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** FILE ** Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (Associated Press)

Republican governors pull in the cash

Buoyed by the high-profile recall election of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, the Republican Governors Association hauled in $16.7 million during the second quarter of 2012 and has raised $29 million total in 2012.

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a news conference in New Orleans, Thursday, June 28, 2012. The Obama administration and House Republicans refused to find a middle ground in a dispute over documents related to a botched gun-tracking operation, and the GOP plunged ahead with plans for precedent-setting votes Thursday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in civil and criminal contempt of Congress. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

Retaliation feared for Fast and Furious whistle-blowers

The two men leading Congress' investigation into Fast and Furious said Friday they see signs the administration is retaliating against the whistle-blowers who first shed light on the botched gunwalking operation that has President Obama and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. under fire.

**FILE** Al Armendariz, Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 administrator, speaks at a town-hall meeting in 2010. (Courtesy of YouTube)

'Crucifying' ex-EPA regulator joins Sierra Club

Two months after resigning his post at the Environmental Protection Agency, Al Armendariz, infamous for his pledge to "crucify" oil and gas companies as a regulatory tool, has taken a job at the Sierra Club environmental lobby.

The Capitol was a backdrop for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as he responded to the Supreme Court's health care ruling on Thursday. Analysts say the ruling could fire up support for Mr. Romney's campaign. He has said he will abolish the Obama health care law if he is elected president. (Associated Press)

Romney sees money surge after health ruling

Mitt Romney's presidential camp said Friday that the money continues to flow into the presumptive GOP nominee's campaign coffers in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling that upheld most of President Obama's controversial health care law.

** FILE ** President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2012, after the Supreme Court ruled on his health care legislation. (AP Photo/Luke Sharrett/Pool)

Ruling fuels protest in Colorado against health care law

Let the anti-Obamacare rallies begin. Americans for Prosperity plans to hold a "Hands Off My Health Care" rally on the steps of the Colorado state capitol here Friday, a day after the Supreme Court ruled constitutional the Affordable Health Care Act's individual mandate, now known as a tax.

The evening sky glows orange with smoke and flames as the Waldo Canyon Fire rages west of the Garden of the Gods near Colorado Springs, Colo., on Saturday, June 23, 2012. ( AP Photo/Bryan Oller)

Obama plans Colo. trip Friday to survey damage from wildfires

President Obama called Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, as well as Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach, Wednesday afternoon to get an update on the devastating wildfires that are raging in the region, forcing frantic evacuation orders for more than 32,000 residents, including the U.S. Air Force Academy.