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Romney: Americans Made a Bad Bet on Obama

Mitt Romney will formally announce he's running for president Thursday at a chili barbecue at Bittersweet Farm in Stratham, New Hampshire, where he'll declare that three years ago Americans "gave someone new a chance to lead, someone we hadn't known for very long, who didn't have much of a record but promised to lead us to a better place," according to prepared remarks.

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 9:40am

What Robert Gates Is Saying on His Last International Trip as Defense Secretary

En route to Singapore for his last international trip as Defense secretary, Robert Gates was quite chatty. See his key comments.

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 9:40am

Robert Gates on His Last International Trip as Defense Secretary

En route to Singapore for last international trip as Defense secretary, Robert Gates was quite chatty. See his key comments below.

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 8:40am

Luetkemeyer: U.S. Could Go the Way of Greece

Irresponsible spending levels could land the United States in a Greek-style crisis, warns Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., a member of the House Financial Services Committee, in an op-ed in Roll Call.

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 8:40am

Hotline Sort: The Road To The Whitehouse

Welcome back to Hotline Sort. Mitt Romney launches his presidential campaign, as Sarah Palin arrives on his home turf. And the Club for Growth cheers on Jason Chaffetz, while a former Rhode Island governor rules out a Senate bid. Here's today's rundown:

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 8:40am

WHO: Deadly E. Coli Outbreak May Be Caused by New Strain

A new, deadly strain of E. coli bacteria that has killed 18 in Europe and sickened 1,500 is likely a mutant strain of two types of the bacteria with aggressive genes, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 8:40am

Minnesota Deficit Could Derail Pawlenty

Tim Pawlenty will have some explaining to do in light of the fact that Minnesota’s projected budget gap for fiscal 2012 as a percentage of the state’s total general fund is the fourth-highest in the nation, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 8:40am

Video: The 'Swelling Controversy' Surrounding Rep. Anthony Weiner

Stephen Colbert has the latest on the Twitter controversy casting a "lengthy shadow" over Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y.

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 8:40am

For-Profit College Rule Focuses on Student Debt

The Education Department took its final step in regulating career colleges like Kaplan and the University of Phoenix on Wednesday when it unveiled a final rule that prohibits for-profit and professional certificate programs from accessing student-loan money if their former students aren’t able to repay the loans.

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 1:40am

House Hears Progress During Testimony on Planned Troop Withdrawal

Pointed questions and all-too-familiar concerns marked a House subcommittee hearing on the United States’ scheduled military withdrawal from Iraq. Eight years into the conflict, the core dilemmas that have plagued American policymakers appear unchanged at the Wednesday hearing.

Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 11:40pm