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Newt's Ginglitch?

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) made his presidential campaign official Wednesday afternoon, but his new campaign website apparently needed a little more time to catch up to the news. At around 4:30 p.m., just after Gingrich tweeted his announcement, this is how a text box on his campaign website appeared:

Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 5:40pm

Who is the Gang of Six?

A primer on the team that could craft a deal to bring Republicans and Democrats together on a plan to reduce the deficit and raise the debt ceiling.

Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 5:40pm

The World Will Not End if Common Visits the White House

So here's what happened. Michelle Obama decided to invite some poets over to the White House for a reading.  The guest list included rapper turned actor, social activist and Lincoln Navigator pitchman Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., also known as Common. When the Daily Caller discovered on Monday, they flipped out and triggered a torrent of tweets, television appearances and blog posts from conservatives.

Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 5:40pm

Latest Pakistani Assurances on Nuclear Security Draw Mixed Reaction

A Pakistani army assertion last week that the nation's nuclear weapons remain safeguarded against potential terrorist theft has drawn mixed reaction in the U.S. capital.

Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 5:40pm

Obama Administration Readying to Make Case for Test Ban Treaty

The Obama administration will soon launch its campaign to win U.S. Senate approval of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday.

Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 5:40pm

Newt Gingrich Announces Presidential Bid

Gingrich on Wednesday made official his campaign for president. In this video announcement, he says, "I believe we can return America to hope, and opportunity, full employment, real security, to an American energy program to a balanced budget. "

Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 5:40pm

Gingrich Campaign Gets a High-Tech Launch -- with a Few Glitches

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich made his presidential ambitions official today, and made a little history at the same time: The ex-Georgia congressman, 67,  become the first presidential candidate to announce he was seeking the nation’s highest office on Twitter.

Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 5:40pm

Appeals Court Questioning Seems Sympathetic to Obamacare

The first appellate court to take up a constitutional challenge to President Obama's health care overhaul heard oral arguments Tuesday, and the analysts who listened in say the judges's questions suggested they're inclined to uphold the law, Politico's Jennifer Haberkorn reports.

Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 10:40am

Retired Lt. Gen. Sanchez Will Run for Senate in Texas

Retired three-star Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez will file paperwork on Wednesday to run as a Democrat for the Senate seat being vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas.

Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 10:40am

NJ POLL: Newt Runs

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will launch his presidential bid today. However, Gingrich's history is far from spotless.

Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 9:40am