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12 arrested at Pelosi's office

Protests on Capitol Hill against Democratic health care expansion plans turned ugly when a dozen people were arrested in and outside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office Thursday afternoon.  

EFCA’s role in McDonnell’s win

A leading anti-Employee Free Choice Act group hopes Republican Bob McDonnell’s gubernatorial win on Tuesday proves that other candidates must oppose “card check” if they want to win economy voters in the 2010 elections.

Scozzafava ex-spokesman speaks out

Matt Burns, former spokesman for Dede Scozzafava’s defunct campaign, said his old boss was wrong to endorse Democrat Bill Owens in a conference call with conservative bloggers Sunday evening.

White House fumes at auto industry press over C4C

The White House has again used its official blog to attack the media, this time with a combative post directed at an automotive outlet that posted data showing that taxpayers were on the hook for $24,000 for each car sold under the government's Cash for Clunkers program.

Levi strikes again

Levi Johnston repeated on CBS' "The Early Show" on Wednesday his assertion that Sarah Palin called her son Trig "retarded," prompting a firm rebuke from the former Alaska governor.

Grayson calls Fed adviser 'K Street whore'

Rep. Alan Grayson, Florida Democrat, has a reputation for inflammatory rhetoric, but he took it even further when showing his disdain for Federal Reserve senior adviser Linda Robertson by calling her a “K Street whore” in a recent radio interview.

Palin endorses Hoffman over GOP candidate in N.Y.

Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate, endorsed the Conservative Party candidate in New York’s 23rd congressional special election over the Republican candidate in the race on Thursday evening. Her action increased the race’s profile as a national test between the GOP establishment and the conservative base.

Armey, blogs bolster Hoffman

Center right blogs made a coordinated effort to call on moderate Republican Dede Scozzafava to withdraw her candidacy from a three-way special election in New York, to clear the way for their favored candidate, conservative Doug Hoffman on Thursday.