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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: Monday, May 23, 2011 - 12:40pm

GOP Loyalty to the Ryan Plan Put to the Test

Democrat Kathy Hochul, shown above, is polling ahead of Republican Jane Corwin by 42 percent to 36 percent in a special election to replace Chris Lee, who resigned after a shirtless photo he sent a potential Craigslist date was posted online.  New York's 26th district is one of the most conservative in New York, and Corwin would have been expected to have an easy victory, but Hochul has been able to tie Corwin to Rep.

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 - 12:40pm

Scott Brown to Oppose Ryan Medicare Plan

Scott Brown of Massachusetts is the first Senate Republican to say he won’t be supporting the House budget plan to turn Medicare into a subsidy program.

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 - 12:40pm

Piece of Pavement Beats Presidential Limo

President Obama’s touring limousine, "The Beast," can reportedly take a 50-caliber round fired at close range, but it proved no match for a piece of pavement in Ireland on Monday.

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 - 11:40am

Today's e-Reads Updated: The other side of social media; Comcast Exec to Host Obama Fundraiser

Some countries make use of Facebook and other social media to fight back against opponents, the Washington Post reports.

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 - 11:40am

COMIC: Waterboarding Works at Extracting Answers

Steve Benson assumes Bush and Cheney's reaction to John McCain's recent denunciation of torturing Guantanamo prisoners.

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 - 11:40am

President Obama's Mideast Speech: How Did He Do?

Last Thursday's address on the Middle East was President Obama's moment of opportunity to stake out his positions in the wake of the protest movements that swept through the region. Now that the so-called Arab Spring is fading into summer, significant parts of the region are beginning a shaky political transitions in their post-dictatorial era--or still struggling in the throes of protests or civil war. Did Obama's address do the job? Are we seeing a "reset" of his Mideast policy, or finally, an "Obama Doctrine"? If so, what is it?

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 - 11:40am

Tornado Flattens Sections of Joplin, Mo.

On Sunday, a tornado cut a nearly half-mile wide path through six miles of the city of Joplin, Missouri, killing at least 89, and heavily damaging 2,000 buildings. One of the hardest hit locations was one of the city's hospitals, St. Johns Medical Center (pictured below), where the tornado directly hit the center, blew out its windows and severely damaged the building.

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 - 11:40am

NJ POLL: Two-Way GOP Race?

Many are preparing for a two-way GOP nominating race between former Govs. Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty.

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 - 9:40am

Trusting the Government With Highways

The Congressional Budget Office offered lengthy, detailed (and dry) testimony last week that outlined the options for paying for highways. Limiting spending to the amount garnered from the current fuel tax would result in $13 billion less per year than the current amount, CBO said. Spending enough to maintain the current performance of the highway system would require about $14 billion more per year than current levels.

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 - 9:40am