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  • Wistful, humorous Romney looks back as he ponders '16

    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 »
  • Jindal's trips for Romney cost La. taxpayers

    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 »
  • Electoral College set to affirm Obama re-election

    December 17, 2012 1:54 PM

    ST. PAUL, Minn. - Tradition trumped suspense Monday as members of the Electoral College cast the official, final votes in the 2012 presidential election, a constitutional formality on President Barack Obama's march to a second term. The rite playing in state capitols involved party luminaries and tireless activists carrying out... more »
  • Obama hopes to meet with Romney before year's out

    November 14, 2012 2:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he hasn't yet scheduled a meeting with Republican Mitt Romney. At a news conference Wednesday, Obama said he hopes to have the chance to talk with Romney before the end of the year. Obama said the election was only a week ago, and that... more »
  • Ryan: Shocked at loss, Obama won fair and square

    November 13, 2012 5:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan acknowledges that he was shocked when he and presidential nominee Mitt Romney lost last week's election. The Wisconsin congressman says President Barack Obama won fair and square. In an interview with ABC News being aired Tuesday, Ryan says he and Romney thought... more »
  • GOP groups take stock after $380 million loss

    November 8, 2012 3:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republican-leaning independent groups were supposed to be a key to victory for Mitt Romney. But they ended up being among the big losers of the presidential race, spending an eye-popping $380 million on ads to oust President Barack Obama only to come up short. The groups were unleashed... more »
  • AP: Obama re-elected to 2nd term

    November 6, 2012 10:48 PM

    WASHINGTON - Barack Obama has won re-election to a second term as president, beating back a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney. Obama prevailed despite a weak economy and high unemployment. Democrats have also retained control of the Senate, according to election results in so far. Republicans look... more »
  • No surprises so far in presidential race

    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 »
  • La. voters on both sides lament political divide

    November 6, 2012 5:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Turnout has been brisk across Louisiana as voters decide the presidential race, a half-dozen seats in the U.S. House and proposed amendments to the state constitution. Secretary of State spokeswoman Med Casper said Tuesday that there had been reports of occasional, routine problems with machines and long... more »
  • Obama, Romney pursue last votes in stubbornly close race

    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 »
  • AP source: Romney considers Ohio visit on Tuesday

    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 »
  • Candidates urge supporters to vote

    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 »
  • Romney's path: Win indies, stoke base, no errors

    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 »
  • Obama: New jobs growth part of 'real progress'; Romney calls it 'stagnation'

    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 »
  • Obama blasts Romney ad on auto industry in Ohio

    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 »
  • Romney seizes on uptick in unemployment rate

    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 »
  • Storm-wracked states prepare for election Tuesday

    November 1, 2012 4:27 PM

    NEW YORK - Election officials were ordering generators, moving voting locations and figuring out how to transport poll workers displaced from coastal areas as Tuesday's presidential election became the latest challenge for states whacked by Superstorm Sandy. The storm devastated communities up and down the East Coast. It had already... more »
  • Campaigns hit 7 swing states today

    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 »
  • Romney claims Obama doesn't understand business

    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 »
  • Romney campaign challenges criticism by automakers

    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 »
  • Biden calls Romney auto ad an 'outrageous lie'

    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 »
  • Romney now is supportive of FEMA, despite earlier suggestion that it be scrapped

    October 31, 2012 12:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney is making it clear that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has a role to play in dealing with events like Hurricane Sandy. In a statement released by his campaign today, he says FEMA "plays a key role in working with states and localities to prepare for... more »
  • Campaigns invade other sides' turf

    October 31, 2012 10:37 AM

    MASON, Ohio - Some campaign workers in the battleground state of Ohio have a particularly challenging mission: find votes in opposition territory. President Barack Obama's campaign did well with that strategy in 2008, and won Ohio. The campaign has expanded such behind-the-lines efforts this year in places such as the... more »
  • Romney moves to reframe debate on abortion, autos

    October 30, 2012 5:09 PM

    KETTERING, Ohio - Republican Mitt Romney seems determined to soften his emphasis on abortion and ignore facts critical to the auto industry as he seeks support from key voting groups in the waning days of a close presidential race. That's the message in ads, his own remarks and most... more »
  • Obama cancels more events, Romney changes tone

