Oct 14th, 2012
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Campaign advisers to President Barack Obama promised on Sunday he would be more aggressive and energetic on Tuesday in his second debate against Republican challenger Mitt Romney after a passive, heavily criticized performance in their first showdown.
Since that first debate in Denver on October 3, polls indicate Romney has erased Obama’s lead heading into the November 6...
Sep 30th, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann, was diagnosed with breast cancer in late 2008, one of the people who reached out to the couple was newly elected President Barack Obama.
It was one of the few personal interactions between Obama and Romney.
“He was kind enough to call our home when my wife was ill, and he said that he and Michelle had my wife in their prayers,” Romney said in an...
Sep 24th, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare is the one health insurance plan that will cover virtually every American at some point in life, and Republican Mitt Romney is proposing the biggest changes since its creation nearly 50 years ago.
With important details still hazy, The Associated Press asked the Romney campaign five questions about how his Medicare plan would affect consumers on critical matters of costs and...
Sep 9th, 2012
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – One of the most unpopular and unproductive Congresses in modern history returns on Monday from a five-week recess, facing a crush of big tasks, few of which will likely get done.
Lawmakers are expected to be in Washington for only about two weeks between now and the November 6 election, making their return to the capital little more than a pit stop.
“Everyone wants to get out of...
Aug 12th, 2012
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) – Paul Ryan’s path to becoming Mitt Romney’s Republican vice presidential running mate was steeped in secrecy, from an incognito trip to meet Romney to a furtive walk through the woods near his boyhood Wisconsin home.
As Romney and Ryan planned a second day of joint appearances on Sunday in North Carolina, some of the layers of secrecy surrounding the most...
Aug 8th, 2012
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the future but voters do not seem to be holding it against Democratic President Barack Obama, who slightly expanded his lead over Republican rival Mitt Romney this month, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll says.
Three months before the November 6 presidential election, nearly two-thirds of Americans think the country is moving in the wrong direction....
Jul 31st, 2012
LOS ANGELES—When Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa gavels the 2012 Democratic National Convention into session in Charlotte, N.C., this September, his role as prominent cheerleader for President Barack Obama will be clear.
It is less clear, for now, if Villaraigosa has designs on the ultimate convention role in 2016—taking center stage to accept his party’s nomination on the final night.
Jun 23rd, 2012
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A version of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights U.S. belonging to George Washington was sold at auction Friday for $ 9.8 million (7.8 million) in New York, which a record for an American historical document.
This bound book signed by the first President of the United States, dating from 1789, was acquired by the non-profit Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union, which handles...