March 3, 2015 4:45 PM
WASHINGTON - Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is returning to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to help kick-start a longshot campaign to expand criminal background checks to all commercial firearms sales. Similar legislation that sought to expand background checks failed to get a hearing in the House last session. With the GOP... more »
February 27, 2015 2:28 AM
PALM BEACH, FL - Jeb Bush readily points to his conservative credentials - tax cuts and smaller government as Florida's governor. But convincing the activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference that he's one of them might be a tougher sell. A sign of what Bush faces at CPAC: His... more »
February 19, 2015 2:00 PM
BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has been spending handily from his state campaign account, though he isn't up for re-election and doesn't plan to run for any other office in Louisiana. In his latest campaign finance report, the Republican governor documents nearly $1.5 million in spending over 2014. More... more »
February 19, 2015 7:44 AM
BATON ROUGE - It's been whirlwind few months for new U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy. At the end of 2014, the then-representative defeated incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu to earn a spot in the Senate. Now that he's been sworn in, he's in the think of debates over immigration, healthcare and energy.... more »
February 12, 2015 3:35 AM
BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has fallen behind chief opponent Jeff Landry in fundraising for this fall's election. Both Republican candidates in the Oct. 24 election filed their campaign finance report this week with the Board of Ethics. Landry, a former congressman, has more than three times the... more »
January 31, 2015 8:28 AM
Washington - Mitt Romney's quest to reach the White House has lasted almost a decade of his life. Now at age 67, Romney has announced that this quest is at an end; he has decided against a third attempt for the White House.
Many believe that this shift comes... more »
January 29, 2015 3:25 AM
STARKVILLE, MS - Mitt Romney still says he's thinking about running for president again in 2016. But he's doing his best not to tip his hand. At Mississippi State University on Wednesday, Romney acted like a candidate when he shook hands and posed for pictures at a local barbecue joint.... more »
January 8, 2015 3:35 AM
BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is traveling to Europe this weekend for an economic development mission. The trip also could bolster the governor's international relations credentials as he considers a possible presidential campaign. Jindal's office was announcing the plans Thursday and provided trip details in advance to The Associated... more »
January 6, 2015 3:05 AM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is headed back to Iowa to meet with local pastors and again look for support among Christian evangelicals for a possible White House campaign. The stated reason for Jindal's trip on Tuesday is to talk about his appearance later this month at a... more »
December 19, 2014 6:55 AM
GULFPORT, MS - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is helping raise campaign cash for Mississippi's Republican lieutenant governor, Tate Reeves, who's seeking a second term in 2015. A Reeves campaign email says Jindal was appearing at Reeves' fundraiser Thursday evening at a home in Gulfport, with ticket prices ranging from $250... more »
December 10, 2014 11:06 AM
BATON ROUGE - He's dressed as a cowboy, Santa, and a pirate to promote East Baton Rouge, and now Mayor-President Kip Holden wants to add "lieutenant governor" to his wardrobe.
Holden officially kicked off his campaign for the office Wednesday in Baton Rouge. He said he's dedicated to using... more »
December 6, 2014 10:24 PM
SHREVEPORT - A woman campaigning for Sen. Mary Landrieu died after being hit by a pickup truck in Shreveport. Landrieu noted the death Saturday night during her concession speech after losing her bid for re-election to Rep. Bill Cassidy. KTBS-TV said the victim was 23-year-old Sedestini Monette Fields. Police said... more »
November 26, 2014 3:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy has $1.3 million to spend in the final days of his front-runner campaign to oust Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu. Cassidy's campaign released its latest fundraising report Wednesday, outlining donations and spending through Nov. 16. The report was due to the Federal Election... more »
November 20, 2014 3:09 AM
BATON ROUGE - Add Texas Gov. Rick Perry's name to the list of possible Republican presidential candidates flooding the campaign trail for GOP Senate candidate Bill Cassidy. Perry is scheduled to attend three early voting rallies with Cassidy next week, on Tuesday in Lafayette, Baton Rouge and Covington. He'll be... more »
November 18, 2014 4:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will campaign with Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy on Saturday, as early voting opens for the Dec. 6 runoff. Cassidy's campaign announced Tuesday that Rubio will attend two rallies this weekend, in Gonzales and Kenner, to urge people to vote early and to... more »
November 14, 2014 7:46 PM
SAL LAKE CITY, UTAH- What's in a name led to a legal fight that ended in a settlement over winter sports marketing.
