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Romney's Suburban Opportunity

New polls released late last week in three behemoth swingstates underscore a central opportunity Mitt Romney could provide Republicans

In the Quinnipiac University surveys in Florida, Ohio and
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 3:40pm

Here Comes the Hunstman Super-PAC

Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman has been hunkered down in New Hampshire for months, making little progress in the polls. It's time for the big guns to come in -- his super-PAC known as Our Destiny PAC begins what it's calling a "substantial buy'' tomorrow on broadcast and cable networks in New Hampshire.

Posted: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 3:40pm

O'Malley Echoes DSCC, DCCC on Choice Election

Echoing a sentiment expressed earlier this month by his colleagues at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Democratic Governors Association Chairman Martin O'Malley said on Monday morning that the 2012 landscape comes down to choices between Republican and Democratic candidates.

Posted: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 3:40pm

Is Being An Astronaut Just Another Government Job?

Along with "quantitative bank examiner" and "supervisory printing services specialist," job seekers on the government's USAJobs.gov website will soon have another position to apply for: astronaut.

On Tuesday NASA will launch the application process for the next class of American space travelers. The job applications will be handled through USAJobs.gov, which features federal job postings.

Posted: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 3:40pm

APEC Fashion Through the Years -- PICTURES

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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 3:40pm

Contrasting Strategies in Texas Senate Race

Think of today as a microcosm of the Texas Senate race.

Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, whose frontrunner status can be credited to his high name ID, wealth and strong fundraising , flexed each of those muscles today by releasing his first television ad of the race, a six figure cable buy that includes no mention of his opponents.

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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 3:40pm

CNN Poll: Gingrich Surges to Tie Romney; Cain Slides

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich sit atop the GOP presidential field, according to a new CNN/ORC International poll released on Monday that also shows businessman Herman Cain's support beginning to fade.

Romney leads Gingrich in the poll, 24 percent to 22 percent, a significant surge for Gingrich, who was at just 8 percent a month ago. Romney, meanwhile, has slid two points, down from 26 percent in mid-October.

Posted: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 2:40pm

Today's e-Reads: Shoppers Go Online, and Inside Google's Secret Lab

Online shopping may grow as much as 15 percent this holiday season, Forbes reports.

The New York Times describes Google X, a semisecret office at Google where staffers dream up ideas such as a dinner plate that posts to a social network what you’re eating or a robot that goes to the office for you.

Posted: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 2:40pm

McCain: 'Waterboarding Is Torture'

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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 2:40pm

QUICK TAKE: McCain to GOP: ‘Waterboarding Is Torture’

Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the 2008 Republican presidential standard-bearer, has taken pains to avoid weighing in on the 2012 GOP primary. But on Sunday, McCain said he was "very disappointed" that some Republicans defended waterboarding at Saturday’s National Journal/CBS debate in South Carolina.

Posted: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 2:40pm