By DAVID A. LIEBAssociated Press
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Republican Senate challenger Todd Akin launched a TV ad Thursday claiming the family of Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill "pocketed $40 million of federal subsidies" - an assertion that McCaskill says is not true.
The ad dubs
By LARRY MARGASAKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Four years ago, the vice presidential debate featured the old Senate pro, Joe Biden, against a newcomer to national politics, Sarah Palin.
Thursday night's debate again includes Biden, now the incumbent Democratic vice president. But this
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Mitt Romney called the family of a 16-year-old Philadelphia girl who has said that she was mocked by her geometry teacher for wearing a Romney T-shirt in class.
Romney campaign spokesman Rick Gorka said Thursday that the Republican presidential candidate called Samantha Pawlucy
By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A robust registration push by President Barack Obama's re-election campaign has resulted in more Democrats than Republicans on the voter rolls in most battleground states, including Florida and Nevada, according to data from state election
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
"Who am I? Why am I here?" That's probably not how a vice presidential candidate should open a nationally televised debate.
But retired Navy Adm. James Stockdale, running mate of 1992 third-party candidate Ross Perot, did just that in a shaky attempt at humor.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has offered his take on the debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan, saying "Joe just needs to be Joe."
Obama offered his remark to in an interview with ABC News on the eve of Thursday night's vice presidential debate.
By BEN FELLERAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fierce and focused, Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan gave voters the kind of substantive showdown that was everything the presidential debate was not. Abandoning his boss' caution, Biden uncorked a combative repair
By DAVID ESPO and MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) - At odds early and often, Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan squabbled over the economy, taxes, Medicare and more Thursday night in a contentious, interruption-filled debate. "That is a bunch of malarkey," the vice president
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney is promising to get tough on China to help American workers, but his plans could backfire.
Romney is pledging, on his first day in office, to designate China a currency manipulator, a step no
By The Associated Press
Five things to watch for when Joe Biden and Paul Ryan meet in the vice presidential debate Thursday night:
1. BIDEN UNBOUND: Look for Biden to go on the offensive in hopes of regaining ground lost by President Barack Obama's lackluster debate performance. An