    October 30, 2012 11:40 AM

    KETTERING, Ohio - For a third day tomorrow, President Barack Obama will be off the campaign trail. Instead of holding campaign events in Ohio, he'll be at the White House to monitor recovery efforts from the storm that practically shut down New York City and left more than 30 people... more »
  • Sandy forces political pause with 7 days left

    October 30, 2012 10:39 AM

    WASHINGTON - The havoc unleashed by Superstorm Sandy is bringing an unnerving pause to the presidential campaigning as President Barack Obama and rival Mitt Romney adjust the breakneck pace of the contest's final days to the anxieties and emergency demands sweeping the Eastern Seaboard. Both men and their running mates... more »
  • Obama vows to protect women's health care rights

    October 25, 2012 1:32 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - A new Associated Press-GfK poll suggests Mitt Romney has erased President Barack Obama's advantage among women. Obama has been renewing his pitch to female voters today. In the midst of a marathon, cross-country campaign trip, he made a veiled reference to Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's comment... more »
  • Romney: Families face a choice

    October 25, 2012 1:30 PM

    CINCINNATI - Mitt Romney is talking today about choices facing American families -- telling a rally in Cincinnati that if President Barack Obama is re-elected, seniors on Medicare will struggle to find doctors, college students will face a huge loan burden, and parents will lose choices about where to educate... more »
  • Powell standing by Obama in 2012 presidential race

    October 25, 2012 10:19 AM

    WASHINGTON - Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a longtime Republican, is sticking with President Barack Obama in this year's election. He tells "CBS This Morning" he respects Mitt Romney but thinks he's been vague on many issues. Speaking of Obama, Powell said the president got the United States out... more »
  • Obama launches 2-day blitz; Romney ups pace, too

    October 24, 2012 7:38 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are showing the urgency of the campaign's final stretch. Both men are claiming a growing advantage even as voters show little give. Obama has centered on a closing theme that voters simply cannot trust Romney, while the challenger warns... more »
  • Obama, Romney tour debate site

    October 22, 2012 5:07 PM

    BOCA RATON, Fla. - President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have toured the site of tonight's debate in the battleground state of Florida. The 90-minute faceoff at Lynn University in Boca Raton will focus on foreign policy. Moderator Bob Schieffer of CBS says the questions he'll put before the candidates... more »
  • Ryan says Obama misleading on Libya questions

    October 19, 2012 2:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney's running mate is again slamming President Barack Obama for his response to questions about the attack in Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans last month. Paul Ryan told a Milwaukee radio station (WTMJ) that Obama's answers have been "inconsistent" and "misleading." Ryan... more »
  • Obama accuses Romney of suffering from 'Romnesia'

    October 19, 2012 2:22 PM

    FAIRFAX, Va. - President Barack Obama is making a direct gender pitch in hotly contested Virginia, telling a college crowd that when it comes to issues important to women's health and jobs, Mitt Romney is distancing himself from past stances and suffers from a case of "Romnesia." He says Romney... more »
  • Obama: Romney's economic plan a 'sketchy deal'

    October 17, 2012 3:17 PM

    MOUNT VERNON, Iowa - President Barack Obama is ridiculing rival Mitt Romney's five-point plan for the economy as a "sketchy deal" that boils down to helping the wealthy at the expense of the middle class. Obama told a political rally at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, that Romney won't... more »
  • Romney: Obama has failed America's women

    October 17, 2012 3:16 PM

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama has failed America's women. The Republican nominee told supporters in Virginia on Wednesday that women have suffered through high unemployment and high poverty rates during Obama's term. Romney says he has a better plan to help them. Romney's push to broaden... more »
  • Romney campaign predicts Ohio win; McCain not so sure

    October 16, 2012 5:22 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Although polls show President Barack Obama running strong in Ohio, Mitt Romney's campaign is predicting victory in the all-important state. No Republican has ever won the presidency without carrying Ohio. Romney political director Rich Beeson, in a memo written with the campaign's Ohio director, argues that several... more »
  • Obama: Romney trying 'to cloud' abortion stance

