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Perry Wants Part-Time Congress and Judicial Term Limits

BETTENDORF, Iowa – If elected president, Texas Gov. Rick Perry promised on Tuesday to “uproot” the federal government, unveiling a range of sweeping reforms that include term limits for federal judges and Supreme Court justices, a part-time Congress, and laws criminalizing insider trading among legislators.

Quoting from the Bible, Perry said in his speech to workers at the Schebler Company manufacturing facility, "There is a time to plant and a time to uproot, there is a time to tear down and there is a time to build."

Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 7:40pm

Group of Millionaires to SupComm: Tax Me

The 1 percent -- so vilified recently by the Occupy Wall Street movement -- apparently includes some that share the views of the thousands squatting in parks around the country.

A small group of people who make over $1 million each year will be on the Hill tomorrow, speaking with lawmakers and others about what they see as the need for people like them to pay higher taxes.

Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 7:40pm

Cain: Kissinger Declined to Join Administration

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain could probably use a foreign policy adviser after stumbling, in a much-publicized interview, over an answer on the Libya uprising, but it apparently won't be Nixon-era Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

In the same interview, Cain revealed that the 88-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner declined his offer to serve as secretary of State in a Cain administration.

Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 7:40pm

The Republican Race, in a Chart

If it's possible to encapsulate the volatility and uncertainty of the 2012 Republican presidential race in a single chart, the one below might fit the bill.

It tracks the results of the 13 national CNN/ORC polls this year measuring the preferences of Republican primary voters. It also separates the results into three categories: the overall leader, the leader among the roughly half of the party that identifies with the tea party, and the leader among the roughly other half that does not.

Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 4:40pm

Romney Rebukes Obama for 'Lazy' Remark, Attacks 'Stooges' on Labor Board

COLUMBIA, S.C.--Pouncing on a remark by President Obama that has generated considerable outrage in the conservative press, Mitt Romney accused the commander in chief of “disparaging” his fellow citizens.

COLUMBIA, S.C.--Pouncing on a remark by President Obama that has generated considerable outrage in the conservative press, Mitt Romney accused the commander in chief of “disparaging” his fellow citizens.

Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 4:40pm

Heitkamp Hits Berg Mailers With Some Help From the Competition

Here's something you don't see every day: former North Dakota Democratic Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp organized two of her fellow Senate candidates -- both a Democrat and a Republican -- to unite in going after the Republican frontrunner, Rep. Rick Berg. The three candidates hit Berg for mailers sent from his congressional office. The Fargo Forum:

Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 4:40pm

Klobuchar on Cruise Control

More good news this week for Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., already one of the cycle's safest Democratic incumbents:

-- Bill Guidera, an attorney and a senior vice president with News Corp, has decided he will not make a GOP bid for the seat. His decision comes after initially saying no, but then reconsidering.

Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 4:40pm

E-Mails Suggest Solyndra Pushed Layoff Notices Past Elections

The Obama administration urged the now-bankrupt solar-energy firm Solyndra and its top investor to hold off announcing planned layoffs in 2010 until after the Nov. 2 elections, according to e-mails released by House Republicans on Tuesday.

Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 4:40pm

Giffords Releases Audio Message to Constituents

In an audio message released on Tuesday, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords tell her southern Arizona constituents, "I'm getting stronger. I'm getting better."

Giffords, who was shot in the head at a gathering with constituents in January, goes on to say, “I want to go back to work." The Democrat has only returned to the Hill to work once -- to vote on the debt-ceiling deal this summer -- since the shooting in the outskirts of Tucson in which 11 people were injured and six were killed. 

Listen to her audio message:

Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 3:40pm

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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 3:40pm