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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."
The second time has not always been the charm for Mitt Romney this year: Despite winning Nevada's caucuses handily on Saturday, the former Massachusetts governor actually won fewer voters there than he did in 2008.
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will host British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife, Samantha, for an official state dinner in March, the White House announced Friday.
Under fire from Catholic groups, senior administration officials went out of their way Thursday to explain President Obama's decision to require Catholic hospitals, charities, colleges and other nonchurch entities to cover contraception in insurance plans.
While Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Thursday in Pennsylvania — predicting six more weeks of winter — he also was getting a nod on Capitol Hill.
President Obama took a victory lap of sorts for the resurgence of the U.S. car industry Tuesday, stopping by the Washington Auto Show in a surprise visit to proclaim that the bailed-out industry is "back."
President Obama raised $55 million towards his re-election in the fourth quarter of 2011, the most major of a deluge of significant campaign filings expected Tuesday showed.
The South Carolina Republican Party released the final tally of delegates won in its Jan. 21 primary, and Newt Gingrich dominated, winning 23 of the state's 25 delegates to the nominating convention.
The news is growing grim for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in Florida, where former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appears to be widening his lead one day out from the state's pivotal Republican presidential primary.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has increased his lead to 14 points over former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in Florida's Republican presidential primary, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich released a new ad Friday accusing rival Mitt Romney of peddling falsehoods in Florida's primary contest, warning that that kind of dishonesty is why the former Massachusetts governor will lose in an general-election match-up against President Obama.
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