    October 10, 2012 5:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says Mitt Romney's recent remark about not having abortion on his agenda is an attempt "to cloud" his rival's position on the issue. Obama says he had a "bad night" in last week's debate with Romney but says the fundamentals of the election did not... more »
  • Nickelodeon TV says Romney skipped kids' questions

    October 8, 2012 3:42 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Nickelodeon says Mitt Romney skipped the chance to take part in a "Kids Pick the President" special that includes his opponent. The children's' TV channel said Monday that the GOP presidential contender declined be involved in the special, while President Barack Obama participated. The program includes videotaped... more »
  • NRA begins new ad campaign in battleground states

    October 8, 2012 11:05 AM

    NEW YORK - The National Rifle Association is airing a new television ad in four battleground states urging voters to defeat President Barack Obama. The pro-gun-rights group is spending $1.3 million to air the ad in Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. A spokesman said the group will be on the... more »
  • Romney blasts Obama despite drop in unemployment

    October 5, 2012 2:44 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says a drop in the nation's unemployment rate to 7.8 percent "is not what a real recovery looks like." The former Massachusetts governor responded to the September jobs report out Friday by arguing that Obama has a failed record on the economy.... more »
  • Romney shifts to center as his confidence grows

    October 4, 2012 4:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is shifting sharply to the political center as he begins to deliver a closing argument aimed at a slice of moderate, undecided voters a month before Election Day. On taxes, immigration and more, the former Massachusetts governor has toned down his heated, campaign... more »
  • Biden: Romney changed his position on tax cut

    October 4, 2012 4:14 PM

    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - Vice President Joe Biden says Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney renounced his own tax cut during Wednesday's presidential debate. While campaigning in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Biden said a $5 trillion tax cut is the "centerpiece" of Romney's campaign for president. But Biden said that during the... more »
  • Lehrer's philosophy on moderator's role tested

    October 4, 2012 3:15 PM

    NEW YORK - Former PBS anchor Jim Lehrer says a debate moderator should be like a baseball umpire - get out of the way and let the candidates play. That philosophy may have compounded his troubles during the first presidential debate between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney as... more »
  • Obama, Romney clash in first debate

    October 4, 2012 10:50 AM

    DENVER - President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney have sparred aggressively in their first campaign debate over taxes, deficits and strong steps needed to create jobs in a sputtering national economy. Obama accused Romney of seeking to "double down" on the same economic policies that created the economic downturn... more »
  • Obama vs Romney on school funding

    October 3, 2012 10:22 PM

    DENVER (AP) - President Barack Obama says Republican rival Mitt Romney favors cutting a fifth of the Education Department's budget while Romney is countering that Obama directed $90 billion to so-called "green jobs" - a sum, he says, that would hire 2 million teachers. The two sparred Wednesday during their... more »
  • Romney aide says debate will show he cares about jobless Americans

    October 3, 2012 2:06 PM

    DENVER - A senior adviser to Mitt Romney says viewers of tonight's debate will see that Romney "really cares about putting Americans back to work." An Obama campaign adviser, meanwhile, says the president plans to "have a conversation with the American people about where we've been over the past four... more »
  • Airline offers free flights for disgruntled voters

    October 3, 2012 11:01 AM

    NEW YORK - In a marketing gimmick that piggybacks on next month's presidential election, JetBlue is offering a way for Americans to make good on threats to leave the country if "the other guy" wins. The New York airline said Wednesday that it will give away 2012 seats, or 1,006... more »
  • Republicans keep up focus on foreign policy

    October 1, 2012 3:12 PM

    DENVER - As the two presidential candidates focus on preparing for Wednesday night's debate in Denver, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan is keeping up the GOP attacks on President Barack Obama's foreign policy. Ryan told conservative radio host Laura Ingraham that the Obama administration has been inconsistent on... more »
  • Economic recovery likely, benefiting election winner

    October 1, 2012 12:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - Eventually, the economic recovery seems likely to pick up steam - whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney is in the White House. That's what many economic outlooks project. And the president - and the party - occupying the Oval Office will reap some of the benefits. But first,... more »
  • Romney: Military strike on Iran may be unnecessary

