Driving Ms. Sarah

Monday Oct. 25

WOONSOCKET, R.I. President Barack Obama attacked Republicans with gusto Monday as he plunged into a final week of midterm election campaigning.

He said Republicans had driven the economy into a ditch and then stood by and criticized while Democrats pulled it out. Now that progress has been made, he said, "we can't have special interests sitting shotgun. We don't mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back."