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The former presidential campaign of Newt Gingrich raised $185,000 in June to help pay down its significant debts to airlines, security firms and staffers, according to records filed Friday. But it also refunded $505,000 in contributions to people who asked for their money back, leaving it with $4.9 million in debt and about $60,000 in the bank.
As Republicans in Missouri's Senate primary scramble to claim the mantle as the most conservative in the race, the Democrat who will face one of the them in the fall has unofficially granted that title to Rep. Todd Akin.
The White House indicated Friday that President Obama hasn't changed his position on gun-control laws in the immediate aftermath of the mass shootings at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo.
House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan said his chamber will vote next week to pass a full extension of the George W. Bush tax cuts, and called on the Democratic-controlled Senate to follow its lead.
President Obama, who was roundly criticized for saying entrepreneurs don't build businesses on their own, changed his tune Thursday night in Florida.
The Democratic National Committee apologized Thursday for featuring footage of Ann Romney's dancing show horse, which she uses in therapy for her multiple sclerosis, as part of an attack video against her husband, Mitt.
House party leaders acknowledged Thursday they don't release their own tax returns — even though GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney faces sharp pressure to do so. But Republican Speaker John Boehner insisted Mr. Romney's records are his own business, while Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said presidential candidates face a tougher standard than members of Congress.
A new CBS/New York Times poll gives presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney a two-point edge over President Obama, the first time Mr. Romney has led in the survey since early January.
New Jersey voters favor President Obama and Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez by double-digit margins in their bids for reelection this fall, according to a poll released Wednesday.
A deeply divided House voted late Wednesday to continue letting the Pentagon use taxpayer money to sponsor sports leagues and teams — a victory chiefly for NASCAR, which had fought feverishly to maintain tens of millions of dollars that go to some of its teams every year.
President Obama's plans to send a video — but not personally appear — at the 19th International AIDS Conference has caused heartburn in some advocates.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday he prays for rain every day, but farmers need action from Congress more than prayers to ease the effects of a drought that is affecting nearly two-thirds of the U.S.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is backing Sarah Steelman for Sen. Claire McCaskill's seat, handing her endorsement to the former Missouri state treasurer, who is locked into a tight Republican primary next month.
Despite the swirling speculation nationwide that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney could announce his choice for a running mate this week, his wife, Ann Romney, says her husband is still mulling it over.
The Romney campaign is seizing on a report Wednesday that President Obama's much-touted jobs council has taken an election-year hiatus and hasn't met for six months, even as the issue of job creation is front and center in the campaign.
By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years