Steamboat Ski Resort in Colorado sued, claiming a Utah advertising campaign violated its trademark involving the name Ski Town, U.S.A. Utah dropped the "USA" from its Ski... more »
November 12, 2014 2:31 AM
BATON ROUGE - Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy has been promised a seat on the Senate's energy committee if he defeats Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu. The maneuver by incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell undercuts one of Landrieu's chief campaign arguments - that voters need to re-elect her to keep... more »
November 8, 2014 2:08 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Tea party-backed Rob Maness, the third-place finisher in Louisiana's U.S. Senate primary is endorsing Republican Bill Cassidy in the December runoff against Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu. So is Family Research Council president Tony Perkins. Cassidy says Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul will join him, Maness and other Republicans... more »
November 8, 2014 12:14 PM
BRANDON, Miss. - A civil rights group is launching an advertising campaign aimed at softening religious opposition in the Deep South to equal rights for gay, bisexual and transgender people. The Washington-based Human Rights Campaign is taking on the region's longstanding church-based opposition to homosexuality in a series of television... more »
November 6, 2014 4:29 PM
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats' campaign committee is canceling planned television ads to help Sen. Mary Landrieu in her runoff campaign against Republican Bill Cassidy. But Democratic officials say they still support the endangered incumbent. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee had booked nearly $2 million in TV ads to run after... more »
November 5, 2014 7:30 AM
BATON ROUGE - The results are in, but what does it all mean? LSU's Bob Mann joined us on 2une In this morning to breakdown Tuesday's biggest races, as well as December's runoffs.
One of the most intriguing races is for Louisiana's seat in the U.S. Senate. Three-term Democrat... more »
November 4, 2014 3:31 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Four of the six U.S. House races on Louisiana's ballot are dreary matters by the state's colorful standards, with incumbents in line for easy re-election. But the 6th District race features 87-year-old former Gov. Edwin Edwards, who hopes to overcome memories of his corruption conviction in Tuesday's... more »
November 4, 2014 3:26 AM
BATON ROUGE - Sen. Mary Landrieu isn't certain to know her political fate after the polls close in Louisiana's tight Senate race. The Democratic incumbent led the field of candidates heading into Tuesday's election. But polls suggest the race likely will be decided in a December runoff between Landrieu and... more »
November 1, 2014 10:37 AM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is finding something unusual in his late campaign push before Tuesday's election - a Democratic Senate candidate willing to appear with him. Obama is headlining a Saturday evening rally in Detroit rally for Senate candidate Gary Peters and gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer. About 5,000 people... more »
October 31, 2014 11:26 AM
BATON ROUGE - He's been out of office for nearly a decade, but former U.S. Sen. John Breaux is back on the campaign trail, urging voters to support his one-time colleague, Democrat Mary Landrieu. Breaux, a Crowley native and now a Washington lobbyist, was traveling Friday to get-out-the-vote events around... more »
October 30, 2014 3:11 AM
COLUMBIA, S.C.- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is joining South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on her campaign bus tour. Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey says Jindal is campaigning Thursday with Haley as her bus stops along the South Carolina coast. The campaign's public schedule says the bus will stop at Coastal Carolina... more »
October 28, 2014 2:12 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is kicking off a weeklong, six-state campaign spree with a visit to Wisconsin. Obama will attend a rally at a Milwaukee high school Tuesday for Mary Burke. She's the Democrat trying to oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Defeating Walker, a potential 2016 presidential contender,... more »
October 27, 2014 7:32 AM
BATON ROUGE - Plenty of people have already turned out to cast votes for the November election. If you want to join them and cast your ballot early, there's still time.
More than 100,000 voters have already punched their votes, but Secretary of State Tom Schedler says he was... more »
October 23, 2014 3:33 AM
BATON ROUGE - A former campaign manager for Senate candidate Rob Maness is striking at the Republican contender's tea party support, saying Maness only sought to appeal to conservative organizations because he needed campaign money. John Kerry, who managed Maness' campaign for six months in 2013, sent an email to... more »
October 18, 2014 3:07 PM
BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's campaign asks voters who plan on attending the campaign rally with Former President Bill Clinton to RSVP before the afternoon event.
This will be the second time Clinton visits Louisiana for Landrieu, whose main GOP opponents are U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy and... more »
October 14, 2014 4:16 PM
SORRENTO- A 71-year-old great-grandmother appears to be the de facto police chief of this small town since all of her opponents withdrew.
Fern Barnett is now listed as the "unopposed" candidate on the Secretary of State's candidate's list. Barnett is listed as a Democrat.
