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Parties Feud Over Ad Language

Republicans and Democrats are hammering each other with competing Medicare and budget ads this recess, but in two districts where the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced buys last week, the National Republican Congressional Committee succeeded in getting some of the language tweaked.

Posted: Friday, April 29, 2011 - 12:14pm

Poll Shocker: Corwin Only Up 5 In NY-26

A special election in New York's 26th Congressional District is a much closer contest than once thought, with Republican Jane Corwin leading Democrat Kathy Hochul by only five points in a new poll released early Friday.

Posted: Friday, April 29, 2011 - 9:30am

Hotline Sort: Romney Leads Obama In New Hampshire

Welcome back to Hotline Sort. Obama trails Mitt Romney by seven points in a new New Hampshire poll, another presidential contender drops out of the debate in South Carolina while another says he's going, and one Democratic Senate candidate makes some makes some serious staffing moves in the Silver State (and it's probably not who you think). Here's today's rundown:

Posted: Friday, April 29, 2011 - 8:05am

Video: The Next Round Of Show And Tell; Colbert PAC Finds A Loophole

Jay Leno thinks the tables have turned on businessman Donald Trump, "Today Obama demanded that Donald Trump not only produce his birth certificate but the actual silver spoon he was born with."

Stephen Colbert finds a loophole that will let him form Colbert PAC.

Today's Must See Moment -- Fast forward to 00:15 when Fox News takes the opportunity to say, 'We told you so.'

Take our Late Night Poll after the jump!

Posted: Friday, April 29, 2011 - 7:41am

Members Team Wins Hotline's Political Pursuit!

The Members Team put on an impressive display Thursday evening, winning The Hotline's third annual Political Pursuit competition at the Newseum.

With 240 points, the Members defeated the Press Pass Team, who finished second with 180 points. The Hotline Insiders Team finished third with 135 points.

Full team rosters and more photos after the jump!

Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 8:55pm

Live-Blogging Hotline's Third Annual Political Pursuit!

The Hotline's third annual Political Pursuit event is happening right now at at the Newseum. Stay tuned to Hotline On Call as we follow it live.

Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 7:56pm

Club For Growth Slams Berg

Rep. Rick Berg (R-N.D.) has a lot Republican admirers who wouldn't mind seeing him run for the Senate next year, but on Thursday, the Club For Growth PAC made clear they are not one of them.

Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 3:55pm

Hatch Ranks Third On Club For Growth's 2010 Scorecard

The Club for Growth released their 2010 Congressional Scorecard Thursday, and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) -- who the Club is still considering targeting in the 2012 election -- earned a 97 percent rating, good enough for third best in the Senate.

Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 1:59pm

Gingrich Unlikely To Participate In S.C. Debate

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is unlikely to qualify for the May 5 Republican primary debate in South Carolina, his spokesman said Thursday.

The state party billed Gingrich weeks ago as one of the expected participants in the first debate of the 2012 campaign, along with former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R), former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer (R).

Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 1:06pm

Hotline's Third Annual Political Pursuit

This evening marks National Journal Hotline's third annual Political Pursuit Trivia Event at the Newseum. Three teams will compete for bragging rights, and the title of 2011 Political Pursuit Champion. Hotline Editors Reid Wilson and Josh Kraushaar will try to stump Members of Congress, political insiders and members of the media starting at 7 p.m.

Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 11:46am