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Rise of the Republican Reformers

Republicans searching for a positive governing message that doesn’t rely exclusively on opposing President Obama need look no further than Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and his landslide reelection on Saturday. Jindal’s ambitious government reforms in a state with a reputation for corruption has made him one of the most popular governors in the country, leading to across-the-board Republican dominance in the Pelican State.

Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 7:40am

Cain Surges, Obama Continues to Struggle in Ohio

President Obama's approval rating remains underwater in the key swing state of Ohio, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released early Wednesday, but his most formidable challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, now trails former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain for the Republican nomination.

Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 6:40am

Obama on Junk Food, Halloween, and His GOP Opponents

Appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday, President Obama weighed in on topics ranging from the death of Muammar el-Qaddafi, to junk food, to his potential GOP opponent.

Appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday, President Obama weighed in on topics ranging from the death of Muammar el-Qaddafi, to junk food, to his potential GOP opponent.

Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 12:40am

Obama, on Leno: Qaddafi's Death Sends 'Strong Message' to Dictators

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story mischaracterized Obama's statements on Qaddafi. The president has previously commented on the Libyan dictator's death.

President Obama said the death of Muammar el-Qaddafi sends a “strong message” to dictators around the world to respect human rights and their peoples’ desire for political reform.

Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 12:40am

Transcript of President Obama's Interview on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno

Below is a transcript of President Obama's interview on Tuesday's Tonight Show With Jay Leno as provided by NBC.

 

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Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 12:40am

Surging Jindal Transforms Louisiana

Republicans searching for a positive governing message that doesn’t rely exclusively on opposing President Obama need look no further than Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and his landslide reelection on Saturday. Jindal’s ambitious government reforms in a state with a reputation for corruption has made him one of the most popular governors in the country, leading to across-the-board Republican dominance in the Pelican State.

Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 10:40pm

Judge Strikes Part of N.C. Abortion Law

A federal judge struck down part of a North Carolina abortion law on Tuesday, saying the state cannot require abortion-providers to show and discuss with pregnant women ultrasound images of the fetus.

U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles ruled that doctors and others challenging the law were likely to win on their contention that the provision violated their constitutional rights.

Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 10:40pm

Former Senator McGovern Hospitalized for Fatigue

Former Democratic senator and presidential candidate George McGovern was admitted to a South Dakota hospital on Tuesday suffering from fatigue, the Associated Press reports.

The 89-year-old was admitted to a Sioux Falls hospital after completing a lecture tour. A hospital spokeswoman told AP that doctors expect McGovern to make a full recovery and to be released in a couple of days.

Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 8:40pm

ICANN Facing Growing Pressure Over New Domain-Name Plan

As the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers meets this week in Senegal, the organization that manages the Internet address system is facing a growing revolt from businesses worried about a plan to vastly expand the number of available domain names. 

Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 7:40pm

and CBS Partner for GOP Presidential Debate

National Journal and CBS will host the first Republican presidential primary debate to air on broadcast television next month in South Carolina.

Ron Fournier, National Journal's editor-in-chief, and David Rhodes, president of CBS News, announced on Tuesday that the debate will take place Nov. 12 in Spartanburg, S.C.

Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 6:40pm