The Republican Party platform calls for a constitutional amendment outlawing all abortions and toughens its stance on immigration. What the GOP platform represents and its impact on the Romney campaign.
There's a lot at stake in the fall election, including control of Congress and the White House. But important questions will also be decided at the state level. Ballot initiatives will let voters in several states decide on issues ranging from same-sex marriage to marijuana legalization.
Four years ago, Artur Davis took the podium at the Democratic National Convention to support Barack Obama. Since then, he's lost a bid for governor, moved to a new state and changed parties. And this time around, he'll be speaking at the Republican convention — to call for Obama's defeat.
In California and other states struggling to plug big holes in their budgets, tax increases will be on the ballot in November. Several measures ask voters to help ward off budget cuts, or to raise funds for basic functions like schools and roads.
After weeks of saying he would not release his tax returns, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told reporters Thursday he had checked them and could report he had always paid at least 13 percent annual in federal income tax. But Romney still refuses to make public more of his tax returns, despite a new offer from the Obama campaign.
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