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QUICK TAKE: Secret Service: Bullet Hit White House, Stopped by Glass

The Secret Service said on Tuesday that a bullet hit a White House window last week, but was stopped by ballistic glass. Another round was found on the White House exterior on Tuesday.

Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 11:40am

Gingrich Said He Offered "Strategic Advice" to Freddie Mac

GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said late Tuesday that he offered "strategic advice" to Freddie Mac, pushing back against the suggestion that money he took for consulting with the mortgage-finance company may have been for lobbying. On Monday, however, Gingrich qualified his advice as "generic."

"I explicitly do no lobbying of any kind and my advice was generic," Gingrich said on Iowa Public Radio Monday. "It wasn’t specifically aimed at house Republicans or at Congress in general."

Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 11:40am

QUICK TAKE: Secret Service: Bullet Hit White House, Stopped by Glass -- AP

The Secret Service said bullet hit a White House window but was stopped by ballistic glass, the Associated Press reported. More ammunition was found on the White House exterior on Tuesday.

Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 10:40am

QUICK TAKE: Coons, Rubio Hope AGREE Act Will Gain Support

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article misstated the amount of money the bill could give to small businesses. It is $85 billion. 

Amid deep disagreements in Congress over jobs legislation, freshman Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., are offering a bipartisan jobs bill in hopes of finding something both parties can agree on in the near future. 

Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 10:40am

Huntsman Who?

Last night, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman spoke to more than 100 voters at a Portsmouth Elks Lodge. It was the 100th event Huntsman has held in the first-in-the-nation primary state, a state Huntsman has targeted as his only hope of advancing his long-shot campaign.

Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 10:40am

QUICK TAKE: Congress Blocks Proposed School-Lunch Changes

Congress blocked an Obama administration attempt to make school lunches healthier this week, adjusting proposed nutritional guidelines in a way that will keep pizza and french fries on the menu, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 10:40am

Report: Gingrich Earned Seven-Figure Sum From Freddie Mac Consulting

GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich earned between $1.6 million and $1.8 million for consulting with mortgage company Freddie Mac, according to a Wednesday Bloomberg report.

Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 10:40am

Hotline Sort: Heller Taking Some Hits

Welcome back to Hotline Sort. Romney gets slammed by a prominent Iowa conservative, a trio of liberal outside groups hits Rehberg/Heller/Scott Brown with new radio ads, the Georgia GOP plans a March debate and Spence and Kinder may have more in common than you think. Here's today's rundown:

Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 10:40am

QUICK TAKE: Slightly More Americans Favor Health Law Repeal -- Gallup

Slightly more Americans favor repealing last year's health care reform legislation than favor keeping it in place, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.

Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 10:40am

QUICK TAKE: Obama to Deploy up to 250 Marines to Australia Next Year Under New Pact

President Obama unveiled a pact with Australia on Wednesday to build a military presence there as part of the administration's pivot to the Asia-Pacific region.

Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 10:40am