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  • Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell pauses while making a statement as his wife, Maureen, right, listens during a news conference in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.  McDonnell and his wife were indicted Tuesday on corruption charges after a monthslong federal investigation into gifts the Republican received from a political donor.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Christie and McDonnell: Mighty Republicans have fallen

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell stormed the national stage in 2009 as symbols of the GOP's anti-Obama momentum, but with both now under federal investigation, Republicans' unity is shattered and strategists and fellow officeholders struggle to contain the damage.


  • House Speaker John Boehner (center), Ohio Republican, speaks Jan. 23, 2013, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington to discuss the debt limit. (Associated Press)

    RNC backs the hard line in debt fight

    Even as House Republicans in Washington were voting to postpone a showdown with President Obama on raising the federal debt limit, members of the Republican National Committee meeting here Wednesday displayed a determination to point the party in a new policy direction and urged GOP lawmakers to take a much tougher line.


  • Political observers in Iowa say Rep. Ron Paul's committed, energetic campaign workers have built up the kind of solid organization there that can inspire people to get out and vote for him in the Jan. 3 caucuses. His favorability numbers are rising. (Associated Press)

    Campaign 2012: Under the radar, Paul on the rise in Iowa

    For all the focus on front-runners Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, many Iowa Republicans say Texas Rep. Ron Paul is the one to watch in the state's presidential nomination caucuses Jan. 3.


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