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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, speaks June 1, 2012, during a news conference on Capitol Hill. In the background is House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Maryland Democrat. (Associated Press)

Pelosi says cancel recess

Republicans built plenty of vacation time into their schedule this year so lawmakers could be back home campaigning ahead of November's elections, but Rep. Nancy Pelosi says she and her colleagues should be in Washington working instead.

Sen. John McCain

Senate will investigate Obama leaks

The Senate will hold hearings to investigate the Obama administration's recent leaks of information on secret national security programs, Sen. John McCain said Tuesday as he accused the White House of doling out the information for political purposes in an election year.

President Obama speaks in the White House in Washington on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Stars turn out for Obama's N.Y. fundraising push

Trying to recapture the enthusiasm younger voters displayed in 2008, the Obama campaign ran three 30-second ads during Sunday night's "MTV Movie Awards" featuring actress Sarah Jessica Parker touting an upcoming fundraising contest for dinner with President Obama at her Manhattan home.

David Axelrod (Associated Press) **FILE**

Axelrod: Romney's picking Rubio would 'insult' Hispanics

President Obama's top political strategist told Univision television that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would be making an "insult" to Hispanics if he picked Sen. Marco Rubio as his running mate in order to try to boost his showing with Hispanics.

** FILE ** Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks May 29, 2012, during a campaign event at the Somers Furniture warehouse in Las Vegas. (Associated Press)

Romney hits Obama for 'devastating' May jobs report

GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Friday that the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, showing the unemployment rate had ticked up to 8.2 percent, is "devastating news" for the nation and more proof that President Obama's economic approach isn't working.