Presidential Campaign

Obama’s Task: Keep The Race A Choice
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama’s fall mission comes down to this: Remind voters why they chose him in the first place, hope the economy doesn’t get worse and paint Mitt Romney as an unacceptable alternative. Obama departs his Charlotte convention with a re-electio…
Ryan Speaks Out Against Military Cuts
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Republican Paul Ryan says Mitt Romney will prevent planned cuts to the U.S. military if elected president. The GOP vice presidential hopeful spoke to supporters Thursday in Fayetteville, home to the Ft. Bragg Army base and a large number of military families. Ryan wa…
Ryan Proposes Bigger Changes To Medical Care
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressman Paul Ryan’s plan for Medicare gets all the attention, but the GOP vice presidential candidate has proposed even bigger changes to medical care for the poor and disabled. The Wisconsin congressman is calling for states to take over the Medicaid program. At …
Romney Looks To Build Ties With British Leaders
LONDON (AP) — Mitt Romney is meeting with former Prime Minister Tony Blair as he begins a day of meetings with British officials in London. Romney and Blair on Thursday exchanged pleasantries and discussed the Olympics at the start of a planned half-hour meeting at Blair’s private offi…
Movie Theater Rampage Shakes Up Campaign
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama says the tragic movie theater shooting in Colorado that left 12 people dead is a reminder that life is fragile. He says the event “reminds us of all the ways that we are united as one American family.” In Florida for a campaign swin…
Search For Romney Running Mate Continues
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney’s vice presidential search has entered a new phase: auditions. As his campaign evaluates potential running mates, Republicans with a possible shot at the No. 2 spot are starting to engage in unofficial public tryouts for the traditional vice presidential r…
Obama: Economy, Not Gay Marriage, Will Decide Vote
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says it is “hard to say” whether his new stance supporting same sex marriage will hurt his re-election. He says there’s a major difference between himself and Republican challenger Mitt Romney on the issue, but says the economy wil…
Obama Seeks To Undercut Romney’s Record On Jobs
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is launching a sharp critique of Mitt Romney’s business record, airing a hard-hitting TV ad that recounts the demise of a Kansas City, Mo., steel mill that was restructured by Romney’s private equity firm and led to hundreds of job losses…
Romney Wants To Shift Focus On The Economy
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney is trying to return the focus of his campaign to the sluggish economic recovery. The presumptive GOP nominee for president has been restating his opposition to gay marriage and shrugging off a newspaper report that he bullied a gay classmate in p…
Romney And Santorum Meet In Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has met with former rival Rick Santorum. Friday’s meeting in Pittsburgh came nearly a month after the former Pennsylvania senator left the race, clearing the way for Romney to become the nominee. Santorum represented Pitts…

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