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Susan Collins: Obama Directive Would Politicize Contracting

Sen. Susan Collins excoriates the Obama administration over a proposal requiring government contractors to disclose political spending.

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 9:40am

Martin Peretz: What I Read

How do other people deal with the torrent of information that pours down on us all? Do they have some secret? Perhaps. We are asking various people who seem well-informed to describe their media diets. This is drawn from a conversation with Martin Peretz, editor emeritus of The New Republic, currently residing in Tel Aviv. 

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 9:40am

Libyan Regime Offers Conditional Withdrawal

As the U.S. military campaign in Libya reached its 60-day mark on Friday, Muammar el-Qaddafi's regime offered, conditionally, to withdraw its forces from various cities in the country if NATO stops its bombing campaign and the rebels there put down their weapons, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 9:40am

Hotline Sort: You Drive Me Mazie

Welcome back to Hotline Sort. In the Aloha State, Rep. Mazie Hirono (D) joins former Rep. Ed Case (D) in the Hawaii Senate race. Meanwhile, in Nevada, a judge's ruling dramatically changes the way the Nevada special election will be conducted, while in New Hampshire, former Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman (R) has no apologies. Here's today's rundown:

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 9:40am

Perry Not 'Distracted' by 2012 Talk

Texas Gov. Rick Perry told reporters today that he would not be distracted by talk of him as a potential 2012 Republican presidential contender.

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 5:40pm

Giffords Gets More Surgery

Gabrielle Giffords, D- Ariz., had surgery to close a hole in her skull Thursday and is now recovering, the New York Times reports.

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 5:40pm

Obama's Middle East Speech: Historic Opportunity, Uncomfortable Truths

In trying to get on the right side of the historic change sweeping through the Middle East, President Obama on Thursday spoke uncomfortable truths to multiple audiences.

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 5:40pm

Bozell To GOP Field: Time To Step Up

Brent Bozell has a message for the field of GOP presidential candidates: Time to step up.

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 5:40pm

Barbour Headlining KY GOV Fundraiser

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) will headline a June 16 fundraiser for Kentucky GOP gubernatorial nominee and state Senate President David Williams, the Williams campaign announced Thursday.

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 4:40pm

CNN Hosting S.C. Debate In January

CNN and the Southern Republican Leadership Conference will host a Republican presidential town hall debate in Charleston, South Carolina on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, CNN announced Thursday.

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 4:40pm