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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…

Santorum tops Romney in latest nationwide poll

Santorum tops Romney in latest nationwide poll

White House hopeful Rick Santorum has opened an eight-point lead over presumptive frontrunner Mitt Romney among likely Republican voters nationwide, a new poll showed Sunday. Thirty-six percent of those surveyed…

Why Rick Santorum connects with voters

Why Rick Santorum connects with voters

Sporting his signature sweater vest and telling stories of his coal miner grandfather, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has struck a chord in the Rust Belt that is helping propel…

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…

Tax cut extension passage ends long, bitter battle

Tax cut extension passage ends long, bitter battle

Congress ended a three-month battle on Friday by passing legislation to extend a tax cut for 160 million workers, a boon for both the economy and Democratic President Barack Obama…

Obama: Unfinished business is job one for term two

Obama: Unfinished business is job one for term two

President Barack Obama sought on Thursday to stoke enthusiasm in California about his 2012 re-election drive, saying he wanted another chance to overhaul immigration and tackle climate change with a…

CNN cancels Atlanta GOP debate

CNN cancels Atlanta GOP debate

A planned March 1 debate of Republican presidential candidates in Atlanta was canceled on Thursday after Mitt Romney and Ron Paul dropped out of it and the campaign for Rick…

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…