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Bachmann leadership bid adds drama

She’ll have to run an insurgent race in the battle for the Republican Conference chairmanship. Read the full story from Politico…

Can Obama pull a Clinton?

The president faces many obstacles to making a political comeback like Clinton in 1994. Read the full story from Politico…

Greens desperate to avoid blame

They’re working hard to show that the unsuccessful climate bill was not responsible for Dems’ losses. Read the full story from Politico…

Health care costs on the front lines

Gates opens the debate on military health care costs in a necessary bid to rein in spending. Read the full story from Politico…

Coalitions? We don’t need no stinkin’ coalitions

Coalitions? We don’t need no stinkin’ coalitions

President Barack Obama may have expressed humility over the “shellacking” he took in the midterm elections. But he and his fellow Democrats made it clear they still differ with Republicans…

Independents, seniors said ‘no’ to Democrats

Independents, seniors said ‘no’ to Democrats

Independents and people 65 and older are two pivotal voting blocs neither party can afford to lose. Right now, Democrats have alienated both. As attention begins to shift to the…

Obama admits ‘shellacking’ but still doesn’t get the point

Obama admits ‘shellacking’ but still doesn’t get the point

A chastened President Barack Obama admitted he had suffered a “shellacking” in this week’s US mid-term elections, but refused to see it as a repudiation of his transformative domestic agenda.…

Many rich candidates couldn’t buy an election victory

Many rich candidates couldn’t buy an election victory

Dipping into their personal fortunes to finance a political campaign turned out to be a losing investment for several candidates trying to break into political office. Former eBay chief executive…

Clinton sees votes to pass U.S.-Russia arms treaty

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday she believed the White House has the votes to pass a new nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia…

McConnell doubles down vs. Obama

Plans to echo call to defeat the president. Read the full story from Politico…