"Different things have been... more »
October 7, 2014 3:00 AM
WASHINTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama's campaign schedule is getting off to a late start, with midterm elections less than a month away. Obama is raising money for Democrats this week from coast to coast, but he is steering clear of any public campaign events with Democrats, which would hand... more »
October 3, 2014 3:40 AM
DENVER, CO - Democrats defending their Senate majority this year are increasingly relying on an issue once seen as a wash with voters: reproductive rights. U.S. Sen. Mark Udall in Colorado has made it a centerpiece of his campaign to stave off a strong challenge from GOP Rep. Cory Gardner.... more »
October 3, 2014 2:16 AM
BOSTON, MA - First lady Michelle Obama is making a political visit to New England on behalf of Democrats running for governor in Massachusetts and Maine. Obama's first stop on Friday will be the Strand Theatre in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood, where she is scheduled to highlight a rally for state... more »
October 2, 2014 2:34 AM
CHICAGO, IL - President Barack Obama is trying to frame the closing economic arguments of the midterm campaign with a speech at Northwestern University. The speech Thursday is designed to let voters know that he hasn't forgotten about their financial struggles despite weeks of being consumed by global crises. A... more »
September 26, 2014 8:59 PM
MANCHESTER, N.H. - Gov. Bobby Jindal has joined Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein on two education-related campaign stops, and both were quizzed by youngsters. Jindal, who's likely considering a run for president in 2016, and Havenstein visited a charter school in Manchester on Friday before touring US FIRST, a student... more »
September 26, 2014 3:10 AM
BATON ROUGE - Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter will be out knocking on doors this weekend with anti-abortion activists encouraging people to vote against his colleague, Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu. National anti-abortion group the Susan B. Anthony List announced that Vitter will be door-knocking Saturday morning in Baton Rouge... more »
September 25, 2014 1:18 PM
BATON ROUGE - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rob Maness is getting campaign help this weekend from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. The Maness campaign says Palin will visit a Jefferson Parish restaurant on Saturday to eat alligator with Maness. The event is a nod to a Maness TV ad that... more »
September 12, 2014 4:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - Democratic Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu says her campaign has reimbursed the federal government nearly $34,000 for flights she took that included political fundraising events dating to 2002. Landrieu says Friday that she apologizes and takes full responsibility for "mistakes stemming from sloppy bookkeeping." Landrieu is seeking a... more »
September 5, 2014 11:34 AM
BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is heading this weekend to the pivotal presidential campaign state of New Hampshire. Louisiana's Republican governor, considering a 2016 White House bid, planned to make several stops across New Hampshire on Saturday. The schedule of events was released by Jindal's political action committee, Stand... more »
August 20, 2014 10:04 PM
SORRENTO- A 71-year-old great-grandmother has entered the race for police chief in this small town.
Fern Barnett, who had been a clerk for the city and the department, qualified for the election on the first day candidates could sign up. By Wednesday evening, she was the only person listed... more »
August 14, 2014 6:08 PM
BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is under scrutiny for billing private chartered planes to her Senate office when she used the flights to attend campaign fundraisers. The Democratic senator spent $3,200 in taxpayer money for a flight from New Orleans to Lake Charles for a November fundraiser, though... more »
August 13, 2014 5:21 PM
BATON ROUGE - Senator Mary Landrieu found herself with some explaining to do regarding a chartered flight she took across the state last November that was paid for with taxpayer money. Her staff calls it a mistake but others are saying she should've known better.
Senator Landrieu mistakenly used... more »
August 2, 2014 4:20 PM
BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and her two Republican competitors, Congressman Bill Cassidy and tea party favorite Rob Maness, have made their campaign pitches to Louisiana's mayors and town leaders. Saturday's speeches at the Louisiana Municipal Association convention were a rare moment where all three contenders in the... more »
July 22, 2014 3:06 AM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU AgCenter is using billboards, banners and posters to encourage people in low-income areas to take easy steps toward healthier lives. Diane Sasser runs the AgCenter education program for people in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. She says the campaign has three messages: eat more fruits... more »
July 16, 2014 9:02 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Archives says it will release previously restricted records from the Clinton White House on Supreme Court nominations, Osama bin Laden and Vice President Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign. About 1,000 pages of documents will be released Friday through the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock,... more »
July 16, 2014 3:29 AM
BATON ROUGE - Incumbency hasn't helped U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister boost his campaign coffers. The Republican congressman, who represents Louisiana's 5th District, reported Tuesday he had less than $4,800 in his campaign account when the latest fundraising period wrapped up June 30. In office less than a year, McAllister initially... more »
July 15, 2014 10:50 AM
BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu continues to outraise her chief Republican competitor, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, but she's spending more money as well. The Democratic incumbent is heading into the most heated portion of the Senate race with a narrowing advantage in her cash on hand. Landrieu's campaign... more »
May 16, 2014 2:24 PM
BATON ROUGE- Beginning Monday May 19, Officers from law enforcement agencies throughout Louisiana will be cracking down on unbuckled motorists.
