By DAVID ESPOAP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fresh signs of a national housing rebound and growing support in public opinion polls boosted President Barack Obama's bid for a new term in the White House on Wednesday as Republican rival Mitt Romney struggled to quell his video
By JENNIFER AGIESTAAssociated Press
The presidential race remains a tight contest, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, but beyond that near-even split on the vote lie shifting public views of the nation's outlook and an electorate beginning to tune in to watch the candidates duke
By The Associated Press
The Associated Press-GfK Poll on the 2012 presidential election and politics was conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications from Sept. 13-17. It is based on landline and cellphone telephone interviews with a nationally representative random
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Farm-state members of Congress have campaigned for decades on the back of farm bills delivering election-season subsidies and other goodies to rural voters.
Not this year. The bill is stalled, primarily because House GOP leaders don't
By MALCOLM FOSTERAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - One is a former prime minister known for his nationalistic views. A second is a hawkish former defense chief. And a third is the son of Tokyo's outspoken governor whose proposal to buy and develop a cluster of uninhabited islands claimed by
By NOAH TRISTERAP Baseball Writer
DETROIT (AP) - Miguel Cabrera is making a late push for the Triple Crown - and if he keeps swinging like this, the Detroit Tigers could still have a shot in the AL Central.
Cabrera homered twice, including a grand slam in the eighth inning, and the Tigers
By KASIE HUNT and STEVE PEOPLESAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A bad stretch for Mitt Romney just got worse, and Republican insiders now are growing increasingly pessimistic about the GOP presidential nominee's chances of winning the White House.
The latest heartburn for these insiders
By SUSAN HAIGHAssociated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The wresting empire that U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon once ran is removing raunchy footage of wrestling performers from the Internet to keep it from being used by Democrats in the state's tightening race.
"It's being presented
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
As Mitt Romney's campaign struggles to get past jarring distractions and back on message and President Barack Obama works to build on his small lead in polls, October's presidential debates are suddenly looming in importance.
And both candidates have been
NEW YORK (AP) - Pick your pundit when Bill O'Reilly and Jon Stewart face off for a special 90-minute debate about the 2012 presidential race.
The host of Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor" and the anchor of Comedy Central's fake newscast "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" have