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Hoyer: Raise taxes to lower debt and deficit

While both Democrats and Republicans continue to say that ongoing bipartisan deficit reduction talks between Congress and the White House have gone well, a major sticking point remains: whether or not to raise taxes.

Watchdog group says Weiner must go

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a high profile government watchdog group, on Monday joined a growing chorus of those demanding embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner resign.

White House defends Gabon leader's visit

The White House on Thursday defended President Obama's decision to invite to the Oval Office an African leader who is suspected of widespread corruption, arguing that Gabon has made significant reforms under President Ali Bongo Ondimba, whose tiny nation holds the presidency of the U.N. Security Council this month.

Is Bachmann Romney's BFF? Huntsman his Kryptonite?

University of Virginia political guru Larry Sabato thinks that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's potential BFF in the race for the GOP presidential nomination could be no other than Rep. Michele Bachmann, the hard-charging conservative from Minnesota.

N.H. GOP Insider: Palin run unlikely

The vice-chair of Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential team in New Hampshire told The Washington Times Wednesday that he thinks former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will take a pass on running for president.