• WASHINGTON (AP) — The race for the White House is pretty much back where it started, after thousands of ads, billions of dollars in spending, two conventions and three presidential debates. Despite some detours, the emphasis is heavily on the nation's lukewarm economy and President Barack Obama's stewardship of it.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 1:00 AM EST
  • This Nov. 3, 2012 photo shows wind turbines at the National Wind Technology Center, run by the U.S. Department of Energy, outside Boulder, Colo.

    Federal spending to support development of green energy has dropped sharply— 75 percent since 2009 — amid criticism that it's wasteful.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 11, 2012, 11:30 PM EST