By PAUL WISEMANAP Economics Writer
The job market is brutal and the economy weak. More than 12 million Americans can't find work; the unemployment rate fell in September but is still at a recession-level 7.8 percent. It had been more than 8 percent for 43 straight months. A
By DANIEL WAGNERAP Business Writer
The 2008 financial crisis roiled the banking system and swamped the global economy, leaving millions of Americans jobless, underemployed or facing foreclosure. In its wake, Congress set out to overhaul how the government oversees Wall Street. The
By RICHARD LARDNERAssociated Press
The risk of a devastating cyberattack on the United States is real. But is it too remote to justify the costs of countermeasures? That's the quandary. There's no question the country remains vulnerable to an "electronic Pearl Harbor," as
By NANCY BENACAssociated Press
Frightening episodes of gun violence have been splayed across front pages with alarming frequency this campaign season: the deadly Milwaukee spa shootings, the movie theater killings in Colorado, the Sikh temple shootings in Wisconsin, the gun battle
By TOM LoBIANCOAssociated Press
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is extending his political coattails to Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock in a new ad, but the race against Democrat Joe Donnelly remains a big-money, high-stakes stalemate two weeks before
By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Battling to win late-breaking undecided voters, President Barack Obama is pressing a closing argument that balances economic optimism with second-term specifics, all while raising doubts about Republican Mitt Romney's trustworthiness.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is making his closing argument to voters, arguing the country has made progress under his watch and can't turn back now.
Obama makes the pitch in a new 60-second television advertisement released the morning after the final presidential debate.
By JOCELYN NOVECKAP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Big Bird, binders and ... bayonets! Well, at last we know the three Twitter memes of the debate season - and they all start with 'B.'
But beyond President Barack Obama's 'bayonet' zinger - more on that in a moment - the
By KEVIN FREKINGAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A conservative Super PAC co-founded by Karl Rove and an affiliated organization are making their biggest buy yet in this year's Senate elections, with a new round of ads costing $8 million that will target Democratic lawmakers in eight
By ALLEN G. BREEDAP National Writer
With the baseball playoffs and Monday Night Football to compete with, even free pizza and soda couldn't entice more than a handful of students to the Tulane University Political Science Department's viewing party for the final presidential debate. And