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Perry: Obama Endangers Troops


WILTON, Iowa -- Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry on Saturday accused President Obama of endangering U.S. troops by announcing plans to end the nation's military role in Iraq this year.

Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 1:40pm

Malaki: U.S. Troops Leaving Iraq Because Immunity Deal Fell Through

U.S. troops are leaving Iraq by the end of the year because the Iraqi government rejected American demands for forces to be shielded from prosecution and lawsuits, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said, according to the Associated Press.

Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 10:40am

Ron Paul Gets Rock Star Reception at University of Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa—It’s homecoming night at the University of Iowa. The air is thick with excitement as students flee Friday classes and the cars of alumni returning to campus clog the streets. As night falls, a parade winds through the downtown area. But at 8 p.m., more than 1,000 students head to the Iowa Memorial Union building for a presidential candidate's speech.

President Obama?

Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 9:40am

Washington Week Round Table: What Now for Libya?

Analysis of possible paths forward in Libya now that Muammar el-Qaddafi is dead. Will the U.S. play a role in nation building?  President Obama announces all U.S. troops will be out of Iraq by year's end. And why the GOP debates have become pivotal in the 2012 presidential race. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Doyle McManus, LA Times; Dan Balz, Washington Post; Gloria Borger, CNN.

Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 9:40am

Saudi Crown Prince Sultan Dies

Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdel Aziz Al Saud, the heir to the Saudi throne, died on Saturday, the Associated Press reported. He was in his 80s.

Sultan, who died of an illness, was the half brother of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah.

Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 9:40am

Perry Tax Returns Show Losses on Real Estate and Investments

When Texas Gov. Rick Perry complains about the economic downturn, he's speaking from experience.

Tax returns that the GOP presidential candidate released Friday reveal that, like many Americans, Perry and his wife took a loss on the sale of their home and weathered losses on other investments.

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Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011 - 11:40pm

Washington's Reaction to Obama's Iraq Announcement

Below are reactions from politicians to President Obama's announcement on Friday afternoon that "America's war in Iraq is over."

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio

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Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011 - 7:40pm

Fox News Hires Mark Sanford

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford will join Fox News as a contributor, the network confirmed on Friday.

A Fox spokesperson declined to state when Sanford will start at his new job, but confirmed that he will be present at the network's January 16 debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The network would not elaborate on the role Sanford will play at that debate.

The New York Times first reported the news of Sanford's hire by Fox.

Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011 - 6:40pm

Jindal on Cruise Control as Saturday Election Approaches

When the election results are released Saturday night in the Louisiana's gubernatorial race, the question won't be whether Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal won reelection, but by how wide a margin.

Jindal needs more than 50 percent of the votes cast in this weekend's primary election to win the race outright. The fact that Louisiana Democrats failed to recruit a serious candidate means that an outright win for Jindal is a virtual lock.

Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011 - 6:40pm

Congressman Denies Rumors He's Dead

"The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated," famously said Mark Twain.

In that spirit, Rep. Bill Young of Florida -- the longest-serving Republican in the House -- has notified U.S. Capitol Police about an incident early this month in his Tampa-St. Petersburg-area district in which local police received an anonymous report that he had died.

“That was strange,” Young’s chief of staff, Harry Glenn, said on Friday.

Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011 - 5:40pm