By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The party that runs the Senate next year may be decided by how well President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney do in toss-up states like Nevada, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, where ballots feature parallel Senate races about as tight as the
LAS VEGAS (AP) - In a story Oct. 21 about Hispanic voters, The Associated Press misidentified New Mexico's governor. Her name is Susana Martinez, not Susannah Martinez. The AP reported erroneously that President Barack Obama signed an executive order in August adopting a new immigration policy
By The Associated Press
The Associated Press has identified 106 swing-voting communities in the nine states where President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are competing hardest. Voters in these counties, and cities in the case of Virginia, picked President George W. Bush in 2004 and
By MIKE SCHNEIDER and THOMAS BEAUMONTAssociated Press
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) - How Virginia goes in the presidential election may come down to voters who live amid the small wineries, affluent subdivisions and Civil War battlegrounds of Loudoun County.
Voters in the tony Hamilton County suburbs
By CALVIN WOODWARDAssociated Press
When you vote for Democrat Barack Obama or Republican Mitt Romney in November, you'll be voting for more than a president. You'll be casting a ballot for and against a checklist of policies that touch your life and shape the country you live in.
By SUZANNE GAMBOAAssociated Press
The nation's complexion is rapidly changing. A more racially and ethnically diverse population is rising so that, perhaps within three decades, whites will no longer be the majority. That means shifts in political power, the risk of intensified
By WALTER R. MEARSAP Special Correspondent
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - George McGovern was an unwavering, often unrequited advocate for liberal Democratic causes. He pursued those goals in plainspoken, usually understated, Midwestern style. He was a dedicated, decent man, a devoted Democrat even
By JOSH LEDERMAN and KASIE HUNTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - On the eve of their final presidential debate, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama - through their allies - squared off Sunday over which candidate would best protect the nation's interests and security abroad with just two weeks
By KASIE HUNTAssociated Press
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is attending his last fundraiser of the election season as newly released documents show his campaign had $61.3 million to spend at the end of September, less than President Barack Obama's
By LARRY MARGASAKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration and a House Republican chairman aren't waiting for Monday's presidential debate on foreign policy to begin a contentious argument over U.S. policy in Libya.
Administration officials complained Saturday that the