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As Obama Visits Ireland, JFK's Shadow Looms

Barack Obama is the sixth U.S. president to visit Ireland. But when he hoists a pint Monday in a pub in tiny Moneygall or addresses cheering crowds at College Green in Dublin, he will very much be in the shadow of the president who made history with his visit 48 years ago.

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 - 6:40am

Can Pawlenty Seize the Opening?

With Tim Pawlenty making his presidential bid official, pressure is mounting on him to persuade Republicans that he’s a contender, not a consolation prize.

Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 10:40pm

Pawlenty: 'I Am Running For President'

One day before he was set to officially kick off his presidential campaign with a round of Monday morning network television interviews and an appearance in Iowa, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty posted a video on his website in which he announced his candidacy and sought to draw a clear contrast with President Obama.

Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 9:40pm

Pawlenty: 'I Am Running for President'

In a video posted to his website on Sunday, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty made his presidential ambitions official.

Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 9:40pm

The Sad Stories of Believers Disappointed by Non-Apocalypse

If you hadn't noticed, the world didn't end Saturday, despite predictions by radio host Harold Camping, who spread the world via a multimillion dollar campaign, funded by donations from other believers. But while many were "celebrating" the Earth's continued existence at "Rapture Parties," for Camping's believers, the noticeable lack of earthquakes, brimstone, famine, and death was deeply disappointing.

Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 6:40pm

Pawlenty Expected to Make Announcement Monday Morning

Tim Pawlenty is expected to announce he’s officially running for president in a series of TV interviews Monday morning, an adviser to his campaign confirms.

Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 2:40pm

Who Benefits Now That Daniels Is Out?

Mitch Daniels's decision not to run for president makes upscale Republicans a target for the party's top contenders.

Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 2:40pm

Obama Gets Friendly Reception at AIPAC, Less So on Talk Shows

It looked like President Obama was walking into the lion’s den Sunday when he addressed AIPAC's annual conference just days after he stirred up controversy by suggesting using Israel’s 1967 borders—with mutually agreed-upon land swaps—as the basis for negotiations with Palestinians.

Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 1:40pm

GOP Candidates Scramble for Daniels' Supporters

Mitch Daniels' decision not to run for president frees his supporters -- who for months hoped to see the second-term Indiana governor make a national bid -- to get behind another candidate in the 2012 field. 

Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 1:40pm

TEXT: Obama's AIPAC Speech

Full text of President Obama's speech at AIPAC's annual convention on Sunday.

Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 1:40pm