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Obama's Oops: President Confuses Texas and Kansas -- VIDEO

While giving an economic speech in Osawatomie, Kan., President Obama said, "It is great to be back in the state of Texas." Watch as he quickly corrects himself:

(RELATED: Full Text of Obama's Speech | Fournier: Speech Shows Limits of Obama's Bully Pulpit)

 

Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 4:40pm

TEXT: Obama Invokes Teddy Roosevelt to Push for Payroll Tax Cut

Following are President Obama's remarks from his Osawatomie, Kan., speech, as prepared for delivery:

Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 4:40pm

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Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 4:40pm

Gingrich Leads First Gallup Tracking Poll

The inaugural Gallup Daily tracking poll of the race for the Republican presidential nomination shows former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with a significant lead over his closest rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, four weeks before the first ballots are cast in Iowa.

Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 4:40pm

Progressives and the Unemployed Storm the Hill

Tapping into the Occupy movement's "We are the 99%" mantra, progressive groups are in the midst of leading a "Take Back the Capitol" week with an anticipated 3,000 unemployed workers set to push lawmakers to extend unemployment benefits and more broadly address the concerns of the so-called 99 percent.

Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 4:40pm

Report: Perry Used State Phone for Campaign

Texas Gov. Rick Perry used his office phone to reach out to top donors and state officials he had helped in the months leading to his announcement he would run for the Republican nomination for president, according to phone records and daily public schedules, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday.

Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 4:40pm

Democrats Work To Defend Nebraska Senate Seat

Why hasn't Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., decided whether he's running for reelection yet?

After all, since we wrote in early November about the uncertainty he expressed in a local interview, Nelson's seen a couple of encouraging signs, including a poll that shows notable improvement in his standing. But the political outlook is only part of Nelson's calculus, those close to him say.

Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 4:40pm

Remembering Pearl Harbor, 70 Years Later -- PICTURES

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Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 2:40pm

Why a Newt Gingrich Candidacy Would Doom the Tea Party

Gallup finds that 82 percent of tea party-affiliated voters deem Newt Gingrich an acceptable Republican presidential nominee in 2012. They don’t seem to realize that if he wins the nod, their movement is doomed -- regardless of how the general election goes. The tea party cannot support Gingrich without betraying its core principles. But the movement also cannot disclaim him once he is the Republican nominee.

Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 2:40pm

Beck Grills Gingrich on Conservative Credentials

In a sign of trouble for Newt Gingrich among conservatives, talk-show host Glenn Beck on Tuesday pressed the Republicans’ new front-runner for president on several positions he’s taken in the past that are at odds with the GOP base, including his support for an individual mandate to buy health insurance, the 2003 expansion of Medicare, and measures to deal with climate change.

Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 2:40pm