It's all part of the "Click it or Ticket" campaign, to increase seat belt use and help save lives.
Louisiana's seat belt use increased to 82.5 percent of... more »
May 2, 2014 3:52 PM
BATON ROUGE - A federal judge has ruled that a super PAC supporting Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter can raise unlimited amounts of money for Vitter, who is running for governor in 2015. Judge Martin Feldman issued the decision Friday, declaring that the Fund for Louisiana's Future won't have to... more »
April 26, 2014 12:29 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A national organization is launching a three-year, $8.5 million campaign to promote LGBT equality and push for new legal protections in three Southern states. The Washington-based Human Rights Campaign is planning what it calls the "Project One America" in Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi. Each state is controlled... more »
April 25, 2014 12:14 PM
BAGHDAD - At least 25 people have been killed in a series of bombings in Iraq.
The bombings were at a campaign rally for the militant Shiite group in Baghdad.
The explosions struck Friday as 10,000 supporters of Asaib Ahl al-Haq gathered at the Industrial Stadium in eastern... more »
March 4, 2014 7:23 PM
NEW YORK- Dove scrapped a plan to run a billboard campaign in New Jersey that tells residents to embrace being called the "Armpit of America."
It sparked complaints after a newspaper ran a story about it last week.
The article featured an image that was planned for billboards... more »
December 11, 2013 11:39 AM
BATON ROUGE - Democratic U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu has launched her first TV ads in her bid for re-election.
The new ad talks about her push to keep people from losing their health insurance because of the federal health care overhaul. Landrieu takes credit for President Obama's decision to... more »
November 14, 2013 8:16 AM
NEWTOWN, Conn. - A grass-roots group involving several people who lost loved ones in the Newtown school shooting has a new campaign to address gun violence.
It's now reaching out to parents around the country after seeing its push for federal legislation fall short in Washington.
The group,... more »
November 13, 2013 8:16 AM
BATON ROUGE - The state health department kicked off its annual "Fight the Flu" campaign today, urging people to get vaccinated. The Department of Health and Hospitals held events Wednesday at health centers around the state, and at a state police office in Lafayette along with the Alexandria Museum of... more »
September 21, 2013 12:52 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court is allowing a former judge that it disbarred to practice law again. The court, in a Friday opinion adopted by a 5-2 vote, said former Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge C. Hunter King, could rejoin the bar. In 2003, the high... more »
September 7, 2013 12:18 PM
NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the leading Democrat vying to replace him is running a "racist" campaign. Bloomberg made the comment about candidate Bill de Blasio in an interview with New York magazine due on newsstands Monday. It appeared on the magazine's web site Saturday.... more »
September 5, 2013 10:19 AM
ALBANY, N.Y. - New York's Oneida Indian Nation says it is launching a radio ad campaign pressing for the Washington Redskins to get rid of a nickname the tribe considers to be a racial slur. The first ad is set to run on radio stations in Washington before the team... more »
August 19, 2013 3:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - The State Ethics Board says former Kenner Mayor Phil Capitano must pay for the late filing of a campaign finance report. The board, according to The Times-Picayune, declined Friday to waive the fee and Capitano owes $600. Capitano, who lost a race to Mike Yenni in 2010,... more »
July 1, 2013 10:13 AM
BATON ROUGE - Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says he'll seek re-election to his current position in 2015, rather than running for governor. Strain, a Republican former lawmaker and veterinarian, announced his plans Sunday on his Facebook page. He says friends and supporters asked him to run again to lead the... more »
June 25, 2013 4:41 PM
NEW ORLEANS - BP is placing a full-page advertisement in three of the nation's largest newspapers as the company mounts an aggressive campaign to challenge what could be billions of dollars in settlement payouts to businesses following its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The ad scheduled to... more »
June 5, 2013 11:38 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The president and owner of Houma-based Cenac Towing has pleaded guilty to making false statements to the Federal Elections Commission in connection with illegal campaign contributions he made to Louisiana's two U.S. senators. Federal prosecutors in New Orleans charged 57-year-old Arlen "Benny" Cenac Jr., of Houma, last... more »
May 20, 2013 10:23 PM
BATON ROUGE- Tuesday, expect to see area police officers checking for seat belts.
