By DAVID ESPOAP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a campaign fast growing nasty, the Republican National Committee is trying a gentler approach. President Barack Obama tried to fix the economy, says an ad running in seven battleground states, then tells viewers: "It's OK to make a
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney both keep trying to change the subject.
Obama doesn't want voters to dwell on recent gloomy economic statistics but to see a fledgling recovery that is gaining steam, if slowly.
His underlying message:
HOUSTON (AP) - A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, will skip the Republican National Convention next month in Tampa, Fla., because of health reasons.
The spokesman, Jim McGrath, says it will be the first time since 1976, when Bush was
By ANDREW MIGAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney took over as Massachusetts governor in 2003 with a sweeping plan to overhaul the state's public college system to cut waste, reduce costs and boost efficiency.
"This is my opportunity to be bold," he said in announcing the plan.
By SUZANNE GAMBOAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - One of the country's oldest civil rights groups says President Barack Obama may have a tougher time winning at least three battleground states in November should black voter turnout fall at least 5 percentage points below the record levels
By KEVIN FREKINGAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic candidates in several pivotal Senate races are raising more money than their GOP counterparts, but they'll need the cushion to counter spending by independent conservative groups determined to win a Republican majority.
By KEN THOMASAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama basked in the glow of the Olympics on Monday, getting a courtside look at LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and other members of USA Basketball.
Obama and Vice President Joe Biden took their seats to chants of "U-S-A" at a U.S. men
By STEVE PEOPLESAssociated Press
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney could name his running mate by the end of the week, a top adviser said Monday.
The announcement, if it happens according to the adviser's timetable, would come several weeks before
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press Writer
President Barack Obama's campaign suggests Republican rival Mitt Romney may be a felon. Romney's team calls the president a liar. Both candidates say the other shipped U.S. jobs overseas.
With over three months to go, campaign rhetoric already is close
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will mark his 51st birthday next month with "a little celebration" at his Chicago home.
First lady Michelle Obama says in a fundraising email to supporters that the campaign is planning a fundraiser at their house in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood - and