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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 were trying to poach Gingrich’s donors and top supporters Friday, even as the former House speaker said he would keep campaigning despite the resignations of […]

Police interview teen about Rep. Weiner

Police interview teen about Rep. Weiner

Police in Delaware said they interviewed a teenage girl on Friday about whether she had contact with Representative Anthony Weiner, who is under pressure to resign for sending lewd pictures of himself to women over the Internet and then lying about it. “Detectives were made aware of alleged contact between Congressman Anthony Weiner and an […]

Obama holds big lead in Presidential poll

Obama holds big lead in Presidential poll

President Barack Obama retains a big lead over possible Republican rivals in the 2012 election despite anxiety about the economy and the country’s future, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll on Wednesday. Obama’s approval rating inched up 1 percentage point from May to 50 percent but the number of Americans who believe the country is on […]

Anthony Weiner: ‘Hell no, I won’t go’

Anthony Weiner: ‘Hell no, I won’t go’

Representative Anthony Weiner vowed to remain in office on Thursday despite increasing pressure for him to resign for sending lewd pictures of himself to women over the Internet and then lying about it. “I’m not,” Weiner told the New York Post when asked if he was going to resign. At least seven of Weiner’s fellow […]

Wars, costs face new Pentagon chief

Wars, costs face new Pentagon chief

U.S. senators are warning the man nominated to be the next defense chief to be wary of draconian Pentagon budget cuts, laying down a gauntlet against the $400 billion in national security reductions that President Barack Obama has proposed. Leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee tell Leon Panetta the Pentagon must scrutinize the budget […]

Taxes still a key point in budget talks

Taxes still a key point in budget talks

Top lawmakers on Thursday are expected to discuss one of the biggest hurdles in the way of a debt-reduction deal that would allow the United States to continue borrowing at rock-bottom rates — taxes. As Vice President Joe Biden and six lawmakers meet for a sixth round of talks, outside pressure is growing for them […]

More problems for Anthony Weiner

More problems for Anthony Weiner

Scandal-scarred Rep. Anthony Weiner is clinging to his perch in Congress despite new efforts to pry him away and a pair of developments that might inspire others in his position to give up the fight: A newly released X-rated photo that Weiner purportedly took of himself turned up on the Internet. And his wife of […]

Weiner roasted by both Democrats and Republicans

Weiner roasted by both Democrats and Republicans

A top Republican on Tuesday called on Democratic Representative Anthony Weiner to resign, saying Congress cannot afford to be distracted by the sexually charged photos and tweets he sent to women. House Republican Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia became the first top lawmaker to say that Weiner, an outspoken liberal who easily won a seventh […]