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Spin predictable following veep debate
An aggressive, self-assured Democratic Vice President Joe Biden responded to last week’s poor debate performance by President Barack Obama by repeatedly challenging Republican challenger Paul Ryan on taxes, plans to cut entitlement and on foreign policy.
VIDEO: Biden to Ryan: 'That's a bunch of malarkey'
Republican Paul Ryan says the attack in Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stephens shows the U.S. is projecting weakness abroad. Vice President Joe Biden responded that's 'a bunch of malarkey.'
Analysis: Romney's aggressive debate cheers GOP
Challenger Mitt Romney used Wednesday's debate to put President Barack Obama on the defensive on health care, jobs and other issues. The president's reluctance to fire back harshly gave new hope to Republican partisans.
Judge halts Pa.'s tough new voter ID requirement
A judge on Tuesday blocked Pennsylvania's divisive voter identification requirement from going into effect on Election Day, delivering a hard-fought victory to Democrats who said it was a ploy to defeat President Barack Obama and other opponents who said it would prevent the elderly and minorities from voting.
New England farmer grows world's first 1-ton pumpkin
A Rhode Island farmer has grown the world's first one-ton pumpkin, shattering the previous record by 165 1/2 pounds.
Slate: Why you hate cyclists
I'm that jerk weaving his bike in and out of traffic, going the wrong way down a one-way street, and making a left on red. I'm truly a menace on the road.
VIDEO: Romney donor video shakes up election
Mitt Romney's campaign is trying to contain the damage from a just-published video showing him dismissing nearly half the electorate as hopelessly pro-Obama -- and dependent on government handouts.
Asking for 2nd term, Obama says nation will recover
His re-election in doubt, President Barack Obama conceded only halting progress Thursday night toward fixing the nation's stubborn economic woes, but vowed in a Democratic National Convention finale, "Our problems can be solved, our challenges can be met."
Transcript of President Obama's convention speech
A transcript of President Barack Obama's remarks Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention, as provided by the Obama campaign:
Clinton boosts Obama in rousing convention speech
President Barack Obama inherited a wreck of an economy, "put a floor under the crash" and laid the foundation for millions of good new jobs, former President Bill Clinton declared Wednesday night in a rousing Democratic National Convention appeal aimed at millions of hard-pressed Americans yet to decide how to vote.
Dems change platform to add God, Jerusalem
Needled by Mitt Romney and other Republicans, Democrats hurriedly rewrote their convention platform Wednesday to add a mention of God and declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel after President Barack Obama intervened to order the changes.
He's her man: First lady says 'we can trust' Obama
First lady Michelle Obama lovingly praised her husband Tuesday night in a prime-time Democratic Convention speech as a devoted spouse and caring father at home and a "man we can trust" to revive the nation's weak economy as president, beckoning the country to return him to the White House despite agonizingly slow recovery from recession.
Mass. governor slams Romney, calls Dems to action
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick used his speech to the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night to slam predecessor Mitt Romney and call on Democrats to stand up for President Barack Obama.
Pro-immigration reform protesters arrested at DNC
Ten people who identified themselves as illegal immigrants are under arrest for blocking an uptown intersection in Charlotte, N.C., near the site of the Democratic National Convention.
Romney makes his case: 'Need jobs, lots of jobs'
Mitt Romney launched his fall campaign for the White House in a rousing Republican National Convention finale Thursday night, proclaiming America needs "jobs, lots of jobs" and promising to create 12 million of them in perilous economic times.
"Now is the time to restore the promise of America," Romney said in prime-time speech to a nation struggling with 8.3 percent unemployment and the slowest economic recovery in decades.
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