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VIDEO: At Boston Fundraiser, Obama Recalls '08 Campaign Fondly

A relaxed and at times impassioned President Obama on Wednesday spoke at a Boston fundraiser for his campaign for re-election, getting the crowd fired up when reiterating his call to revise the tax code.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 8:40pm

Top Chinese General Says His Country Is No Match for U.S.

American policymakers watch China’s rapidly growing military with deep apprehension, openly worrying that Beijing is developing stealth warplanes and other sophisticated weapons as a way of one day challenging U.S. dominance in the Pacific.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 7:40pm

Newt Flash: Gingrich Played Politics in '93, Staffer Hates Literati Sheep

When Donald Trump dropped out of the 2012 race, some bloggers were sad they'd no longer be able to unleash their most creative insults on a presidential candidate every day. Who else could possibly provide so much joke fodder? But the anguish did not last for long. We're only one week into Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign, and he's already become a media meme-plosion.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 6:40pm

Pent Up Demand Expected to Drive Medical Cost Growth

Employer medical costs are expected to rise 8.5 percent in 2012, up from an 8 percent in 2011, primarily due to increased consolidation among providers, cost shifting from Medicare and Medicaid, and pent up demand from those who delayed care during the economic downturn, a new report found.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 6:40pm

FDA Limits Diabetes Drug Even More

The Food and Drug Administration has tightened restrictions on the diabetes drug Avandia, and said on Wednesday that it will stop sales of the drug in retail pharmacies.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 5:40pm

Gates, Mullen: Bin Laden Raid Humbled Pakistani Leaders

Taking a measured, sympathetic approach on Wednesday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Adm. Mike Mullen said that Pakistani leaders view the embarrassment of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden as a punishment for their inaction to find him in the first place. The duo urged lawmakers to proceed cautiously as they weigh the decision to cut the country's aid.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 5:40pm

Sarkozy Warned DSK in 2007: Easy on the Ladies

Apparently he can't say he wasn't warned...

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 5:40pm

Club For Growth Takes Preemptive Dig At Thompson

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson (R) isn't even a Senate candidate yet, but he's absorbed his share of blows the last 24 hours. Add the Club for Growth, a group committed to fiscally conservative principles, to the list of groups and people going after the former governor.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 5:40pm

Can Coffee Prevent Prostate Cancer?

Men who drink a lot of coffee appear to have a lower risk of developing a dangerous and deadly type of prostate cancer – and the more they drink, the lower the risk, researchers reported on Wednesday.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 4:40pm

Hill Staffers Head to Medicare Proxy War in New York

Back in April, a little special election in Wisconsin became a proxy war for Republicans' and Democrats' fight over union power. Now next week's special election to Rep. Chris Lee has become a proxy war over Medicare. The race, in one of New York's most conservative districts, has become surprisingly competitive as Democrat Kathy Hochul hammers Republican Jane Corwin over Paul Ryan's plan to overhaul entitlements, and Tea Party candidate Jack Davis takes votes from Corwin.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 4:40pm