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1 year 8 months ago

Romney returns, but maybe not for long

BOSTON (AP) - Mitt Romney is stepping back onto the national stage - if only briefly. The former Republican presidential candidate has emerged from nearly four months in seclusion for an interview with Fox News. He's also scheduled to deliver his first postelection speech this month at Washington's Conservative Political...

2 years 2 weeks ago

Million Muppet March takes over Capitol

Hundreds of people gathered yesterday on Washington's National Mall for a "million Puppet March." They came with hand puppets, signs and even marionettes. The event was a response to Mitt Romney's statement that he would cut funding to PBS if elected in order to help reduce the deficit in the...

2 years 3 weeks ago

Obama to air ads in Mich. touting auto bailout

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's campaign plans to air advertising in Michigan beginning Wednesday touting the president's support of the auto industry, responding to Republican ads criticizing the president. Obama campaign officials say the ad comes in response to a $2 million ad buy by a Republican super PAC...

2 years 3 weeks ago

Q&A: Could Sandy postpone the election?

WASHINGTON (AP) - One week before a close election, superstorm Sandy has confounded the presidential race, halted early voting in many areas and led some to ponder whether the election might even be postponed. It could take days to restore electricity to more than 8 million homes and businesses that...

2 years 3 weeks ago

Halloween mask presidential polling

Election Day is just around the corner, but Halloween comes first. Some say Halloween masks can predict the winner in the presidential race. It's the fifth presidential election where the Spirit Halloween stores nationwide are tracking sales of the candidates' masks. The candidate whose mask sold the...

2 years 1 month ago

Debate preparation trumps 2012 campaigning

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney won't be making campaign appearances today. They both are expected to spend hours preparing for Tuesday's presidential debate. Obama and his advisers are in Williamsburg, Va., while Romney and his team are at the Republican's Boston-area home. Obama is looking...

2 years 2 months ago

Romney rally in Pueblo cancelled

The Mitt Romney rally in Pueblo scheduled for Sunday afternoon has been cancelled, according to a campaign spokesperson. "Due to an incident at the Pueblo airport earlier this morning, today's afternoon rally with Governor Mitt Romney has been cancelled," explains Elle Wallace, a communications director for the campaign's Colorado...

2 years 2 months ago

Previewing Romney's Pueblo campaign stop

We've covered the President's visits to our region, and now it's Mitt Romney's turn. Sunday's campaign stop in Pueblo will be the candidate's first campaign stop in the Steel City; Pueblo got visits from the Romney bus earlier this summer, but tomorrow will be Romney's first visit in the...

2 years 1 month ago

Obama-Romney race is focused on 7 states

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - With the Republican convention beginning tomorrow and the Democrats kicking off a week later, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are still looking to lock up states that could get them to the 270 electoral votes needed to win in November. An Associated Press analysis of...

2 years 3 months ago

Romney says attacks on business, taxes a diversion

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican candidate Mitt Romney says attacks on business and taxes are just diversions from discussing issues and positions in the presidential race. Romney's personal taxes and his business activities have come under intense criticism from the campaign of President Barack Obama and its allies. In an interview...

2 years 3 months ago

Mitt Romney's campaign bus arrives in Pueblo

Mitt Romney's campaign bus rolls into Pueblo, but it's not Romney on board, it's a potential running mate. More than one hundred supporters gathered at the Republican Headquarters to cheer on U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio. He gave a quick speech this evening during the stop after campaigning in...

2 years 5 months ago

Romney team: Authorities probe possible hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities are investigating whether Mitt Romney's private email account was hacked. On Tuesday, the website Gawker reported that an anonymous hacker had signed into Romney's personal Hotmail account. Gawker reported that the hacker guessed the answer to a security question about Romney's favorite pet in order to...

2 years 5 months ago

Panetta: US on 'right track' in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is defending the Obama administration's plans to wind down the more than decade-long war in Afghanistan. Speaking Sunday on a Sunday morning political talk show, the Pentagon chief said the U.S. still has a fight on its hands, but is on the right...

2 years 7 months ago

Romney agrees with Obama on student loans

ASTON, Pa. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday embraced a student loan proposal that President Barack Obama is selling on the campaign trail and refused to endorse Sen. Marco Rubio's conservative immigration plan aimed at helping young illegal immigrants. The two policy positions signaled an effort...

2 years 8 months ago

Obama campaign site draws most traffic

NEW YORK (AP) - More adults visited President Barack Obama's campaign website in January than the four Republican hopefuls combined. That's according to Nielsen Co., which analyzed voter-aged traffic to the official presidential campaign websites. About 4.2 million people visited Obama's site, compared to 830,000 for Ron Paul's and 773,000...

2 years 9 months ago

Rick Santorum takes early lead in Colorado

Colorado Republican caucus results are starting to come in and Rick Santorum is holding an early lead. With 3 of the 76 precincts reporting statewide (or about four percent), Santorum is leading with 146 votes (50 percent). Newt Gingrich is behind him with 69 votes (24 percent), followed by...

