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PICTURES: Our Aging Presidents

Obama may have a lot on his plate, but he shares the physcial wear and tear of the presidency with his predecessors.

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 5:40pm

Stay the Course: White House Afghan Review Unlikely to Alter Slow Drawdown

It’s safe to say that Gen. David Petraeus will not present President Obama with a proposal to significantly reduce the footprint of the U.S. military forces in Afghanistan. Correspondingly, Obama doesn’t see the need for a major course correction, even though he is impatient to end the war.

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 5:40pm

Akin Changes Voting Registration

On May 31, a St. Louis Post-Dispatch review of voting records revealed that Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., voted in the city of Town and Country even as documents showed he lived in the city of Wildwood; prompting criticism from Democrats that he was registered to vote at an incorrect address.

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 4:40pm

Watching Too Much TV Really Can Kill You

Watching too much TV really can kill you, researchers reported on Tuesday.

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 4:40pm

Seven Candidates; 140 Characters: Tweeting Toward the White House

Twitter’s rise is a tactical challenge for campaigns: How do they use a service that could, theoretically, give everyone on the campaign a bullhorn and gives candidates and staffers alike a chance to confront rivals and opponents in full view of the public and media? It’s a challenge that could provide ripe rewards for campaigns that are adept and poses big pitfalls for those that aren't.

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 4:40pm

Bachmann Sticking In The House, For Now

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., who announced her presidential campaign during Monday night's debate in New Hampshire, says she's not running for re-election to Congress while she's campaigning for her party's presidential nomination, the Associated Press reports.

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 4:40pm

Democrats Hoping Weiner's Wife Persuades Him to Quit

Most House Democrats emerged from a closed-door meeting Tuesday saying they want Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., to resign, but they conceded that their best strategy for getting to that point is hoping that Weiner’s wife will persuade him to go.

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 4:40pm

Matsui Introduces Bill To Subsidize Internet Access

Seeking to close the so-called "digital divide" between the haves and the have-nots, Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Calif., introduced a bill Tuesday that would subsidize Internet services.

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 3:40pm

Pentagon Unveils Sweeping Energy Strategy

The Pentagon on Tuesday unveiled its first Operational Energy Strategy, a plan to fundamentally transform the way fuel is used in the theater of war.

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 3:40pm

Agony of Crist: Charlie Crist's Political Fall

As recently as 2008, it seemed better to be Charlie Crist than to be just about any other politician in the country. The moderate Republican governor of Florida, Crist was vastly popular, with approval ratings in the upper 60s, and widely considered a leading candidate for the GOP vice-presidential slot. But comedowns in politics can be swift.

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 3:40pm