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Groups Say Bipartisan Backing Will Boost Location Privacy Bill

Supporters of legislation that would restrict government access to location data got a boost on Tuesday when Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill, signed on as the measure’s first Republican Senate cosponsor. 

Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 5:41pm

Five Questions for the Las Vegas Republican Debate -- PICTURES

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Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 3:40pm

No Thompson 'Announcement' Until 2012

Don't look for an official Senate campaign announcement from former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson any time this year: the Republican said on Monday that his announcement will come next spring.

"I'm waiting for my big announcement in the spring, but I am definitely going to be running," Thompson said at a Wispolitics.com luncheon on Monday. WISN Milwaukee has the full story here.

Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 2:29pm

New Malaria Vaccine Protects Half of Babies For a Year, Researchers Say

An experimental malaria vaccine can cut in half the risk that a baby will get the disease, researchers reported on Tuesday, in a landmark achievement in the battle against one of the most intractable infections affecting people.

Three doses of GlaxoSmithKline’s vaccine protected half the 6,000 5-month to 17-month-old babies immunized in seven African countries, the researchers reported in the New England Journal of Medicine. It reduced episodes of malaria by about half for a year. Results are yet to come for younger babies.

Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 2:29pm

Boehner's Golf Game Disrupted by Protesters

House Speaker John Boehner's golf game on Tuesday was disrupted by about 40 left-leaning protesters from the Courage Campaign, including one who was able to approach the speaker, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 2:29pm

Mitt Romney's Cyberwar on Rick Perry

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Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 2:29pm

Will House Republicans' FDA Plan Help or Hurt Patients?

The Food and Drug Administration has been the target of criticism from Republicans and the medical device industry alike, arguing that increased medical device approval times are pushing innovation abroad.

After holding several hearings examining the FDA's approval process, House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., last Friday unveiled a package of legislation that Republicans say will "improve the predictability, consistency, and transparency of FDA's medical device review and approval process."

Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 2:29pm

Cain’s Campaign Paid His Company to Buy His Books

Herman Cain’s case against pundits claiming he’s running a book tour rather than a presidential campaign just got a bit more complicated.

Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 2:29pm

Perry Campaign’s Use of Private Jet Questioned

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s campaign is facing questions about whether it properly reimbursed Texas businessman Brian Pardo for use of his Cessna Citation X business jet during the first two weeks of Perry’s presidential run.

Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 2:29pm

GOP Candidates Debate in Nevada: Can Cain Stand the Spotlight?

Seven Republican presidential contenders descend on Las Vegas Tuesday night for their first debate since pizza magnate Herman Cain clambered next to Mitt Romney atop the polls, pinning Cain in the crosshairs of the other contenders hoping for a turn as the chief alternative to the front-runner for the GOP nomination.

Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 2:29pm