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Obama planning new trade sanctions against China

Obama planning new trade sanctions against China

President Barack Obama is launching a new trade enforcement case against China as he seeks an advantage over Republican rival Mitt Romney on an economic issue that has become a…

Romney hopes to shift focus of campaign

Romney hopes to shift focus of campaign

Mitt Romney will seek this week to explain more about what he would do as president, a strategy shift intended to change the trajectory of a race that President Barack…

Campaign 2012 gets an October surprise in September

Campaign 2012 gets an October surprise in September

Septembers shock, Octobers surprise, early Novembers can knock a campaign sideways. In a presidential race’s waning weeks, almost anything can happen — bedlam in the Middle East, financial panic at…

Foreign crisis could be bad news for Romney

Foreign crisis could be bad news for Romney

With protests at U.S. embassies and four Americans dead, Mitt Romney is suddenly facing a presidential election focused on a foreign policy crisis he gambled wouldn’t happen. But it did…

Romney nails Obama for wimp-like response to diplomatic mission attacks

Romney nails Obama for wimp-like response to diplomatic mission attacks

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney criticized the Obama administration in the wake of attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in Egypt and Libya on Tuesday, branding as “disgraceful” an early response…

With 9/11 reflections over, campaign hyperbole returns

With 9/11 reflections over, campaign hyperbole returns

Reflection over Sept. 11 quickly past, the race for the White House is returning to fierce form, with negative ads free to fly again and the candidates spreading out from…

Biker babes and bear hugs: Ah, the campaign trail

Biker babes and bear hugs: Ah, the campaign trail

Barack Obama goes airborne in a doozy of a bear hug with a pizza guy in Florida. Joe Biden cozies up with a biker chick in Ohio. Paul Ryan encircles…

Both campaigns silence rhetoric on 9/11 anniversary

Both campaigns silence rhetoric on 9/11 anniversary

It could be the only day before Nov. 6 without explicit partisan rancor. Both President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney plan to take down their negative ads in…

Does racism drive anger over Obama?

Does racism drive anger over Obama?

Is it because he’s black? The question of whether race fuels opposition to President Barack Obama has become one of the most divisive topics of the election. It is sowing…

Fog of war: The mind-numbing drone of a never-ending conflict in Afghanistan

Fog of war: The mind-numbing drone of a never-ending conflict in Afghanistan

It was another week at war in Afghanistan, another string of American casualties, and another collective shrug by a nation weary of a faraway conflict whose hallmark is its grinding…