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Politics A state-by-state look at the road to 270 A state-by-state look at the road to 270
An analysis of the state-by-state race to 270 electoral votes, the total needed to win the presidency, and where Democratic President Barack Obama and probable Republican nominee Mitt Romney stand now.
Politics Trump overshadows Romney with 'birther' talk Trump overshadows Romney with 'birther' talk
Mitt Romney's presidential campaign collided with Donald Trump's "birther" rhetoric on Tuesday as the reality television star hosted a fundraiser for the Republican while claiming again that President Barack Obama is foreign-born.
Politics Romney clinches GOP nomination with Texas win Romney clinches GOP nomination with Texas win
Mitt Romney clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a win in the Texas primary, a triumph of endurance for a candidate who came up short four years ago and had to fight hard this year as voters flirted with a carousel of GOP rivals.
Politics Warning signs for Obama on path to electoral votes Warning signs for Obama on path to electoral votes
President Barack Obama faces new warning signs in a once-promising Southern state and typically Democratic-voting Midwestern states roughly five months before the election even as he benefits nationally from encouraging economic news.
Politics A state-by-state look at the road to 270 A state-by-state look at the road to 270
An analysis of the state-by-state race to 270 electoral votes, the total needed to win the presidency, and where Democratic President Barack Obama and probable Republican nominee Mitt Romney stand now.
Politics Obama says Vietnam veterans too often 'denigrated' Obama says Vietnam veterans too often 'denigrated'
President Barack Obama paid tribute Monday to the men and women who have died defending America, pointing to Vietnam veterans as an under-appreciated and sometimes maligned group of war heroes who remained true to their nation despite an unwelcome homecoming.
Politics Romney promises world's strongest military Romney promises world's strongest military
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is promising to maintain an American military "with no comparable power anywhere in the world."
Politics Romney oil adviser also a big super PAC donor Romney oil adviser also a big super PAC donor
Oklahoma oil billionaire Harold Hamm didn't wait long to make a nearly $1 million donation to a group supporting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney after he became one of Romney's top energy advisers in March. Just weeks after Hamm joined the Romney campaign, he gave $985,000 to a pro-Romney super PAC, according to campaign reports.
Politics Obama stands by attacks on Romney's Bain Capital days Obama stands by attacks on Romney's Bain Capital days
President Barack Obama sought to undermine Mitt Romney's key rationale for his presidential candidacy Monday, sharply attacking his Republican challenger's background as a venture capitalist and arguing that profit-making alone is not a qualification for the White House.
Politics Romney's April money suggests GOP rallying for him Romney's April money suggests GOP rallying for him
Mitt Romney and his Republican Party raised $40 million in April, an unexpectedly strong haul in the first month of the general campaign that illustrates enthusiasm within the GOP and threatens President Barack Obama's overwhelming cash advantage.
Politics Obama's home-turf summits will test his leverage Obama's home-turf summits will test his leverage
President Barack Obama will find his diplomatic clout tested at twin summits on his own turf beginning Friday. The big global problems are the economic mess in Europe and finding scarce money to boost a postwar Afghanistan — and in both cases the solutions lie mostly overseas.
Politics Ron Paul: 'We will no longer spend resources' Ron Paul: 'We will no longer spend resources'
Ron Paul, the congressman from Texas and a favorite of tea partyers, effectively ended his presidential campaign Monday but urged his fervent supporters to continue working at the state party level to cause havoc for presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
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