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Almost Every 2012 Republican Has a Cap-and-Trade Problem

Supporting a cap-and-trade approach to greenhouse gas regulation is basically taboo in the GOP these days, but most of the top-tier Republican presidential contenders have backed it in the past.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 10:40am

The GOP Should Run to Obama's Left on National Security

In the Republican mind, electoral success comes partly from running to the right of the Democratic nominee on matters of national security. Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush: All won at least one presidential election against an opponent that they out-hawked.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 10:40am

Cheri Daniels Speech Earns Raves, Advice from Laura Bush

Cheri Daniels gave her first political speech ever Thursday night, introducing her husband, Gov. Mitch Daniels, before a crowd of 1,100 at the Indiana Republican Party spring dinner as reporters and conservatives listened for any clues that he might run for president. Cheri is believed to be the main reason Daniels hasn't jumped in the race--and it's likely that's why Laura Bush called her to talk about how to be a campaign wife, as CBS News' Jan Crawford reports.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 10:40am

Rasmussen: NATO Has 'Never Been Busier'

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, set to meet with President Obama on Friday, promises to "keep up the pressure" in Libya.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 10:40am

Today's e-Reads: FCC's Baker Sparks Lobbying Debate

FCC member Baker's shift to Comcast adds to 'cynicism' about government, says the NYTimes

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 10:40am

NJ POLL: Too Much Information Released After bin Laden Operation?

Several administration officials tell National Journal that the abundance of information released after the operation that killed Osama bin Laden could compromise future operations.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 10:40am

This Week in Political Trivia

How well do you know the facts and faces behind this week's political news? Find out with our weekly trivia quiz, powered by the Almanac of American Politics!

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 9:40am

Issa Argues against Transparency Proposal for Federal Contractors

House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., says a proposal by President Obama requiring federal contractors to disclose political contributions could have a “chilling effect.”

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 9:40am

Hotline Sort: Cheri Picking

Welcome back to Hotline Sort. Indiana's first lady delivers a much anticipated speech, the NY-26 ad war heats up, and Pawlenty looks to compete with Romney on the money front. Meanwhile, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) still has no apologies. Here's today's rundown:

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 9:40am

Hatch: Dems Need to Lay Off Big Oil

Sen. Orrin Hatch on Friday morning argued that Democrats’ targeting of oil companies is not only ineffective fiscally, it’s morally wrong.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 9:40am