This inland port on the San Joaquin River recently became the largest city in the country to declare bankruptcy, but evidence of its unraveling has been mounting for years, The New York Times reports.
President Obama was once the fundraiser-in-chief. Now, he faces the very real threat of being the first president to be outspent by a challenger.
Mitt Romney is demanding that President Obama back away from his persistent attacks on Romney's record at Bain Capital, advising that it would be better "if you spent some time speaking about your record."
With nearly two-thirds of the US enduring drought conditions, food prices are expected to jump ahead of the November election. That could add to voter anxieties about the economy, the Christian Science Monitor reports.
Despite an uncertain future, the talk in Washington and on the campaign trail has dwelled largely on past battles rather than future challenges.
Hours after Mitt Romney was booed at the annual meeting of the NAACP, the civil rights group's leader lashed out at the Republican presidential hopeful, saying "showing up is half the battle."
Mitt Romney draws jeers from black voters as he criticizes President Barack Obama and pledges to repeal the Democrats' health care overhaul.
The debate over balancing taxing and spending has been raging across the country, and no two states have settled it more differently than Maryland and Kansas, the New York Times Reports.
A House vote to fully repeal President Obama’s health care law was supposed to be the coup de grâce for “Obamacare,” a final sweeping away of a law that Republicans thought the Supreme Court would gut and leave for dead, The New York Times reports.
President Obama's campaign and the Democratic party raised $71 million in June, well below the $106 million hauled in by Mitt Romney and GOP.
"We absolutely have to look at other ways" to pay for infrastructure, one former state official said. "There's only so much bonding you can do."
As the House prepares to vote on Obama's health-care reform this week, critics of the new law are mounting their own challenge to Obama's interpretation of a key provision.
Mitt Romney says the June jobs numbers show a new president is needed and "this kick in the gut has got to end." President Barack Obama is blaming Republicans and "the stalemate" in Washington.
Mr. Murdoch has never been particularly impressed with Mr. Romney, friends and associates of both men say. The two times Mr. Romney visited the editorial board of The Journal, Mr. Murdoch did not work very hard to conceal his lack of excitement. “There was zero enthusiasm, no engagement,” said one Journal staff member who was at the most recent meeting in December the New York Times reports.
When policy makers in Washington worry about Mexico these days, they think in terms of a handful of numbers: Mexico’s 19,500 hectares devoted to poppy cultivation for heroin; its 17,500 hectares growing cannabis; the 95 percent of American cocaine imports brought by Mexican cartels through Mexico and Central America, the New York Times reports.
It looks like a tax, smells like a tax, and the Supreme Court says it must be a tax. But politicians in both parties are squirming over how to define "it."
A Democratic super PAC and a major labor union are joining forces and reserving nearly $20 million in ad time for the fall in a bid to topple Republicans from power in the U.S. House.
While Americans under 30 are still inclined to support President Obama by a wide margin, the president may face a particular challenge among voters ages 18 to 24 with views shaped largely by the recession, The New York Times reports.
With the unemployment report for June due in one week, and the general election a bit more than four months away, the job indicators for the pre-election season remain fragile, according to the latest weekly analysis from Moody's Analytics, the New York Times reports.
Mitt Romney's campaign says it has raised more than $4 million within 24 hours of the Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Barack Obama's health-care law. The White House, meanwhile, is urging congressional Democrats to engage Republicans in a fight over taxes