WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is allowing Texas to use congressional districts that were drawn by a lower federal court for the November election.
The court declined without comment Wednesday a request from a Latino rights group to block use of those districts. The groups said the districts
WASHINGTON (AP) - A super political action committee supporting President Barack Obama is running the first television advertisement using Republican Mitt Romney's words from a closed-door fundraiser.
The ad from Priorities USA Action shows clips of Romney telling wealthy donors that 47 percent
By HENRY C. JACKSONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats running for the House and Senate are pouncing on Mitt Romney's remarks that nearly half of all Americans think they are "victims" entitled to government help and that he doesn't worry about "those people."
"Mitt Romney and
By JENNIFER AGIESTA and NANCY BENACAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Still sour on the state of the U.S. economy, Americans are nonetheless heading into the home stretch to Election Day feeling better about the country's future and about how President Barack Obama is doing his job, a new
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 DAVID ESPOAP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fresh signs of a national housing rebound and growing support in public opinion polls boosted President Barack Obama's bid for a new term in the White House on Wednesday as Republican rival Mitt Romney struggled to quell his video
By JENNIFER AGIESTAAssociated Press
The presidential race remains a tight contest, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, but beyond that near-even split on the vote lie shifting public views of the nation's outlook and an electorate beginning to tune in to watch the candidates duke
By The Associated Press
The Associated Press-GfK Poll on the 2012 presidential election and politics was conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications from Sept. 13-17. It is based on landline and cellphone telephone interviews with a nationally representative random
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
Just about every U.S. taxpayer is facing a significant tax increase next year, unless Congress and the White House can agree on a plan to extend a huge collection of tax cuts that expires at the end of the year. Beyond that, there's a huge
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Farm-state members of Congress have campaigned for decades on the back of farm bills delivering election-season subsidies and other goodies to rural voters.
Not this year. The bill is stalled, primarily because House GOP leaders don't