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N.Y. Special Election Could Gauge Support for ‘Ryancare’

A closely watched special election in upstate New York is evolving into a referendum on the plan put forth by House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., that calls for the most extensive overhaul of Medicare in the program’s history.

Posted: Friday, May 6, 2011 - 10:40am

The Dogs (and Cats) of War

One member of the elite Navy SEAL team that killed Osama bin Laden wears a different type of dog tag. 

Posted: Friday, May 6, 2011 - 10:40am

This Week in Political Trivia

How well do you know the facts and faces behind this week's political news? Find out with our weekly trivia quiz, powered by the Almanac of American Politics!

Posted: Friday, May 6, 2011 - 9:40am

U.S. Adds 244k Jobs In April, But Unemployment Rises

U.S. job growth accelerated last month as the economy added 244,000 jobs, while the unemployment rate rose to 9 percent, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.

Posted: Friday, May 6, 2011 - 9:40am

U.S. Adds 244,000 Jobs in April, but Unemployment Rises

U.S. employment growth accelerated last month as the economy added 244,000 jobs, but the unemployment rate rose to 9 percent, the Labor Department reported on Friday.

Posted: Friday, May 6, 2011 - 9:40am

NJ POLL: The Ever Changing Account of Bin Laden's Death

Will the U.S. have to once again change its account of how Osama bin Laden was killed?

Posted: Friday, May 6, 2011 - 8:40am

Hotline Sort: Southern Hospitality

Welcome back to Hotline Sort. The first GOP presidential debate is now in the books -- how did former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) do? Meanwhile, there's more bad news for Rep. David Wu and one potential top-tier candidate takes himself out of the running in Nevada's special House election. And how difficult is it to proofread an email before hitting send? Here's today's rundown:

Posted: Friday, May 6, 2011 - 8:40am

Video: Obama's Defining Moment And Casting For 'Bin Laden Raid: The Movie'

Jon Stewart wants to know if the Osama bin Laden raid will be the "defining moment" of Obama's presidency.

Posted: Friday, May 6, 2011 - 8:40am

Yes He Cain

An African-American newcomer who brags about his lack of Washington experience bests a field of more seasoned pols.

Posted: Friday, May 6, 2011 - 8:40am

Markey, Barton To Unveil Online Child Privacy Bill

Reps. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Joe Barton, R-Texas, plan to circulate a discussion draft of their promised children's online privacy legislation Friday, which will include a controversial "do-not-track" provision.

Posted: Friday, May 6, 2011 - 6:40am