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A leading religious conservative warned Newt Gingrich Wednesday that he risks losing the support of evangelical women voters if the Republican presidential hopeful refuses to publicly address his "turbulent marital history."
The Texas Democratic Party questioned Tuesday whether Gov. Rick Perry could outwit a fifth-grader after the Republican presidential contender appeared to forget — or not know — that the legal voting age in the United States is 18 during a campaign swing through New Hampshire.
Now that Rep. Barney Frank, the 16-term Democrat from Massachusetts, has announced his plans to retire at the end of next year, Rep. Maxine Waters' record is getting a closer look, and the picture is anything but clear.
The Pew Research Center has released a new survey that found that support for the tea party is slipping nationally, including in districts represented by members of the House Tea Party Caucus.
More than half the states have accepted federal assistance for setting up new insurance exchanges, with a second round of grants announced Tuesday by the Obama administration.
Rep. James E. Clyburn, a member of the defunct debt-reduction "supercommittee," said Tuesday he is open to redoing the automatic spending cuts set to take place in early 2013 as a result of the group's failure — a position at odds with the White House.
The Obama administration has turned down requests by Indiana and Louisiana for exemption from a provision in President Obama's health care law that restricts how much insurers can spend on overhead.
The White House on Monday pushed back against a report that President Obama's official visits to swing states have surpassed other presidents' records.
President Obama signed legislation Wednesday to award a congressional gold medal to the first blacks who enlisted in the U.S. Marines in the 1940s.
The Democratic National Committee is out with a new web video attacking GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney for his views on illegal immigration, saying that the approach the former Massachusetts governor laid out in the debate Tuesday proves that he has "assumed the mantle as the most extreme, right-wing presidential candidate on the issue of immigration ever."
Fully 60 percent of Americans believe the Obama administration's economic sanctions aren't stopping Iran from developing nuclear weapons, and half say the U.S. should bomb Iran if the sanctions don't work, a new poll has found.
Herman Cain signed the Susan B. Anthony List’s pro-life pledge Tuesday, leaving Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman as the last major GOP presidential candidate to refuse to support the pledge against abortion.
The deficit super committee may have come up empty-handed. but President Obama and a bipartisan audience appeared in good spirits for "an evening of down-home country music," as Mr. Obama put it, Monday night in the White House's East Room.
President Obama spoke with newly installed Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti Monday morning, congratulating him on his appointment and thanking him for taking on the job at such a critical time.
The Republican co-chairman of the congressional debt-reduction committee said Friday morning the panel hasn't reached an deal but is prepared to work through the weekend.
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