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Romney visits victims of Isaac in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney detoured to hurricane-damaged Louisiana on Friday as he campaigned his way out of the Republican National Convention on the final leg of his quest for the White House. The former Massac ...

Fellow Mormons share Romney experiences

(AP) - Members of Mitt Romney's church warmly presented the GOP presidential candidate as a compassionate man who lives his Mormon faith of service. The former Massachusetts governor is the first Mormon presidential candidate on a major party ticket. ...

Protests fizzle in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The three dozen chanting anti-GOP protesters hit a lull of silence as they marched through a low-income neighborhood in west Tampa. "What are you guys doing? Taking a nap?" shouted one protester to his cohorts, exhorting them to ye ...

Romney: America needs jobs, lots of jobs

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Mitt Romney launched his fall campaign for the White House in a rousing Republican National Convention finale Thursday night, proclaiming America needs "jobs, lots of jobs" and promising to create 12 million of them in perilous eco ...

Romney appeals to disappointed Obama voters; Mormon friends relate experiences

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Republican Mitt Romney has a message for the millions of Americans who voted for Democratic President Barack Obama: It's OK to be disappointed. The biggest moment of his political career at hand, Romney looked to appeal to the feel ...

Federal court rejects Texas voter photo ID law; SC next

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A tough Texas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls discriminates against low-income blacks and Hispanics, a federal court ruled Thursday, wiping out for the November election a measure championed by cons ...

Rubio: Romney knows what makes America great

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida says Mitt Romney knows what makes America exceptional. Rubio told the GOP convention Thursday night that Romney understands prosperity doesn't happen because the government spends more money, that it hap ...

Eastwood and the symbolism of the empty chair

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Clint Eastwood, the Hollywood filmmaker who knows all about sticking to the script, turned in what seemed like an oddly unscripted endorsement of Republican Mitt Romney Wednesday night. Standing on the convention stage with an empt ...

Salt Lake Olympians back Romney at convention

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Some of America's former Olympians are making the case for Mitt Romney to become the nation's next president by praising his leadership qualities and citing his work to make the 2002 Winter Olympics a success. Kim Rhode, who has co ...

Romney women talk family in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Ann Romney can't seem to stop talking about her five boys, even though they're hardly boys anymore. Hours after her speech to the Republican National Convention, the wife of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney campaigned across th ...


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