Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says the latest unemployment report shows the economy is "limping along" as a result of failed leadership and bad fiscal policy coming from the Obama administration.
His re-election in doubt, President Barack Obama conceded only halting progress Thursday night toward fixing the nation's stubborn economic woes but vowed in a Democratic National Convention finale, "Our problems can be solved, our challenges can be met."
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is defending his decision not to discuss the Afghanistan war in his convention speech. And he says President Barack Obama should use his convention speech to "report on the promises he made."
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is calling on Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to release several more years of his tax returns, but did not repeat the unfounded claim that Romney hasn't paid income taxes for years.
President Barack Obama says his administration is determined to help servicemen, veterans and their families with their economic and health care needs as conflicts overseas end or wind down and they return to the nation they have served.