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  • THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012, 7:43 P.M.

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 6:34 P.M.

    Isaac - when government aid is not largesse

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At their convention, Republican leaders are taking the stage to push for less government and accuse President Barack Obama of profligate spending. About 500 miles away, under …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 5:48 P.M.

    Romney still struggles to attract Latino voters

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It may have been a partisan barb from a Democrat, but Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s pointed criticism of the array of Hispanic speakers at the …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 7:09 A.M.

    Federal court rejects GOP-drawn Texas voting maps

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Stadiums and hospitals removed from the districts of black congressional members and country clubs newly drawn into those of white incumbents. A lawyer emailing “No bueno” …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 12:07 A.M.

    Police: Relative reported worries about soldier

    SEATTLE (AP) — A relative of one of four soldiers accused by Georgia authorities of killing a fellow soldier and plotting anti-government acts came to police with concerns about the …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 10:33 P.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 10:16 P.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 10:13 P.M.

    Remote Alaska to stockpile food, just in case

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska is known for pioneering, self-reliant residents who are accustomed to remote locations and harsh weather. Despite that, Gov. Sean Parnell worries a major earthquake or …


  • SATURDAY, AUG. 25, 2012, 4:17 P.M.

    Romney turns to Ohio amid series of distractions

    POWELL, Ohio (AP) — Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney declared Saturday that “women need our help” as he promised to promote women-led businesses should he defeat President Barack Obama in …


  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012, 4:44 P.M.

    Kinder, GOP lawmakers challenge Mo. ballot summary

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and other top Republican legislative leaders filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing the secretary of state’s office of writing a health …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012

    States scored in ease of tracking public funds

    OLYMPIA – Washington got a B in transparency and Idaho got an F from a national group looking at how easy state governments make it for voters to “follow the …


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