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  • 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 …

  • Chicago teachers’ strike grinds into third day

    CHICAGO (AP) — The public teachers’ strike that has halted classwork and upset family routines across Chicago ground into a third day Wednesday with some movement reported by union and …

  • Parents support Chicago teachers but for how long?

    CHICAGO (AP) — As Chicago teachers walked the picket lines for a second day, they were joined by many of the very people who are most inconvenienced by their strike: …

  • Partisan attacks on hold, but not politics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidential candidates are taking a break from their partisan attacks — but not all their politics — to remember the 9/11 anniversary. President Barack Obama and …

  • Both campaigns eschew politics on 9/11 anniversary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidential candidates are taking a one-day pause from attacks in the heat of the campaign to observe the anniversary of the 9/11 attack. President Barack Obama …

  • Romney, Obama in battle for working-class whites

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney are working feverishly for an increasingly smaller but crucial slice of the electorate — white, working-class voters. …

  • Opening night convention spotlight on first lady

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In a tight race for the White House, President Barack Obama exhorted college students not to forget him despite difficult times on Tuesday as Democrats shone …

  • Forget Marcus Welby: Today’s docs want a real life

    CHICAGO (AP) — Don’t call today’s young doctors slackers. True, they may shun a 24/7 on-call solo practice and try to have a life outside of work.

  • 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 …

  • Republican convention is in full-throated roar

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — With the Republican National Convention at last in full-throated roar, nominee Mitt Romney and his team reached out Wednesday to connect with critical voting groups — …

  • 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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