WASHINGTON (AP) - Cost of US presidential race officially surpassed $2 billion, finance statements show.
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By By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama has called Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi to express "deep concern" about the deaths and injuries of protesters in Egypt.
A White House statement says the president told Morsi that he and other
By By STEPHEN BRAUN and JACK GILLUMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The 2012 presidential election broke the $2 billion milestone in its final weeks, becoming the most expensive in American political history, according to final federal finance reports released Thursday. The reports detailed a
By By ANDREW MIGAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie reunited with President Barack Obama on Thursday for the first time since the pair teamed up in response to Superstorm Sandy.
Christie made an unannounced visit to the White House, where he met with
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will kick off his inaugural festivities with a national day of service on Jan. 19.
The Presidential Inaugural Committee is also announcing that the four living past presidents will serve as honorary co-chairs: Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and
By By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
They don't have a seat at the talks to defuse a year-end fiscal bomb, yet wield considerable influence.
They are wise-cracking debt-reduction duo Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles; anti-tax activist Grover Norquist and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State Police say they have used chemical spray on right-to-work protesters who to tried rush into the Senate chamber at the state Capitol, and minority Democrats in the Legislature accuse Republican leaders of taking a "shameful step" to undermine free speech.
By By JOHN FLESHER and JEFF KAROUBAssociated Press
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Republicans slammed right-to-work legislation through the Michigan House and Senate Thursday, drawing raucous protests from throngs of stunned union supporters, whose outnumbered Democratic allies were powerless to stop it
By By BEN FELLERAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Here we slow again.
Washington's leaders are back to form, playing a petty, peevish and dangerous brand of politics. All that's at stake is the fate of the economy.
Everyone in this town knows how it goes in a time of a
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska's outgoing Speaker of the Legislature Mike Flood is bowing out of the governor's race less than a month after he declared he was running.
Flood said Thursday that he is withdrawing from the 2014 race to care for his family because his wife was diagnosed with