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Resignation, Retirement, and Reelection: How the 112th Congress Compares With the 111th

Although most members of Congress seek reelection as their terms end, a few do not as new opportunities arise or they seek more time with their families. Others leave office before their terms expire, prompted by new opportunities or by necessity.

Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 5:40pm

Online-Piracy Bill Critics Turn Attention to Senate

Despite securing major concessions from the sponsors of two controversial bills aimed at curbing piracy and counterfeiting on foreign websites, critics of the legislation said on Tuesday that they still have problems and will be pushing for additional changes when the Senate takes up its bill next week. 

Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 5:40pm

Saying Goodbye: Change in the 112th Congress

Not every representative and senator who is sworn in at the beginning of a Congress is around for the end of their terms. Some step down for other jobs or in the wake of scandal, and a few, sadly, prove all too mortal. Others may stay until the end of their terms, but don't plan on seeking reelection out of a desire to retire from politics or to seek other elective positions.

Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 5:40pm

Activists Gather Over a Million Signatures in Walker Recall Effort

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker is virtually certain to a face a recall election this year following a Tuesday announcement from the state Democratic Party that over a million signatures have been collected in the effort to put the first term governor on the ballot.

Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 5:40pm

Perry Wants Five-Year Tax Break for Injured Veterans

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. – Campaigning in South Carolina, with its deep roots in the American military, Texas Gov. Rick Perry proposed a five-year holiday from income taxes for wounded veterans as part of his bid for conservative support in the state’s primary on Saturday.
 

Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 5:40pm

Democrats Trying to Re-invent the Convention

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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 5:40pm

PCMA New Ads Explain 'What PBMs Do'

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association is out with a new ad campaign that highlights how pharmacy benefit managers help keep pharmacy costs down and reduce pharmacy errors. A PCMA official would not release the cost of the campaign.

The ads -- featuring the tagline "That's what PBMs do" -- will run in Beltway publications and on political news websites. PCMA also released a video about what PBMs do and how they affect consumers.

Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 5:40pm

Gingrich Wants to ‘Knock Out’ Obama

FLORENCE, S.C. – Injecting a big dose of testosterone into the presidential debate, Republican candidate Newt Gingrich said on Tuesday that he wants to “knock out” President Obama in the general election in response to a question about whether he wants to bloody his nose.  

FLORENCE, S.C. – Injecting a big dose of testosterone into the presidential debate, Republican candidate Newt Gingrich said on Tuesday that he wants to “knock out” President Obama in the general election in response to a question about whether he wants to bloody his nose.  

The audience applauded.

Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 5:40pm

Scenes From Occupy Congress -- PICTURES

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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 5:40pm

Hotline Sort: Cease-Fire In Massachusetts?

Welcome back to Hotline Sort. Romney is able to thwart attacks during Monday's debate, the ad war heats up in the Indiana Senate race, Carmona raises $570,000 in Arizona while Brown and Warren call for a cease-fire. And we're reminded that North Dakota is quite the small state -- all in today's rundown:

Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 10:40am