One day after a disappointing sixth-place finish in the Ames, Iowa straw poll Saturday, former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, slightly narrowing a crowded GOP field.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney scored a largely symbolic, yet critical victory in Saturday's Iowa GOP straw poll, beating a field of lesser known candidates in the first test of the governor's organizational ability.
By PBS NewsHour
Evangelicals and other social conservatives have yet to throw their support behind one presidential candidate, and many are finding themselves dissatisfied with their party's earlier front-runners.
The White House and Senate Republicans reached an agreement on a bill that would allow the CIA's interrogation of foreign terrorist suspects to continue. NewsHour correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the latest legislation regarding detainees.
Political analysts discuss the agreement between the White House and GOP leaders on handling terror suspects, and recent poll numbers showing low approval ratings of Congress.
Republicans secured 55 seats in the Senate after Tuesday's election -- a gain of four, leaving Democrats disappointed in an election they had hoped would help them take back Senate control.
Republicans emerged victorious in two key Southern governor's races during Tuesday's elections, which decided a smattering of state and local contests and a number of ballots and referendums.
Republican leaders are hailing Tuesday's election results as an affirmation of the president and his policies. In a historic series of victories, the GOP strengthened its majority in the House and, more significantly, regained control of the Senate.
House Republicans bolstered their thin majority Tuesday, winning a hotly contested race in southern Virginia.
Vermont Senator James M. Jeffords today delayed an exepected announcement that he would leave the Republican Party.
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