Published August 30, 2012
The Romney campaign is trying to dip into the ranks of the youth voters who helped President Obama win in 2008 – focusing on those recent college grads perhaps living in their parents' basement or mowing lawns to cover a student loan.
Published August 29, 2012
The political chatter around the Republican convention has once again turned to a Romney pick – with delegates and reporters alike wondering who the campaign has tapped to be the mystery guest at Thursday night’s finale.
Published August 27, 2012
The Republican presidential candidates who campaigned, debated and otherwise scrapped for months to stand alone in Tampa are essentially all here -- with Mitt Romney at center stage and his former rivals both inside and outside the party tent.
Published August 21, 2012
The State Department has started to replace its just-the-facts online profiles of foreign countries with new ones that appear to largely highlight U.S. relations since President Obama took office -- a move that comes on top of efforts to update the official profiles of past presidents with Obama-themed factoids.
Published August 18, 2012
Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson almost certainly can't win the presidential election this year. But his supporters claim he could determine who does.
Published August 14, 2012
California’s prized park system -- from the Sierra Nevada to the golden southern beaches – is facing big problems as a high-priority audit gets underway to learn how officials stashed a $54 million secret surplus while soliciting money from local governments and others to stay afloat.
Published August 12, 2012
Mitt Romney, after picking Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate Saturday, charges into the final pre-convention stretch giving voters a much sharper picture of where his campaign stands as he hits the reset button on the race.
Published August 09, 2012
On top of red-light cameras and speed cameras, some jurisdictions are starting to install stop-sign cameras in their seemingly never-ending quest to monitor drivers and catch them in the act of some ticket-able offense.
Published August 06, 2012
Amid the peak summer season, two of Connecticut’s popular public beaches -- maintained with taxpayer money -- were closed Monday to accommodate President Obama’s fundraising excursion that ends with a $35,800-per-plate event at movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s mansion. And Republicans aren't happy about it.
Published August 06, 2012
After years of earning their political chops in governor mansions, on Capitol Hill, attacking party rivals or just waiting their turn, several tops prospects – and some wild cards – are emerging as potential 2016 presidential candidates.