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Campaign 2012 gets an October surprise in September

Septembers shock, Octobers surprise, early Novembers can knock a campaign sideways. In a presidential race's waning weeks, almost anything can happen — bedlam in...

Romney hopes the ‘Cheney effect’ will affect his election chances

Republican party grandees gathered in the shadow of Wyoming's majestic Grand Teton mountains on Thursday for a high-dollar fundraising event that will add to...

Cheney tries to boost Romney with conservatives

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is using his popularity with Republican conservatives to give a boost to Mitt Romney, hosting a fundraiser for the...

No role for George W. Bush in Mitt Romney’s campaign

After months of silence, George W. Bush finally weighed on the presidential race — with four short words. "I'm for Mitt Romney," the former president...

Republicans target popular deductions in tax overhaul plan

It has been nearly 20 years since President George H.W. Bush lost his bid for re-election after making a "no new taxes" pledge, and...

Is a win in Iowa all that important?

With the Iowa caucuses set to officially open the primary election season just after the first of the year, a perennial debate rages inside...

Can Obama’s political rebound last?

President Barack Obama, whose first two years were marked by staunchly partisan votes on his signature initiatives, finds himself at a crossroads. In the seven...

Obama confident Senate will ratify nuclear treaty

Pushing a top foreign policy priority, President Barack Obama expressed confidence Wednesday the Senate would quickly ratify a U.S.-Russia nuclear arms pact that secured...

Former Congressman Solarz dead at 70

Former New York Congressman Stephen J. Solarz, a foreign affairs expert who in 1986 revealed the extravagance of Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos, including...

Barbara Bush to Sarah Palin: Stay in Alaska

Always outspoken former first lady Barbara Bush says Sarah Palin should stay in Alaska and stop trying to be something she's not: A serious...