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  • House campaign groups start $75M ad push

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting a $75 million national advertising blitz, both parties’ House campaign arms on Tuesday began running television spots that are not expected to relent before November’s elections. …


  • Prosecutors: Gov. Walker part of criminal scheme

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, illegally coordinated fundraising with conservative groups as part of a nationwide “criminal scheme” to violate election …


  • Ariel Sharon, former Israeli PM, dies at 85

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Ariel Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died today, …


  • Election hits $2B mark amid last-minute donations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Remarkable for its last-minute surge of contributions, the U.S. presidential election witnessed unprecedented sums of cash boosting two men in their quest for the White House. It …


  • $2 billion price tag for presidential election

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2012 presidential election broke the $2 billion milestone in its final weeks, becoming the most expensive in American political history, according to final federal finance reports …


  • Tea Party group chief quits, cites internal split

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eased out with an $8 million payout provided by an influential GOP fundraiser, former Republican House Majority Leader Dick Armey says he has left a conservative Tea …


  • Son’s woes weigh heavily on the Rev. Jesse Jackson

    CHICAGO (AP) — In the cluttered office where he’s met with some of the nation’s top politicians and preachers, penned rousing speeches and planned civil rights marches, the Rev. Jesse …


  • Ethics panel investigating New York Republican

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee announced Monday that Rep. Michael Grimm, a former FBI agent, is under investigation for possible campaign finance violations, but said it is deferring …


  • Twins in Petraeus scandal took photo with Rubio

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The host of a fundraiser for Sen. Marco Rubio says the twin sisters involved in the David Petraeus scandal crashed one of Rubio’s campaign fundraisers. Angelette …


  • Sandy likely biggest US relief effort since 2005

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Widespread destruction from Superstorm Sandy will likely make this the largest U.S. relief effort for the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and other groups since Hurricane Katrina’s …


  • GOP’s Mourdock stands by rape, abortion remark

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock refused to apologize Wednesday for saying that when pregnancy results from rape then that is “something God intended.” State Republicans and …


  • Ind. GOP Senate candidate stands by rape comment

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said Wednesday that he is standing by his statement that when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape “that’s something God …


  • 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 …


  • 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 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Romney shows softer side; Obama raising more cash

    APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — Mitt Romney is showing his softer side, while President Barack Obama works to extend his cash advantage as both men begin the final-month sprint to Election …


  • Campaign travel offers Obama view of tough economy

    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Sometimes all President Barack Obama has to do is look out the window to get a firsthand look at the country’s economic woes. This week in …


  • Rough economy in clear view for Obama on the road

    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Sometimes all President Barack Obama has to do is look out the window to get a firsthand look at the country’s economic woes. This week in …


  • 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 …


  • Santorum, DeMint endorse Akin in Mo. senate race

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin won two high-profile Republican endorsements Wednesday, a day after guaranteeing his candidacy would continue despite calls for him to quit …


  • 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 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.” …


  • Obama boosted by upbeat housing reports, new polls

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh signs of a national housing rebound and growing support in public opinion polls boosted President Barack Obama’s bid for a new term in the White House …


  • 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 …


  • Obama allies continue to push secret Romney video

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s campaign allies continued to push out an unauthorized video of rival Mitt Romney dismissing the half of Americans who don’t pay income taxes, while …


  • 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 …

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