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GOP Debate Preview: Hey, We're Not So Bad

With so many Republicans dissatisfied with the current lineup of their party's 2012 presidential candidates, the participants in Monday night's primary debate will not be showing off their special talents, but proving they can rise above their greatest weaknesses. Tim Pawlenty has to show he's not boring. Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann have to show they're not airheaded flakes. Newt Gingrich has to prove he's not a vanity candidate after he failed to convince even his own staff that he was serious about his candidacy. And Mitt Romney has to show he's not mortally wounded by health care.

Posted: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 12:40pm

Gregoire Won't Run For Third Term

Updated at 1:18 p.m.

Posted: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 12:40pm

7 Things to Watch for in Tonight's GOP Debate

Tonight, at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., all of the major GOP candidates (except Jon Huntsman) will gather for a debate. Since several top-tier candidates skipped the last one, this is considered the informal kickoff to the 2012 race.

Posted: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 11:40am

Newt Gingrich's Mediterranean Campaign-Ender

Perhaps a Mediterranean cruise isn't the best way to prove political sincerity, observes Tony Auth. 

Posted: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 11:40am

Today's e-Reads: Facebook's Growth Slows

Is Facebook losing steam?

Posted: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 11:40am

Palin Supporters Hack Twitter Feed of Company Posting Her Emails

Not everyone was pleased with last Friday's amusing race to read Sarah Palin's 24,199 pages of emails.

Posted: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 10:40am

Obama Seeking to Support

President Obama is seeking to regain support from Wall Street executives following a rough patch in their relationship, The New York Times reported Monday.

Posted: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 10:40am

Weiner Is Thinking About Resigning

Rep. Anthony Weiner may be worn out. According to the New York Daily News, the embattled congressman is considering resigning following the latest batch of beefcake photos and calls for his resignation from the Democratic leadership.

Posted: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 9:40am

Op-Ed Shows Harmony Between Obama Administration and Jobs Council

Two CEOs on President Obama’s Jobs and Competitiveness Council previewed recommendations they will make to President Obama in a Wall Street Journal op-ed that encourages the administration to promote jobs in travel, tourism, and construction; help match job training to the needs of employers; and cut through red tape that slows job growth.

Posted: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 9:40am

Herman Cain: Obama 'Was Raised in Kenya'

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain says President Obama "was raised in Kenya" and that's why "he's out of the mainstream," in an interview with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg for Bloomberg View.

Posted: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 9:40am