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Politics Obama: Recovery path hard, challenge 'can be met' Obama: Recovery path hard, challenge 'can be met'(Photo Gallery)
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."
Politics Romney makes his case: 'Need jobs, lots of jobs' Romney makes his case: 'Need jobs, lots of jobs'(Photo Gallery)
Mitt Romney launched his fall campaign for the White House Thursday night with a rousing, remarkably personal speech to the Republican National convention and a prime-time TV audience, proclaiming that America needs "jobs, lots of jobs" and promising to create 12 million of them in perilous economic times.
Politics Romney nominated; wife Ann convention star speaker Romney nominated; wife Ann convention star speaker(Photo Gallery)
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 America needs" and cheered by delegates eager to propel him into the fall campaign against President Barack Obama.
Politics GOP OKs platform barring abortions, gay marriage GOP OKs platform barring abortions, gay marriage
Republicans emphatically approved a toughly worded party platform at their national convention Tuesday that would ban all abortions and gay marriages, reshape Medicare into a voucher-like program and reject federal spending as an antidote for the nation's ailing job market.
Politics A subdued start for GOP convention as Isaac surges A subdued start for GOP convention as Isaac surges
Republicans staged a remarkably subdued opening to Mitt Romney's national convention Monday in the midst of a turbulent election year, mindful about uncorking a glittery political celebration as Tropical Storm Isaac surged menacingly toward New Orleans and the northern Gulf Coast.
Politics Bain documents offer details on Romney holdings Bain documents offer details on Romney holdings
The release of more than 900 pages of internal Bain Capital investment documents by a media website Thursday offered new details on holdings owned by GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's family trusts, including offshore account locations and underlying assets.
Politics Romney, Ryan pulled into abortion debate Romney, Ryan pulled into abortion debate
Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan found themselves dragged into a debate Wednesday over hot-button social issues and answering for differences between their personal positions on abortion, just days before a national convention aimed at showing a unified Republican party. The discussion lingered while President Barack Obama and Romney tangled from afar over issues like education and the deficit.
Politics Obama defends tenor of his campaign, slams Romney Obama defends tenor of his campaign, slams Romney
Denounced by his Republican rival for divisiveness, President Barack Obama on Monday defended the tone of his campaign in a combative election year and insisted it's actually Mitt Romney's ads that are "patently false." But Obama did distance himself from a particularly provocative negative ad by a political group that supports him.
Politics Trying to sort out the Medicare debate? Here's a Q&A Trying to sort out the Medicare debate? Here's a Q&A
President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney agree there has to be a limit to how much seniors pay for Medicare, but they're worlds apart on how to make that happen.
Politics Romney: Never paid less than 13 percent in taxes Romney: Never paid less than 13 percent in taxes
Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney declared Thursday he has paid at least 13 percent of his income in federal taxes every year for the past decade, offering that new detail while still decrying a "small-minded" fascination over returns he will not release. President Barack Obama's campaign shot back in doubt: "Prove it."