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Grassley: No Leadership on Immigration Reform

Immigration reform isn’t happening because the country lacks leadership from President Obama, says Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 9:40am

Video: President Obama's European Vacation; Gingrich at Tiffany's

Jimmy Fallon, on President Obama spending the night at Buckingham Palace: "That's when you know the U.S. is short on cash, when even Obama is like, 'Is it cool is I crash at your place.'"

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 9:40am

Hotline Sort: Special Occasion

Welcome back to Hotline Sort. Voters head to the polls today in the NY-26 special election that has received much national attention. Keep an eye on Erie and Monroe Counties when the results begin to come in. New Mexico Lt. Gov. John Sanchez will launch his Senate campaign today, giving former Rep. Heather Wilson something to think about. Meanwhile, in Iowa, Gov. Terry Branstad has some words of warning for Mitt Romney while Tim Pawlenty pitches himself as a truth-telling candidate. Here's today's rundown:

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 9:40am

Heavy NATO Action in Libya, While Rebels Invited to Open D.C. Office

As NATO forces launched their heaviest attack in the Libyan capital of Tripoli early Tuesday, a senior U.S. administration official invited the country’s rebels to open an office in Washington, D.C.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 8:40am

McCain and Kerry Argue for Privacy Rights

Even in an age when people tell the world exactly where they are by checking in on Foursquare, and divulge endless amounts of personal information on their Facebook pages, they still have a right to privacy. So say Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz, and John Kerry, D-Mass.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 8:40am

Obama to Tour Joplin, Mo., Tornado Damage on Sunday

President Obama will travel to Missouri Sunday to survey damage leveled by the tornado that destroyed towns and left more than 100 people dead.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 7:40am

What Obama's Political Team Thinks of the Republican Field

Gov. Mitch Daniels is a lot of things to a lot of people, but to President Obama’s political team, he was the most credible Republican spokesperson on economic recovery, the man whose results as Indiana governor would compare most favorably to the man in office. Now that he’s not running, the Republican field lacks a credible Obama antithesis.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 6:40am

Researchers Say Abortions Increasingly Guarantee More Sons in India


Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 3:40am

King: Giuliani Leaning Toward 2012 Run

At a dinner with journalists on Monday night in Washington, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said he thought former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was leaning toward making another bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 12:40am

Economic Insiders Say 'Clean' Debt-Ceiling Vote Unlikely

Nearly 90 percent of economic policy experts polled by National Journal said a successful vote to raise the debt ceiling would be attached to spending cuts, automatic triggers to slash spending, or entitlement cuts, despite the White House's desire that Congress raise the borrowing limit without conditions.

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 - 10:40pm