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Kohl Not Running For Re-Election

Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) announced Friday that he will not run for re-election in 2012, putting a battleground seat Democrats have held for over five decades squarely in play for the upcoming elections.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 11:40am

Bush's First Words to Obama on Bin Laden: 'Good Call'

After simply being told "Osama bin Laden is dead" by the president, Bush responded "good call." An ABC News contributor attended a Las Vegas hedge fund conference on Wednesday and said that Bush gave his first public account of how he learned the news during dinner in Dallas. "I was eating souffle at Rise Restaurant with Laura and two buddies," Bush said. "I excused myself and

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 11:40am

U.S. Officials Interviewed Bin Laden's Widows in Pakistan

American intelligence officials interviewed three of Osama bin Laden's widows left behind after the covert raid that killed the Qaida leader, after days of demanding access from Pakistani authorities.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 11:40am

Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., to Retire

Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) will announce this morning that he will not be running for re-election in 2012, a Democratic source tells Hotline On Call, putting a battleground seat Democrats have held for over five decades squarely in play for the upcoming elections.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 10:40am

Word for Word: Best Quotes of the Week, In Pictures

This week, members of Congress saw the real photo of Osama bin Laden, more Republicans announced presidential bids, and oil executives were grilled on Capitol Hill. Here's the week that was, in quotes and pictures.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 10:40am

Ronald Reagan's Letter to the Library, and Other Finds From 1971

The city of Troy, Michigan, unearths a cache of letters from the political and intellectual stars of more than 40 years ago.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 10:40am

Gingrich Keeping 'Winning The Future' Slogan

Newt Gingrich doesn't plan on giving President Obama his slogan back.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 10:40am

Almost Every 2012 Republican Has a Cap-and-Trade Problem

Supporting a cap-and-trade approach to greenhouse gas regulation is basically taboo in the GOP these days, but most of the top-tier Republican presidential contenders have backed it in the past.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 10:40am

The GOP Should Run to Obama's Left on National Security

In the Republican mind, electoral success comes partly from running to the right of the Democratic nominee on matters of national security. Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush: All won at least one presidential election against an opponent that they out-hawked.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 10:40am

Cheri Daniels Speech Earns Raves, Advice from Laura Bush

Cheri Daniels gave her first political speech ever Thursday night, introducing her husband, Gov. Mitch Daniels, before a crowd of 1,100 at the Indiana Republican Party spring dinner as reporters and conservatives listened for any clues that he might run for president. Cheri is believed to be the main reason Daniels hasn't jumped in the race--and it's likely that's why Laura Bush called her to talk about how to be a campaign wife, as CBS News' Jan Crawford reports.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 10:40am