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DENVER (AP) — President Barack Obama says at the start of the first presidential debate that 20 years ago he "became the luckiest man on earth" when married his wife, first lady Michelle Obama.
Almost every U.S. taxpayer faces a significant increase unless Congress and the White House agree on a plan to extend a huge collection of tax cuts expiring at the end of the year. There's disagreement over whether to extend them for all or to let taxes rise for some part of the wealthiest Americans, such as individuals making more than $200,000 per year.
DENVER (AP) — The first debate between Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney is under way at the University of Denver.
The United States accuses China of flouting trade rules and undervaluing its currency to helps its exporters. That hurts American manufacturers and costs U.S. jobs.
The job market is brutal and the economy weak. Nearly 13 million Americans can't find work; the unemployment rate is 8.1 percent, highest ever three years into a recovery. A divided Washington has done little to ease the misery.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney is planning to deliver a number of policy-focused speeches with new details during the presidential campaign's final five weeks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Past investigations into attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions have blamed both the administration and Congress for failing to spend enough money to ensure that the overseas facilities were safe despite a clear rise in terror threats to American interests abroad.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, in a position of strength, is looking to avoid mistakes in his first debate with Mitt Romney. The Republican challenger, trailing in opinion polls, needs to shake up the contest, and Wednesday night's televised encounter may offer his best hope.
DENVER (AP) — The manager of a Denver Chipotle restaurant has become an Internet celebrity thanks to the wide-eyed pose he struck alongside Mitt Romney when the Republican presidential candidate stopped by for lunch.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Campaign cash from outside political groups is flooding into conservative states with close Senate races like Indiana, Arizona and Montana, where residents are more accustomed to local news promos between football games than the relentless, often snarky attack ads.