By The Associated Press
A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief:
The stakes now are similar to what caused the U.S. to invade almost 11 years ago: the threat of more al-Qaida attacks.
President Barack Obama says U.S.
By ALICIA A. CALDWELL and BEN FELLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Investigating the prostitution scandal at the Secret Service, the Homeland Security Department's inspector general uncovered a hotel record suggesting a member of President Barack Obama's team might have been
By CALVIN WOODWARDAssociated Press
When you vote for Democrat Barack Obama or Republican Mitt Romney in November, you'll be voting for more than a president. You'll be casting a ballot for and against a checklist of policies that touch your life and shape the country you live in.
By MARTIGA LOHNAssociated Press
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - When bearded Democratic maverick Rick Nolan dropped out of Congress 32 years ago to start a vegetable farm in rural Minnesota, the Reagan revolution was just beginning and his future Republican rival was a student at the U.S. Naval Academy
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
Republicans expected the Nov. 6 presidential election to be a national referendum on Barack Obama's presidency and economic stewardship. But some GOP candidates in tight races are getting anxious about being cemented to Mitt Romney.
Pushback against the GOP
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans voted Friday to cramp President Barack Obama's environmental policies in favor of increased coal production, in a parting jab before returning home to campaign. The bill would bar the Environmental Protection Agency from
By Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A new player in the presidential TV advertising campaign is set to go on the air next week in competitive states, according to several media trackers.
The Republican-leaning Americans for Job Security will spend nearly $8.7 million across six states -
By MARK S. SMITHAssociated Press
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama says programs like Medicare and Social Security are not "handouts," telling seniors that he will defend health and retirement benefits for today's seniors and future generations.
Obama says in a video address to
By BRADLEY KLAPPER and MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will remove from the U.S. terrorism list an Iranian militant group formerly allied with Saddam Hussein, officials said Friday, describing a move that will infuriate Tehran and end years of high-profile
By CHRISTINA REXRODEAP Business Writer
Bob Kerstein loves his paper stock certificates.
At a time when stock trading is dominated by rapid-fire computers, he relishes paper stocks for their palpability. Wall Street seems cryptic and far away, but certificates are something he can see and hold.