For Romney, the stakes are high in first Presidential debate

For Romney, the stakes are high in first Presidential debate

President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney come face to face for the first time in the presidential campaign Wednesday night for a high-risk nationally televised debate that offers the challenger his best opportunity to revive his struggling presidential campaign. Romney, running short on time to reverse his fortunes, is angling for a breakout performance […]

Obama, Romney cram for first Presidential debate

Obama, Romney cram for first Presidential debate

Nearing their first face-off, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are hunkering down for intense preparations ahead of Wednesday’s presidential debate, where the GOP nominee hopes to change the trajectory of the White House race. Obama was huddling Monday with top advisers at a desert resort in Nevada. Romney had practice planned in Massachusetts, […]

Biden: Deficit news hit in administration’s first week

Biden:  Deficit news hit in administration’s first week

Vice President Joe Biden says that he and President Barack Obama had been on the job less than a week when a top economic adviser told them the country was facing a trillion-dollar budget deficit. Biden says that Obama replied, “But I haven’t done anything yet.” Biden blames the deficit on the previous Bush administration, […]

Obama to Congress: ‘Approve refinancing plan

Obama to Congress:  ‘Approve refinancing plan

Citing historically low mortgages, President Barack Obama is pressing Republicans to back housing policies the White House says would help struggling homeowners refinance their debts and prevent foreclosures. Obama is blaming congressional Republicans for not passing legislation he proposed in February that would lower lending rates for millions of borrowers who have not been able […]

Ryan to sportsmen: ‘We will protect your rights’

Ryan to sportsmen: ‘We will protect your rights’

Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan is telling a national sportsmen group that he and Mitt Romney would work to prevent any more restrictions on hunting and gun ownership. Speaking to around 1,000 members of the the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance at a rally on Saturday night, Ryan said he will fight any more restrictions to public […]

Romney looking for ways to save Presidential campaign

Romney looking for ways to save Presidential campaign

His path to victory narrowing, Mitt Romney is looking to Pennsylvania to help slow President Barack Obama’s momentum ahead of a high-stakes meeting on the debate stage next week. The Republican presidential nominee was to campaign Friday in the Philadelphia area, first courting donors at a high-dollar fundraiser and then meeting voters at a midday […]

The death of actor Johnny Lewis: Life imitating art?

The death of actor Johnny Lewis: Life imitating art?

Probation officials openly worried about actor Johnny Lewis‘ mental health and his danger to others in recent months, and this week their worst fears came true. The man who died a violent death on “Sons of Anarchy” three years ago apparently beat and strangled his landlady and attacked neighbors before falling or leaping to his […]

New York’s latest sex scandal is deja vu all over again

New York’s latest sex scandal is deja vu all over again

  It was an odd assignment for the young, pretty staffer when she was ordered to go along on a trip to Atlantic City with her boss. But the reason soon became clear. She said she spent much of the trip struggling to fend off the advances and kisses of 72-year-old Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez. […]

Obama, in two-minute TV spot, promotes ‘new economic patriotism’

Obama, in two-minute TV spot, promotes ‘new economic patriotism’

President Barack Obama is pitching a broad economic argument to voters ahead of next week’s debate with Republican opponent Mitt Romney, buying TV time in seven battleground states to promote what he calls a “new economic patriotism.” In a two-minute ad, Obama looks into the camera as he promotes an economic plan he says will […]