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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal took his push to overhaul his state's school systems — and his fight with teachers unions — to Washington Saturday, telling a gathering of conservatives activists that unions are holding back his reforms.
Florida Republican Rep. Allen West told the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday that conservatives mustn't "sit back on our laurels" won during the Republicans' sweeping 2010 midterm election success and press ahead to control all of government.
A top official with the National Rifle Association said Friday that President Obama will move to "destroy" gun rights and "erase" the Second Amendment if he is re-elected in November.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee expressed solidarity with a growing movement by the U.S. Catholic bishops to fight President Obama's new mandate that religious institutions pay for their workers' birth control, telling a gathering of conservative activists Friday that "we're all Catholics now."
Seeking to find a conservative angle to take on surging Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney on Thursday repeated his call for Congress to permanently end pork-barrel spending through earmarks.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi upped the satirical ante Thursday with a new, tongue-in-cheek attack ad taking on comedian Stephen Colbert, who has formed a real "super PAC" to support his less-than-real bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
The White House is pushing back against Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's condemnation of President Obama's recent mandate for insurance coverage of contraceptives as part of the new health-care law.
President Obama's decision to change his mind and embrace so-called "super PACs" has campaign finance watchdog groups expressing rising disappointment about the administration's failure to follow through on promises to fix the nation's campaign finance laws.
As good as Rick Santorum's night was Tuesday in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri, Mitt Romney's was that bad, and worse.
President Obama has moved ahead of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Virginia for the first time in Quinnipiac University's polling, according to a survey released Wednesday.
Catholic organizations might be battling the Obama administration over a new mandate on groups with religious affiliations to cover contraception in their health insurance plans, but a poll released Tuesday indicates that ordinary Catholics support the law at a higher rate than the general public.
Former Sen. Bob Kerrey said Tuesday he won't seek the Democratic nomination for Nebraska's open Senate seat this year, a move that puts Republicans in the driver's seat to win the coveted slot.
The Obama administration on Tuesday announced a new "public advocate" charged with listening to immigrants' concerns about its law enforcement policies — but Republicans said the position amounts to an official mouthpiece for illegal immigrants being deported.
The White House is denying any advance knowledge of or involvement in a gritty Super Bowl ad starring Clint Eastwood that played up the auto industry's resurgence and called on the nation to come together and rebuild — a message taken in some quarters as an implicit endorsement of President Obama.
The White House warned Syria's allies Monday that standing behind President Bashar al-Assad is a "losing bet."
By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years