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-- "We've always said that Iowa doesn't necessarily pick the winner -- we winnow the field to about three candidates" -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) via Real Clear Politics.

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

Brown's Opponent Targets 2010 Tax-Cut Vote

Setti Warren, the latest Democrat to challenge Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., on Tuesday singled out Brown’s support for maintaining tax breaks for upper-income earners for special criticism as he begins his 2012 campaign.

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

Texas to Require Sonograms Before Abortions

Texas Governor Rick Perry will likely sign into law a Texas bill that would require women seeking an abortion to get a sonogram, "hear a description of the fetus, including whether it has developed fingers, toes or internal organs," and then wait for 24 hours, according to the Wall Street Journal. "We believe that when they see the miracle of life some will change their minds," Republican State Senator Dan Patrick, who sponsored the legislation, told the Wall Street Journal. 

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

Boehner's Lifelong Quest for an 'Honest Conversation'

House Speaker John Boehner called for an "honest conversation" on entitlements and the national debt in a speech demanding "trillions, not just billions" in spending cuts Monday night.

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

GAO Uses Fake IDs to Enter Port with Fake Explosives

Government Accountability Office investigators were able to fraudulently obtain government-issued IDs for transportation workers and then used those IDs to sneak into sensitive areas of national ports, according to a GAO report unveiled at a Senate hearing Tuesday.

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

USPS Posts $2.6 Billion Loss for First Half of Fiscal 2011

The U.S. Postal Service has lost $2.6 billion so far this year and will require significant help from Congress to get back on track, officials said on Tuesday.

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

DCCC Fundraising Off Crossroads NY-26 Move

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is energized by their candidate's strong performance so far in the New York's 26th District special election -- they're just not spending for her yet.

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 4:40pm

U.S. General: Militants More Likely to Surrender After bin Laden's Death

The top American general in eastern Afghanistan hopes that Qaida leader’s death will revitalize the flagging effort to reintegrate militants into Afghan society, a key American priority that has so far failed to reduce the country’s endemic violence.

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 4:40pm

TEXT: Obama's Speech on Immigration From El Paso, Texas

The president's remarks as prepared:

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 3:40pm

AFL-CIO Embraces Immigrant Workforce

The AFL-CIO, which represents many of the nation's largest unions, allied with two more Tuesday, injecting fresh blood and more workers into an organization facing an aging, declining membership.

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 3:40pm