Politics

  • Jeb Bush defends his brother, former president
    Diaalnews 2012-08-31 00:31:24 UTC
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says President Barack Obama should stop blaming his brother, former President George W. Bush, for the country's economic woes. Bush said a real leader would accept responsibility for his own pol...
  • Romney: Time to leave disappointments behind
    Diaalnews 2012-08-31 00:27:11 UTC
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mitt Romney's mission in this election: connect with Americans on a personal level. He sought to do so Thursday by appealing to feelings of anxiety — if not disappointment — that's rippling through the electorate as the natio...
  • Govt won't bring charges over CIA interrogations
    Diaalnews 2012-08-31 00:18:54 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced Thursday it has ended its investigation into CIA interrogations of terrorist detainees without bringing criminal charges. The decision in the probes of the deaths of two terrorist suspects mark...
  • Mixed legacy of George W. Bush hovers over Tampa
    Diaalnews 2012-08-31 01:18:02 UTC
    TAMPA, Florida (AP) — Where is George W. Bush? The last Republican president was a no-show at the Republican convention this week. And the party that he led for eight years barely mentioned him — or his record. Nevertheless, Bush's fiscal le...
  • Romney makes his case: 'We believe in America.'
    38307673755dc418190f6a7067006d91 2012-08-30 21:07:44 UTC
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mitt Romney launched a full-speed fall campaign for the White House on Thursday with a prime-time speech to a unified Republican convention and a nation divided politically as it struggles in a weak economy. Though Romney has...
  • On Romney's day, he looks past Dem doubt, despair
    Diaalnews 2012-08-30 20:18:16 UTC
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney is stepping up for the most important speech of his life, ready to tell an audience of millions that America's best days are ahead after years of "difficulties and disappointments, doubt and despair" under...
  • GOP calls for broader gun rights, unlimited clips
    Diaalnews 2012-08-30 17:54:02 UTC
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Republicans have strengthened the pro-gun-rights portion of their party platform, including a new call for unlimited bullet capacities in guns, in a defiant response to criticism that followed recent mass shootings at a Colorado...
  • What to watch for at the GOP convention Thursday
    A23a553d5b8bab18190f6a706700040a 2012-08-30 12:15:03 UTC
    Here are some things to watch for at the Republican National Convention Thursday: 1. MITT'S BIG NIGHT: Mitt Romney makes his case to the nation about why he should be elected president — and why he thinks President Barack Obama should be sent p...
  • Onward to Romney's big night, a speech to millions
    286faebe5b7fab18190f6a70670016a4 2012-08-30 12:09:10 UTC
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney is stepping up for the most important speech of his life, to an audience of millions, after a rousing warm-up from a running mate who vowed the days of dodging painful budget choices will end if voters tos...
  • Ryan's sets out to protect Romney, slash Obama
    08fbc8ac71a8b218190f6a706700a1ff 2012-08-30 12:03:51 UTC
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — With a no-nonsense tone, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan embraced his role as Barack Obama's top agitator — and Mitt Romney's chief defender Stubbornly high unemployment? Obama's fault. Dispirited Americans? Ob...
  • Jeb Bush to Romney: Connect emotionally to voters
    Fd13c47128177b18190f6a7067003ae0 2012-08-30 12:00:03 UTC
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is urging Republican Mitt Romney to connect to people emotionally if he hopes to persuade voters to support him. Bush spoke on ABC's "Good Morning America" in advance of Romney's address to the Re...
  • Obama suggests amendment on money in politics
    Obama 2012-08-30 20:20:06 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the nation should consider mobilizing behind a constitutional amendment process to overturn the Supreme Court ruling that loosened restrictions on money in politics. Obama made the comment Wednesday...
  • Isaac - when government aid is not largesse
    B7afa1095a53a618190f6a706700b3f5 2012-08-30 02:21:16 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — At their convention, Republican leaders are taking the stage to push for less government and accuse President Barack Obama of profligate spending. About 500 miles away, under threat from a hurricane, Republicans welcomed federal ...
  • Mexico: 2 CIA agents wounded in shooting go to US
    1f292570da883217190f6a70670019b7 2012-08-30 01:45:08 UTC
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials said Wednesday that two Americans wounded in a shooting attack by federal police on a U.S. Embassy vehicle are employees of the Central Intelligence Agency, and acknowledged they have returned to the United Sta...
  • Ryan: Romney won't 'duck tough issues' on economy
    Diaalnews 2012-08-30 01:18:53 UTC
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Seizing the Republican National Convention spotlight, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan promised Wednesday night that Mitt Romney "will not duck the tough issues" if he wins the White House this fall and their party will mov...
  • Obama is speaking to impressively large audiences
    11de17685b90ab18190f6a7067009468 2012-08-29 20:58:10 UTC
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The crowds may be smaller and the candidate grayer, but college towns are still proving to be President Barack Obama's best shot at enthusiastic audiences. More than 26,000 people combined showed up to hear the presi...
  • Romney, Ryan bound by substance, differ in style
    Ef599d0b5b6aab18190f6a7067000132 2012-08-29 20:51:06 UTC
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — They're the political world's newest odd couple: Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are bound by substance, but differ dramatically in style. The running mates share a love of policy, and a fascination with the world's economy and Ame...
  • Romney considering trip to battered Gulf Coast
    F5b7c3c258589c18190f6a7067007987 2012-08-29 18:01:17 UTC
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is considering whether to visit the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Isaac. GOP officials said Wednesday there are no current plans to change Romney's convention schedule and emphasized...
  • Federal court rejects GOP-drawn Texas voting maps
    Diaalnews 2012-08-29 16:17:39 UTC
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Stadiums and hospitals removed from the districts of black congressional members and country clubs newly drawn into those of white incumbents. A lawyer emailing "No bueno" to a Republican staffer about plans that risked leaving ...
  • Republican convention is in full-throated roar
    Diaalnews 2012-08-29 18:02:46 UTC
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — With the Republican National Convention at last in full-throated roar, nominee Mitt Romney and his team reached out Wednesday to connect with critical voting groups — veterans, Hispanics and women — while gleefully mocking the m...
  • Obama team launches critique of Ryan before speech
    B9847d0c57639818190f6a706700baf8 2012-08-29 15:50:35 UTC
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Even before Paul Ryan takes the stage at the Republican convention, President Barack Obama's campaign is seeking to cast the GOP running mate as "out of step" with American voters. The Obama campaign released an onlin...
  • Romney joins wife, Ann, on state at GOP convention
    Diaalnews 2012-08-29 05:54:08 UTC
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Newly nominated Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is appearing for the first time at the Republican National Convention, striding on stage to hug and kiss his wife, Ann, after she delivered her speech. Romney stro...
  • Christie: Romney will tell voters 'hard truths'
    83969ad240cc8f18190f6a7067005ff6 2012-08-29 02:53:40 UTC
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is building the case for a Mitt Romney presidency by saying the GOP nominee will tell voters the "hard truths" they need to hear to grow the economy and create jobs. In remarks prepared for Tues...
  • Romney nominated; wife Ann convention star speaker
    5807ecd457c79a18190f6a706700a37a 2012-08-29 02:35:04 UTC
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney swept to the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night, praised lovingly by his wife from the stage of the party's national convention and cheered by delegates eager to propel him int...
  • Rousing welcome at convention for Wis. Gov. Walker
    38a52c9457919918190f6a7067004887 2012-08-29 02:27:05 UTC
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a conservative hero since surviving a recall vote this year, has received a rousing welcome at the Republican National Convention. Joining a string of GOP governors addressing the convention, Walk...