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Gingrich Apology Caps Tough First Week as Candidate

Here’s one way not to start a presidential campaign: Apologizing to one of the Republican Party’s most influential leaders.

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

Williams Wins Low Turnout KY Primary, Will Face Beshear

In a race where he outraised his nearest competitor 10-1, led by over 20 points in every public poll and was the only candidate to go up on television, Kentucky Senate President David Williams defeated businessman Phil Moffett in the GOP gubernatorial primary by a smaller-than-anticipated margin Tuesday, in a contest characterized by extremely low turnout.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 10:40pm

Laboring Under a New World

When Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., announced his retirement Friday, some union backers cheered, believing the newly competitive Wisconsin Senate seat would give them an opportunity to prove that once and for all, Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker badly overreached with his campaign against them. Their dream scenario saw former Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold return to champion them, signaling labor is back to its days of glory.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 10:40pm

NY 26 Update: Corwin Puts In More Money; Crossroads Switches Gears

We're less than one week away from the May 24 special election in New York's 26th District. Here's a wrap of the latest developments in the race - Republican Jane Corwin puts in more of her own money, Democrat Kathy Hochul keeps hammering Medicare and Crossroads changes its plan of attack.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 9:40pm

FCC Appoints Senior Counsel To Oversee Wireless Merger

The Federal Communications Commission named a former Department of Justice official on Tuesday to oversee the agency's review of AT&T's proposed merger with T-Mobile.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 9:40pm

Geithner: Strauss-Kahn "Not in a Position" to Lead IMF


Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 8:40pm

Gingrich Apologizes To Ryan

Caught in a tumult of criticism after criticizing Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) budget proposal, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Tuesday afternoon called to apologize to the House Budget chairman, Ryan's office and a campaign spokesman confirm to National Journal.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 8:40pm

Oil Tax Breaks Vote Fails in Senate

A motion to advance a measure aimed at cutting tax breaks for the five biggest oil companies failed on the Senate floor on Tuesday evening, as it was unable to garner the 60 votes necessary to proceed.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 8:40pm

Newt and Callista Gingrich's Bling: $500K in Tiffany Debt

The Gingriches have expensive taste. Politico reports that Callista Gingrich declared on the public record—because she had to—that she owed as much as $500,000 to the shmancy jewelery store, Tiffany and Co.:

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 7:40pm

Geithner, Defending Obama Plan, Says GOP Owns Potential U.S. Default

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner updated the Obama administration’s deficit-reduction goals on Tuesday, laying out a strategy of multi-year spending cuts, entitlement reform, and tax increases designed to allow Congress to increase the federal debt limit by early August.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 7:40pm