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Ron Paul Running for President

It's official: Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, will seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, he announced Friday on Good Morning America.

"At this moment I am officially announcing that I am a candidate for president in the Republican primary," Paul said. "Time has come around to the point where the people are agreeing with much of what I've been saying for 30 years, so I think the time is right."

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 7:40am

Democrat Pulls In Most Money In NY-26

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Democrat Kathy Hochul pulled in the most money among the three candidates in the special election in New York's 26th District, netting over $218,000 in contributions according to pre-special election filings due to the Federal Election Commission by midnight Thursday.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 7:40am

Government Fears too Much Disclosure in bin Laden Raid Will Jeopardize Future Missions

The extraordinary interest in the U.S. government’s killing of Osama bin Laden has made public an unusually large amount of information about sensitive intelligence methods and the secret units of the Joint Special Operations Command, and not without potential consequences.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 6:40am

Is 2012 Ron Paul's Time to Shine?

It’s official: Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, is running for president—again.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 6:40am

PICTURES: Four Major Changes That Could Ease the Entitlements Battle

When lawmakers debate the tools they have to manage the transition of the country’s social-insurance programs into the next century—how to tax, what to spend, and various policy changes—they work with a variety of assumptions about what the United States and its economy will be like.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 6:40am

Why the U.S. Won't Act on Syria

Washington and other world powers have harshly condemned the scale and brutality of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s crackdown on his own people, but they are doing little to bring the violence to an end.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 6:40am

Let's Get This Party Started

The Republican race feels like a cocktail party full of fashionably late arrivals—and people looking over their shoulders for a better catch.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 6:40am

PICTURES: One Arizona School System’s Tale Foretells National Challenges with Immigration, Education

Phoenix may be an extreme case, but it is also the future. Nonwhites, particularly Hispanics, are fast becoming the majority in the United States. The experience of Arizona’s educational system foretells that of a nation where whites are becoming the minority.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 6:40am

Cheri Daniels Sticks to Script, Gives no Hints on Mitch's Future

Indiana first lady Cheri Daniels didn't mislead her audience of journalists and Indiana Republican Party members on Thursday evening.

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 9:40pm

Obama May Face Tough Decision as Iraqi Leader Signals U.S. Troops Could Stay

With American troops scheduled to leave Iraq this year, President Obama may be forced to consider going back on his word and leaving them there now that Iraq's prime minister said his country might ask the United States to leave boots on the ground.

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 8:40pm