Politics

  • Wis. recall is rematch of 2010 governor's race
    Untitled 2012-05-09 15:30:00 UTC
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The candidates may be the same, but Wisconsin isn't. In the tumultuous 18 months since Republican Scott Walker defeated Democrat Tom Barrett in the 2010 governor's race, Wisconsin has been rocked with massive protests over ...
  • Penn St. ex-coach wants sex-abuse trial postponed
    Filerf5vpe 2012-05-09 15:04:39 UTC
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky's lawyer on Wednesday asked for a delay in the former Penn State assistant football coach's child sex-abuse trial, saying he needed more time to prepare and that he was still waiting for disclosure of prosecut...
  • Lugar loss has lessons for Republicans, Democrats
    Untitled 2012-05-09 06:45:35 UTC
    VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Veteran Sen. Richard Lugar's loss in the Indiana GOP primary provides warnings for President Barack Obama and his Democrats as well as Mitt Romney and fellow Republicans six months before the November election. In one st...
  • Primaries reflect conservative enthusiasm for 2012
    E1ec4b44-571f-40c1-a608-d3f9580a508e 2012-05-09 06:37:23 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a show of conservative enthusiasm, a tea-party backed Republican vanquished six-term Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar in a GOP primary and North Carolina voters decided overwhelmingly to strengthen their state's gay marriage ban. ...
  • Romney inches closer to magic number of delegates
    Romney 2012-05-09 06:31:48 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney added to his big lead in the race for convention delegates Tuesday by sweeping Republican presidential primaries in North Carolina, Indiana and West Virginia, inching closer to the number of ...
  • AP-GfK Poll: Support for Afghan war at new low
    Afghan_war_costing_u.s._forty-five_billion_dollars_per_year 2012-05-09 06:19:47 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Support for the war in Afghanistan has reached a new low, with only 27 percent of Americans saying they back the effort and about half of those who oppose the war saying the continued presence of American troops in Afghanistan is...
  • Obama's 'to do' list for Congress: jobs, mortgages
    Untitled 2012-05-08 18:40:51 UTC
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that only Congress can take the "bold action" needed to spur job creation, as he unfurled an election year "to do" list for lawmakers. Obama's action plan for Congress centers on a series ...
  • Romney: Obama shouldn't be tried for treason
    4fa8286cdd8db.image 2012-05-07 20:18:00 UTC
    CLEVELAND (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney says he doesn't think President Barack Obama should be tried for treason. Obama's likely Republican opponent told reporters after a campaign rally Monday in Cleveland that "no, of course" the president sh...
  • Gingrich: Romney has earned the GOP nomination
    Gingerich 2012-05-07 07:04:21 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House candidate Newt Gingrich says Mitt Romney has "earned the right to represent the Republican Party" against President Barack Obama and that he'll help Romney's campaign in any way he can. Gingrich says Romney ...
  • Clinton hopes to see female US president
    Hillary_clinton_explains_her_comments_on_trump_voters 2012-05-07 05:57:27 UTC
    KOLKATA, India (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday she has no desire to make another run for the White House but hopes to see an American woman president in her lifetime. Politely turning aside questions about her ...
  • Obama calls new French President-elect Hollande
    Unbenannt_2 2012-05-07 00:19:43 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has called France's new president-elect to congratulate him on winning Sunday's election. The White House says Obama told Francois Hollande that he looks forward to working with him on a range of shared ...
  • Tulisa claims number one with Young
    Bildschirmfoto_2012-05-06_um_22.09.29 2012-05-06 20:08:29 UTC
    Tulisa has shot straight to the top of the charts with her single Young. The X Factor judge, who was named the world's sexiest woman by FHM magazine earlier this week, snatched the number one spot from Carly Rae Jepsen, whose single Call Me May...
