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NJ POLL: House to Senate: Who's Next?

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., will not run for Senate. But which House member will be the next to announce they will?

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 9:40am

Tommy Thompson to Run for Senate in Wisconsin

Former Health and Human Services secretary Tommy Thompson is planning to run for the Senate seat being vacated by Wisconsin's Herb Kohl, Politico's Mike Allen and Edward-Isaac Dovere report. Thompson served two terms as Wisconsin's governor before going to work for the Bush administration and considered running last year against Russ Feingold, who lost.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 9:40am

Rep. Paul Ryan Staying in House, Won't Run for U.S. Senate

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is staying in the House, and won't run for the U.S. Senate, two well-placed GOP sources tell National Journal.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 9:40am

Romney Raises $10.25 Million in a Day

Mitt Romney raised $10.25 million in a one-day fundraiser in Las Vegas Monday, demonstrating his campaign's huge fundraising capacity, unrivaled by the rest of the Republican 2012 field.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 9:40am

Team Romney $10.25M in One Day

Presumed presidential hopeful Mitt Romney walked away from a Las Vegas phone bank fundraiser Monday with an additional $10.25 million in campaign cash, the Associated Press reports.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 8:40am

Schwarzenegger Admits He Had a Child with Staff Member

And now, Arnold airs his dirty laundry. As the Los Angeles Times reports, Schwarzenegger publicly admitted fathering a child a decade ago with a member of his household staff who'd worked for him for twenty years. Conveniently, he had told Maria Shriver only after he had left the governor's office, which presumably led to their high-profile split.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 8:40am

WSJ: U.S., Pakistan See Increasing Disputes

Tensions between the U.S. and Pakistan, already high because of the secret operation to take out Osama bin Laden, will likely worsen in the face of a public revelation that the U.S. has been denying more than 40 percent of claims made by Pakistan for compensation of military equipment and other supplies used in the American war on terrorism.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 8:40am

Hotline Sort: My Old Kentucky Home

Welcome back to Hotline Sort. Voters head to the polls in Kentucky and CA-36 today. Meanwhile, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tried to do some damage control Monday following his Sunday comments on a health care mandate and House Budget Chair Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) budget proposal. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) raises big bucks, and yes, Arnold is back in the news. Here's today's rundown:

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 8:40am

Video: Two-For-One Deal, Trump And Huckabee Not Running In 2012

Stephen Colbert can't believe that Donald Trump isn't going to run for president, "What? Who is going to tell OPEC the fun is over ... who, who is going to break this to Meat Loaf?"

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 8:40am

For Syria's Assad, Will Playing the Israel Card Work?

For decades, Arab autocrats have had a cynical but effective strategy for silencing dissent within their countries: whenever the temperature gets too hot, change the topic to Israel and its ongoing conflict with the Palestinians.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 6:40am