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Just outside the building at the Reagan Presidential Library where Wednesday's Republican debate is being held stands an F-14A fighter jet — a reminder of the times during Ronald Reagan's time in office that the U.S. clashed with the rogue nation.
While Congress has failed to send any appropriations bills to the White House ahead of the upcoming new fiscal year, party leaders said Wednesday they are confident a temporary spending measure will pass this month in order to avoid a government shutdown.
Republicans on Wednesday sought to turn a union leader's Labor Day call for war against the GOP into an opportunity to raise money after the National Republican Senatorial Committee sent a fundraising letter saying the remarks were out-of-bounds, and President Obama must condemn them.
LAS VEGAS — In a pointed aside in his jobs speech in Nevada on Tuesday, Mitt Romney told his audience he was speaking from notes, but that was it — and that meant no teleprompter.
A new Republican poll shows the GOP candidate vying for the seat vacated by disgraced New York City Rep. Anthony D. Weiner with a 4 percentage-point lead.
House Republican leaders are asking President Obama to convene a bipartisan meeting at the White House ahead of his Thursday address on job creation.
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman's GOP presidential campaign released a new Web ad Tuesday attacking former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's record on job creation, calling it "one of the saddest records."
The co-chairs of the new deficit supercommittee said Friday they will hold their first organizational meeting next Thursday and their first public hearing the week after, on Sept. 13.
A new Rasmussen Reports shows that most voters — including Republicans — think it would be bad idea for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to jump into the presidential race.
A new Republican poll shows the race for the seat vacated by disgraced New York City Rep. Anthony D. Weiner — once thought to be a lock for Democrats — is now dead even.
The House plans to send bipartisan delegations to memorial services in New York City, Arlington, Va., and Shanksville, Penn., marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Struggling to snag headlines in the press and to get invites to presidential debates, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson rolled out new ads on the web this week that dub him "The People's President" and look to distance him from the rest of the Republican field on taxes and spending.
Now that President Obama won't be speaking to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, he's added an event to his schedule that both parties can agree on -- celebrating the NASCAR champion.
The polls just keep getting worse for President Obama, who sank to new lows in two surveys released Thursday.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said the labor federation doesn't have a specific fundraising goal for its new super PAC, but the union chief predicted the political arm will generate enough cash to "build the power of America's silent majority," the middle class and the poor.
By Mark Mix
Home day care providers would be forced into unions