By BEN FELLERAP White House Correspondent
KEENE, Calif. (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday designated the home of Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument, calling Chavez a hero who brought hope to millions of poor, disenfranchised farm workers who otherwise might have
By BRADLEY KLAPPER and CALVIN WOODWARDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney solely blamed President Barack Obama on Monday for potential defense cuts that Republicans in Congress worked out with the White House and Democrats and left the misimpression that Obama has ignored free trade
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, two Republicans eyed for potential White House runs, have been tapped to lead the Republican Governors Association.
Jindal, who serves on the association's executive committee
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - For Rep. Scott Rigell and other Republican House freshmen, groundskeeper Beth Richardson is a dream voter. Sanitation truck driver Jerry Brown is a nightmare.
"For some reason I want to give this guy a chance," Richardson, 53, a supporter
By RYAN J. FOLEYAssociated Press
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins isn't well known outside the legal community of his state, and even inside that group, isn't particularly popular.
But the question of whether he should keep his job has become one of the
By HELEN O'NEILLAP Special Correspondent
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - When the recession cost Jerry Krone his longtime accounting job several year ago, he turned to his hobby - making gourmet jam in his Fountainville kitchen. Now he's a fixture at Doylestown's weekly farmers market,
By DAVID SHARPAssociated Press
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine has always been proud of the commodities it claims as homegrown, among them Stephen King, L.L. Bean, lobster, and a host of political icons including Edmund Muskie, George Mitchell and Olympia Snowe.
But no matter what happens in the
By JOHN SEEWERAssociated Press
SWANTON, Ohio (AP) - Mitt Romney's administration on Day One would approve a pipeline that would run from Canada to U.S. refineries in Texas, creating thousands of jobs and pushing America on its way to energy independence, Republican vice presidential
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 TOM RAUMAssociated Press
In turning to foreign policy, Mitt Romney is playing to a traditionally Republican strength while trying to build on momentum from his winning performance in last week's presidential debate.
He's also resurrecting an old GOP theme: that President Barack Obama