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Defiant Texas AG wants to keep poll observers out

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Don’t mess with Texas elections. That’s the double-down message Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott delivered Thursday to international poll watchers who plan to come and observe …


Photo of WWII veteran casting vote captures hearts

HONOLULU (AP) — A photograph of a 93-year-old World War II veteran casting what will likely be his last ballot has captured the hearts of tens of thousands of Internet …


After spat, La. to have 1st black chief justice

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Supreme Court resolved a racially tinged power struggle inside its own ranks, ruling Tuesday that Bernette Johnson should be the state’s first black chief …


Court will hear Ariz. case on voter registration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up an appeal from Arizona over its requirement that people prove they are American citizens before registering to vote. …


VP debate tees up closing issues for Romney, Obama

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In a spirited debate that laid out stark choices, Joe Biden and Paul Ryan teed up pointed arguments on the economy, social policy and America’s place …


Mont. Indians sue over lack of election services

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Fifteen Native Americans are suing state and county officials over a lack of election services on three Montana reservations, saying their inability to vote early or …


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 …


Jobs report brings down debate high in Romney camp

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — The cheering stopped on Mitt Romney’s campaign plane Friday morning. The day before, aides had whistled and clapped when the Denver control tower commended the Republican …


Judge tosses Montana campaign finance limits

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday struck down Montana’s campaign contribution limits as unconstitutional, a decision that comes less than a month before Election Day and marks …


Pa. voter ID issue is far from resolved

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Just because opponents of Pennsylvania’s new law requiring voters to show photo identification won a preliminary injunction in court doesn’t mean the issue or the court …


Photo ID rule for Election Day in Pa. is blocked

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge has ruled that Pennsylvania voters won’t have to show photo identification to cast ballots on Election Day, a move that could help President Barack …


Pa. judge blocks photo ID rule for Election Day

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters won’t have to show photo identification to cast ballots on Election Day, a judge said Tuesday in a ruling on the state’s controversial voter …


Judge halts Pa.’s tough new voter ID requirement

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s divisive voter identification requirement became the latest of its kind to get pushback from the courts ahead of Election Day, delivering a hard-fought victory to …


Churches using ‘souls to polls’ to rally vote

MIAMI (AP) — It’s not just the collection plate that’s getting passed around this fall at hundreds of mainly African-American and Latino churches in presidential battleground states and across the …


Pa. voter ID law ruling could mean political swing

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Some political momentum could be on the line when a judge rules on whether to keep intact Pennsylvania’s tough new law requiring voters to show photo …


Justices open big term with new human rights case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court plunged into its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities. The next nine …


High court begins new term with human rights case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court opened its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities. The justices appeared ready …


Another big Supreme Court term starts Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is starting a new term that is shaping up to be as important as the last one, with the prospect of major rulings about …


Another big Supreme Court term kicks off Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — When last we saw the chief justice of the United States on the bench, John Roberts was joining with the Supreme Court’s liberals in an unlikely lineup …


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 …


US Postal Service to default on second $5B payment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service, on the brink of default on a second multibillion-dollar payment it can’t afford to pay, is sounding a new cautionary note that having …


Romney, Obama descend on battleground Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are pitching to college students and working-class voters in Ohio less than a week before early voting kicks off …


Candidates fight for working-class voters in ads

CHICAGO (AP) — The presidential candidates are criticizing each other in new television commercials aimed at winning working-class voters who could help swing the election, pitting Republican Mitt Romney’s wealth …


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 …


Black women rally against voter ID laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deidra Reese isn’t waiting for people to come to her to find out whether they are registered to vote. With iPad in hand, Reese is going to …


Pa. high court wants review of voter ID access

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court on Tuesday told a lower court that it should stop a tough new voter photo identification law from taking effect in this year’s …


Divisive voter ID law goes before Pa. high court

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court justices are hearing arguments over whether a new law requiring each voter to show valid photo identification poses an unnecessary threat to the right …


Obama out to renew magic; Romney hits defense cuts

SEMINOLE, Fla. (AP) — Eager to change the subject after a dismal jobs report, President Barack Obama tried to rekindle some of the enthusiasm of his 2008 campaign Saturday with …


Obama out to rekindle 2008 magic; Romney hits jobs

SEMINOLE, Fla. (AP) — Eager to change the subject after a dismal jobs report, President Barack Obama tried to rekindle some of the enthusiasm of his 2008 campaign Saturday with …


Obama faces obstacles in holding North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Keeping North Carolina in the Democratic column this year may prove hard for President Barack Obama. North Carolina’s unemployment rate is among the nation’s highest. Social …