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Perry Touts ‘Made-in-America’ Energy Policy

In a major address meant to re-energize his flagging presidential campaign, Rick Perry said on Friday that removing onerous environmental regulations girding domestic energy production is the most effective and fastest way to jump start the U.S. economy.

“The quickest way to give the economy a shot in the arm is deploy American ingenuity to tap American energy,” said Perry, speaking at a steel mill outside of Pittsburgh. “But we can only do that if environmental bureaucrats are told to stand down.”

Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 11:40am

Word for Word: Best Quotes of the Week--PICTURES

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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 11:40am

Huntsman to Boycott Nevada Debate

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman announced on Friday that he’ll  boycott the Nevada presidential debate next Tuesday to stand in solidarity with New Hampshire. The Granite State and Nevada are sparring over when to hold their respective nominating contests: If Nevada holds its caucuses on Jan. 14, as the state has proposed, then New Hampshire may be forced to hold its primary in December 2011.

Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 11:40am

Romney Raises $14 Million in Third Quarter

Mitt Romney raised $14 million in the third fundraising quarter, his presidential campaign reported on Friday, giving the former Massachusetts governor a combined $32 million haul from his first two fundraising periods.

Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 11:40am

A Tale of Two Fields in Montana

For the majority of 2012's most competitive governor's races, high-profile recruiting coups mean the Democratic and Republican nominees are more or less etched in, even with Election Day more than a year away. We can already take general election matchups in Washington (Inslee/McKenna) and Indiana (Pence/Gregg), along with anticipated showdowns in North Carolina (McCrory/Perdue) and Missouri (Kinder/Nixon), to the bank.

Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 11:40am

The Most Provocative Political Ads of 2011--VIDEOS

With political campaigns becoming increasingly cutthroat, ads often gain more notoriety than the candidates' policies. We've assembled some of the campaign spots that have caused a stir so far in 2011. 

With political campaigns becoming increasingly cutthroat, ads often gain more notoriety than the candidates' policies. We've assembled some of the campaign spots that have caused a stir so far in 2011. 

Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 11:40am

Bill Gardner's Bluffing

In a statement [pdf] on his website Wednesday, New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner drew a clear line in the sand between his state's traditional first-in-the-nation primary and Nevada's newer first-in-the-West caucuses: Nevada must move off its planned January 14 date, Gardner said, or New Hampshire could hold their primary as early as December 6 or December 13.

The trouble is, he's bluffing.

Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 11:40am

Lieberman Defends Romney's Religious Freedom

Responding to a Rick Perry supporter's description of Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith as a “cult” last week, Sen. Joe Lieberman, I/D-Conn., published an op-ed piece in The Washington Post on Friday defending the rights of candidates from all faiths. Lieberman, Al Gore’s running mate in 2000, was the first Jewish American to be nominated for national office.  

Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 9:40am

Today's e-Reads: Good Day for Google, Get Your iPhone4s

Google’s profits rose significantly this quarter thanks to record spending in online advertising, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued guidelines describing what information companies should disclose about cyberattacks, Reuters reports.

Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 9:40am

Transportation Secretary to Resign in 2013

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will resign when President Obama’s current term ends in 2013, the Associated Press reports.

LaHood announced his decision at a media luncheon, spokeswoman Jill Zuckman said on Thursday night, but gave no reason. He had not discussed his resignation with the president, she said.

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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 9:40am