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Romney Calls Gingrich 'Unreliable' Conservative—Report

Newt Gingrich is an "extraordinarily unreliable" conservative whose positions have shifted widely, Mitt Romney said on Tuesday in an interview with The Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 8:40pm

Poll: Gingrich Leads GOP Primary But Runs Worse in the General

Republican primary voters nationwide prefer Newt Gingrich to Mitt Romney as their party's nominee by a wide margin, despite the fact that Romney runs significantly stronger in the general election against President Obama, according to a NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released on Tuesday evening.

Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 8:40pm

Amanpour Out, As Stephanopoulos Returns To This Week

After a year and a half in the anchor's seat, Christiane Amanpour will leave ABC's This Week, the Sunday political affairs show, she said in a statement on Tuesday. She will be replaced by her predecessor, George Stephanopoulos, according to a network spokesman.

Amanpour will return to international news, hosting specials for ABC in addition to a weekday global affairs program on CNN international. "This role is groundbreaking, bold and very different! I am thrilled and honored," Amanpour said in a statement.

Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 8:40pm

Video of Christie-Romney Fundraiser

For those of you who dig a stump speech, here are NJ Gov. Chris Christie and Mitt Romney at last night's Jersey fundraiser that pulled in $1.1 million for Romney's campaign. --
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Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 7:40pm

Schieffer Discusses Face The Nation's Expansion to One Hour

CBS News' Face The Nation will be expanding from 30 minutes to an hour beginning in April, host Bob Schieffer announced on Sunday. In an interview with Hotline On Call on Tuesday, Schieffer said that CBS may begin test driving the format beginning as soon as January.

Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 7:40pm

Report: 'One Percent of One Percent' Account for a Quarter of Campaign Funds

Dubbing them "the one percent of the one percent," a Sunlight Foundation examination of campaign contributions found that the 26,783 individuals who donated more than $10,000 in the 2010 election cycle (that's less than one in 10,000 Americans) donated a total of $774 million -- or 24.3 percent of the entire amount contributed by all individuals.

Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 7:40pm

Latest K Street Gravy Train: Fighting Online Piracy

While they agree that rogue websites hocking counterfeit goods need to be shut down, the Chamber of Commerce and Consumer Electronics Association have split over how to enforce that and the organization's dueling press events today underscored the schism. 

Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 7:40pm

'No Labels' Has 12 Ideas To Make Congress Work

No Labels -- a nonpartisan organization trying to break through partisan gridlock and get the government to function -- today released its "Make Congress Work!" plan at a press conference attended by over 300 supporters, including eight lawmakers. The release marked the launch of a campaign to pressure the House and Senate Rules Committees to adopt the recommendations.

Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 7:40pm

Evangelical Group: Mercury Regulations a Pro-Life Issue

The Evangelical Environmental Network has bought $250,000 of television, radio and billboard ads over the past three weeks urging eight senators to protect the Environmental Protection Agency's regulations on mercury pollution from coal-burning power plants, framing the regulations as a pro-life issue.

Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 7:40pm

QUICK TAKE: Congress Holds Off Post Office Closings for Five Months

A group of 15 senators announced on Tuesday that the U.S. Postal Service accepted their request to hold off on closing postal facilities for five months while Congress tries to move a postal reform bill that will likely include an alternative plan. Postal reform bills are pending in both chambers.

Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 7:40pm