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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 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 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.
Politics Voters in N.C. define marriage as between man and a woman Voters in N.C. define marriage as between man and a woman
North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman, becoming the latest state to effectively slam the door shut on same-sex marriages.
Politics Don't tell Paul's supporters the primary is over Don't tell Paul's supporters the primary is over
Don't tell Ron Paul the Republican primary is over. He's too busy mucking up Mitt Romney's efforts to accumulate enough convention delegates to officially claim the GOP nomination for president.
Politics Obama targets middle-class voters through airwaves Obama targets middle-class voters through airwaves
Targeting middle-class voters, President Barack Obama on Monday unveiled a sweeping $25 million, nine-state ad campaign whose centerpiece is a commercial portraying him as the steward of an economic comeback and confronting Republican criticism that recovery has sputtered on his watch.
Politics Santorum endorses one-time rival Romney Santorum endorses one-time rival Romney
Former presidential hopeful Rick Santorum urged his supporters to back fellow Republican Mitt Romney's campaign Monday in a late-night email that ignored that Santorum once called Romney the "worst Republican in the country" during their bitter contest.
Politics Obama administration puts $1.9 billion behind Ore. health initiative Obama administration puts $1.9 billion behind Ore. health initiative
Oregon hopes to prove that states can save billions on Medicaid without sacrificing the quality of health care. Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber's plan would invest in preventive care to keep patients healthy so they don't need expensive hospitalizations.
Politics Gingrich ends White House bid Gingrich ends White House bid
Newt Gingrich, the colorful former House speaker and fiery partisan, formally exited the Republican presidential contest Wednesday and vowed to help Mitt Romney's bid to defeat President Barack Obama.
Politics Obama, Romney offer classic choices on big issues Obama, Romney offer classic choices on big issues
For the better part of a year, Mitt Romney has tethered himself to an array of positions designed for the Republican presidential primaries, stances that put him to the right of where he's been through much of his career and raise questions about where he really wants to go. President Barack Obama's politicking has tacked to the left, thanks to all those speeches to Democratic fundraisers and other activist-heavy events that play up the liberal in him.
Politics THE RACE: Trivial issues fly in White House race THE RACE: Trivial issues fly in White House race
These are the dog days of the presidential race, so to speak. The candidates are virtually decided, the political conventions still way off and the issues are scattered and sometimes trivial.