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Gingrich May Release Details on Freddie Mac Payments Friday

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Thursday that he's trying to figure out how much money he made from controversial housing giant Freddie Mac and suggested he may release the information as early as Friday.

Posted: Friday, November 18, 2011 - 2:40am

Not An Either Or Strategy; A Both, And Strategy

My colleague Josh Kraushaar writes that President Obama's campaign has a choice as to whether to pursue a "Virginia" strategy, which focuses on upscale professional white voters, or an "Ohio" strategy, that focuses on downscale Rust Belt voters who are economically sensitive. It's true that, relatively speaking, we may know after the election how much money Obama has spent targeting those two demographics, and we might be able to answer the question.

Posted: Friday, November 18, 2011 - 1:40am

Debating the Debates

Elsewhere on this site, my colleague Matthew Dowd writes an eloquent brief against the heavy hand of media organizers on this year's presidential debates. Citing last week's National Journal/CBS debate as an example, he argues that his fellow Texan, Rep. Ron Paul, deserved more air time.

Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 11:40pm

Arizona High Court Rebukes Brewer, Reinstates Ousted Redistricting Chair

In a blow to Arizona Republicans and Gov. Jan Brewer, the state Supreme Court on Thursday reinstated the chair of the Independent Redistricting Commission, ousted after Brewer triggered a state Senate vote to remove her earlier this month.

Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 10:40pm

Cain’s New Hampshire Visit Highlights Contrast with Romney

NASHUA, N.H. -- Mitt Romney and Herman Cain both used unusually harsh language to denounce the Occupy Wall Street movement as the left-wing insurgency celebrated its second-month anniversary with a series of protests in cities across the country. It was one of the few similarities between the candidates on a day that a Cain visit to this Romney-friendly territory highlighted the contrasts in their styles.

Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 10:40pm

Perry on Super Committee: Just Say No

JACKSON, MISS. – As president, Rick Perry would not uphold spending cuts required if the congressional super committee fails to meet next week’s deadline for a plan to reduce federal spending by $1.2 trillion, the Republican presidential candidate said Thursday.

Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 8:40pm

Cain Gets Secret Service Protection

Herman Cain on Thursday became the first of this year's Republican presidential candidates to receive Secret Service protection.

Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 8:40pm

Santorum Embraces the Godfather

So guess where Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is holding a town hall meeting on Friday?

The party room of Godfather's Pizza in Knoxville, Iowa.

Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 8:40pm

Lawsuit Gives Domain Managers a XXX Headache

The group that manages the Internet’s address system has a new headache over its efforts to expand the number of new top-level domain names—this one over the .xxx domain.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers approved the controversial higher-level domain in March for adult-oriented websites, designating ICM Registry to run it.

Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 8:40pm

Leahy Wants Cybercrime Measure Included in Controversial Defense Bill

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is looking for any way possible to gain approval for increased cybercrime penalties, including hitching the measure to a contentious defense authorization bill that could be dead in the water.

Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 7:40pm