woes on way to Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The weather just isn’t cooperating with President Barack Obama. Obama’s flight to Charlotte for the Democratic Party’s national convention was briefly delayed Wednesday afternoon because of …


  • A dampened tradition: No balloon drop for Obama

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — No balloons? What kind of a political convention is that? With a threat of rain, there will be no downpour of Democratic balloons.


  • Ann Romney says MS taught family about losing hope

    FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Ann Romney fired back Wednesday at critics who have accused husband Mitt Romney of being out of touch with average Americans, saying her own bout with …


  • God out of Democratic platform

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Democratic Party’s platform makes no reference to God, drawing criticism from Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. Ryan tells Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” the …


  • Romney campaign, RNC raise $100 million in August

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign has raised at least $100 million in August, The Associated Press has learned, hitting that mark for a third consecutive month with a …


  • Ryan says Obama’s record worse than Carter’s

    WESTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan pressed the GOP argument Tuesday that the country isn’t better off after nearly four years under President Barack Obama, comparing …


  • Dems: “Better off” question needs context

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Democrats say answering the question of whether Americans are better off now than they were four years ago requires some context. Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren …


  • Obama says Romney would bring a ‘losing season’

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama warned union workers in football-crazy Ohio on Monday that Republican Mitt Romney would guide the nation to a “losing season,” imploring voters in …


  • Obama’s Labor Day: Politics, presence in the Gulf

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Barreling through the presidential campaign’s competitive states, President Barack Obama will detour deep in the South on Labor Day, long enough to offer a presence and …


  • Romney, Obama trade jabs as Dem convention looms

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney cast President Barack Obama as a failed coach of a struggling team as he sought to capitalize on momentum coming out of his …


  • First since ‘52: No talk of war in GOP speech

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With America embroiled in its longest armed conflict, Mitt Romney became the first Republican since 1952 to accept his party’s nomination without mentioning war. Three election cycles …


  • Romney homestretch game plan: jobs, jobs, jobs

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — His convention behind him, Mitt Romney enters the campaign homestretch with a singular goal: convince Americans disappointed with President Barack Obama that the Democrat is to …


  • Romney accepts nomination, focuses on adding jobs

    TAMPA, Fla. — Republican Mitt Romney has a message for the millions of Americans who voted for Democratic President Barack Obama: It’s OK to be disappointed. Romney used the biggest …


  • GOP’s final night is about telling Romney’s story

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When Mitt Romney addresses the Republican convention Thursday night, he’ll do it from a stage that puts him a little bit closer to the crowd inside …


  • Obama: GOP could cooperate more in second term

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama says his re-election might help end the political stalemate in Washington, much like “popping a blister.” In an interview with Time magazine, Obama …


  • Romney, Ryan bound by substance, differ in style

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — They’re the political world’s newest odd couple: Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are bound by substance, but differ dramatically in style. The running mates share a …


  • Obama team launches critique of Ryan before speech

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Even before Paul Ryan takes the stage at the Republican convention, President Barack Obama’s campaign is seeking to cast the GOP running mate as “out …


  • Christie’s blunt style tested in convention speech

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — With a rowdy fist-pump, blunt and brash New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie lit a fire Tuesday night under the Republican National Convention, labeling Democratic President Barack …


  • A meeting a decade ago sets Romney’s path

    BOSTON (AP) — Mitt Romney may not have set out on the road to the Republican presidential nomination if not for a private meeting between strangers. More than a decade …


  • Republicans nominate Mitt Romney for president

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When Republicans nominated former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for president, their vote brought to an end a long primary fight and set the stage for a …


  • GOP convention gets rowdy in rift over Ron Paul

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Feeling slighted, supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s presidential bid chanted and booed Tuesday after Republican convention delegates adopted new rules that could impede insurgent candidates …


  • Obama courts college students returning to campus

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — President Barack Obama, appealing to students who powered his first White House run, swooped onto college campuses Tuesday to remind those returning to class that …


  • Romney to outline ‘clear vision’ for presidency

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — His convention speech finished, Republican Mitt Romney planned to outline a “clear vision of a Romney presidency” in a Thursday night address that’s likely to touch …


  • Dutch candidate echoes Akin rape pregnancy comment

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A conservative candidate for parliament in Dutch national elections has agreed with remarks by U.S. congressman Todd Akin, who claimed that women have a natural …


  • Fight for women’s vote defines presidential race

    ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — A nation at war, crippling joblessness and a looming budget standoff that could wreck the economy have been overshadowed in recent days by an issue that …


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