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A media research firm says Michelle Obama has gotten nearly 30,000 mentions in the press since her husband was elected president, more than tripling the attention paid her predecessor, Laura Bush, during the equivalent time.
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Monday that Vice President Joseph Biden's comments tying passage of the White House jobs proposal to lowering the nation's rape and murder statistics were "strange."
California Rep. Dennis Cardoza announced Thursday he won't seek re-election next year, adding to a growing list of House Democrats who are calling it quits.
Nudging doctors and hospitals toward working together to bring down health care costs, the Obama administration has released long-awaited rules on how groups of providers can receive Medicare patients under a popular new model of care.
The secretive congressional group charged with finding ways to slash the federal debt will hold a public hearing next Thursday, with Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf scheduled to testify.
Republican presidential contender Ron Paul said Wednesday that the federal government needs to cut spending now, starting with reducing the money spent overseas, eliminating five federal departments and reducing government salaries.
The bipartisan debt supercommittee on Wednesday was briefed by another congressional debt reduction panel, the so called "Gang of Six," though it's uncertain if the meeting helped the former group inch any closer to its goal of finding at least $1.2 trillion in cuts to federal spending by late November.
In yet another sign that the Republican presidential race is getting nastier, the presidential campaign of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney unveiled a new web ad Wednesday afternoon attacking rival Rick Perry that is, essentially, a collection of the Texas governor's worst moments from the GOP presidential debates he's participated in since joining the race in August.
Speaking to a crowd here at the Venetian Showroom, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he would be rolling out plans to scrap the federal tax code with a flat tax.
Having already blasted Bank of America for its plan to enact debit-card fees, Sen. Richard J. Durbin now is going after Wells Fargo, saying the company is making a big-enough profit that it should be able to absorb the costs rather than pass them on to customers.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich warned that the GOP presidential field must move away from the intraparty attacks that could hurt the party's eventual nominee and vowed not to run any attack ads against his rivals in the nomination race.
Ohio voters may be poised to kill a bitterly disputed law curbing the power of public-sector unions when they head to the polls Nov. 8, according to a new poll released Wednesday.
Warming up the crowd here at the Western Republican Leadership Conference, former Nevada Gov. Robert List said Wednesday they shouldn’t hang their heads if they had a tough go at the slot machines the previous night.
The director of Medicare and Medicaid said he is staying out of supercommittee discussions, even though the expensive entitlement programs are unlikely to emerge unscathed in a final deficit-reduction plan.
Republicans' 2008 presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain, said Tuesday that President Obama has crossed the line with his current bus tour, arguing that it is a campaign event that should be funded by political donors, not federal taxpayers.
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