Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin is launching a bus tour across Missouri. He's the congressman whose controversial comments about rape led to calls that he drop out of the race. Tuesday is the last day for Akin to remove himself from the ballot. He's made clear he's in the race to stay, but Akin has an uphill fight to unseat Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill.
GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney tried to raise doubts about President Obama's handling of foreign policy. The Obama campaign responded by accusing Romney of trying to politically exploit the deaths of four Americans in Libya.
New York's transit authority posted controversial ads condemning Islamic Jihad in the city's subway system Monday, after losing a legal battle to withhold the posters. The campaign's sponsor says the ads target radicalism, not "peaceful Muslims."
States and cities across the country face a trillion-dollar pension crisis that threatens to reduce local services, raise taxes and trim pension benefits for public employees. But sweeping reforms in Rhode Island have alleviated the state's unfunded pension liability.
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