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Gingrich Assails Perry on Oil Incentives

PELLA, Iowa – At a forum where they largely agreed on fixes to the sputtering U.S. economy, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Gov. Rick Perry parted ways on the need for wind-energy credits, important in the blustery Hawkeye State.

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

Brewer Preparing to Call Special Session to Remove Redistricting Commission Members

Update, 8:30 p.m.: Brewer released a statement confirming she had called a special session: "The Arizona Constitution provides that the Governor has direct oversight of the Independent Redistricting Commission, as well as the ability to remove any member due to 'substantial neglect of duty' or 'gross misconduct in office.' I invoked that authority today with my decision to remove IRC Chairwoman Colleen Mathis, and I've called the Arizona Legislature into Special Session so that the State Senate may concur with this removal, in accordance with the Constitution.

Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 5:40pm

Perry Doesn't Look Like The Comeback Kid

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Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 5:40pm

Branstad: Front-Runners Can Still Lose Iowa

PELLA, Iowa -- Republican Gov. Terry Branstad has a message for Mitt Romney and Herman Cain, the current front-runners in the Republican race for the presidential nomination: Ignore Iowa at your peril.

Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 4:40pm

Progressives Hit Romney's Wall Street Ties

Democratic allies MoveOn and Americans United for Change are scheduled to gather outside Mitt Romney's NYC fundraiser tomorrow morning to highlight his ties to Wall Street -- a political move we saw coming yesterday. The progressives will wave "Romney-Gekko 2012" signs featuring a

Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 4:40pm

Perry Defends 'Odd' Video

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Hours after several well-known political pundits commented publicly on his "odd" behavior at a New Hampshire banquet last week, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry on Tuesday shrugged off the buzz surrounding a video of the event that has gone viral.

Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 4:40pm

PBM Merger Fight Brings Dueling Lobby Days

It's raining pharmacists on the Hill this week, as the two sides in a debate over a proposed merger between major pharmacy benefit managers gear up for rival lobby days.

Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 4:40pm

Rockefeller Wants Quick Action on FCC Nominees

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., said on Tuesday he hopes to move forward with confirmation hearings on the newly nominated Federal Communications Commission members within a week’s time.

“It ought to be real quick,” he told National Journal.

In a sharply divided Senate, nominations can often turn into bargaining chips. To ease their confirmation FCC commissioners are often nominated in bipartisan pairs.

Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 4:40pm

Today's e-Reads Updated: Bank of America Drops Debit Card Fee

After a customer backlash, Bank of America has canceled plans to charge $5 debit card fees, the AP reports.

U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague called for cyber "rules of the road" at a global conference on Internet security in London, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 4:40pm

New Broadcaster Coalition Says Future Of TV Is Bright

Broadcasters brought in a former United Nations ambassador on Tuesday to help make their case to policy makers that the future of broadcasting is bright, growing and should be preserved.

Former U.N. Ambassador, ex-Atlanta Mayor and civil rights leader Andrew Young was on hand as the National Association of Broadcasters launched their Future of Television coalition.Their case has grown more important as the industry grapples with calls for broadcasters to voluntarily give up some of their spectrum to help meet growing demand for wireless technologies.

Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 4:40pm