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Rockefeller Pushes for Fairness in College Students' Health Insurance Plans

Although  the topic of insurance plans for college students were mostly left out of the health care debate, Sen. John D. Rockefeller, D-W.Va., is pushing for student plans to have the same consumer protections as others do under the health law.

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 - 3:40pm

PHOTOS: Obama's European Tour

President Obama will visit four European countries in six days this week. The trip is meant to strengthen diplomatic relationships and foster confidence during a time of global economic unrest. We’ll chronicle the trip and symbols of the friendships that Obama makes along the way.

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 - 2:40pm

PICTURES: Meet the GOP's 2012 Potential and Actual Presidential Candidates

Mitch Daniels is out. Tim Pawlenty is in. Who else will seek the Republican nomination to run against President Obama in 2012? We’re watching those who are flirting with the media and fundraisers, hinting that they might be ready to commit to the race.

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 - 2:40pm

Bridging The Republican Divide

It's early, but stories about party discord in state GOP circles following the recent gubernatorial primaries in West Virginia and Kentucky are standing out.

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 - 2:40pm

PICTURES: Grimsvotn Volcano Erupts in Iceland

Iceland's most active volcano, Grímsvötn, erupted on Saturday for the first time since 2004, hurling a plume of steam and ash nearly 20 kilometers (12 miles) into the sky.

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 - 2:40pm

Are We Getting Bored by Palin Gossip?

Frank Bailey's book about his former boss Sarah Palin hits stores Tuesday, and the book will offer primary documents that could shed new light on the possible presidential candidate. Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin: A Memoir of Our Tumultuous Years is based on tens of thousands of Palin emails Bailey hoarded during his years of service, which began during her 2006 campaign for governor of Alaska.

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 - 2:40pm

Air Force One Will Take Off Monday Night to Avoid Ash Cloud, White House Says

President Obama will cut short his Irish visit to avoid a cloud of volcanic ash that could have interrupted travel, the White House announced Monday afternoon.

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 - 2:40pm

Lawmakers Express Optimism, Concerns Over White House Cybersecurity Plan

Members of the Senate Homeland Security Committee praised the Obama administration’s recently released cybersecurity proposal on Monday but expressed concern about some remaining differences between the approaches of the White House and lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 - 2:40pm

Pentagon Moves on New Long-Range Bomber

The Defense Department has been holding discreet talks with major military contractors on plans to develop a new generation of long-range nuclear bombers, the Los Angeles Times reported on Sunday.

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 - 2:40pm

Michael Steele Joins MSNBC

Being a talking head is a natural fit for Steele, whose stint as head of the Republican National Committee was marked by controversy over his sometimes funny, sometimes weird soundbites.

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 - 1:40pm