By MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
With four justices in their seventies, odds are good that whoever is elected president in November will have a chance to fill at least one Supreme Court seat. The next justice could dramatically alter the direction of a court closely divided between
By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is preparing to explain to low-income voters how he and Mitt Romney would do more to help them than President Barack Obama.
The Wisconsin congressman planned to outline the GOP presidential
By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has Springsteen. Republican Mitt Romney has his sons.
They, along with dozens of other celebrities and elected officials, are blitzing through battleground states in the White House race's final days. Their goal: give
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
Fresh from their final debate, President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney are in a full-throttle drive to the finish line - courting independent and undecided voters, prodding supporters to cast their ballots and smoothing over some rough edges in their
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
Unless Congress acts, the trust funds that support Social Security will run out of money in 2033, according to the trustees who oversee the retirement and disability program. At that point, Social Security would collect only enough tax revenue
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 SAM HANANELAssociated Press
A unionized job once meant a secure path to a middle-class life. Labor unions are still big political players, but they have seen a steady decline in membership and clout since their heyday in the 1950s.
Where they stand:
President Barack Obama has
By SOPHIA TAREENAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was back at the Mayo Clinic for an evaluation Tuesday and possibly a longer stay, nearly two months after being released for treatment of bipolar disorder at the Minnesota hospital, his father said Tuesday.
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 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