    September 28, 2012 4:50 PM

    BOSTON - Mitt Romney says he doesn't believe military action will be necessary to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. The Republican presidential nominee says he discussed the issue with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) by telephone Friday afternoon. Romney later told reporters traveling with him that it's unclear... more »
  • Obama, Romney campaign in Virginia

    September 27, 2012 9:09 AM

    WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney's campaign is keeping up its focus on the national debt -- saying that in the two minutes that it takes to view the Obama campaign's new TV ad, the debt grows by at least $5 million. In the new ad, President Barack Obama promotes what... more »
  • Romney says no more fundraising in San Diego

    September 22, 2012 5:57 PM

    DEL MAR, Calif. - Mitt Romney says he's done raising money in San Diego. The Republican presidential nominee told donors gathered in the San Diego area that Saturday's fundraiser there is his last one. Romney is expected to launch a more aggressive campaign schedule targeting swing states in the coming... more »
  • Obama: Government not the source of every problem

    September 22, 2012 5:55 PM

    MILWAUKEE - President Barack Obama counters rival Mitt Romney by declaring that government can't solve every problem but is not the source of every problem. He says Americans should not only accept responsibility for themselves but also for their communities and the nation. Obama's message, at a Milwaukee fundraiser, was... more »
  • AP: Romney misstates facts on embassy attacks

    September 12, 2012 7:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - The gunfire at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, had barely ceased when Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney seriously mischaracterized what had happened in a statement accusing President Barack Obama of "disgraceful" handling of violence there and at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. "The Obama administration's first response... more »
  • Romney: Sept. 11 time to renew resolve

    September 11, 2012 2:03 PM

    RENO, Nev. - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says Sept. 11 is a time to renew the resolve of protecting Americans against "evil" attacks. Romney spoke in Reno, Nev., to a gathering of the National Guard on a day when both presidential campaigns halted, however briefly, their overt politics in... more »
  • 9/11 attacks play little role in presidential race

    September 10, 2012 4:33 PM

    WASHINGTON - For the first time in a decade, the Sept. 11 attacks and the wars that resulted are not the focus of the presidential election. President Barack Obama, who leads Republican rival Mitt Romney in polling on national security issues, may try to change that this fall as he... more »
  • Obama, Romney to address Clinton Global Initiative

    September 10, 2012 1:10 PM

    NEW YORK - President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are set to address a major gathering of world leaders in government, business and other fields held annually by Bill Clinton. The former president announced Monday that Obama and Romney would participate in the annual meeting of the Clinton Global... more »
  • Romney: Chicago teachers turning backs on students

    September 10, 2012 12:07 PM

    CHICAGO - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says Chicago teachers are turning their backs on thousands of students and President Barack Obama is siding with the striking teachers. Romney, in a statement released Monday hours before he was set to land in Chicago for fundraisers, says he is disappointed by... more »
  • Romney defends Afghanistan omission

    September 6, 2012 4:10 PM

    CONCORD, N.H. - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is defending his decision not to discuss the Afghanistan war in his convention speech. And he says President Barack Obama should use his convention speech to "report on the promises he made." Romney on Thursday visited veterans in New Hampshire. Asked why... more »
  • Storm soaks Charlotte hours before Obama's speech

    September 6, 2012 3:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - The jobs outlook in the U.S. brightened a bit Thursday just before President Barack Obama was to make his case for re-election to the American people. Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, the government reported. And companies boosted hiring in August, according to a private survey.... more »
  • Romney says America worse off now than in 2009

    September 5, 2012 3:59 PM

    WEST LEBANON, N.H. - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is pointing the country's $16 trillion debt and the millions of people who rely on food stamps as proof that Americans aren't better off than they were four years ago. Stopping at a pizza shop Wednesday in West Lebanon, N.H., Romney... more »
  • Obama reaches convention city, shifts speech plan

    September 5, 2012 3:53 PM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - President Barack Obama has arrived in Charlotte, N.C., for the Democratic National Convention and a high-stakes chance to make a case for re-election. Air Force One touched down Wednesday afternoon, hours after disappointed Democrats announced they had to abruptly change their plans. Obama will no longer deliver... more »
  • National debt hits $16T; GOP critical

