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Cutting Red Tape: Defense Bill Rider Encourages Telemedicine

A quiet rider on the Defense authorization bill passed by the House on Thursday should make it easier for veterans to get mental health treatment--and perhaps other types of medical care as well. its sponsor says.

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 4:40pm

Palin Will Not Steal Their Rolling Thunder

Sarah Palin will not be speaking on Sunday at Rolling Thunder’s annual Memorial Day ride in Washington, a spokesman for the organization tells National Journal. She will however, be riding a rented motorcycle with her husband, Todd, in the procession of military veterans from the Pentagon to the Korean War Memorial.

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 4:40pm

PICTURES: Six Consequences of Not Raising the Debt Ceiling

If Congress fails to raise the debt limit by August 2, the Treasury has only two options: It can default on its debt or continue to pay creditors but stop all other federal spending. Here are six consequences if the Treasury is forced to choose between those options.

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 2:40pm

Bachmann, Palin Coverage Playing Out Like a Bad 'Bridesmaids' Scene

Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann are both Republicans. They both have the support of Tea Partiers. They both have a gift for starting political flame wars. They both have large families. They both are female. They both have shiny brown hair. They both might run for president. Since they both have so much in common, they obviously hate each other. Right?

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 2:40pm

A Mini-Guide to Mitt Romney's Sense of Humor

"And one of the rules we had was we were going to have fun. The first rule was every meeting had to begin with a joke. And it took some work to find jokes." --Mitt Romney in a 2008 Time interview.

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 2:40pm

PICTURES: Top Photo of the Day

Every day, we bring you the top photo of the day. Here is a collection of these photos.

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

House Approves Bill With Treaty-Limiting Provisions as Veto Bait

The House passed legislation on Thursday that limits how nuclear-arms reductions mandated by a new treaty with Russia can be implemented.

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

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