By By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
Jobs were a signature issue of the 2012 elections. And they're likely to be so in the 2014 midterm and 2016 presidential contests as well.
That's because the jobless rate may not return to its pre-recession levels of 5-6 percent for another five to 10
By By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a reversal from four years ago, President Barack Obama will accept unlimited sums of money from corporations and individuals to pay for events surrounding his inauguration, a spokeswoman said Friday.
Lobbyists, political action
By By JACK GILLUM and STEPHEN BRAUNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A lawyer in Tennessee who is mysteriously linked to millions of dollars in campaign contributions steered to congressional candidates doubled his investments in the weeks before Election Day and quietly funneled $6.8 million
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Michele Bachmann has dramatically reduced what had been a more than $1 million debt from her failed presidential run and she has her congressional re-election effort to thank for it.
New campaign finance reports released Thursday show the Minnesota congresswoman repaid more
By By CHARLES BABINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The surprise job change by the Senate's most prominent tea partyer will complicate Republican moderates' bid to nudge their party toward the center after another stinging campaign loss.
Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina is giving
By The Associated Press
The Associated Press-GfK poll on President Obama and politics was conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications from Nov. 29 to Dec. 3. It is based on landline telephone and cellphone interviews with a nationally representative random sample of 1,
By JENNIFER AGIESTAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A month after the bitterly fought election, President Barack Obama has his highest approval ratings since the killing of Osama bin Laden, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll, and more Americans say the nation is heading in the right
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