By The Associated Press
A look at how much various demographic groups' share of the vote has changed since 2000, the year Republican George W. Bush defeated Democrat Al Gore, who narrowly carried the popular vote but lost the Electoral College:
17 percent of U.S. population
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A brewing and potentially bitter fight over Democratic efforts to curb filibusters is threatening to inflame partisan tensions in the Senate, even as President Barack Obama and Republicans explore whether they can compromise on top tier issues such
By CONNIE CASS and NANCY BENACAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's not just the economy, stupid. It's the demographics - the changing face of America.
The 2012 elections drove home trends that have been embedded in the fine print of birth and death rates, immigration statistics and
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - One war is done, another is winding down and the calls to cut the deficit are deafening. The military, a beneficiary of robust budgets for more than a decade, is coming to grips with a new reality - fewer dollars.
The election accelerated an
By KIMBERLY DOZIER and PETE YOSTAssociated Press
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - CIA Director David Petraeus was shocked to learn last summer that his mistress was suspected of sending threatening emails warning another woman to stay away from him, former staff members and friends told The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is inviting leaders from the labor and business communities to the White House this week for talks on the so-called fiscal cliff.
The White House says Obama will meet with labor representatives as well as other progressive groups Tuesday. He'll hold
By JOHN FLESHERAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - Only a couple of weeks after Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, the man who would become his Republican challenger in the next election penned a New York Times column with a fateful headline: "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt."
Those four words would
By STACY A. ANDERSONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama paid tribute at a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to "the heroes over the generations who have served this country of ours with distinction."
He said the wreath he laid earlier at Tomb of the
WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee says she wants to know why the FBI didn't tell her sooner that agents were investigating an extramarital affair by CIA Director David Petraeus.
Feinstein tells "Fox News Sunday" that she first learned about the matter from the
By PAULINE ARRILLAGAAP National Writer
APPOMATTOX, Va. (AP) - Baine's Books sits in the heart of this historic village, a Main Street institution where townspeople gather for coffee and conversation and, every Thursday after sundown, an open mic night that draws performers from near and far