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Watch live: Romney announces his VP pick

Mitt Romney is expected to announce at 9am ET that he has chosen Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate.

Obama campaign tips Bachmann or Gingrich for Romney’s VP

White House hopeful Mitt Romney is not consulting President Barack Obama over his decision on a running mate, but the Democrat's campaign offered unsolicited advice on Wednesday about who to choose: Michele Bachmann or Newt Gingrich...

Non-retired Baby Boomers anxious about more than jobs

The AARP surveyed Americans aged 50-64 who are still working, and found that they share younger voters' worries about the U.S. economy ahead of the Nov. 6 election, but their economic concerns extend well beyond jobs.

Air Obama: President’s re-election campaign goes Dream Team

The Obama campaign is offering donors who give at least $3 the chance to enter a lottery to attend the “Obama Classic,” a night of basketball with some of the sport’s greats, including the player many consider its greatest, Michael Jordan.

A battleground is a battleground is a battleground – or is it?

A new study by the University of Minnesota shows broad disagreement among news outlets over which states are swing states - those considered neither firmly Democratic nor Republican – in the Nov. 6 election.

Obama ad on Romney’s tax plan: he pays less, you pay more

President Barack Obama's campaign on Thursday released a new television advertisement hitting Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney for paying what it considers to be a low tax rate in 2010 and for pushing a tax plan that could most benefit wealthy Americans.

What does Obama want for his birthday? Florida would be nice

A crowd of more than 2,000 people sang “Happy Birthday” to Obama during a campaign stop in Orlando, prompting Obama to joke that he ought to have brought a cake so that he could blow out the candles and make an electoral wish. “Winning Florida wouldn’t be a bad birthday present,” Obama said.

Watch live: Obama speaks at a campaign event in Ohio

President Obama will deliver remarks in Mansfield, Ohio, at 11:40 a.m. ET.

If middle class prospers, we all prosper: Obama in Olympics ad

A new national television advertisement released by President Obama's campaign on Friday that will air during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games features the Democratic incumbent delivering an impassioned stump speech in which he ties national prosperity to the success of the middle class.

Romney speaks at the VFW convention

Mitt Romney will deliver remarks to the Veterans of Foreign War convention at 2pm ET from Reno, Nevada.

Scott Brown’s latest channels poet Langston Hughes

Scott Brown, locked in a tight race to hold onto his Senate seat from Massachusetts, has become the second Republican in the current election cycle to channel Langston Hughes, the African-American social activist poet with Communist sympathies who is also regarded as a literary hero by many in the gay community.

Watch live: Obama speaks at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention

President Obama will address the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Reno at 3:35pm ET.

Ohio secretary of state: Why is the Obama campaign only suing us?

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said that a federal lawsuit filed against him by President Obama's campaign and other Democrats is "misguided" and will lead to "confusion and the undermining of confidence in the election system."

Scott Brown jabs Elizabeth Warren’s Hollywood supporters

Scott Brown, in a close race to hang on to his Senate seat in Massachusetts, is mounting a new fundraising drive using donations to rival Elizabeth Warren’s campaign by a bevy of Hollywood talent as catnip for potential donors.

A Number Cruncher could add up to become Romney running mate

Washington number crunchers are finally getting some respect. With the economy the top issue in the Nov. 6 elections, Romney's short list of possible picks features two of Congress's most wonkish guys.

Maine governor draws ire with new IRS “Gestapo” comments

Maine's Republican governor ignited a fresh firestorm when, for the second time in a week, he compared the Internal Revenue Service to the Gestapo, Nazi Germany's murderous secret police.

Scott Brown trails Elizabeth Warren in Q2 donations

The race for the Senate seat from Massachusetts is shaping up as one of the marquee Congressional contests of the year, and likely the most expensive as both candidates keep up a frenetic fundraising pace.

Romney touts tourism in fire-ravaged Colorado

Mitt Romney has a message for what Americans do to help a section of Colorado hit hard by recent wildfires: come to the state on vacation to help out the local economy.

Republicans shoot for “Super Saturday”

Hoping to echo the Democratic Party's successful use of volunteer armies, Republicans are mounting their first "Super Saturday" of the 2012 campaign. On July 7, the party says it will dispatch an army of volunteers to knock on doors and make telephone calls to voters in 12 swing states.

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