    September 4, 2012 4:36 PM

    WASHINGTON - The national debt has topped $16 trillion as chronic government deficits have piled more than $50,000 worth of debt onto federal ledgers for every man, woman and child in the United States. Barack Obama's GOP rivals used the grim but expected news to blast the president for the... more »
  • Romney visits area flooded by Isaac

    August 31, 2012 6:11 PM

    JEAN LAFITTE - Mitt Romney says he went to Louisiana today to learn, and to draw attention to the plight of residents who've been flooded out of their homes by Hurricane Isaac. On his first trip after the Republican National Convention, Romney met along a highway with Louisiana Gov. Bobby... more »
  • Obama, Romney both to visit storm-damaged Louisiana

    August 31, 2012 8:56 AM

    LAKELAND, Fla. - Both President Barak Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced plans today to tour damage in Louisiana from Hurricane Isaac. Romney scheduled a last-minute visit Friday to Lafitte, La., where he will tour damage with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Romney is scrapping an appearance in... more »
  • Republicans nominate Mitt Romney for president

    August 28, 2012 6:13 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Republicans have nominated former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for president, culminating a long primary fight and setting the stage for a close contest against President Barack Obama. In a roll call of states Tuesday, New Jersey put Romney over the top, giving him the prize that eluded... more »
  • Republicans gavel open convention

    August 27, 2012 1:17 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Republicans have gaveled open their convention that will culminate with the nomination of Mitt Romney to be president. Party Chairman Reince Priebus banged the gavel on an abbreviated Monday session as the threat of Tropical Storm Isaac forced the GOP to cram four days of speeches and... more »
  • Romney could be nominated early in convention week

    August 24, 2012 8:39 AM

    WASHINGTON - Republican delegates will begin the roll call vote to officially nominate Mitt Romney for president on Monday at the national convention in Tampa, which could allow Romney to accept the GOP nomination earlier in the week than has occurred at previous conventions. Republican officials on Thursday said... more »
  • Ryan called stimulus wasteful, then sought funds

    August 15, 2012 12:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - Paul Ryan has been one of the harshest critics of President Barack Obama's 2009 economic stimulus package. But that hasn't stopped the Wisconsin congressman from trying to help companies in his home state tap into the funds. Ryan's actions in Congress are drawing fresh scrutiny since he was... more »
  • Romney: Obama desperate to hang onto power

    August 15, 2012 12:39 PM

    WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney is leveling some of his harshest accusations against President Barack Obama today, saying Obama is "running just to hang onto power" and that he would "do anything in his power" to remain in office. Obama's campaign says Romney's comments to CBS seem "unhinged." The two campaigns... more »
  • Romney blocks media from Ryan's 1st Vegas funder

    August 14, 2012 3:14 PM

    DENVER - Mitt Romney's campaign is blocking reporters from covering GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's first meeting with donors in Las Vegas. Tuesday night's event at The Venetian hotel is expected to draw casino owner and Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson. The decision to block access marks an apparent break... more »
  • Obama attacks Romney on wind-power in Iowa

    August 14, 2012 3:09 PM

    OSKALOOSA, Iowa - President Barack Obama is blasting Mitt Romney for opposing tax supports for wind power. At a campaign stop in Iowa, Obama accused his Republican challenger of wanting to maintain billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies for oil companies rather than investing in what he describes as promising... more »
  • Obama team runs ad linking Romney to Ryan budget

    August 14, 2012 1:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - A new television ad from President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is linking Republican rival Mitt Romney to the education cuts in a budget plan by GOP running mate Paul Ryan. The ad doesn't name Ryan. But it criticizes Romney for backing plans to cut college aid for nearly... more »
  • Romney promises energy independence by 2021

    August 14, 2012 12:44 PM

    BEALLSVILLE, Ohio - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has promised voters in coal-rich eastern Ohio that America won't have to buy oil from Venezuela or the Middle East by the time his second term ends in 2021. Romney stopped Tuesday outside a coal mine in Beallsville, where he said the... more »
  • Romney defends running mate's Medicare proposal

