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  • State Dept. description of attack in sync with GOP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it never concluded that an attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya was simply a protest gone awry, a statement that places …


  • Amtrak ridership hits record high amid GOP attacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak trains carried 31.2 million passengers in the fiscal year ending in September, the highest annual ridership since the railroad was formed in 1971, the nation’s intercity …


  • 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 …


  • Ark. GOP calls candidates’ statements ‘offensive’

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Republicans tried to distance themselves Saturday from a Republican state representative’s assertion that slavery was a “blessing in disguise” and a Republican state House …


  • Ark. GOP calls candidates’ statements ‘offensive’

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Republicans tried to distance themselves Saturday from a Republican state representative’s assertion that slavery was a “blessing in disguise” and a Republican state House …


  • Democrats say House should return to work

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democrats lingering behind in Washington as fellow lawmakers campaign for re-election are demanding that Congress return immediately to confront a potential financial crisis. Democratic Congressmen. Chris …


  • Voter registration problems widening in Florida

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — What first appeared to be an isolated problem in one Florida county has now spread statewide, with election officials in nine counties informing prosecutors or state …


  • 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 …


  • Unproductive Congress skips town until November

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The most partisan, least productive Congress in memory has skipped out of Washington so lawmakers can make their case for voters to re-elect them. The Senate closed …


  • 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 …


  • House moves to reverse administration welfare plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Thursday followed up Mitt Romney’s remarks about people who get federal aid with a bill that would reverse what they call President Barack Obama’s …


  • Republicans, IG take Justice Dept. to task

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans eagerly joined the Justice Department’s inspector general in taking the agency to task Thursday for its bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that allowed hundreds of …


  • Partisan Dems, GOP can only agree defense cuts bad

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The only thing a bitterly partisan Congress can agree on as it heads for the exits is that looming defense cuts will have a devastating effect on …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Obama adviser: President’s speech had specifics

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A senior adviser to President Barack Obama’s campaign says the Democrat’s convention speech offered plenty of specifics that show voters where he wants to take this …


  • Bill Clinton fires up Dems before Obama’s speech

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — God is back in the Democratic platform and people rooting for President Barack Obama hope the dazzle is back in him. With war ending, the health …


  • Dems seek Clinton luster; move Obama’s big speech

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama swept into his convention city Wednesday, eager to accept his party’s nomination and make the case for re-election despite a sputtering economy. He …


  • Emanuel: Clinton will offer clear vision for Dems

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says former President Bill Clinton will help Democrats offer a clear vision of the future when he takes the podium at the …


  • National debt hits $16T; GOP critical

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department said Tuesday that the national debt has topped $16 trillion, the result of chronic government deficits that have poured more than $50,000 worth of …


  • Dems see Latino-based future as union clout wanes

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — On a precarious political bridge, Democrats are desperately trying to reach a promising future before their old foundation crumbles behind them. Union clout has eroded. But …


  • Democrats eye rainy weather as Obama speech nears

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Democrats are closely watching the forecasts as a rainy week unfolds ahead of President Barack Obama’s speech accepting his party’s nomination. With Obama set to address …


  • 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 …


  • Charlotte mayor rising as Dems’ convention begins

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Anthony Foxx had been mayor for barely a year when he got the news: Charlotte was chosen to host the Democratic National Convention. He had spent …


  • Analysis: 4-year progress query puts Obama in box

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It’s a question that aides to any president seeking re-election should be ready to handle: Are Americans better off now than before he took office? This …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


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