President Barack Obama
Oregon isn’t likely to determine the outcome of the presidential election this year, but the race for the White House could sway the outcome of other races in Oregon.
In separate interviews, President Barack Obama and his challenger, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, discuss the election year’s hot button issues. Steve Kroft interviews Obama. Scott Pelley interviews Romney.
Republican Mitt Romney faced a new challenge Tuesday for saying Palestinians “have no interest” in peace with Israel, comments captured on newly released videotape of his private remarks to wealthy donors.
The Republican presidential nominee defined “middle-income” Friday as income of $200,000 to $250,000 a year and less.
Washington state won’t be able to access a federal database of legal immigrants to examine voting eligibility, The Secretary of State’s office announced Tuesday. Election officials said because the state doesn’t require proof of legal status during the process of obtaining a driver’s license, there is missing information that would be needed to access Homeland Security’s Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements program.
President Barack Obama squeaked out a fundraising victory over Mitt Romney in August as the candidates gear up for the final stretch of their closely contested campaign.
The members of the alternative rock band R.E.M. are taking issue with FOX News’ coverage of the Democratic National Convention and have released a statement asking the network to stop using their song “Losing My Relgion” during telecasts.
U.S. employers added 96,000 jobs in August, a tepid figure that points to the economy’s persistent weakness and slowing prospects for the unemployed. The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent in July. But that was only because more people gave up looking for jobs. People out of work are counted as unemployed only if they’re looking for a job.
The U.S. health care system squanders $750 billion a year – roughly 30 cents of every medical dollar – through unneeded care, byzantine paperwork, fraud and other waste, the influential Institute of Medicine said Thursday in a report that ties directly into the presidential campaign.
Former President Bill Clinton’s speech to the Democratic convention served as a high-energy validation of President Barack Obama’s policies — and may also have started setting the stage for another White House bid by his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.