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A Senate staffer came in for a scolding from the chamber's top lawmaker Monday when Majority Leader Harry Reid, in the middle of bashing his Republican colleagues, found himself distracted. The culprit was one of the Senate parliamentarians, who sits in a prominent seat on the lower level of the Senate dais, just beneath the presiding officer and in between him and Mr. Reid.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry's presidential campaign has a new ad for Iowa that pokes a little fun at Mr. Perry's poor debate performances while taking a shot at President Obama.
The National Commission on Presidential Debates on Monday said it has selected three sites it would like to host debates next October between the eventual presidential nominees.
A surging Herman Cain has a slim lead in Republican presidential primary polling in Texas — topping even Gov. Rick Perry, who happens to also be running for the nomination, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll.
Businessman Herman Cain pushed back against the notion that his success in the Republican presidential race is a sign that conservatives want to send a message that they are not racist.
Looking to breathe life into his lagging presidential campaign, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman released a new web video Friday that rips Mitt Romney's evolving positions on abortion, guns and former President Reagan.
Looking for a Halloween costume for trick-or-treating? The Democratic Party of New Hampshire has an idea.
Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney's camp kicked off another day with yet another attack against Rick Perry, whacking him this time for "promoting liberal policies that encourage illegal immigration."
President Obama dined Thursday night at the Liberty Tavern in Arlington with four winners of a raffle sponsored by his re-election campaign.
"June" and "Jake" would have gotten married, but now they might not because of President Obama's health care law, Republicans say.
A new Rasmussen Reports poll shows that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney continues to lead his Republican presidential rivals by a wide margin in New Hampshire, home to the nation's first primary.
Businessman Herman Cain zoomed to the top of the latest Republican presidential poll in Ohio, quadrupling his support in the key state in the past month while Texas Gov. Rick Perry plummeted.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, looking to jump-start his bid for the GOP's presidential nomination, made a rare live appearance Tuesday on a major cable news program, Fox New's "The O'Reilly Factor," to pitch his new flat-tax proposal.
The House's No. 2 Democrat said the nation would face "harmful effects" if the congressional supercommittee fails in its goal to find ways to slash the federal debt by $1.5 trillion.
President Obama says that he's aging rapidly in "dog years" but that he still has enough energy for a second term.
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