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Geithner Defends Auto Bailout in Op-Ed

To mark the second anniversary of General Motors Corp.'s filing for bankruptcy and the fact that Chrysler has repaid its outstanding government loans six years ahead of schedule, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner took to Wednesday’s Washington Post opinion page to defend the federal government’s automaker bailout.

Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 9:40am

Pence Anticipates Bigger 2012 Field to Come

There’s been a lot of griping about the quality of the 2012 Republican field. But Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., is holding out hope that things will change.

Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 8:40am

Hotline Sort: Place Your Debts

Welcome back to Hotline Sort. The Illinois state Senate passes a redistricting plan that could send five more Democrats to Congress after 2012, while Texas Republicans look to maximize their own clout in Congress. Rep. Jason Chaffetz looks ready to take on Sen. Orrin Hatch in a Utah Republican showdown. And the "Weinergate" plot thickens Here's today's rundown:

Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 8:40am

Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes Its Final Landing

The space shuttle Endeavour and its crew of six landed for the last time early Wednesday morning, completing their 16-day mission to outfit the International Space Station.

Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 8:40am

Video: Following Sarah Palin's Bus Tour; Colbert Super PAC is 13 Questions Closer

Jon Stewart wants to know why Sarah Palin won't tell the media where she's going on her "One Nation" bus tour, "So this whole thing is just a (bleep) you for asking which newspapers you read?"

Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 8:40am

West Wing Today: Meeting With the House GOP; 2011 Hurricane Season Briefing

President Obama will start his day with a bit of bipartisanship as he meets with the House Republican Conference in the White House. Later in the morning, he will receive the annual briefing on the forecast for the 2011 hurricane season in order to hold a meeting on national preparedness and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s “Whole Community” approach to disaster management.

Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 7:40am

All in the Same Boat

Last week’s smartest observation came from Steven Law, the president and CEO of the Republican uber-PAC American Crossroads after Republicans lost the special congressional election in New York’s 26th District.  

Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 10:40pm

Things to Come

This Memorial Day weekend marked the (almost) half-way point of 2011, a time when the rubber begins to hit the road for the Republican presidential primary and the battles for control of Congress.

Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 10:40pm

GOP's Leading Ladies: Bachmann's Her Own Woman

Though they haven't announced their intentions to run for president, Sarah Palin and Rep. Michele Bachmann are already making an impact on the 2012 president race. In a time when voters are not enthusiastic about the candidates who have long been laying the ground work to launch bids (like Mitt Romney), these two popular figures are firing up the Republican base. But does Bachmann owe her power to Palin? Watch to find out.

Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 10:40pm

Romney Raising Money In Missouri Next Week

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who will officially announce his presidential campaign in New Hampshire on Thursday, is slated to travel to Missouri next week for a fundraiser in St. Louis.

Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 10:40pm