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  • John Hughes Bachmann and Romney dominate, but don't discount Palin and other no-shows

    Last night's CNN-hosted debate among GOP presidential hopefuls showed Republicans are gaining confidence that they can unseat President Obama. Michelle Bachmann stole the show, but some of the major players – like Huntsman, Palin, Giuliani, and Perry – have yet to formally announce.
    06/14/2011 12:07 pm

  • The Vote Why Mormonism might not be a problem for Mitt Romney

    A poll released Wednesday suggests that a minority of Americans are 'entirely comfortable' with the idea of a Mormon president. But voters' concerns about the problems facing the country might override any concern they have about Mitt Romney's religion.
    06/08/2011 03:44 pm

  • Michelle Obama: A first lady undercover and carving her own path

    Michelle Obama: A portrait of a first lady who's transforming the job, shopping at Petco herself, and reaching out to Washington DC's black community.
    06/07/2011 07:06 pm

  • Obama faces his own political 'headwind' on the economy

    President Obama is enjoying his best favorability ratings in months. But polls show Americans are worried and mad about the economy – a fact that's a major challenge to Obama's reelection bid.
    06/05/2011 01:48 pm

  • Top Pakistani militant Ilyas Kashmiri reported killed in US drone attack

    Ilyas Kashmiri was a senior Al Qaeda operative believed to be behind some of the deadliest attacks, including a suicide attack on Pakistan’s spy agency and attacks on US forces in Afghanistan.
    06/04/2011 11:48 am

  • Political misquotes: The 10 most famous things never actually said

    Captain Kirk never said "Beam me up, Scotty!" Ilsa Laszlow never said, "Play it again, Sam," and Sherlock Holmes never said, "Elementary, my dear Watson." But these misquotes remain firmly lodged in the public consciousness, even though they appear nowhere in the original works. The same is true for things "said" – that is, widely attributed to, but not actually said – by political figures. Sometimes a misquote is cooked up by opponents or parodists as a way of discrediting or mocking the figure. Sometimes a line is attributed to a widely admired person as a way of making it sound more authoritative, like when someone co-signs a loan. And sometimes it's just a mistake. Here are 10 of the most widely believed – but completely bogus – things ever "said" by political figures.
    06/03/2011 01:46 pm

  • Why does Pakistan have world's fastest-growing nuclear program?

    Pakistan is stockpiling weapons-grade nuclear material, and accelerating construction of a nuclear plant that can produce plutonium. What's behind the nuclear surge?
    05/17/2011 04:57 pm

  • Why Obama rejected John Glenn's plea to save the space shuttle progam

    In a 40-minute plea at the White House to save the US space shuttle, John Glenn said that relying on the Russians to get US astronauts into space was a mistake. Why did President Obama turn him down?
    05/16/2011 06:07 pm

  • Facebook caught starting smear campaign about Google

    Facebook was caught red handed using a PR firm to try to spread negative news stories about Google through the mainstream press.
    05/13/2011 03:41 am

  • Election 101: Ten questions about Newt Gingrich as a presidential candidate

    Newt Gingrich, best known for engineering the 1994 Republican Revolution, is using the revolutionary social media platforms of Facebook and Twitter to promote his "run for President." The former speaker is a masterful strategist with a brilliant political mind. But a rocky marital record and a penchant for flame-throwing may jeopardize his candidacy.
    05/11/2011 04:02 pm

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