WASHINGTON (AP) - White House: Obama, Romney discussion focused on US leadership; 2 men pledged to stay in touch.
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By By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The last undecided House race has been called for the incumbent Democrat, bringing an unofficial close to the 2012 campaign more than three weeks after Election Day.
North Carolina Rep. Mike McIntyre will return to Congress in 2013 after
By By KEN THOMASAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Secret Service said Thursday a man interfered with a motorcade carrying Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney as his vehicle arrived at a secure checkpoint near the White House. The man was later arrested after he became combative
By By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden went on a Costco shopping spree Thursday and called for Congress to extend middle-class tax cuts as part of a deal to avoid the looming "fiscal cliff."
Biden, who flashed a store membership card as he entered the city
By By CHET BROKAWAssociated Press
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Former Republican Gov. Mike Rounds announced plans Thursday to seek South Dakota's U.S. Senate seat, setting up a 2014 battle between two men who have never lost an election - a campaign that figures to draw widespread national attention
By By BEN FELLERAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Three weeks after the election, Mitt Romney made it to the White House.
For about 90 minutes. After an odd arrival in which a man rushed his SUV and ended up getting arrested by the Secret Service.
It wasn't the start of a term
By By DAVID ESPOAP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is seeking $1.6 trillion in higher taxes over a decade and an immediate infusion of funds to aid the jobless, help hard-pressed homeowners and perhaps extend the expiring payroll tax cut, officials said Thursday as talks
By By DON BABWINAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Just a few blocks from a courthouse where he was convicted of fraud and a few miles from another where he was convicted of having sex with a minor, former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds announced Wednesday he is running for the congressional seat vacated
By By MATTHEW BROWNAssociated Press
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - An elder from Montana's Crow Indian Tribe whose family ceremoniously adopted then-Sen. Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential race has died.
Hartford "Sonny" Black Eagle Jr. died Monday at his home in Lodge Grass on the tribe
By By LARRY MARGASAKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - An independent House panel has concluded that there is substantial reason to believe Texas Rep. Silvestre Reyes violated ethics rules and federal law by conducting campaign meetings on House property and using campaign money to pay expenses