By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
For months, all the major polls have identified the economy as the No. 1 presidential election issue. But it drifts in and out of focus on the campaign trail as first one side and then the other becomes occupied with something else.
Republican challenger Mitt Romney
CHICAGO (AP) - Three checks for campaign services have been stolen from President Barack Obama's national campaign headquarters in Chicago.
Midwest Press Secretary Ben Finkenbinder says the checks were to be sent to vendors but "made it into the wrong hands." He says the campaign notified
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has resigned as a national co-chairman of Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign to lobby for Wall Street. He has also ruled out a run for governor or Senate in Minnesota in 2014.
The Financial Services Roundtable announced Thursday
By CONNIE CASSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Just which 47 percent of Americans was Mitt Romney talking about? It's hard to say. He lumped together three different ways of sorting people in what he's called less-than-elegant remarks.
Each of those three groups - likely Obama voters
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 DAVID ESPO and KEN THOMASAssociated Press
MIAMI (AP) - President Barack Obama cast Mitt Romney on Thursday as an out-of-touch challenger for the White House and an advocate of education cuts that could cause teacher strikes to spread from Chicago to other cities. The Republican countered
By BETH FOUHYAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - After this, politicians everywhere should surely get the message. Mitt Romney's secretly recorded remarks at a Florida fundraiser - and the uproar that has followed - reinforce a key reality of the digital media era: the power of viral video to
MIAMI (AP) - Mitt Romney says it's a compliment to be called the grandfather of Obamacare, the health care law championed by President Barack Obama and scorned by Republicans - including Romney himself.
Obama has said the health care law Romney backed while governor of Massachusetts is the
By KASIE HUNTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Mitt Romney is planning to begin a more aggressive schedule of traditional campaign events in battleground states, including critical Ohio.
The GOP nominee will look to increase the tempo of his campaign itinerary so it more closely
By The Associated Press
Mitt Romney's comments about Americans who don't pay income tax sparked discussion across the presidential campaign's battleground states. Some examples.
In downtown Denver, Sue James said Romney's comments turn her away from him, although she