By MATT GOURASAssociated Press
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Democratic Sen. Jon Tester is hanging on in a brutal re-election battle in Montana despite a drag from President Barack Obama, who is poised to lose big in this sparsely populated, libertarian-minded state.
His opponent, Republican Rep. Denny
By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Barack Obama volunteer Marilynn Wadden rang more than a dozen doorbells in her first hour canvassing a tidy neighborhood here before stopping to take stock of her progress. Only a handful of voters were home, and, of them, only one
By KEN THOMASAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Have you heard the one about the kid who thinks President Barack Obama's job is to "approve this message?" Or the time Mitt Romney compared another presidential run to giving birth?
At presidential fundraisers and rallies, the jokes are easy
By KEN THOMAS and STEVE PEOPLESAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Opening the campaign's last month, Mitt Romney ticked off indicators of economic misery Saturday night to suggest that a drop in unemployment hasn't reversed what ails the nation. President Barack Obama's campaign and
By BRENDAN FARRINGTONAssociated Press
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Eric Allen was 18 and voting in his first presidential election when he chose Barack Obama over John McCain. Four years older now and looking for a job, he is just the kind of voter Republican Mitt Romney needs to win - and win big
By LARRY MARGASAKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has denied she tried to mislead Congress when she initially called the Sept. 11 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya a spontaneous protest.
Susan Rice, in a letter released Friday, wrote
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - September's lower unemployment rate breaks the 8 percent psychological and political barrier that has stubbornly dogged Barack Obama through his presidency, halting the kind of stagnant high joblessness that has weighed down past presidents
By ANN SANNERAssociated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated in-person early voting in the battleground of Ohio on the final three days before the Nov. 6 election, handing a victory to President Barack Obama's campaign.
But local boards of elections would
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
Finally, positive news on the jobs front. At least things are headed the right way.
And the 7.8 percent September unemployment rate, down from 8.1 percent in August, was clearly welcome to President Barack Obama. It could help him regain footing after a shaky first
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