The Times West Virginian


  • Jobless rate falls in most battleground states

    Unemployment rates fell last month in nearly all of the battleground states that will determine the presidential winner, giving President Barack Obama fresh fodder to argue that voters should stick with him in an election focused squarely on the economy.

    October 20, 2012

  • Obama, Romney seek support from women

    One day after their contentious, finger-pointing debate, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney vied aggressively for the support of women voters Wednesday, as they and their running mates charged across nearly a half-dozen battleground states in the close race for the White House with 20 days to run.

    October 18, 2012

  • Face to face: Obama, Romney engage in crackling debate

    An aggressive President Barack Obama accused challenger Mitt Romney of favoring a “one-point plan” to help the rich in America and playing politics with the recent deadly terrorist attack in Libya in a Tuesday night debate crackling with energy and emotion just three weeks before the election.

    October 17, 2012

  • Romney seeks Ohio votes as Obama preps for debate

    Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan went back to school on Saturday to rally college students in all corners of all-important Ohio and hammer at President Barack Obama for going easy on China over unfair trade practices. Obama took precious time off the campaign trail to practice for the next debate against his GOP rival.

    October 14, 2012

  • Impact of Romney, Obama tax ideas is tough to figure

    Good luck figuring out whether Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would cut or raise your taxes if he’s elected president. President Barack Obama promises tax reform, too, but precious little detail.

    October 13, 2012

  • Romney criticizes Biden on consulate attack

    Broadening his attack on administration foreign policy, Mitt Romney accused Vice President Joe Biden on Friday of “doubling down on denial” in a dispute over security at a diplomatic post in Libya that was overrun by terrorists who killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

    October 13, 2012

  • Biden, Ryan tangle on everything

    At odds early and often, Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan squabbled over the economy, taxes, Medicare and more Thursday night in a contentious, interruption-filled debate. “That is a bunch of malarkey,” the vice president retorted after a particularly tough Ryan attack on the administration’s foreign policy.

    October 12, 2012

  • Obama on debate with Romney: ‘I had a bad night’

    President Barack Obama conceded Wednesday he did poorly in a debate last week that fueled a comeback by his rival in the race for the White House. Mitt Romney barnstormed battleground Ohio and pledged “I’m not going to raise taxes on anyone” in a new commercial.

    October 11, 2012


    U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III and Republican challenger John Raese answer a series of questions from the Times West Virginian editorial board.

    October 8, 2012

  • Romney vows renewal; Obama has big money month

    Opening the campaign’s last month, Mitt Romney ticked off indicators of economic misery Saturday night to suggest that a drop in unemployment hasn’t reversed what ails the nation. President Barack Obama’s campaign and Democrats posted an impressive fundraising haul, easing the party’s concerns that he would face a significant money disadvantage in the crucial closing days.

    October 7, 2012

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