Mitt Romney

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (AP Photo)

Villaraigosa heading to Utah for Romney event

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will spend a few hours hobnobbing Thursday with political and business leaders at former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s “Experts and Enthusiasts” retreat in Park City, Utah, then return […]

06/06/2013

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A census first: Black voter turnout passes whites

WASHINGTON (AP) — Making history, America’s blacks voted at higher rates than whites in 2012, lifting Democrat Barack Obama to victory amid voter apathy, particularly among young people, new census data show. Despite increasing population, […]

05/08/2013

US President Barack Obama speaks at Ohio State University spring commencement ceremony, Columbus. (AP Photo)

Obama dares graduates to reject cynical voices

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A year to the day after kicking off his victorious re-election campaign on this college campus, President Barack Obama returned to Ohio State University and told graduates that only through vigorous […]

05/05/2013

NJ Governor Chris Christie

Christie: Obama ‘kept every promise’ on storm aid

HIGHLANDS, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that President Barack Obama “has kept every promise he’s made” about helping the state recover from Superstorm Sandy.

04/29/2013

Investigators examine site of second explosion on Boylston Street near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. (AP Photo)

Image leads to hunt for Boston bombing suspect

BOSTON (AP) — The painstaking work to identify a bombing suspect from reams of Boston Marathon footage yielded a possible breakthrough as investigators focused on a man seen dropping off a bag, and then walking away from the site of the second bombing.

04/18/2013

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Free speech group ‘honors’ attempts to censor

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Idaho regulators who banned the sale of Five Wives Vodka out of fear of offending tee-totaling Mormons and a Missouri legislator who wanted to make it a felony to even propose gun control legislation are among the 2013 winners of the annual anti-censorship “Jefferson Muzzles.”

04/10/2013

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Raucous debate on immigration to get under way

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators writing a comprehensive immigration bill hope to finish their work this week, opening what’s sure to be a raucous public debate.

04/08/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama has tight Iran timeline

In this series, Associated Press writers who cover subjects key to Obama’s agenda and that of the GOP examine his main campaign promises, their chances of being kept and their likely impact on people.

04/01/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama’s IOUs start coming due

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are a forward-looking people, which is to say they can have the attention span of a gnat. So presidential campaigns seem like distant history almost from the moment someone wins. It’s goodbye, good riddance — and hello to something else.

03/25/2013

President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

Barbed humor on the menu at annual Gridiron dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama had a ready excuse for anyone who didn’t think he was funny enough at Saturday night’s Gridiron dinner: “My joke writers have been placed on furlough.”

03/10/2013

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Obama nominates 3 to Cabinet-level posts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama filled in more pieces of his second term leadership team Monday, nominating a trio of new advisers to lead the Energy Department, Environmental Protection Agency and budget office.

03/04/2013

Mitt Romney, as Republican presidential nominee, speaks during the third presidential debate at Lynn University

Romney returns, but maybe not for long

BOSTON (AP) – Mitt Romney is stepping back onto the national stage – if only briefly.

03/02/2013

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