The annual Click It or Ticket campaign begins. People not wearing the required safety device can expect a citation.
According to crash data, half of the people killed in wrecks were not buckled-up.
Louisiana... more »
March 17, 2013 10:08 AM
BERLIN - David Hasselhoff has put his name behind a campaign to preserve one of the few remaining sections of the Berlin Wall. And in Germany, The Hoff's name carries weight. The American actor best known for starring in "Knight Rider" and "Baywatch" is fondly remembered by many Germans for... more »
February 18, 2013 12:09 PM
BATON ROUGE - Taxpayers spent more than $18,000 to cover Gov. Bobby Jindal's security detail during his trips to stump for former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
The other costs of Jindal's trips for non-state business, such as flights, meals and hotels, are paid for by his own campaign,... more »
February 1, 2013 11:24 AM
BATON ROUGE- U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is heading to her 2014 re-election bid with $2.5 million in her campaign account, more than twice what she had at this point in her last campaign. The figure was disclosed in campaign documents filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission detailing money raised... more »
January 23, 2013 3:58 PM
WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden is launching a White House campaign of road trips to promote gun control with a visit to the heart of avidly pro-gun Virginia. The White House announced Wednesday that Biden would travel to Richmond on Friday along with other Obama administration officials and Democratic... more »
January 22, 2013 12:01 PM
WASHINGTON - Joe Biden in 2016? The vice president is stoking speculation that he may be laying groundwork for a presidential campaign with a series of meetings with Democratic supporters throughout the long weekend of inauguration festivities. Biden was meeting with delegates from the Democratic National Committee during a private... more »
January 4, 2013 4:32 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign has been fined $375,000 by the Federal Election Commission for reporting violations related to a set of donations received during the final days of the campaign. The fines are among the largest ever levied on a presidential campaign by the FEC and stem... more »
December 27, 2012 2:48 PM
BATON ROUGE- A state appeals court will hear a dispute over allegations that Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden violated campaign spending laws in 2010. The Advocate reports that the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal scheduled a Jan. 11 hearing to review a district judge's ruling that Holden didn't violate the... more »
November 16, 2012 12:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Two Calcasieu Parish teachers who led failed recall efforts against Gov. Bobby Jindal and House Speaker Chuck Kleckley have been fined $500 each for failing to file campaign finance reports on time. Angie Bonvillian and Brenda Romero missed a deadline to file a report 45 days after... more »
November 7, 2012 12:34 PM
CHICAGO - Here is the full text and video of Pres. Barack Obama's victory speech after securing a second term in the 2012 race for the White House.
Thank you so much. Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its... more »
November 7, 2012 1:12 AM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is sounding a conciliatory tone after his re-election victory, saying he has learned from those who supported him and those who opposed him. And he says he returns to Washington "more determined" and "more inspired." He said he's hoping to work with Republicans to solve... more »
November 6, 2012 7:20 PM
WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney has won in Indiana, a state won by President Barack Obama four years ago. Romney is also the winner in South Carolina, a state where Obama is deeply unpopular. Those states have 20 electoral votes between them. Obama has won his home state of Illinois, as... more »
November 6, 2012 7:06 PM
WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney has captured West Virginia and its five electoral votes. President Barack Obama is unpopular in the state, and West Virginia GOP officials have been hoping that would lead to victories for other Republicans on the ballot. Romney earlier won in Kentucky, giving him 13 electoral votes... more »
November 6, 2012 12:32 PM
UNDATED - Americans are lining up at voting places around the country to give their verdict on a long and bruising campaign for the White House and other matters. In addition to the contest between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, every House seat, a third of the Senate and... more »
November 6, 2012 9:11 AM
BELMONT, Mass. - Mitt Romney has cast his ballot in the presidential election.
