While his rivals for the Republican Party nomination debated Iraq and immigration in New Hampshire Wednesday night, former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson made his entry into the presidential race official from talk show host Jay Leno's couch.
White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove announced his resignation, while the Federal Reserve took its most decisive action yet to help an uncertain economy. Political analysts David Brooks and Harold Meyerson discuss the week's top stories.
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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.
A recent USA-Gallup poll shows a majority of Americans strongly favor a timeline for withdrawing troops from Iraq. Regional op-ed columnists discuss this slide in support for the current policy.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said this week he is leaving the Republican Party to become an independent, fueling speculation that he plans to run for president in 2008. A political reporter discusses the move.
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York announced her strategy to cut health care costs, but her campaign also has had to react to reports that she considered skipping the Iowa caucuses and is bracing for two books…
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on a part of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law that, under certain conditions, bars campaign ads by interest groups close to elections. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal discusses the case.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., has called for limiting the number of American troops in Iraq and tying funds for the country's security to the government's ability to quell violence. The senator discusses her views on the Iraq war.
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., a strong potential candidate for the 2008 Democratic Presidential nomination, drew large crowds in New Hampshire this weekend. Analysts discuss the reaction to his trip and the seemingly wide-spread support for his candidacy.
Ten new faces will join the Senate in January -- eight Democrats, one Republican and one independent. Democrat Ben Cardin of Maryland and Republican Bob Corker of Tennessee discuss what they intend to bring to Congress.
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