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Perry Spokesman: "The Governor Has No Intention of Running for President"

Shortly after reports surfaced suggesting that Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is considering a potential presidential bid in 2012, his spokesman said he's not.

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 1:40pm

Paul Ryan's Style of Compassion

Who could say "no" to that face?

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 12:40pm

Perry Considering Presidential Run

In the strongest public signal yet that he may be eying a White House bid, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday that he would consider running for president in 2012 after the state's legislative session wraps.

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 12:40pm

Texas's Rick Perry Is 'Gonna Think About' a 2012 Run

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says, "I'm gonna think about it," regarding a run for president in 2012, reports the Austin-American Statesman's Jason Embry. Perry has long denied he had any interest in a presidential campaign, but his circle has hinted at a run in recent days, following Mitch Daniels' decision to sit out the race.

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 12:40pm

Today's e-Reads: Google Wallet Causes a Stir

US Chamber of Commerce says White House cyber plan goes too far.

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 12:40pm

PHOTOS: Obama's European Tour

President Obama will visit four European countries in six days this week. The trip is meant to strengthen diplomatic relationships and foster confidence during a time of global economic unrest. We’ll chronicle the trip and symbols of the friendships that Obama makes along the way.

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 12:40pm

Daily Kos, Research 2000 Reach Settlement In Lawsuit

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 12:40pm

Math Says You Should Take Herman Cain Seriously

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain once led a pizza empire but has never held office, making him the subject of a lot of snack food jokes but no serious coverage. But The New York Times' Nate Silver argues that poll numbers suggest Cain could be a legitimate candidate: he got 8 percent of GOP voters' support in Gallup's latest poll, putting him in fifth place behind Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Ron Paul, and New Gingrich.

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 12:40pm

How a Bill Becomes a Law with an Autopen

Last night, with President Obama faraway in France and provisions of the Patriot Act set to expire at midnight, the commander-in-chief awakened at 5:45 a.m. and called on his "autopen" to immediately sign the bill into law. The device replicated Obama's signature and, as a result, the government's post-9/11 roving wiretap privileges were secured.

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 12:40pm

Al-Qaida Faces 'Internal Power Struggle,' Expert Says

The terrorist network al-Qaida is faced with an "internal power struggle" weeks after the death of founder and longtime leader Osama bin Laden, a counterterrorism expert testified before the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday.

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 12:40pm