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Democrats upbeat about Senate prospects

Democrats upbeat about Senate prospects

Back-to-back surprises — Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe is retiring and former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey is running again — have given Democrats a burst of optimism that they can hold…

Obama regains ground with women voters

Obama regains ground with women voters

It’s looking like President Barack Obama may be back in the good graces of women. His support dropped among this critical constituency just before the new year began and the…

Romney, Santorum already looking towards Ohio

Romney, Santorum already looking towards Ohio

Regardless of the outcome of Republican presidential primaries in Michigan and Arizona on Tuesday, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum appear headed for a showdown next week in Ohio. Both candidates…

Gingirch, stuck on sidelines, plots another comeback

Gingirch, stuck on sidelines, plots another comeback

Largely on the sidelines of the GOP race, Newt Gingrich is pinning his fleeting Republican presidential hopes on Georgia, where his political career began, and a cluster of states that…

Romney poised for long fight is he loses Michigan

Romney poised for long fight is he loses Michigan

Losing the Michigan primary would strip the last of the varnish off the image that Mitt Romney is the inevitable GOP nominee for president and commit him to the long…

Oklahoma Congressman suggests shooting Senators, then apologizes

Oklahoma Congressman suggests shooting Senators, then apologizes

An Oklahoma congressman apologized on Friday for suggesting that “killing a couple” of U.S. senators may be the only way to get a budget passed through Congress. U.S. Rep. John…

Obama says failed GOP policies drive up gas prices

Obama says failed GOP policies drive up gas prices

President Barack Obama on Thursday assailed Republicans for what he described as a flawed and dishonest strategy for reducing gas prices, predicting his rivals would offer nothing but more drilling…

Palin before she quit: ‘I can’t take it anymore’

Palin before she quit: ‘I can’t take it anymore’

In the final months before she resigned as Alaska’s governor, Sarah Palin displayed growing frustration over deteriorating relationships with state lawmakers and outrage over ethics complaints that she felt frivolously…

Obama to address energy issues, gas prices

Obama to address energy issues, gas prices

President Barack Obama is confronting Americans’ anxiety over rising gasoline prices by drawing attention to his energy policies and taking credit for rising oil and gas production, a greater mix…

Republicans may regret focus on social issues

Republicans may regret focus on social issues

The longer GOP presidential candidates compete for conservative activists’ favor, the more they risk alienating centrist voters who might feel that arguments over birth control are crowding out talk about…