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Boehner Attacks Obama on Jobs, Defends GOP on Taxes

Posted: Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 1:40pm

Paul Says U.S. Should Be Friendlier Toward Iran

9:58. Paul: Make Friends with Iran, Calls Cain Coverage Overblown

Presidential candidate Ron Paul on Sunday dismissed concerns that Iran is developing nuclear weapons, and said in any case, taking a hostile stance toward the country, including leveling sanctions, is only going to drive it farther away from the international community.

Posted: Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 11:40am

O'Malley Calls Congressional Republicans 'Obstructionist'

9:15. O'Malley Criticizes 'Obstructionist' GOP 

Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley of Maryland argued Sunday that congressional Republicans are standing in the way of job creation by blocking President Obama's legislative proposals. 

"You cannot make the argument that we're better off than we were before the Bush recession," O'Malley said.

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Posted: Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 10:40am

Poll: Americans Are Glum About Direction of Country

Voters will go to the polls one year from today, and according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll released early Sunday, President Obama would face an uphill fight for reelection on that day, as Americans retain a glum attitude about the direction of the country.

Posted: Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 10:40am

In First Public Appearance Since Accuser Affirmed Her Story, Cain Refuses to Take Questions on Harassment Case

HOUSTON -- Herman Cain refused Saturday night to answer questions about the sexual harassment allegations that have dogged his presidential campaign for the last week. "We are getting back on message, end of story," he said.

Posted: Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 12:40am

Tribal Politics: America Today

Does the truth really matter any more in our republic?  Is the search for truth just another martyr on the battlefield of the today's polarized political discourse?  The latest news about the allegations of sexual harassment against Herman Cain is very telling.  Not in its impact on the presidential campaign, but on the question of what our political culture has become. Have we devolved into a tribal society?

Posted: Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 8:40pm

Bachmann Slams Cain for Inconsistencies on Issues

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says she won’t comment on rival candidate Herman Cain’s sexual harassment scandal, but criticized him in a radio interview for flip flopping on a host of policy issues.

Posted: Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 5:40pm

Text of Draft Executive Memo

Here's a text of the draft executive memo, obtained by National Journal, requiring lawmakers' special funding requests to be made public.


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Posted: Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 2:40pm

Name and Shame? Obama May Go Public with Lawmakers' Funding Requests

In a move that could escalate hostilities with Congress, President Obama may be planning to use his executive authority to publicize special funding requests that lawmakers make for pet projects.

Posted: Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 2:40pm

What We Learned: How Not To Be Seen

What we at The Hotline learned this week:

--Businessman Herman Cain put on a clinic on how not to handle a public relations disaster this week. Cain didn't have much of a chance to win the Republican nomination to begin with; his confusing, tortured, ever-evolving explanations over a decade-old sexual harassment charge is only going to speed his descent to the bottom. A post-scandal ABC News/Washington Post poll doesn't show his popularity cratering yet, but keep an eye on how seriously Cain is taken in the next few debates.

Posted: Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 11:40am