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Bachmann Headed To NH, SC, After Kicking Off Campaign In IA

Updated at 4:33 p.m.

More than a week after announcing that she had filed presidential candidacy papers, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., will kick off her campaign in Waterloo, Iowa, on June 27, at 9 a.m. Central Time, according to a release from her campaign. In the days following, she will set out on a three-day tour through the early voting states: Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.

Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 4:40pm

Liveblogging President Obama's Afghanistan Speech

6:03 p.m.: Alex Roarty details the sharply dove-ish tack that the 2012 Republican contenders have taken when it comes to Afghanistan. Read more here.

Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 4:40pm

How Tim Pawlenty's Pastor Could Undermine His Candidacy

Whenever Tim Pawlenty's placebo candidacy is brought up, it seems like his close relationship with pastor Leith Anderson is also discussed--specifically, whether or not the influential Evangelical pastor will undermine his candidacy.

Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 4:40pm

Spending Concerns Delay Patent-Reform Vote

Lingering fallout from a new manager’s amendment again delayed consideration of sweeping patent-reform legislation on Wednesday.

The America Invents Act was scheduled for floor debate on Wednesday morning. But the manager’s amendment, which strikes a compromise between the bill’s sponsors and House appropriators, sparked a debate over spending, delaying consideration of the bill until the evening.

Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 3:40pm

House Takes Up Resolution to Stop Airstrikes in Libya

House Republicans will again challenge President Obama on Libya, offering two resolutions that seek to limit the scope of the mission for a vote as soon as Thursday, The New York Times' Charlie Savage reports. One proposal would demand Obama halt American bombing of Libya by both drones and piloted aircraft, while allowing the U.S. to support the NATO mission in other ways, like search and rescue and reconnaissance.

Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 3:40pm

PICTURES: Historic Bars in Washington

Bars in Washington D.C. have long been a place for politicians to put their partisan differences aside. So when a fire damaged a favorite Capitol Hill watering hole, cries of concern were heard from both parties.

Here’s a look at some of the oldest bars in Washington that are still serving up drinks to politicians, staffers, and presidents:

Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 3:40pm

Gannett Sheds 700 Jobs

Citing a slow economic recovery and poor advertising revenues, Gannett Co. Inc., owner of USA Today, announced Tuesday that it would be laying off about 700 employees, which represents two percent of their overall workforce.

The approximately 700 employees come from Gannett's Community Publishing division which contains nearly 80 daily local newspapers. USA Today, which saw big cuts in 2010, will not be subjected to layoffs this time around.

Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 3:40pm

Eight Hill Staffers Under 30 to Watch

These eight staffers climbed the Hill at light speed, and currently hold senior positions before reaching the age of 30.

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Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 3:40pm

PICTURES: Photo of the Day

Every day, we bring you the top photo of the day. Here is a collection of these photos.

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Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 2:40pm

Senate Bill Echoes House Questions About Obama's Nuclear Strategy

The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee last week issued new legislation that echoes questions about President Obama's nuclear weapons-strategy initially raised last month in the House (see GSN, May 27).

Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 2:40pm