    August 13, 2012 11:21 AM

    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is defending his running mate's Medicare proposal, telling Florida voters that he and Paul Ryan both want to "preserve and protect Medicare." Romney said Democratic President Barack Obama's decision to take $700 billion from Medicare for his health care law was "not... more »
  • Moderators announced for presidential debates

    August 13, 2012 10:22 AM

    WASHINGTON - For the first time in two decades, a woman has been tapped to moderate a presidential debate. The Commission on Presidential Debates announced Monday that CNN's Candy Crowley will moderate one of three October debates between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Jim Lehrer of PBS... more »
  • Romney reportedly announcing Paul Ryan as running mate

    August 11, 2012 12:48 AM

    NORFOLK, Va.- National media are reporting Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. The Associated Press and other television media site sources close to - or in - the Republican party. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal had been reported to be... more »
  • Jindal headed to Colorado for Romney bus tour

    August 9, 2012 7:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is again hitting the campaign trail for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, this time in Colorado. Romney's campaign announced that Jindal is among several GOP officials touring Colorado on Thursday with the "Romney Bus." Jindal's scheduled for four events, including a rally and... more »
  • Romney jokingly compares California to Greece

    August 8, 2012 2:24 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Mitt Romney jokingly said the United States needs to do a better job managing debt or it could end up like Greece, or closer to home, California. The Republican presidential hopeful told an audience in Iowa that he worries the U.S. is on a pathway to... more »
  • Jindal's writing on exorcism gets new attention

    August 3, 2012 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The presumption that Gov. Bobby Jindal is on the short list as a possible Republican vice presidential contender is drawing new scrutiny to his decades-old writing about an exorcism he claims to have watched as a college student. Political watchers question whether Mitt Romney, who rarely mentions... more »
  • Romney: Jobs report 'hammer blow' to middle-class

    August 3, 2012 11:21 AM

    NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev.- Mitt Romney says the latest unemployment uptick is "another hammer blow to the struggling middle-class families of America." The Labor Department said Friday the country saw unemployment rise from 8.2 percent in June to 8.3 percent in July. Romney says that is "not just statistics" and... more »
  • Romney gives Obama failing grade on economy

    August 2, 2012 3:10 PM

    GOLDEN, Colo. - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is giving President Barack Obama's economic policies a failing grade. And he's promising to create 12 million jobs in his first four years in office. Romney told a Denver-area rally Thursday that his Democratic opponent has disappointed the nation. He shared a... more »
  • Romney finalizes plans for multistate bus tour

    August 1, 2012 3:23 PM

    WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney's campaign is finalizing plans for a multistate bus tour to begin late next week. The Republican presidential candidate is expected to visit Virginia, North Carolina and Florida, although the schedule may change in the coming days. Romney returned from a bumpy overseas trip late Tuesday. He... more »
  • Obama pitches tax cuts as pocketbook issue in Ohio

    August 1, 2012 3:22 PM

    MANSFIELD, Ohio - President Barack Obama says Republican Mitt Romney's economic plan would give tax cuts to the richest people in America at the expense of popular tax breaks for most everyone else. On a campaign trip in Ohio, Obama said Wednesday that Romney's tax proposal would force many people... more »
  • Romney back in Boston after 3-nation foreign tour

    July 31, 2012 4:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney is back home in Boston. A spokesman says the Republican presidential candidate's plane has landed in the Massachusetts capital. Romney concluded a seven-day overseas tour on Tuesday after a speech in Poland. His earlier stops were in Britain and Israel. The three-nation trip was Romney's first... more »
  • Romney to announce VP pick by smartphone app

    July 31, 2012 2:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - Want to be among the first to know who Mitt Romney picks for a running mate? There's an app for that. Romney's campaign on Tuesday announced an iPhone and Android application to alert supporters when Romney makes his vice presidential pick. The campaign promises they can find out... more »
  • Obama team sees promise in 3rd party candidacies

    July 31, 2012 1:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's re-election effort is paying close attention to two candidates mounting third-party campaigns for the presidency, believing they could draw votes from Republican rival Mitt Romney and help Obama win a few tightly contested states. One candidate is Virgil Goode, a former conservative Virginia congressman who... more »
  • White House: Reaction to Romney comment in Jerusalem shows challenges of diplomacy

