By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Unions are shifting more of their political resources to state and local races this year as they try to head off passage of laws that could undermine bargaining rights, make it harder to organize or reduce their political muscle.
By DESMOND BUTLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney calls Russia the No. 1 foe of the United States and promises to stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin. But if he's elected president, he might find that he'll need Moscow's help
By KASIE HUNTAssociated Press
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Republican Mitt Romney is accusing President Barack Obama of engaging in "petty attacks and silly word games" just 18 days before the election.
Romney on Friday rallied a raucous crowd in Daytona Beach, Fla., saying Obama was running a
By BRIAN BAKSTAssociated Press
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton said Friday that President Barack Obama is facing a tough re-election race because "impatient" Americans haven't fully recognized an economy on the mend.
Campaigning for Obama in Green Bay, Wis., Clinton
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and JULIE PACEAssociated Press
CLEVELAND (AP) - Unemployment rates fell last month in nearly all of the battleground states that will determine the presidential winner, giving President Barack Obama fresh fodder to argue that voters should stick with him in an election
NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama's campaign has released a new television commercial in Ohio drawing attention to Mitt Romney's opposition to the federal auto bailout.
Several auto workers appear in the ad, saying they owe their jobs to Obama's decision to extend billions in
By LARRY MARGASAKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has become a major issue in the presidential campaign, focused on the evolving Obama administration explanations.
Prior to the Sept. 11 assault that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three
By RICHARD LARDNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new White House executive order would direct U.S. spy agencies to share the latest intelligence about cyberthreats with companies operating electric grids, water plants, railroads and other vital industries to help protect them from
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has launched a website and Facebook page as it prepares for the 57th presidential inauguration to take place on the west side of the Capitol on Jan. 21.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a statement Friday that the website will provide an encyclopedic resource for facts
By The Associated Press
A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief:
Abortion and birth control are divisive issues in politics, and they've flared up at times in this campaign despite the candidates' reluctance to dwell