Obama criticizes Romney's 'outsourcing' jobs
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...
Court: No automatic life without parole for kids
2012-06-25 19:58:02 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that it is unconstitutional for state laws to require juveniles convicted of murder to be sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.
The 5-4 decision is in line with others the co...
Court keeps upcoming health care decision secret
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...
In Va. Senate race, Obama emerging as key figure
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...
Panetta urges greater emphasis on mental fitness
2012-06-22 17:01:59 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The military is dealing with an increasing number of suicides, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says commanding officers must make clear that seeking help for the stresses of war is a sign of strength, not weakness.
FACT CHECK: Romney's immigration promises
2012-06-22 15:52:07 UTC
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EDITOR'S NOTE _ An occasional look at statements by political candidates and how well they adhere to the facts.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Courting Hispanic voters, Mitt Romney is promising to ease the path to a green car...
Checks not guaranteed for all insurance rebates
2012-06-21 20:16:20 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The check may not be in the mail.
The Obama administration said in a report Thursday that 12.8 million people will benefit from health insurance rebates averaging $151 per household. But the number of families actually getting...
Court throws out FCC fines for cursing, nudity
2012-06-21 20:02:22 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously threw out fines and other penalties against broadcast companies that violated the Federal Communications Commission policy regulating curse words and nudity on television airwaves.
No money for forced sterilization victims in NC
2012-06-20 22:52:24 UTC
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The first serious proposal to compensate victims of forced sterilization failed Wednesday when North Carolina legislators said they were not approving any money for them. One ardent supporter declared: "At this point, I have l...
Obama confident Europeans will resolve debt crisis
2012-06-20 05:25:11 UTC
LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) — President Barack Obama voiced confidence Tuesday in Europe's ability to "break the fever" of its raging debt crisis as he sought to calm both global financial markets and the election-year worries of voters at home.
Obama pick for Iraq envoy withdraws nomination
2012-06-18 21:08:31 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's pick to be the next ambassador to Iraq withdrew from consideration Monday as Senate Republicans suggested his confirmation was endangered because of his behavior and judgment while working at the U.S. E...
THE RACE: Obama, Romney grapple with euro crisis
2012-06-18 20:21:07 UTC
President Barack Obama is out of the country for a few days but hardly off the campaign trail.
He's attending a summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, of 20 world leaders and the top agenda item — the European debt mess — will likely influence the U.S. p...
Parties are worlds apart on how to fix economy
2012-06-18 20:08:04 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans are desperate for work, runaway government spending clouds the future and Democratic and Republican candidates are busy making one thing clear: They're light years apart on what to do about it.
They do ag...
Romney won't say he'll overturn immigration order
2012-06-18 00:17:04 UTC
BRUNSWICK, Ohio (AP) — Mitt Romney in an interview aired Sunday repeatedly refused to say that he would overturn President Barack Obama's new policy allowing some young illegal immigrants to stay in the United States. He claimed Obama's decision w...
Obama calls on lawmakers to end gridlock
2012-06-18 00:56:12 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to end partisan gridlock and pass proposals he says would put Americans back to work.
In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says GOP lawmakers "haven't lifted a finger" o...
Obama policy to spare many youths from deportation
2012-06-16 08:21:30 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama suddenly eased enforcement of the nation's immigration laws Friday, an extraordinary step offering a chance for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to stay in the country and work. Embraced by Hispa...
Romney and Obama compete for rural voters' support
2012-06-15 08:14:42 UTC
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Mitt Romney tells voters in small towns that he planted alfalfa on his uncle's farm as a teenager. And Barack Obama doesn't hesitate to remind people in such far-flung places that his mother grew up in Kansas.
So go ...
Dueling speeches, big day: Obama, Romney in Ohio
2012-06-14 16:16:36 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dueling from down the road, President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney on Thursday will offer deeply contrasting visions for how to fix the sluggish economy, framing in their most direct terms the fierce, fundamental...
Sec'y Clinton warns Russia on Syria
2012-06-13 18:08:59 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of the State Hillary Rodham Clinton is warning Russia that it will sacrifice its interests in Syria unless it acts constructively now.
Speaking to reporters a day after accusing Moscow of sending attack helicopters t...
THE RACE: Obama, Romney both wooing business
2012-06-13 17:51:10 UTC
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EDITOR'S NOTE _ With 146 days left until Election Day, here are insights into today's highlights in U.S. politics
Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney is showcasing his private-sector experience and try...
Wildfire smoke smudges skies above Cheyenne
2012-06-13 17:13:19 UTC
LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — Smoke from a massive wildfire in northern Colorado was blowing into southeast Wyoming and smudging the skies above Cheyenne on Wednesday.
Overnight winds from the southwest blew smoke into Wyoming, leaving a pungent odor ...
Romney health care vision short on detail
2012-06-12 21:33:48 UTC
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Anticipating the death of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Mitt Romney outlined his plans Tuesday to expand coverage to the nation's uninsured, while protecting at least one popular safeguard that would be elimin...
'Escape from Alcatraz' gets anniversary attention
2012-06-12 07:16:58 UTC
ALCATRAZ ISLAND, Calif. (AP) — For 20th century crime buffs, few capers match the intrigue and ingenuity of the "Escape from Alcatraz," the 1962 prison break three inmates pulled off with stolen spoons, dummy heads and a raincoat raft.
Romney: Overturning health care law 'right thing'
2012-06-11 23:54:03 UTC
ATLANTA (AP) — Mitt Romney says he hopes the Supreme Court does "the right thing" and strikes down President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee tells donors at a fundraising reception in Atlanta...
FACT CHECK: Looming tax hike not the biggest ever
2012-06-11 08:26:38 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are calling it "Taxmageddon," the big tax increase awaiting nearly every American family at the end of the year, when a long list of tax cuts are scheduled to expire unless Congress acts.
It would be, GOP leaders i...