  • Paul wins majority of delegates from Maine GOP
    Ohne_titel 2012-05-06 20:05:24 UTC
    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — With Mitt Romney's nomination all but decided, Ron Paul supporters wrested control of the Maine Republican Convention and elected a majority slate supporting the Texas congressman to the GOP national convention, party officia...
  • Biden OK with equal rights for married gay couples
    Biden 2012-05-06 19:58:18 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says he's "absolutely comfortable" with gay couples who marry getting the same civil rights and liberties as heterosexual couples, a stand that gay rights advocates interpreted as an endorsement of same-s...
  • Obama: Time to shift attention from wars to home
    Obama1 2012-05-05 19:23:31 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says his goal of defeating al-Qaida is within reach and that it's time to turn the country's attention to domestic concerns. Just four days after his trip to Afghanistan, Obama said that money saved from...
  • Obama shifts to campaign mode, tears into Romney
    Columbus_day_celebrates_the_explorer's_crimes_against_humanity 2012-05-05 18:37:02 UTC
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama launched a new phase of his re-election campaign on Saturday by branding GOP challenger Mitt Romney as an eager rubber stamp for extremist Republicans in Congress and offering himself as a hard-charging...
  • General balance: Romney tilts right
    01romney.r 2012-05-05 07:53:33 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — He will need independents in November, but Mitt Romney isn't abandoning his "severely conservative" record. Instead, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee has launched an aggressive campaign against President Barack ...
  • Obama escalates election fight in Ohio, Virginia
    B89d22559b8b4f06b465ac8209a39029-33b0b0f837124fa08cd98279dfa3e5d7-0 2012-05-05 07:49:21 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — He's been in campaign mode for months, but President Barack Obama makes his quest for a second term official with rallies Saturday in Ohio and Virginia. He'll be casting Republican rival Mitt Romney as a flip-flopping protector o...
  • Romney: Regular people teach him about struggles
    Untitled 2012-05-04 20:38:02 UTC
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mitt Romney says he learns about what it's like to struggle in a difficult economy by sitting down to chat with regular people. But the Republican presidential candidate doesn't want anybody to see it — and his campaign won't say...
  • Panetta: Troop scandals hurt US Afghan mission
    Panetta 2012-05-04 20:01:47 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is warning troops that it takes just seconds for misconduct to make headlines and fuel the enemy in Afghanistan. Military leaders are pushing commanders to improve discipline in the ranks after a...
  • Discharged outspoken Marine works last day
    4-25-12-marine-sgt.-gary-stein_full_600 2012-05-03 18:38:03 UTC
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The last day of military service has arrived for a Marine Corps sergeant discharged for criticizing President Barack Obama on Facebook. Sgt. Gary Stein says Thursday is his last day on the job for the Marine Corps. The milit...
  • White House is silent on fate of Chinese activist
    Jay_carney_insert_17_cmichael_key 2012-05-03 18:31:03 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is sidestepping questions about how the U.S. might resolve the predicament surrounding a blind Chinese activist who sought refuge in the American embassy and who no longer wants to remain China. White House spo...
  • Ex-Edwards aide had awkward run-in with mistress
    Untitled 2012-05-03 18:15:42 UTC
    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Another former close aide to John Edwards testified Thursday about bungled efforts to keep the former presidential candidate's affair hidden from staff members, including an awkward encounter when she showed up at a hotel w...
  • US uses bin Laden letters to degrade al-Qaida
    2018131566 2012-05-03 19:58:48 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Letters from Osama bin Laden's last hideaway, released by U.S. officials intent on discrediting his terror organization, portray a network weak, inept and under siege — and its leader seemingly near wit's end about the passing of...
  • Court: Ex-Bush aide protected from torture lawsuit
    Court_house 2012-05-02 19:08:35 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An appeals court on Wednesday tossed out a convicted terrorist's lawsuit accusing a high-ranking Bush administration lawyer who wrote the so-called "torture memos" of authorizing illegally harsh treatment. Former Deputy Ass...