2 years 9 months ago

Gingrich: 'We should care about the very poor'

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Newt Gingrich says he believes "we should care about the very poor," unlike GOP presidential rival Mitt Romney. Touring a Las Vegas manufacturing plant on Thursday, Gingrich tried to draw contrasts with Romney and Democratic President Barack Obama. Gingrich said Romney and Obama think all the...

2 years 9 months ago

Trump confirms he's endorsing Romney

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney for president -- saying Romney is "not going to allow bad things to continue to happen to this country we all love." The reality show host and real estate mogul appeared with Romney and his wife today at the Las...

2 years 9 months ago

Romney on the offensive in Florida

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mitt Romney spent years building a presidential candidacy based on corporate success, a squeaky clean image and an aura of electability that let him focus on President Barack Obama rather than his GOP rivals. South Carolina Republicans destroyed that strategy in an instant, saying they see...

2 years 9 months ago

Colorado Republican caucus to play national role

Colorado's Republican caucus shifted from March to February. Local political figures expect that our caucus--only two weeks from now--will have a loud voice in the national conversation about our next president. Political analysts believe Mitt Romney could have swept the nations votes with a win South Carolina. To the surprise...

2 years 10 months ago

South Carolina gives Newt Gingrich a big win

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is relishing his upset victory in the South Carolina primary. The win has dealt a sharp setback to former front-runner Mitt Romney and has elongated the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Gingrich praised his GOP rivals after the...

2 years 10 months ago

Jon Huntsman drops out of GOP race

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Republican Jon Huntsman has dropped out of the GOP presidential race and has endorsed Mitt Romney. Huntsman said the former Massachusetts governor gives the Republican Party its best shot at defeating President Barack Obama in the November general election. After staking his candidacy...

2 years 11 months ago

Negative ads mix with holiday cheer in Iowa

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Iowa residents flipping their TV channels this season aren't finding a whole lot of Christmas cheer. A barrage of negative campaign ads is flooding the airwaves, with ghoulish images of Newt Gingrich and Nancy Pelosi crowding Santa and doomsday music drowning out holiday song. Mitt Romney...

3 years 2 days ago

Romney urges Obama to stop looming military cuts

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney is calling on President Obama to block looming military cuts. The former Massachusetts governor tells supporters in New Hampshire that the deficit-cutting supercommittee in Congress probably won't come up with a deal before its Wednesday deadline. That would trigger billions of...

3 years 1 month ago

Christie backs Romney for GOP presidential nod

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie endorsed Mitt Romney for the GOP presidential nomination Tuesday, saying he has the perfect mix of private sector and executive experience in government. Romney called Christie a "hero" because of his record of cutting government spending as governor of New...

3 years 2 months ago

Romney dominates NH poll, well ahead of Perry

EXETER, N.H. (AP) - Mitt Romney may be tightening his grip on New Hampshire voters, despite the best efforts of Texas Gov. Rick Perry. A new Suffolk University-7News poll shows the former Massachusetts governor leading Perry by 33 points among likely New Hampshire voters. Perry leads several recent national...

3 years 2 months ago

Romney aggression here to stay

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - An assertive Mitt Romney has emerged in the GOP presidential race. For months on the campaign trail, the former Massachusetts governor has avoided attacking his Republican competitors. But Romney dramatically shifted gears this week, becoming an aggressive critic of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the new...

3 years 3 months ago

Romney opposes debt deal

Exeter, N.H. (AP) - Mitt Romney said Monday he opposes the compromise to raise the nation's debt ceiling, becoming the second Republican presidential contender to oppose a deal backed by President Barack Obama and congressional leaders in both parties. The plan, which supporters say is needed to avert a...

3 years 3 months ago

Cain charms conservatives meeting in Denver

DENVER (AP) - Georgia businessman Herman Cain charmed several hundred conservatives meeting in Denver, who handed him a wide straw poll victory in a hypothetical Republican presidential field. Cain spoke to the Western Conservative Summit moments before the poll Sunday and drew the downtown Denver crowd to its feet...

3 years 4 months ago

Down to the wire, GOP hopefuls collect last bucks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidates are busy pitching themselves to donors ahead of a Thursday fundraising deadline. In person and through e-mails, the GOP field was looking to collect dollars that will be used to judge the campaigns' strengths or challenges. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney seemed the...

3 years 4 months ago

Romney, Bachmann lead in 2012 Iowa caucus poll

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A new Iowa Poll shows national Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney and tea party favorite Michele Bachmann leading among the state's likely GOP caucus-goers. The poll conducted for The Des Moines Register shows Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, with support from 23 percent in Iowa....

4 years 9 months ago

Unruly passenger takes swing at Romney

A spokesman for Mitt Romney says the former Republican presidential candidate was threatened by an unruly airline passenger on a flight out of Vancouver. Spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom says Romney and his wife were on an Air Canada flight to Los Angeles on Monday when Romney asked the passenger sitting...

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