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AP: Deadliest Year for Tornadoes in U.S. since 1950s

With at least 142 people dead in Missouri after a tornado struck in Joplin, Mo., last week, 2011 has become the deadliest year for tornadoes in the U.S. in six decades, according to media reports.

Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 5:40pm

Does Being First Lady Count as Executive Experience?

Arguing that the GOP field is stronger than its critics think, Ramesh Ponnuru writes, "The three people most likely to win the Republican nomination -- Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty and Jon Huntsman, according to -- have all been governors. Two of them were governors of states that Obama carried in 2008.

Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 4:40pm

Lackluster GOP Voters Now Favor Rudy Giuliani in Polls

This is how wide open the Republican 2012 field is: even though Giuliani has only just begun making noises about running in 2012, after a string of recent public appearances, he is already on top of a new survey of the 2012 Republican candidates, Reuters reports.

Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 2:40pm

Washington Week Round Table: Sarah Palin, GOP Presidential Field and Obama in Europe

This week from Washington Week: With Sarah Palin's new nationwide tour, the panel looks at the changing complexion of the GOP field and reaction to this week’s  NY special election.

Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 12:40pm

Previewing The Sunday Shows

As Americans celebrate Memorial Day weekend and remember soldiers of current and past wars, the Sunday shows will have a lot to discuss about 2012 candidates announcing, the debt ceiling, the economy, and the NY-26 special election.

Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 12:40pm

Obama Backs Visa Rule Change to Help Poles

President Obama announced Saturday that he supports rule changes to the U.S. visa waiver system that could help pave the way for central European ally Poland gain entry into the program.

Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 11:40am

Gregg Joins Goldman Sachs

Former Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., is joining the Goldman Sachs Group as an international adviser, the investment banking firm announced on Friday afternoon.

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 6:40pm

The GOP 2012 Hopefuls Who Supported a Health Care Mandate

Mitt Romney can raise $10.5 million in one day. He has a big campaign organization and a national network of supporters and he's tall and nice-looking former governor with a full head of hair. He should be a strong candidate to challenge President Obama in 2012, except for one thing: He signed Romneycare into law, a health care overhaul that features a mandate that individuals buy health insurance, a feature of Obama's health care plan that Republicans despise.

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 6:40pm

Bikers Bicker Over Who Invited Sarah Palin to Their Motorcycle Ride

Players: Ted Shpak and Mike De Paulo, both members of Rolling Thunder, a veterans group that advocates for Prisoners of War.

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 6:40pm

Colbert Super PAC a Joke Too Far?

Stephen Colbert has recently unleashed his famed political satire into the realm of campaign law, but at least one nonpartisan watchdog group isn’t laughing.

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 6:40pm