Mitt Romney

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.


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.”



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.


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.


Ann and Mitt Romney

Romney to give first postelection interview to Fox

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox’s Chris Wallace has landed the first postelection interview with defeated Republican nominee Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann. Wallace said on “Fox News Sunday” that the interview will air on his show next week.


Florida Senator Marco Rubio

Swig of water dilutes Republican response to Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans dismissed President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address as nothing more than big government spending and more tax increases. But a brief sip of water may have gotten more immediate attention.


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Highlights of Obama’s State of the Union address

(AP) – Click to see highlights of the economic and other proposals President Barack Obama called for in his State of the Union address.


Reince Priebus

Soul-searching in focus as GOP gathers in NC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Republican soul-searching begins in earnest this week as GOP officials from every state in the nation come together for the first time since their party’s November shellacking.


(AP Photo)

A year for enduring pop culture icons to shine

NEW YORK (AP) — Marilyn Monroe. The Rolling Stones. And Bond — James Bond. What do they have in common? Sure, one’s long gone, and one’s fictional. But all three marked a golden anniversary in 2012.


(AP Photo)

No more ‘Government Motors’ as US sells GM shares

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government’s foray into the car business is slowly coming to an end. The Treasury Department said that it will sell its remaining stake in General Motors in the next year or so, winding down a $50 billion bailout





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