By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A prominent gay Republican group offered Mitt Romney its "qualified endorsement" on Tuesday, calling it the right decision for the nation even as it slammed Romney's opposition to gay marriage.
Rather than offer the Republican presidential
By DAVID CRARYAP National Writer
On one aspect of whether same-sex couples should have the right to marry, both sides agree: The issue defines what kind of nation we are. Half a dozen states and the District of Columbia have made history by legalizing it, but it's prohibited
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
The income gap between the rich and everyone else is large and getting larger, while middle-class incomes stagnate. That's raised concerns that the nation's middle class isn't sharing in economic growth as it has in the past.
By JESSE WASHINGTONAP National Writer
What, exactly, is discrimination, and what should be done to fight it? This election offers choices on the answers.
In areas such as mortgages, voter identification and immigration enforcement, the presidential candidates differ over how to use
By CALVIN WOODWARDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Election Day could well determine how much you end up paying in taxes. It could move the bar for fighting future wars. On energy, it could shape the balance between drill-baby-drill (and mine-baby-mine) and some big pollution controls. If you
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