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Will Bachmann cut foreign assistance to Israel?

Rep. Michele Bachmann plans to roll out her foreign-policy approach Thursday in South Carolina, but in remarks she made earlier this week, she staked out a position that could mean ending foreign assistance to Israel, generally considered the biggest U.S. ally in the Middle East and one that most GOP candidates defend.

Poll: Most voters credit sex charges against Cain

A new Rasmussen Reports poll may portend bad news for Herman Cain, the Republican presidential contender who has been dogged in recent day by allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior in the 1990s. The poll also paints a pretty dismal picture of political ethics in general.

McDonnell, O'Malley differ on Tuesday's results

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, offered up distinctly different takes on Tuesday's election results.

Carney: Daley move no big deal

President Obama's spokesman Jay Carney is downplaying White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley's decision to hand over some of his duties to senior aide Peter Rouse.

McCain slams Obama for Netanyahu criticism

Sen. John McCain is taking President Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy to task for negative comments the two made about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that were caught on a "hot mic" during the G-20 summit last week.

Rep. Israel: Hands off my district

As speculation swirls in New York over which two of the state's 29 congressional seats will be eviscerated next year because of redistricting, Long Island Rep. Steve Israel appears confident it won't be his.