• Obama charges that Romney favors Ryan's plans to overhaul Medicare.

    President Barack Obama laughs as he talks with people during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in Des Moines, Iowa. The president is on a three-day campaign bus tour through Iowa.
    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 3:10 AM EDT
  • The failure of Holder and House Republicans to work out a deal on the documents led to a vote in June that held the attorney general in contempt of Congress.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 6:14 PM EDT
  • He's trying to repair an image damaged by negative Democratic advertising and shift the trajectory of a campaign that's seen him lose ground to President Barack Obama.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 3:09 PM EDT
  • This June 28, 2012 file photo shows people who waited in line overnight to hear the Supreme Court on a landmark case on health care hold their belongings as they make their way into the court in Washington.

    The wealthiest 2 percent of Americans will take the biggest hit, starting next year. And the pain will be shared by some who aren't so well off — people swept up in a hodgepodge of smaller tax changes that will help finance health coverage for millions in need.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 11:12 AM EDT
  • Jenni McGlaun feeds hers 15-month-old son Jesse while three-year-old daughter Julia sits in a chair in their Milwaukee home on Aug. 11, 1997. McGlaun, who has been on and off welfare for five years, moved to Milwaukee from Rapid City, S.D., two years ago to follow her boyfriend. She is among thousands of people that will be affected on Sept. 1, 1997 when the state will replace welfare with "Wisconsin Works".

    The program is a shadow of its old self from the 1970s, when Ronald Reagan used the image of "welfare queens" to assail government poverty programs promoted by liberals.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 10:19 AM EDT