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Poll: All GOP contenders lose to Obama

Poll: All GOP contenders lose to Obama

A surging Rick Santorum is running even with Mitt Romney atop the Republican presidential field, but neither candidate is faring well against President Barack Obama eight months before Americans vote,…

Obama’s scaled-down American dream

Obama’s scaled-down American dream

This time around, President Barack Obama’s message can sound decidedly down-to-earth. Four years after winning the White House, Obama is dealing with a different economic and political reality as he…

Lies, damn lies and the auto bailout squirm

Lies, damn lies and the auto bailout squirm

Michigan has become squirm central for Republican presidential candidates who are trying to explain their opposition to the auto bailout before the big primary in the home of automakers. Their…

Super pacs: The new power base for the GOP

Super pacs: The new power base for the GOP

An unmistakable dynamic is playing out in the money game among Republican presidential candidates: New “super” political action committees are growing more powerful than the campaigns they support. For two…

Santorum finds campaign gold in social issues

Santorum finds campaign gold in social issues

Philosophical differences between the top two Republican presidential candidates are becoming starker as Rick Santorum drives harder on religious and social issues that Mitt Romney rarely discusses in detail. In…

FBI sting nets terror suspect who planned to bomb Capitol

FBI sting nets terror suspect who planned to bomb Capitol

The Moroccan man accused of trying to blow up the U.S. Capitol told acquaintances that America’s war on terrorism actually was a war on Muslims and they needed to be…

Dems blast male-dominated hearing on contraception

Dems blast male-dominated hearing on contraception

Religious leaders told a House panel Thursday the Obama administration was violating basic rights to religious freedom with its policies for requiring that employees of religion-affiliated institutions have access to…

Santorum got rich after leaving Senate

Santorum got rich after leaving Senate

Rick Santorum grew wealthy over his four years working as a corporate consultant and media commentator after leaving the Senate in 2006, his newly released federal tax returns show. He…

Santorum: Aspirin? We don’t need no stinkin’ aspirin

Santorum: Aspirin? We don’t need no stinkin’ aspirin

Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum is distancing himself from a high-profile supporter’s comments about contraception. The main donor behind Santorum’s “super PAC,” Foster Friess (freeze), said on MSNBC on Thursday…

Congress set to vote on payroll tax cut extension

Congress set to vote on payroll tax cut extension

Congress is getting ready to vote on extending a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for people out of work the longest, a showdown that many…