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When Republicans Attack Each Other

North Carolina Republican Ilario Pantano's eventual goal is to knock off Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., but first he's working to cut down his leading primary challenger, state Sen. David Rouzer, with a blistering TV ad that runs through the holiday weekend.

The 2010 GOP nominee's 60-second TV spot stars Tuesday on Wilmington broadcast and cable, slamming Rouzer for lobbying work on behalf of immigration reform. He's also launching an accompanying website, www.RouzerForAmnesty.com, to continue the attacks.

Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 8:40am

National Journal Congressional Connection Poll Topline Results Nov. 11, 2011

United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll, anational poll that tracks the public’s priorities for Congress and Washington - and its opinions on the policies that Congress is debating.

Below are the topline results from the week's Congressional Connection poll.

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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 7:40am

Third-Consecutive Poll Shows Gingrich Narrowly Ahead

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is atop the field of 2012 Republican presidential candidates in the third-consecutive poll in the past 24 hours, with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney close behind.

Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 7:40am

Like Granite, Romney Preserves Wide Lead in New Hampshire

Mitt Romney maintains his New Hampshire vise-like grip in a poll released on Monday night, which shows the former Massachusetts governor with nearly triple the support of Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, his closest competitor, and amid growing support for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 7:40am

Poll Shows Public Opposes Sequestration

With the congressional deficit-reduction super committee collapsing into stalemate, a solid majority of Americans say that Congress should block the automatic spending cuts established as a fallback if the panel deadlocked, according to the latest United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll.

Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 7:40am

Poll Shows Public Opposes Sequestration

With the congressional deficit-reduction super committee collapsing into stalemate, a solid majority of Americans say that Congress should block the automatic spending cuts established as a fallback if the panel deadlocked, according to the latest United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll.

Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 12:40am

Super Committee Is Media Sideshow

The unfortunate demise of the congressional super committee wasn’t accompanied by nearly the drama and hand-wringing of this summer’s debt-ceiling disaster, but its passing is more fuel for the fire of public disillusionment and anger toward Washington and Congress. With record-low job-approval numbers, disenchantment with Congress can still intensify.

Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 12:40am

Perry Says He Doesn’t Know Answers to Some Foreign Policy Issues

Despite a strong performance in the last presidential debate focused on foreign policy, Texas Gov. Rick Perry showed less command over the subject in a Monday night appearance on Fox News.

Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 12:40am

Bachmann Continues to Court Trump, Promotes Her New Book

NEW YORK – Rep. Michele Bachmann, still courting the support of billionaire Donald Trump, said the two discussed the threat from China in their third meeting on Monday.

“We have a lot in common -- both of us see the threat that we have from the Chinese to our economy,” the Minnesota GOP congresswoman told reporters after the meeting at Trump Tower. “We see how they are stealing away market share and also jobs out of the United States.”

Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 12:40am

Bachmann Continues to Court Trump

NEW YORK – Rep. Michele Bachmann, still courting the support of billionaire Donald Trump, said the two discussed the threat from China in their third meeting on Monday.

“We have a lot in common -- both of us see the threat that we have from the Chinese to our economy,” the Minnesota GOP congresswoman told reporters after the meeting at Trump Tower. “We see how they are stealing away market share and also jobs out of the United States.”

Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 9:40pm