After all the flights, all the speeches, the debates, hand-shakes, nods, gestures and smiles, it was time for him to vote and then hold curtain-closing campaign rallies in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Then, he had to contemplate... more »
November 6, 2012 8:45 AM
CHICAGO - President Barack Obama is extending congratulations to rival Mitt Romney "on a spirited campaign." Obama says he's "confident we've got the votes to win." Obama says he knows Romney supporters are "just as engaged, just as enthusiastic." Obama spoke to reporters briefly after making calls to Wisconsin campaign... more »
November 5, 2012 3:57 PM
WASHINGTON - Voting rights advocates say persistent reports of robocalls incorrectly telling voters they can cast ballots over the phone and fears of aggressive challenges by monitors at polling places threaten to mar Election Day in many key states. Advocates say the fake phone calls continued to crop up in... more »
November 5, 2012 12:03 PM
UNDATED - Today's campaign schedules show where President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney believe the race for the White House will be decided. On the eve of Election Day, Romney is hitting Florida, Virginia and New Hampshire, while Obama is targeting Wisconsin and Iowa. And both men plan to be... more »
November 5, 2012 10:34 AM
SANFORD, Fla. - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is considering visiting Ohio on Election Day.
GOP officials familiar with the plan say the Republican nominee may make a final visit Tuesday to the critical battleground state, where 18 electoral votes are up for grabs.
Such a visit would... more »
November 5, 2012 10:33 AM
UNDATED - President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney agree on one thing: Both say the winner of tomorrow's election will be determined by which of their operations get the most supporters to the polls.
In a radio interview airing this morning, Obama said "this is going to be a... more »
November 2, 2012 2:59 PM
WASHINGTON - For President Barack Obama, winning re-election rests on a workman-like, get-out-the-vote strategy aimed at protecting key territory in the Midwest, ramping up minority turnout and building early voting leads that could protect against a late surge by Republican challenger Mitt Romney. It's a far cry from the lofty... more »
November 2, 2012 2:58 PM
WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney's plan for victory boils down to this: Convince independent voters he'll change Washington, stoke Republican enthusiasm and avoid unforced errors. The Republican nominee's path to reaching the necessary 270 electoral votes cuts straight through Rust Belt states. The Republican has to stop President Barack Obama from... more »
November 2, 2012 12:22 PM
HILLIARD, Ohio - President Barack Obama is hailing another month of job growth but declaring "we've got more work to do." Falling just four days before Tuesday's election, the government's latest employment snapshot shows U.S. employers added 171,000 jobs in October. It also shows hiring was stronger in August and... more »
November 2, 2012 10:22 AM
HILLIARD, Ohio - President Barack Obama is accusing Republican rival Mitt Romney of running dishonest ads on the auto industry to scare voters in Ohio, saying: "This isn't a game. These are people's jobs." The Romney ads, which have been airing in Toledo, the home of a Jeep plant, suggest... more »
November 2, 2012 9:21 AM
NORFOLK, Va. - Mitt Romney says the one-tenth-of-a-point increase in the unemployment rate to 7.9 percent is, quote, "a sad reminder that the economy is at a virtual standstill."
The Republican presidential nominee says voters will decide Tuesday between what he calls stagnation and prosperity.
He made the... more »
November 1, 2012 2:36 PM
ROANOKE, Va. - It's the busiest day of the campaign for the two presidential candidates, their running mates and their wives, who are visiting seven of the swing states that will help determine Tuesday which man will occupy the White House for the next four years. Mitt Romney is continuing... more »
November 1, 2012 10:22 AM
ROANOKE, Va. - Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama doesn't have a clue about how business works. The Republican presidential nominee also is taking aim at Obama for suggesting the creation of a secretary of business. Romney says "we don't need a secretary of business to understand business. We need... more »
November 1, 2012 10:21 AM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama dives back into campaigning after three days immersed in managing the federal response to the storm that battered the East Coast. The contours of the presidential race remain much the same, with Obama and Republican Mitt Romney locked in a tight contest and both campaigns... more »
October 31, 2012 12:34 PM
WASHINGTON - President Obama is paying a visit to Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters ahead of his trip to New Jersey to see the damage done by superstorm Sandy. Obama took a motorcade to FEMA's offices to meet with agency chiefs before a planned flight to Atlantic City, N.J., to... more »
October 31, 2012 12:31 PM
TAMPA, Fla. - Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is challenging criticism from U.S. automakers over campaign ads that claim General Motors and Chrysler are adding jobs in China at the expense of Ohio. Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said Wednesday, quote: "Their comments don't refute anything in our ad." Romney ads on... more »
October 31, 2012 12:29 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. - Vice President Joe Biden is calling advertising released by Republican Mitt Romney "an outrageous lie" for asserting that automakers General Motors and Chrysler are adding jobs in China at the expense of workers in Ohio. Biden says in Florida that Romney is "trying to scare the living... more »