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Can GOP Icon Convince Voters He's Got One Last Run in Him?

It’s been a remarkably full career for the 67-year-old Newt Gingrich, first elected in 1978. But for many voters, that’s the problem: Isn’t it time for someone else to lead the fight?

Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 6:40am

Crossroads Pounces On Independent Candidate In NY 26

Independent candidate Jack Davis is the sole focus of American Crossroads' first ad in New York's 26th District special election, underscoring the increasing concern among Republicans that his candidacy is pulling support away from the GOP nominee.

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 10:40pm

A Very Special Election

A once-sleepy House race in western New York is heating up, once again offering proof of why special elections matter.

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 10:40pm

Mitch Daniels May Not Run Because His Wife Fears Media Scrutiny

Mitch Daniels has been portrayed as ambivalent about running for president in 2012--telling the Associated Press he has "quite good" chances of beating President Obama only a few days after disappointing fans with an overly self-deprecating speech in which he said he was "probably not" ready to debate foreign policy.

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 10:40pm

Hotline Bonus Quotes

-- "We've always said that Iowa doesn't necessarily pick the winner -- we winnow the field to about three candidates" -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) via Real Clear Politics.

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 10:40pm

Brown's Opponent Targets 2010 Tax-Cut Vote

Setti Warren, the latest Democrat to challenge Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., on Tuesday singled out Brown’s support for maintaining tax breaks for upper-income earners for special criticism as he begins his 2012 campaign.

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 10:40pm

Texas to Require Sonograms Before Abortions

Texas Governor Rick Perry will likely sign into law a Texas bill that would require women seeking an abortion to get a sonogram, "hear a description of the fetus, including whether it has developed fingers, toes or internal organs," and then wait for 24 hours, according to the Wall Street Journal. "We believe that when they see the miracle of life some will change their minds," Republican State Senator Dan Patrick, who sponsored the legislation, told the Wall Street Journal. 

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 10:40pm

Boehner's Lifelong Quest for an 'Honest Conversation'

House Speaker John Boehner called for an "honest conversation" on entitlements and the national debt in a speech demanding "trillions, not just billions" in spending cuts Monday night.

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 10:40pm

GAO Uses Fake IDs to Enter Port with Fake Explosives

Government Accountability Office investigators were able to fraudulently obtain government-issued IDs for transportation workers and then used those IDs to sneak into sensitive areas of national ports, according to a GAO report unveiled at a Senate hearing Tuesday.

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 10:40pm

USPS Posts $2.6 Billion Loss for First Half of Fiscal 2011

The U.S. Postal Service has lost $2.6 billion so far this year and will require significant help from Congress to get back on track, officials said on Tuesday.

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 10:40pm