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Five decades have passed since a gunman's bullet took the life of the 35th president, but the assassination in Dallas remains shrouded in myth, mystery and mendacity. Some still argue that grassy-knoll conspiracies ended the life of John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. Others, like the grieving widow Jacqueline Kennedy, still want the world to see "what Dallas has done to my husband." The conspiracy industry long ago outgrew the modest cottages where the tall tales were hatched.
Democrats will use 'war on women' as long as it goes unchallenged
A long-simmering debate among historians, conspiracy theorists and avid Kennedy clan readers may be put to rest with a new book about the JFK assassination in 1963 that finds the lone gunman argument is likely the correct one.
With Republican candidate Mark Sanford surging ahead in Tuesday's special congressional election in South Carolina, the party is increasingly hopeful it can avoid an embarrassing defeat in a district that analysts said it should have been able to hold easily.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is the sleeping lion in a list of possible Republican candidates for president in 2016, surging to the top of some politicos' lists who see his scandal-free past as a big boon.
When longtime Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad announced last year he wouldn't seek re-election in 2012 as North Dakota's senior senator, Republicans smelled blood.
With the congressional primaries done and the field of candidates set, political experts are predicting Democrats will chip away at the Republicans' substantial advantage in the House but fall short of a takeover.
A candidate who unsuccessfully ran to represent Virginia on the Democratic National Committee is appealing the election results from a convention earlier this month that descended into chaos, confusion and substantial intraparty finger-pointing.
The Democratic Party of Virginia convention that descended into chaos, discord and finger-pointing has prompted a formal complaint against the state party that demands a new election for two of the state's representatives to the Democratic National Committee and the ouster of three top party officials.
For those of us who have never been held hostage, now we know what it feels like: Day after day, looking at the same faces, endlessly discussing the same topics, being fed the same gruel over and over.
Newt Gingrich says he is the conservative choice in the 2012 presidential race, but five states into the campaign, Mitt Romney has won more self-identified conservative voters, according to an analysis by The Washington Times of entrance and exit polls.
On issues such as Social Security, taxes and environmental regulation, the Newt Gingrich of the 1980s and 1990s is proving to be a problem for the 2012 presidential hopeful, who promises to fundamentally transform Washington.
With Sunday marking the one-year countdown to Election Day 2012 and his approval rating stuck in the low 40s, President Obama will have to defy American electoral history if he is to win re-election.
The Virginia lawmaker and self-described Republican "young gun" has emerged as a favorite foil.
President Obama has come to Virginia in the past when he needed a boost, and he returns Friday to begin a campaign-style tour to promote a jobs initiative that is likely to determine whether he is re-elected next year.
The nail-biter finish, which belied polling in the race, reportedly dismayed the crony capitalist wing of the Republican Party, which was hoping that the conservative Mr. Cuccinelli would be "walloped," says Virginia political analyst Larry Sabato, so the country club set could wrest control of the GOP from the Tea Party wing.
"The long-hoped-for Rosetta Stone of the Kennedy assassination is nothing of the sort," he said. "And the much-publicized conclusion of proven conspiracy … was deeply flawed and demonstrably wrong."