- Berkshire County eschews greenback for own currency — BerkShares
- Hagel warns Pakistani leaders of U.S. aid losses over drone-strike protests
- Florida authorities ban autistic boy from owning therapeutic chickens
- Defendant in Lee Rigby machete murder trial: ‘I love al Qaeda’
- Obama lied about Syrian chemical attack, ‘cherry-picked’ intelligence: report
- MSNBC host: Obamacare a ‘wealthy white men’ racist word
- Democrat thwarts Nevada activist’s try to name peak after Reagan
- Congress ready to extend ban on plastic firearms
- Rogue reindeer runs from Santa, eludes police for hours
- Iran touts new laser that bolsters missile accuracy
Latest John Thune Items
This month's early, under-the-radar campaigning by potential Republican challengers to President Obama is a reminder of something too easily forgotten: Running for president is harder than it looks, and Mr. Obama ultimately will stand against a flesh-and-blood nominee certain to make mistakes along the way.
Their defeat on the Senate floor is predictable and the speeches have the ring of the recent campaign season. But Democrats are already eyeing the 2012 elections and eager to engineer a showdown over tax cuts in an attempt to depict Republicans as guardians of the rich.
In the immediate wake of the elections, there's a growing perception that as the novelty wore off and the romance faded, the president proved himself as inept at campaigning (at least for others) as he has been at governing.
Republicans typically stick with their front-runners when it comes to presidential primary contests, but 2012 may not be a typical year.
The federal deficit shrank slightly in fiscal year 2010, but on most other measures, it was a dark year for the government's fiscal health.
The Democrat-led Senate on Tuesday overcame months of Republican resistance to push President Obama's small-business assistance bill toward passage, but it failed in a bid to reduce a costly tax-reporting provision on businesses in the new health care law.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee leads the field of potential GOP presidential candidates in Iowa, the state that will provide the first real test of the 2012 campaign, according to a poll released Monday.
Predicting "tough fighting" ahead, Army Gen. David H. Petraeus vowed to review rules of engagement to ensure U.S. troops aren't handicapped on the battlefield.
When Gallup recently polled Americans on the biggest threat to America's future well-being, the escalating national debt tied terrorism at the top.