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Michele Bachmann: The new Sarah Palin?

Michele Bachmann: The new Sarah Palin?

Rep. Michele Bachmann’s smooth presidential debate performance, after years of fact-muffling and squirm-inducing hyperbole, stands to make her a bigger force in the Republican Party, posing problems for GOP leaders…

Romney survives GOP debate without scars

Romney survives GOP debate without scars

If Tim Pawlenty, Newt Gingrich and other Republican presidential hopefuls feel they need to close the gap on front-runner Mitt Romney, they didn’t show it at the New Hampshire debate.…

Congress returns to work without its Weiner

Congress returns to work without its Weiner

Congress returns to work on Monday, but at least one lawmaker won’t be there. Rep. Anthony Weiner starts this week on a temporary leave of absence, in treatment for an…

Obama’s prospects in Sunshine State anything but sunny

Obama’s prospects in Sunshine State anything but sunny

President Barack Obama has problems in Florida that he didn’t have when he won the prized state in 2008. The state’s economy is worse than elsewhere. Foreclosures are high. Property…

Obama in 2012: Less excitement, more disenchantment

Obama in 2012: Less excitement, more disenchantment

If President Barack Obama wants North Carolina in his win column again next year, he might have to count on Elliott Johnson’s quiet, even grudging, acceptance rather than the riotous…

Palin’s emails: Old media vs new

Palin’s emails: Old media vs new

The analysis of Sarah Palin’s emails over the past few days may end up teaching us more about the future of journalism than about the former Alaska governor’s past. Drawing…

Sexting addict Weiner won’t quit Congress, opts for leave of absence

Sexting addict Weiner won’t quit Congress, opts for leave of absence

Rejecting calls by Democratic leaders for him to resign in a sexting scandal, Rep. Anthony Weiner is instead seeking professional treatment and asking for a leave of absence from Congress.…

Timeline of a Weiner’s scandal

Timeline of a Weiner’s scandal

A timeline of events in the online sex scandal involving Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y.: Friday, May 27: Weiner uses his Twitter account to send a waist-down photograph of a man’s…

GOP Presidential field: Not much to brag about

GOP Presidential field: Not much to brag about

Newt Gingrich’s campaign defections are just the latest tremor in a constantly shifting GOP presidential landscape that craves some steadiness as a big, early New Hampshire debate nears. Rivals already…

Mass exodus: Senior Gingrich campaign aides quit

Mass exodus: Senior Gingrich campaign aides quit

The entire top echelon of New Gingrich’s presidential campaign resigned on Thursday, a stunning mass exodus that left his bid for the Republican nomination in tatters. Rick Tyler, the former…