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- Pa. police pull people over for random DNA tests for feds
- NASA pushing hard to get back into space game
- Harvard student to face federal charges for bomb hoax
- Ronnie Biggs of ‘Great Train Robbery’ fame dies, 84
- Pope Francis wins another ‘Person of the Year’ — from gay rights magazine
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- Expert: Obamacare ‘death spiral’ fears exaggerated
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Latest Republican Party Items
Republican Mitt Romney took the first official steps toward a second presidential bid Monday, telling supporters he had formed an exploratory committee to begin a White House campaign in 2012.
Would-be 2012 Republican nominee Donald Trump is riding doubts about President Obama's birth certificate to the front of the party's presidential contender field, the latest sign that the long-standing fringe controversy is going mainstream.
The $38 billion in budget cuts Republicans got Democrats to accept over the weekend amount to a non-dent in the $14.3 trillion federal debt and leaves tea party activists feeling let down by Republicans in Congress, despite the movement's apparently crucial role in pressuring GOP leaders to push as hard as they did on the budget.
Republicans are pressing ahead with one of the most ambitious and risky long-term spending agendas in memory, yet the dozen or so potential White House hopefuls are nearly invisible on the issue.
Just how weak is the 2102 Republican presidential field?
House Republicans waged a two-fronted attack on President Obama's agenda last week by passing measures to repeal rules regarding Internet "neutrality" and the regulation of greenhouse gases.
Some House Republicans say de-funding the reproductive health care organization Planned Parenthood is so important that it is worth risking a government shutdown, to try to force Democrats hand as the two sides try to reach an agreement on a budget for the remainder of 2011.
While the Republican members of Congress are busy attempting to curtail the size of the federal government's budget, the Democratic members apparently wish to continue spending us into oblivion ("GOP budget plan exceeds Obama savings by $4.8T," Politics, Wednesday).
It seems like only yesterday that progressives were warning us about "politicizing the judiciary." That was after Iowa's voters declined last November to retain three Supreme Court justices who had ruled to overturn the state's marriage law. Today, after a feverish and expensive campaign by unions to remove conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser, you'll hear no such talk. With last Tuesday's election between Judge Prosser and liberal JoAnne Kloppenburg possibly headed for a recount, the progressive view can be summarized as follows: "Take that, Walker!"