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Bowing to the realities of a campaign that never got off the ground, Rep. Thad McCotter told supporters Thursday he is ending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination and endorsing Mitt Romney.
Ahead of President Obama's stimulus-jobs trip Thursday to push for a bridge between Kentucky and Ohio — which essentially links the areas represented by the two top Republican leaders in Congress — the GOP is pushing back.
Sen. Lamar Alexander announced Tuesday he will step down from his Senate Republican leadership post in January, saying the move will allow him to be more "aggressive" in tackling major issues.
Republican presidential contender Rep. Michele Bachmann called Tuesday on President Obama to bar Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from attending this week's session of the United Nationals General Assembly.
President Obama wants the supercommittee to cut payments to drug companies, long-term care facilities and, eventually, beneficiaries, as part of his $3 trillion recommendation to reduce the federal deficit.
GOP White House hopefuls responded in a familiar fashion Monday to President Obama's latest deficit reduction plan, rejecting the notion of raising taxes and suggesting the commander-in-chief doesn't have a clue when it comes to getting the nation's fiscal house in order.
A New Rasmussen Reports national survey shows the three-term Texas governor losing his edge over President Obama in a hypothetical match-up. Mr. Perry has lost his three percentage point edge and now trails 46 percent to 29 percent, a 10 percentage point swing.
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge endorsed Jon Huntsman for president Friday, saying the former Utah governor has a proven record on creating jobs, strengthening America's competitiveness and advancing the nation's interests in a global economy.
A new poll out Friday shows that most Republicans primary voters aren't turned off by Rick Perry's description of Social Security as a "Ponzi Scheme," but that the comments could come back to haunt the Texas governor in the general election, where Independents play a key role in selecting the next president.
Mitt Romney refused Thursday to embrace Texas Gov. Rick Perry's description of the Obama administration's policies as "socialist," instead opting for some softer language, dubbing President Obama's moves as "Washington heavy."
A former Marine who was wounded in Afghanistan while rescuing 36 fellow soldiers from an ambush was awarded the Medal of Honor Thursday at the White House by President Obama.
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is trying to cash in on what he sees as the dents on Texas Gov. Rick Perry's conservative armor in the GOP race for the 2012 presidential nomination.
President Obama's re-election campaign has launched a website for supporters to counter "phony attacks" on Mr. Obama — and to raise more money, too.
President Obama's major jobs speech last week has not moved the needle on his approval ratings, according to the Gallup tracking poll.
Fewer people received insurance coverage through their employer in 2010 than in 2009, and the number of people covered through government insurance programs continued to rise, according to 2010 data reported Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution