July 2012 Headlines

Obama, Romney in Latino Vote Tug of War

For Mitt Romney to win the White House, he will need help from the Latino community -- a tall order given President Obama's solid Hispanic voter support.

Black Pastors: Obama's Gay Marriage Support a 'Disgrace'

African-American pastors say that by embracing same-sex marriage, President Barack Obama threatens the stability of family, especially within the black community.

Dewhurst, Cruz Tout Conservatism Amid TX Primary

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz are vying for the seat being vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Entrepreneurs to Obama: 'We Did Build This'

Romney supporters have launched a pro-business tour called 'We Did Build This," in response to remarks by the president that "someone else" made their businesses succeed.

Justice Scalia Criticizes Obamacare Ruling

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia calls Chief Justice John Roberts' decision to uphold the law as a tax incorrect.

Fox News' John Stossel: 'No, Government Can't'

Should government push legislation to promote issues like enforcing traditional marriage, or discourage outlawing pot? Fox News' John Stossel says "No."

Obama Aid to Israel a Ploy to Upstage Romney?

President Obama announced Friday that he will release an extra $70 million in military aid to Israel on the heels of Mitt Romney's scheduled trip to the country this weekend.

Obama Circumvents NC Lawmakers to Fund Abortion

President Obama is coming under fire for funnelling more than $400,000 to Planned Parenthood in North Carolina.

Romney's Mormon Faith Not a Big Issue with Voters

Republican candidate Mitt Romney's Mormon faith may not matter in his race against President Obama, according to a new poll.

Senate Rejects Tax Cuts for Wealthy Americans

The Senate approved a measure to extend former President Bush's tax cuts to all but high-income Americans.

Obama Calls for Increased, But Limited Gun Control

President Obama is embracing some degree of gun control in the wake of the deadly shooting in Colorado.

Romney Signs Pledge to Repeal Obamacare

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is in Britain Thursday on the first leg of a weeklong overseas tour.

Obama Deportation Proposal Could Cost $600M

President Obama's plan to give work permits to young, illegal immigrants could cost nearly $585 million

Truce Over: Romney Targets Obama on Nat'l Security

President Obama and Mitt Romney spoke at the Veterans of Foreign Wars annual convention, where they made it clear the weekend of political truce is over.

Romney Turns to Faith to Encourage Colo. Families

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney struck a rare tone as he referenced Scripture to help comfort the victims of the Colorado massacre.

Most Voters Blame Obama for Stagnant Economy

A new poll found that 53 percent of likely U.S. voters believe president's policies have slowed down the economy.

Candidates Cancel Campaigning; Call for Prayer

President Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney have cancelled all campaign events Friday in light the shooting massacre at a movie theater in Colorado.

Book Claims Obama Mentor Was a Communist

A new book examines one of President Obama's mentors, who happened to be a card-carrying communist listed on the FBI's "Security Index" during the Cold War with the Soviet Union.

Who Will Most Likely Win Romney Veepstakes?

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is getting very close to naming a running mate. The decision could come in the next few days or weeks.

Rick Warren Invites Obama, Romney to Forum

Pastor Rick Warren has invited President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney to a presidential forum at his church in Southern California in August.

Senate Republicans Sink UN Law of the Sea Treaty

A United Nations treaty governing the open seas is expected to die in the Senate after two more Republicans announced their opposition.

Obama, Romney Duke it Out over the Middle Class

President Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney are both trying to convince this crucial voting block that their policies will help them the most.

Accusations Fly in Obama, Romney Stump Speeches

President Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney traded blows again in campaign speeches, taking aim at the other's future plans for growing the economy.

Arizona Gaining Upper Hand in Battle for Unborn

Several states, including Arizona, are stripping Planned Parenthood of tax dollars. The Great Canyon state has scored several victories on the pro-life front.

Dems Threaten to Push US off 'Fiscal Cliff'

Democrats are willing to risk a threat to the economy to force Republicans to raise taxes on high-income earners, according to The Washington Post.

Condoleezza Rice Romney's Vice Presidential Pick?

As the 2012 presidential campaign season intensifies, speculation continues to grow about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's choices for vice president.

Both Parties' Tax Bills Fail in the Senate

The Senate rejected the Democratic and Republican business tax cut plans Friday. Each party said the other's bill wouldn't help struggling families, businesses, or the economy.

Tea Party Floats Allen West as Veep Possibility

Some high-profile Tea Party conservatives have suggested that Mitt Romney make Florida Rep. Allen West his vice presidential nominee.

Obamacare to Cost $2.6 Trillion over First Decade

A new government report found that Obamacare will be far more expensive than the president originally promised.

NAACP Boos Romney as he Criticizes Obama

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney didn't get much support from black voters during an unlikely campaign stop Wednesday.

House Bill Targets Birth Control Mandate Fine

House Republicans are proposing a bill that would bar the government from fining religious employers who refuse to provide birth control because of their beliefs.

GOP Takes Another Swing at Repealing Obamacare

This week in the House of Representatives, GOP leaders are behind a full court press to repeal "Obamacare."

Can the IRS Police Taxes and Obamacare?

A House panel is investigating whether the Internal Revenue Service can police the new health care law while simultaneously collecting taxes.

Presidential Race a Mid-Summer Dead Heat

A new survey shows President Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney tied among registered voters nationally at 47 percent.

Months Before Election it's 'Battle of the Tax Cuts'

The president launched efforts to extend tax cuts for the middle class, arguing that a refusal to act would be a "big blow" to working families and the economy.

Romney to Head Overseas in August

Mitt Romney is planning a trip overseas in August ahead of the Republican National Convention in August.

Obama Campaign Stumbles over Dreary Jobs Data

As President Obama's bus tour traveled through Ohio, the campaign hit a roadblock with the lackluster jobs report.

Key Evangelical Leaders Warm Up to Romney

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is launching a new effort to win over evangelical leaders in the race for the White House.

Obamacare Mandate a Problem for Both Candidates?

As the presidential campaign kicks into high gear, Mitt Romney may have unintentionally made the issue more complicated with his statements on the Obamacare mandate.

Roberts Switched Sides to Uphold Obamacare

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts reportedly initially sided with conservatives on the court to strike down the heart of the health care law - but later changed his mind.

GOP Leaders: Voters Will Decide on Obamacare

The GOP is betting that the law's unpopularity will be enough to drive Democrats from power.