By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican White House candidate Mitt Romney is offering new ideas on the controversial issues of taxes and immigration, sparking a fresh flashpoint with President Barack Obama before their inaugural debate Wednesday.
In interviews, the GOP
By SOPHIA TAREENAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Pizzeria owner Bobby Schilling catapulted to Congress two years ago with robust tea party support, the endorsement of "Joe the Plumber" and a sharply partisan campaign, making him one of five new Republican congressmen in Illinois who helped the
By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - President Barack Obama's campaign is stepping up criticism of rival Mitt Romney's past investments in China.
In a new television ad, the campaign accuses the Republican nominee of investing in a company that maximized profits by
By KEVIN FREKINGAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic candidates for federal office have spent about twice as much as their Republican counterparts on Spanish-language political ads, according to a survey of 10 states with large Hispanic populations.
Overall, the percentage of campaign
By THOMAS PEIPERTAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - A man wounded in the mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater is appearing in a nationwide television spot aimed at drawing attention to gun violence as part of the upcoming presidential debates.
Stephen Barton, 22, of Southbury, Conn., was among
By KELVIN CHANAssociated Press
HONG KONG (AP) - A boat packed with revelers on a long holiday weekend collided with a ferry and sank off Hong Kong, killing at least 36 people and injuring dozens in the deadliest accident to strike the Chinese territory in years.
The boat was carrying utility
By DAVE COLLINSAssociated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Two decades into a fight over the case of a brain-damaged defendant, Richard Lapointe's supporters claimed their first victory Monday as a Connecticut court ordered a new trial for the man serving life in prison for the rape and killing
By DAVID A. LIEBAssociated Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Rep. Todd Akin has backed almost $100 million in earmarks in recent years, including money for home-state military programs and local highway work. During his Republican Senate primary this summer, Akin even aired a television
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has spent tens of millions of dollars on television ads to help boost Republican congressional candidates, launched an extensive effort on Monday to mobilize voters.
The pro-business lobbying group unveiled
By LYNN BERRY and MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILIAssociated Press
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) - Early returns and exit polls in a heated parliamentary election show that Georgian voters have turned against President Mikhail Saakashvili and the party that has been in power for almost nine years.