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  • After debate, Romney, Santorum prepare for Michigan After bitter debate, Romney and Santorum eye

    BETH FOUHY, KASIE HUNT - Associated Press

    MESA, Ariz. — A bitter and often personal debate behind them, Republicans Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are shoring up their campaigns in different ways ahead of a series of crucial presidential primaries AP photo Formner Sen. Rick Santorum, left, and former Gov. Mitt Romeny at Wednesday night's debate Romney is paying the most attention to Michigan, his birthplace and the site of an unexpectedly tight race with Santorum, by attending a tea party rally Thursday night in an effort to get more conservative support. He has campa...

  • Maine GOP chairman say Romney wins caucuses

    BETH FOUHY, STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press

    PORTLAND, Maine — Maine Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster says Mitt Romney has won the Maine caucuses by a slim margin, giving him a much needed boost following losses in three other contests in the past week. AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney waves to supporters at a caucus, Saturday, in Portland, Maine. The former Massachusetts governor defeated Ron Paul, the only other GOP hopeful competing in the state. Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich did not actively participate in the c...

  • Twitter plays outsize role in 2012 campaign

    BETH FOUHY, Associated Press

    NEW YORK — @BarackObama is on Twitter. So is @MittRomney. And so are all the voters following the 2012 presidential contest, whether they know it or not. Candidates, strategists, journalists and political junkies have all flocked to Twitter, the social networking hub where information from the mundane to the momentous is shared through 140-character microbursts known as tweets. While relatively few voters are on Twitter — a study by the Pew Research Center found that about 13 percent of American adults have joined the site ...

  • Flood worries and some relief in Irene's wake

    BETH FOUHY, SAMANTHA GROSS - Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Stripped of hurricane rank, Tropical Storm Irene spent the last of its fury Sunday, leaving treacherous flooding and millions without power — but an unfazed New York and relief that it was nothing like the nightmare authorities feared. Slowly, the East Coast surveyed the damage, up to $7 billion by one private estimate, and worried of danger still lurking: the possibility of rivers and streams swelling with rainwater and overflowing over the next few days. AP Photo/Brian Scanlon Two men examine a toppled tel...

  • GOP-leaning group launches ads criticizing Obama in Montana, other states

    BETH FOUHY, Associated Press

    A Republican-leaning independent fundraising group announced Friday it would launch a $20 million television campaign criticizing President Barack Obama's handling of the economy. The ads, produced and financed by Crossroads GPS, will begin running Monday in 10 states, many of which are presidential battlegrounds. Spokesman Jonathan Collegio said the group would spend $5 million initially on cable television nationwide and on broadcast TV in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, New Mexico,... Full story

  • Palin rejects new gun laws, vague on 2012 plans

    BETH FOUHY, FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin answers questions at the public appearance at the Long Island (LIA) Association Meeting and Luncheon in Woodbury, N.Y., Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) Palin rejects new gun laws, vague on 2012 plans BETH FOUHY FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press WOODBURY, New York — Sarah Palin stuck to her guns on "death panels" Thursday, and on guns for that matter, in a rare public appearance in which reporters were allowed. Palin continued tweaking the first lady's efforts to fight childhood obes...

  • Weiner admits he sent lewd picture; won't quit

    BETH FOUHY, Associated Press

    NEW YORK AP Photo/Harry Hamburg, File In this Jan. 6, 2011 file photo, Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., testifies before the House Rules Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. "Weiner Exposed." "Weiner's Pickle." "Battle of the Bulge." Those were some of the tabloid headlines llampooning U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner as he struggled to explain how a photo of a man's crotch had been posted to his Twitter account. — After days of denials, a choked-up New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner confessed Monday that he tweeted a b... Full story

  • Millions gather worldwide to ring in 2011

    BETH FOUHY Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Revelers smooched and cheered the famous ball drop in New York's Times Square as the largest New Year's Eve celebration in the U.S. ushered in 2011. Most tried to set aside concerns about the worldwide economic downturn as partiers from New Zealand to Asia to Europe toasted to hopes of a more prosperous year to come. In New York, a sea of people stretching for blocks braved tight security and cool temperatures Friday night to take part in the storied Times Square New Year's celebration, first begun in 1904. C...

  • Millions gather worldwide to ring in 2011

    BETH FOUHY, Associated Press

    Millions gather worldwide to ring in 2011 BETH FOUHY, Associated Press NEW YORK — Revelers smooched and cheered the famous ball drop in New York's Times Square as the largest New Year's Eve celebration in the U.S. ushered in 2011. Most tried to set aside concerns about the worldwide economic downturn as partiers from New Zealand to Asia to Europe toasted to hopes of a more prosperous year to come. In New York, a sea of people stretching for blocks braved tight security and cool temperatures Friday night to take part in the s...

  • Millions gather worldwide to ring in 2011

    BETH FOUHY, Associated Press

    Millions gather worldwide to ring in 2011 BETH FOUHY, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Revelers smooched and cheered the famous ball drop in New York's Times Square as the largest New Year's Eve celebration in the U.S. ushered in 2011. Most tried to set aside concerns about the worldwide economic downturn as partiers from New Zealand to Asia to Europe toasted to hopes of a more prosperous year to come. In New York, a sea of people stretching for blocks braved tight security and cool temperatures Friday night to take part i... Full story

  • 1 million to watch NYC ball drop to ring in 2011

    BETH FOUHY Associated Press

    NEW YORK (AP) — Still digging out from a debilitating blizzard, New York was poised to welcome nearly a million visitors to Times Square on Friday for the country's largest annual New Year's Eve celebration. Nationwide, revelers set aside concerns about the winter weather and even potential terrorist threats to ring in 2011 at large and small gatherings. From California, where waterlogged residents have contended with record winter rainfall, to the snowbound states along the Eastern seaboard, New Year's Eve celebrations b...

  • Dueling demonstrations begin after 9/11 memorial

    BETH FOUHY, VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press Writers

    Dueling demonstrations begin after 9/11 memorial BETH FOUHY,Associated Press Writers VERENA DOBNIK,Associated Press Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of family members of Sept. 11 victims recited loved ones' names through tears on the ninth anniversary of the attacks Saturday, avoiding direct mention of the political furor over plans for a mosque that later drew thousands of protesters on both sides. After the ceremony, around 1,000 activists rallied about five blocks from the site of the 2001 attacks to support the p... Full story