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Obama Pushes Public-Worker Rehiring on First Stop of Bus Tour

President Obama said on Monday he was pushing Congress to consider his jobs plan in a series of bills because “maybe they just couldn’t understand the whole thing all at once." The Senate planned to act first on Obama's proposal to help local governments rehire laid-off teachers and first responders, aides said.

Posted: Monday, October 17, 2011 - 2:40pm

Nixon Crushes Kinder in Fundraising

Missouri Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon has more than two and half times as much money in the bank as Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, his likely Republican opponent, campaign finance reports show.

Nixon's campaign announced Monday that the first term governor raised over $1.46 million during the third quarter and ended the period with over $4.2 million in the bank - his best quarterly fundraising performance this election cycle.

Posted: Monday, October 17, 2011 - 2:40pm

Obama's Speech at King Memorial Dedication

The White House released the following transcript of President Obama's remarks at Sunday's dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial:

An earthquake and a hurricane may have delayed this day, but this is a day that would not be denied.

Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 2:40pm

Cain on '9-9-9'; Axelrod, Cantor Talk Jobs; Feinstein, Gingrich, McCain Tough on Iran

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    Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 1:40pm

    Axelrod, Cantor Talk Jobs; Feinstein, Gingrich, McCain Get Tough on Iran

    10:50.

    Senate Armed Services ranking member John McCain (R-Ariz.) said on Sunday that President Obama should have consulted with Congress before deploying 100 U.S. military personnel to Central Africa to kill or capture Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army.

    McCain, who has served under four presidents, added that he feared the deployment to Africa could become “a commitment that we can’t get out of.”

    Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 12:40pm

    McCain: Obama Should Have Asked Congress Before Deployment to Central Africa

    10:50.

    Senate Armed Services ranking member John McCain (R-Ariz.) said on Sunday that President Obama should have consulted with Congress before deploying 100 U.S. military personnel to Central Africa to kill or capture Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army.

    McCain, who has served under four presidents, added that he feared the deployment to Africa could become “a commitment that we can’t get out of.”

    Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 11:40am

    Axelrod: White House Splitting Up Jobs Bill

    10:30.

    Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod said on Sunday that after the defeat in the Senate last week of President Obama’s jobs bill, White House staff are now taking it apart and working on how to bring back pieces of it to Congress.

    Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 10:40am

    Gingrich: Obama Lacks ‘Grand Strategy’ for Dictatorships

    9:29.

    Presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich criticized the Obama administration for lacking a “grand strategy” for dealing with dictatorships that potentially threaten the United States.

    Rather than having a clear long-term plan for potential terror threats, he said, “we sort of respond to the press coverage of the minute,” adding that President Obama should focus first on controlling the U.S. border with Mexico before deploying troops overseas.

    Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 9:40am

    Bachmann Challenges Perry On Immigration

    PERRY, Iowa—In a campaign event billed as the “Bachmann Takes it to Perry Rally,” the Minnesota congresswoman did just that – focusing sharp criticism on Texas Governor Rick Perry for his position on illegal immigration and what Rep. Michele Bachmann called “a pattern of issuing executive orders.

    Bachmann, who has fallen in the polls when Perry entered the race, acknowledged that today’s event was orchestrated to highlight the differences between she and the Texas governor, particularly on the issue of illegal immigration.

    Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 7:40pm

    Bachmann Raises Nearly $4 Million

    Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign raised $3,907,748.06 during the third fundraising quarter, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission.

    Bachmann's campaign spent $5,947,630.95 during the quarter, which lasted from July 1 to Sept. 30. As of Sept. 30, the Minnesota congresswoman's campaign had $1,339,184.10.

    Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 5:40pm