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  • Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett (The Washington Times)

    Republicans outnumber Democrats gunning for Bartlett's congressional seat

    More Republicans than Democrats have signed up to unseat Rep. Roscoe Bartlett in the April primary, even though boundary changes made during redistricting favor Democrats in the general election.

  • Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney makes his point during a Republican presidential debate on Oct. 11, 2011, at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. (Associated Press)

    Democrats target Romney, draw from Bush vs. Kerry

    A beleaguered president seeks re-election. His challenger, a candidate with Massachusetts roots and a presidential demeanor straight out of central casting, has to fight through a primary contest fending off charges of flip-flopping. In the end, the challenger's strength also proves his vulnerability.

  • Inside Politics

    After months of lying low in the leadoff caucus state, Mitt Romney is stepping up his public presence in Iowa with hopes of generating momentum for the follow-up New Hampshire primary.

  • Cartoon by M. Ryder

    EDITORIAL: Happy Leisure Day

    When the Marathon County, Wisc., Labor Council announced two weeks ago that no Republicans would be invited to their Labor Day parade in the town of Wausau, it seemed like a throwback to a bygone era. Labor Council President Randy Radtke said, "We didn't start this fight in Wisconsin, but we're responding to anti-worker positions and policies supported by local Republican politicians." Mr. Radtke is not exactly Samuel Gompers - the late, longtime president of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) - but he definitely exudes that old-time spirit.

  • ** FILE ** In this April 1, 2011 file photo, David Buerger, an elections specialist with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, inspects recall petitions filed against Sen. Dan Kapanke, LaCrosse Republican. Tuesday's election targeting Kapanke and five other Republicans could swing majority control of the state Senate to the Democrats, giving them the power to block the GOP agenda. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart, File)

    6 Republican senators face recall in Wisconsin

    Six Wisconsin senators fought Tuesday to keep their jobs in a recall election, trying to beat back Democratic challengers who stoked a political backlash against Republican Gov. Scott Walker for his efforts to strip public employees of most union rights.

  • "We can't sit here  in Washington and turn a deaf ear to what's going on around the country. Right now, Congress is pretty disfunctional. They're not getting stuff done."
- Education Secretary Arne Duncan

    Duncan ready to use waivers to evade NCLB

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan had harsh words for Congress on Monday, calling it "dysfunctional" as he announced plans to bypass lawmakers and implement sweeping education reform through a waiver system for states.

  • **FILE** Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican (Associated Press)

    South Carolina waiting for 2012 hopefuls to show

    By this point every four years, South Carolina expects to see a flood of White House hopefuls crossing the state, from its low country swamps to its upstate farms to its coastal communities.

  • Of her party's proposed $60 billion in budget cuts, Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, said, "We can't stop there." (Associated Press)

    Boehner feeling heat from tea party

    House Speaker John A. Boehner and the GOP's uneasy partnership with the tea party seems to be fraying at the edges.

  • Rep. Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey Republican, speaks at a news conference discussing the introduction of a bill that would ban federal funding of abortions. House Speaker John A. Boehner looks on. (Associated Press)

    House GOP works on health 'solutions'

    Wasting no time, House Republicans moved quickly ahead Thursday with their own overhaul of the nation's health care system, commanding key committees to get to work and launching a fresh attack on federal policies regarding abortion funding.

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