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Poll: Gingrich Riding Tea Party Support in Iowa

A new CBS News/New York Times poll out late Tuesday is the fourth live-caller survey released in the past three days to put former Newt Gingrich ahead in Iowa, and it shows the former House speaker riding a wave of tea party support to the top of the pack.

Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 8:40pm

The Big Chill: How Occupy Protests Prep for Winter -- PICTURES

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Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 8:40pm

DSCC Briefing Roundup

In a briefing with reporters Tuesday, Democratic Senatorial Committee Chair Patty Murray, accompanied by Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., and Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and Rep. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, touted the female Democratic Senate recruits for 2012 and discussed the Senate landscape.

A few highlights from the briefing:

Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 8:40pm

Romney Becomes Latest GOP Candidate to Decline Trump's Debate Invite

Donald Trump may have mastered the art of the real-estate deal, but when it comes to debates, he’s still an apprentice.

Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 8:40pm

House Passes Bill Amending Video Privacy Law

The House passed legislation Tuesday that supporters say would update a 1988 law designed to protect the privacy of consumers' video viewing records to reflect the changing ways people watch movies and television shows.

Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 8:40pm

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt Resigns

J. Randolph Babbitt, the administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, resigned on Tuesday after he was arrested over the weekend on drunken-driving charges in Fairfax, Va.

In a statement, Babbitt said, "Serving as FAA administrator has been an absolute honor and the highlight of my professional career. 

Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 6:40pm

Romney Breaks Sunday Silence

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will make his first Sunday news-show appearance in nearly two years when he appears on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. The pretaped interview is to take place on December 17 in Charleston, S.C., and will air the next day.

Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 6:40pm

Test Results Prompt New Round in GPS, LightSquared Fight

The government began testing whether LightSquared’s proposed wireless service interferes with GPS devices after concerns were raised in Congress, agencies, and industry earlier this year. The next phase in the debate begins this month: a clash over what the results mean.

LightSquared CEO Sanjiv Ahuja will begin to present his company’s findings on the interference issue on Capitol Hill on Wednesday in a briefing with staffers.  But the results from government tests won’t arrive until later this month when federal agencies send their findings to the Commerce Department.

Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 6:40pm

Leahy Calls On Critics To Offer Legislation Instead Of 'Talking Points'

Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., on Tuesday urged critics of his bill targeting foreign websites that offer pirated content or counterfeit products to propose legislative language on alternative ways to address the problem.

"I'd love to see some legislation and not just some talking points," Leahy said when asked about a draft proposal released last week by a bipartisan group of lawmakers who oppose his bill.

Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 6:40pm

Newt's Reach

What's the scariest news for Mitt Romney in the nearly mirror-image polls out today showing Newt Gingrich rocketing into the lead in Iowa, South Carolina and nationally?

Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 5:40pm