Haley Barbour: Several allies said Barbour, known as one of the smartest political operatives in the GOP, ultimately decided he didn't have what it takes to win.
Watch out, Obama: Everyone else has caught up to everything you did in 2008 – and all the tools you had then have become a lot more sophisticated.
Donald Trump, Mike Huckabee, and Sarah Palin are the presidential candidate favorites among adult Republicans, according to a nationwide CNN poll
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a likely Republican candidate for president with strong credentials but a rap for being 'unexciting,' sought to show a little flair at a tea party rally in Friday.
Sarah Palin says she believes President Obama was born in the US. But she's cheering on Donald Trump for 'getting to the bottom' of allegations by 'birthers' that Obama is hiding something.
Approaching a midnight deadline Friday night, House, Senate, and Obama administration came to agreement on a budget, avoiding a government shutdown. But tough political fights remain.
Bottles of maple syrup are for sale at Zawalick's sugar house in Northampton, Mass., in 2000. There are four different grades of maple syrup: Grade A Light, Medium, Dark Amber (all used for table syrup), and Grade B (which is very dark and mostly used in cooking). Light is often the most expensive because it can take longer to make.
Budget stalemate has many on Capitol Hill crunching numbers. With any new budget, taxes may be the real third rail of politics. Can the U.S. solve its fiscal woes without more revenue?