    July 30, 2012 5:10 PM

    WHITE HOUSE (AP) - The White House says it appears that Mitt Romney's comments today in Jerusalem left some people "scratching their heads a little bit." Romney told a group of Jewish donors that their culture was part of what allowed them to be more economically successful than the Palestinians... more »
  • In Poland, Romney gets endorsed by Lech Walesa

    July 30, 2012 4:58 PM

    GDANSK, Poland - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is spending the night in Poland, the final stop on a three-nation tour designed to boost his foreign policy resume with voters back home. In Gdansk, Romney was endorsed by former Polish President Lech Walesa (lek vah-WEHN'-sah), who led the Solidarity anti-government... more »
  • Jindal heading to Florida for Romney event

    July 27, 2012 4:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is campaigning for Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney in Florida this weekend. The Romney campaign says Jindal will be in Coral Springs on Saturday to meet Romney supporters at the candidate's campaign office. The Louisiana governor is often mentioned as a potential vice presidential... more »
  • Formats announced for 3 fall presidential debates

    July 25, 2012 4:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - The committee sponsoring this fall's three presidential debates says the first matchup between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger will be devoted to domestic policy. Foreign policy will be the focus of their third meeting. In between, the candidates will meet for a town hall in which... more »
  • Romney distances self from 'Anglo Saxon' remark

    July 25, 2012 4:20 PM

    LONDON - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is distancing himself from an unnamed adviser quoted in British media as suggesting that President Barack Obama doesn't understand the "Anglo-Saxon" heritage shared by Britain and the U.S. Romney campaign spokesman Ryan Williams said Wednesday that if an adviser did say that, the... more »
  • Obama gambles popularity on negative ad barrage

    July 24, 2012 4:38 PM

    NEW YORK - President Barack Obama's campaign has been running ads that suggest Mitt Romney might be a tax cheat. Another ad uses a clip of the Republican signing an off-key rendition of "America the Beautiful" to ding him for having overseas bank accounts. Another says Romney is the problem,... more »
  • Romney accuses Obama of classified material leaks

    July 24, 2012 4:28 PM

    RENO, Nev. - As Mitt Romney describes it, President Barack Obama has mishandled Iran's nuclear threat, alienated Israel and supported arbitrary cuts to defense spending. But his criticism of Obama on foreign policy didn't stop there, in his speech today to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Romney accused Obama of... more »
  • Jindal heads to Ohio to stump for Mitt Romney

    July 18, 2012 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal traveled to Ohio to campaign for Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney, as speculation continues that the Louisiana governor is a possible vice presidential pick. Jindal's office said the governor headed Tuesday to Columbus for the presidential campaign event and to attend a fundraiser for... more »
  • Romney pushes Obama attacks into Ohio

    July 18, 2012 6:43 AM

    PITTSBURGH - Mitt Romney plans to stay on the attack in the race for the White House, but growing pressure from across the political spectrum to release his personal tax returns threatens to stunt the Republican's momentum as he courts voters in key battlegrounds. The former Massachusetts governor takes... more »
  • Romney denies management role at Bain after 1999

    July 13, 2012 5:05 PM

    LACONIA, N.H. - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he retained ownership of Bain Capital for a time after 1999 but had no management role. Romney's comments to ABC News come amid the disclosure of federal documents that list him as the head of Bain from 1999 to 2001. Bain... more »
  • Biden rebuts Romney speech to NAACP

    July 12, 2012 2:24 PM

    HOUSTON - The day after hearing from Mitt Romney that he would serve African-Americans better than Barack Obama can, the NAACP has heard a rebuttal of sorts today from Vice President Joe Biden. He told the group's annual convention in Houston that Romney's agenda would hurt -- and not help... more »
  • Documents conflict on when Romney left Bain

    July 12, 2012 2:23 PM

    WASHINGTON - Federal documents filed by Mitt Romney's former company appear to conflict with the Republican presidential candidate's statements about when he left Bain Capital. The private-equity firm is central to Romney's legacy in the private sector. Bain told the Securities and Exchange Commission in February 2001 that Romney was... more »

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