Congress expands probe into meningitis outbreak

Congress expands probe into meningitis outbreak

Lawmakers on Friday widened their investigation into the deadly meningitis outbreak to include the role state regulators played in monitoring the pharmacy that produced steroid treatments blamed for killing 14 people in six states. The U.S. House of Representatives‘ Energy and Commerce Committee called on the Massachusetts pharmacy board to tell congressional staff what it […]

Foreign policy dominates vice presidential debate

Foreign policy dominates vice presidential debate

Vice President Joe Biden challenged his rival Paul Ryan on Thursday to show how a Republican administration would alter U.S. foreign policy in a dangerous world, but extracted few new details on issues including Iran, Syria and Afghanistan. Biden and Ryan spent almost half the time in their only debate sparring over foreign policy, with […]

White male vote more important than ever for Romney, Republicans

White male vote more important than ever for Romney, Republicans

With the race between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama tightening, the Republican needs one group more than any other to drive him to the White House: white men. For Romney, the support of white male voters offers the likeliest path to the presidency, even as betting on white men is proving an increasingly risky proposition […]

Democrats look to Biden to provide rebound for Obama

Democrats look to Biden to provide rebound for Obama

With the Republicans grabbing the momentum in a shifting White House race, Vice President Joe Biden will look to recover some ground and ease Democratic worries on Thursday in a high-stakes debate against Republican challenger Paul Ryan. Mitt Romney‘s steady climb in polls since President Barack Obama’s poor performance in last week’s first debate has […]

New Pew poll puts Romney ahead of Obama

New Pew poll puts Romney ahead of Obama

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney‘s strong performance in last week’s debate helped him pull ahead of President Barack Obama, a Pew Research Center poll showed on Monday. Likely voters favored Romney in the presidential race by 49 percent to Obama’s 45 percent, while Romney came up even at 46 percent with Obama among registered voters, […]

Cash-strapped cities ask voters to approve more debt

Cash-strapped cities ask voters to approve more debt

Houston-area schools want to borrow $1.9 billion to modernize most of the high schools, while Seattle says it needs $290 million to upgrade a seawall protecting the downtown waterfront so it can withstand an earthquake. San Francisco wants to sell $195 million of debt to repair and improve worn-out parks and playgrounds that it says […]