Politics

  • AG says GOP using him as 'proxy' to attack Obama
    174473131ebfda12130f6a706700137b 2012-07-03 19:11:13 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is charging that he's become a "proxy" for Republican attacks against President Barack Obama in an election year. Holder tells The Washington Post that Republican congressional figures have used a ...
  • Obama, Romney volunteers hope to make a difference
    C1c310769f175012140f6a7067001007 2012-07-03 19:06:10 UTC
    ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) — Re-electing President Barack Obama is so important to Guy Hancock that he spends more time as a volunteer data collector at Obama's campaign headquarters here than at his paying job as a college professor. "He's h...
  • At July lull, presidential race is close as ever
    Diaalnews 2012-07-03 19:22:29 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidential race is entering the sultry summer, a final lull before the sprint to Election Day, with President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney neck and neck and no sign that either can break away. As both candidat...
  • WikiLeaks: Julian Assange not leaving embassy
    Thumb_12062218898 2012-07-03 02:19:08 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange has defied a British police summons and won't be leaving the Ecuadorean Embassy in London until he hears about his asylum bid, a member of his defense fund said Friday. British police had demanded th...
  • Congress passes student loans, highway jobs bill
    Diaalnews 2012-06-30 06:36:09 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress emphatically approved legislation Friday preserving jobs on transportation projects from coast to coast and avoiding interest rate increases on new loans to millions of college students, giving lawmakers campaign-season ...
  • Health care law survives _ with Roberts' help
    Diaalnews 2012-06-29 05:48:22 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Obamacare lives. America's historic health care overhaul, derided by Republicans as intrusive, costly "Obamacare," narrowly survived an election-year battle at the Supreme Court Thursday with the improbable help of conservativ...
  • THE RACE: Polls: White House race stable and close
    Diaalnews 2012-06-28 17:06:10 UTC
    Publishable Editors Notes: EDITOR'S NOTE _ With 132 days left until Election Day, here are insights into today's highlights in U.S. politics With just over four months to go, polls underscore what's been clear for some time: President Barack...
  • Obama calls Supreme Court ruling a 'victory'
    Diaalnews 2012-06-28 16:45:03 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court's decision to uphold his health care overhaul is a "victory for people all over the country" and will make their lives more secure. Obama says the decision upholds the fundamental ...
  • High court ruling vindicates Obama on health care
    Diaalnews 2012-06-28 16:39:00 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Barack Obama's sweeping federal health care law handed the Democratic incumbent crucial election-year vindication for his signature legislative accomplishment. Republican rival Mit...
  • High court upholds key part of Obama health law
    Diaalnews 2012-06-28 16:25:44 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld virtually all of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul, including the hotly debated core requirement that nearly every American have health insurance. The 5-4 decision mean...
  • Congress honors black Marines
    Diaalnews 2012-06-28 06:06:58 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of African-American veterans who helped to integrate the Marine Corps during World War II at a time segregation was an everyday reality are now proud recipients of the nation's highest civilian honor. Nearly 70 years ...
  • Health ruling to end campaign mystery, unleash ads
    Diaalnews 2012-06-28 05:41:48 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Barely four months before the nation votes, one of the biggest factors in the fight for the White House still is a mystery. That will change on Thursday. The Supreme Court's expected ruling on President Barack Obama's sweeping...
  • Texas jury convicts Saudi bomb plot suspect
    Diaalnews 2012-06-27 19:43:34 UTC
    AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A Saudi man accused of buying chemicals online and attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction was found guilty Wednesday in federal court in Amarillo. Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, who was legally in the U.S. on a student v...
  • Obama to make first campaign bus trip
    Diaalnews 2012-06-27 15:43:11 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is ramping up a fresh phase of his re-election bid with a bus tour next week, focusing more on direct engagement with voters and less on ritzy fundraisers. Obama's two-day road trip through Pennsylvani...
  • Obama and Biden strike at Romney on overseas jobs
    536e3575eae3a811130f6a7067006f68 2012-06-27 09:00:24 UTC
    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden unleashed a back-to-back assault Tuesday on Republican challenger Mitt Romney, re-emphasizing Democratic assertions that Romney as a venture capitalist sent U.S. jobs ove...
  • Obama pledges to bring jobs back to US
    Obama 2012-06-26 21:57:03 UTC
    ATLANTA (AP) — Sustaining his attacks on rival Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama pledged Tuesday to bring back jobs that have moved overseas and portrayed his challenger as the type of wealthy investor who would pollute, outsource jobs and take ...
  • Hispanics looking for November gains in US House
    120216_hernandez_maldonado_rodriguez_ap_328 2012-06-26 18:48:28 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2012 election is shaping up as a big one in Congress for Hispanics. There are currently 29 Hispanic members of the House — including a delegate and a resident commissioner. That number is virtually guaranteed to increase b...
  • Obama preparing thousands of lawyers for election
    628x471 2012-06-26 18:32:35 UTC
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — President Barack Obama's campaign has recruited a legion of lawyers to be on standby for this year's election as legal disputes surrounding the voting process escalate. Thousands of attorneys and support staffers have agre...
  • Court ruling leaves Ariz. to rely on feds
    4fe8fee6dd85b.preview-620 2012-06-26 06:27:57 UTC
    PHOENIX (AP) — For all the declarations of victory, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to preserve the "show me your papers" provision in Arizona's immigration law means the state can enforce the statute only with the help of its chief critic: the ...
  • Obama criticizes Romney's 'outsourcing' jobs
    Untitled 2012-06-26 02:23:41 UTC
    BOSTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, campaigning in Mitt Romney's backyard, criticized his Republican rival anew Monday for what his re-election campaign says is a record of shipping American jobs overseas. "Gov. Romney's commitment to outsour...
  • State immigration law challenges to move forward
    Untitled 2012-06-25 20:19:08 UTC
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning key provisions in Arizona's illegal immigration law opens the door for courts to strike down similar provisions in states that have tried to make it a crime to live and work in...
  • Obama to Hispanics on immigrants: I see my kids
    Untitled 2012-06-24 21:06:41 UTC
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama, in a strikingly personal appeal, renewed his call for an overhaul of America's immigration laws before a supportive Latino audience Friday. He portrayed rival Mitt Romney as an obstacle to meas...
  • Court keeps upcoming health care decision secret
    Romney 2012-06-24 21:01:00 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the biggest secret in a city known for not keeping them. The nine Supreme Court justices and more than three dozen other people have kept quiet for more than two months about how the high court is going to rule on the con...
  • US strikes cautious, but hopeful tone in Egypt
    Jay_carney_insert_17_cmichael_key 2012-06-24 20:50:26 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Sunday congratulated Egypt's president-elect, Mohammed Morsi, and urged him to reach out to all parties and segments of society as he forms a new government. Striking a cautious but hopeful tone, a statement...
  • In Va. Senate race, Obama emerging as key figure
    Untitled 2012-06-23 15:23:27 UTC
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The dominant figure in a Virginia Senate race that could determine the direction of Congress next year is President Barack Obama even though both candidates are former governors well-known to voters. Republican George Allen...