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Huckabee: 'Once I Pull the Trigger Saturday Night, Things Will Get Even Crazier'

Mike Huckabee says he will announce whether or not he's running for president on his Fox News show Saturday night, but an e-mail obtained by National Journal that Huckabee sent his inner circle yesterday indicates he has made his decision and he thinks it will surprise people.

Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 3:40pm

Geithner Predicts Double-Dip if Congress Fails to Lift Debt Ceiling

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said if Congress fails to lift the debt ceiling and the U.S. defaults on its obligations “this abrupt contraction would likely push us into a double dip recession,” painting the most explicitly dire prediction to date of the consequences of inaction.

Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 2:40pm

Huckabee: After Tonight 'Things Will Get Even Crazier'

Mike Huckabee will announce whether or not he's running for president on his Fox News show Saturday night. So far, several have speculated that Huckabee will announce that he will drop out of the race. "My guess is he is going to say he's not announcing a campaign," Ed Rollins, a top Huckabee adviser, told Politico.

Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 1:40pm

Ron Paul Would Have Opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul told Chris Mathews on MSNBC Friday that he would not have voted in favor of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, if he were a member of congress at the time. Though Paul said that while he thought Jim Crow laws were illegal, he would have opposed the Civil Rights Act "because of the property rights element, not because they got rid of the Jim Crow laws." Video of the interview is below.

Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 1:40pm

Three U.S. Citizens Charged With Financing, Supporting Pakistani Taliban

Six people, including two Florida imams, have been indicted on charges that they provided the Taliban in Pakistan with financial and material support, U.S. officials said Saturday, according to news reports.

Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 12:40pm

Klobuchar Getting First GOP Challenger

Former Minnesota state Rep. Dan Severson (R) will announce Monday that he is challenging Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), according to a Republican operative familiar with his decision. Severson will become the first Republican to challenge Klobuchar, as she seeks a second term.

Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 12:40pm

PICTURES: Scenes from Pakistan

Pakistan, home to 170 million people, is a country riddled with conflict. Terrorist groups attack the government, civilians, and other perceived enemies, while NATO forces carry out drone attacks on the country's border with war-torn Afghanistan. Pakistan's leaders walk a tightrope, maintaining good relations with the West and taking billions of dollars in foreign aid even as they try to please vocal, sometimes violent, anti-Western groups. In the midst of this turmoil, life carries on, and the vast majority of residents spend their energy focusing on daily needs and tasks.

Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 12:40pm

Ex-SEC Employees Enjoy 'Revolving Door,' Study Says

Former employees of the Securities and Exchange Commission have benefited from a "revolving door" that allows them to take generously paying private sector jobs with duties that include representing clients before their old agency, according to a study released Friday by the nonprofit Project on Government Oversight. The result is a risk of conflict of interest that could "bias SEC oversight and undermine public confidence in the SEC's work," the study said.

Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 12:40pm

Was U.S. Intel on Bin Laden Off Target?

Nearly two weeks after the daring U.S. raid that caught Osama bin Laden by lethal surprise at his compound in Pakistan, it remains unclear how much direct control he had over al Qaida’s operations, according to U.S. officials and terror experts.

Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 9:40am

4 Keys to Immigration Reform: Win Hispanics' Trust

Part one of a four-part video series looking at tactics the Obama administration should use to make progress with the public and a key group of the electorate, Hispanics, on the issue of immigration.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 6:40pm