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- Michigan bans in-state insurers from covering abortion
- Nancy Pelosi tells Democrats to pass budget: ‘Embrace the suck’
- Key Obamacare official: Last two months much harder than anyone hoped
- Sen. Mike Lee: We must stop ‘the prez’ from acting like the queen
- George Bush consoles Alabama kicker Cade Foster: You will be stronger
- Megachurch pastor with ties to Obama commits suicide
- WaPo to readers: Send us your ‘gun violence’ stories for Sandy Hook anniversary
- U.S. threatens Ukraine with sanctions over dispatch of riot police
- Canada doing away with door-to-door mail delivery by 2018
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The super PAC supporting Mitt Romney made an enormous $18 million ad buy Tuesday, the largest independent expenditure ever reported to the Federal Election Commission. The amount is more than the super PAC, Restore Our Future, had on hand as of Oct. 1, meaning it may have received significant contributions in the days before the election.
The Federal Reserve made no changes in its program to drive down long-term interest rates at a meeting of its policy committee Wednesday.
U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock apologized Wednesday to anyone who misinterpreted his comments during a Tuesday debate that "life is a gift from God" and that "even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, it is something that God intended to happen," saying that he and the God he worships abhor violence while adding that he is a "much more humble person" today.
Clint Eastwood left the chair behind in his latest attempt to make Mitt Romney's Election Day.
Connecticut Rep. Chris Murphy was trailing his U.S. Senate opponent Linda McMahon just three weeks ago, but now he has gained the upper edge in the race, with a new poll Wednesday morning giving him a 6-point lead.
Colorado supporters showered Mitt Romney with a thunderous reception late Tuesday as the Republican presidential nominee visited the stunning Red Rocks Amphitheater, repeatedly making him have to pause and collect himself.
Journalist Bob Woodward, who recently published a book about President Obama's debt-ceiling negotiations with Congress in summer 2011, said Mr. Obama was "not correct" in his assertion during Monday night's debate that the idea for across-the-board spending cuts that are set to begin next year, also known as "sequestration" originated on Capitol Hill, not the White House.
David Axelrod, a senior adviser to President Obama's campaign, couldn't resist reinjecting Big Bird into the post-presidential debate analysis even though neither Mr. Obama nor Mitt Romney mentioned the iconic yellow-feathered creature in Tuesday night's third and final debate.
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a senior Republican member of the Armed Forces Committee, on Tuesday said he sharply disagrees with the Department of Defense's characterization of the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood as a case of workplace violence, not terrorism.
Conservative political pundit Ann Coulter called President Obama a "retard" after his debate Monday night with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, proclaimed Tuesday his "day of exorcism" after playing Mitt Romney in debate prep with President Obama — and didn't hold back on his real-life counterpart, saying that the ticket of Mr. Romney and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan has the least foreign policy experience "ever presented to the country in modern times."
Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, on Tuesday derided President Obama's attack on GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney over his remark in Monday night's debate that the U.S. Navy is smaller now than at any time since World War I as "cheap shots."
Reclusive Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., an Illinois Democrat battling medical and legal problems, has a whopping 31-percentage point advantage over his nearest rival in his re-election bid, a new poll shows.
New York real estate magnate Donald Trump said Monday that he plans to drop a "big" bombshell about President Obama this week that could alter the outcome of the election.
President Obama leads by 5 points, 50 percent to 45 percent, in a Quinnipiac University/CBS News poll released Monday, but Republican Mitt Romney carved into President Obama's 10-point advantage in the all-important state of Ohio he held last month.
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The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
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