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  • 866768_23033376.jpg 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.

    September 25, 2012 1 Photo

  • 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.

     

    September 18, 2012

  • Democratic Convention_Rayk(2).jpg 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."

    September 6, 2012 3 Photos

  • Democratic Convention_Rayk(1).jpg 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:

    September 6, 2012 1 Photo

  • Democratic Convention_Rayk(1).jpg 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.

    September 6, 2012 5 Photos

  • 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.

    September 5, 2012

  • APTOPIX Democratic Co_Rayk.jpg 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.

    September 4, 2012 4 Photos

  • Democratic Convention_Rayk(1).jpg 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.

    September 4, 2012 1 Photo

  • 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.

    September 4, 2012

  • Republican Convention_Rayk(2).jpg 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.

    August 30, 2012 3 Photos 1 Story

  • Republican Convention_Rayk.jpg What to watch for at the GOP convention Thursday

    Here are some things to watch for at the Republican National Convention Thursday:
    1. MITT'S BIG NIGHT:  Mitt Romney makes his case to the nation about why he should be elected president — and why he thinks President Barack Obama should be sent packing. The speech could set the tone of Romney's campaign for the final two months.

    August 30, 2012 1 Photo

  • APTOPIX Republican Co_Rayk.jpg Paul Ryan's night: Accepts 'calling of my generation'

    Seizing the campaign spotlight, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan accepted "the calling of my generation" to help lead the country in tough times Wednesday night and told roaring Republican National Convention delegates and a prime time TV audience that Mitt Romney and he will make the difficult decisions needed to repair the nation's economy.

    August 29, 2012 3 Photos

  • Republican Convention_Rayk.jpg Romney nominated as wife Ann is GOP convention's star speaker

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney swept to the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night, praised lovingly by his wife from their national convention stage as the "man American needs" and cheered by delegates eager to propel him into the fall campaign against President Barack Obama.

    The hall erupted in cheers when Romney strolled on stage and shared a hug and kiss with his wife of more than 40 years.

    August 28, 2012 3 Photos 1 Story

  • TV REALITY202.jpg TLC's gamble: Sticking to reality

    Reality TV is at the heart of TLC's formula, as it is with much of cable television's, but a sea change may be occurring: Competing networks such as Bravo and History are turning to scripted programming to appeal to an increasingly fragmented audience and to attract ad dollars.

    August 21, 2012 2 Photos

  • traffic-commute-cars.jpg Super-commuters: How far would you travel for a paycheck?

    A growing number of workers are now traveling long distances every day to earn a dollar, and we're not talking about commuting just an hour or so. A report conducted by the NYU Wagner Rudin Center showed that Manhattan had the highest number of extreme commuters in the country.

    August 21, 2012 1 Photo