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GOP Senators 'More Disturbed' After Meeting With Susan Rice

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

Republican Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Kelly Ayotte (N.H.) said on Tuesday that their highly anticipated meeting with U.N. Am...

Lindsey Graham Has Harsh Words For Mitt Romney

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) showed no sympathy for Mitt Romney on Sunday, blasting the 2012 GOP presidential candidate's comment that President Barac...

Lucia Graves

Lieberman: Select Committee On Benghazi Unnecessary | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) split with his Senate allies John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday, telling "Fox News Sunday" that ...

Ryan Grim

John McCain Makes Very Convenient Proposal On Benghazi | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just four years ago, John McCain was the leader of the GOP. Today, he's the highest-ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Comm...

Curious Romney Remark Criticized By Ayotte, Jindal

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney is receiving criticism from both sides after he claimed Obama won the 2012 election because of "gifts" he gave to black, Hispanic and youn...

Joshua Hersh

Obama Lashes Out At Republicans Over Criticism Of Susan Rice | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is firing back at a pair of Republican senators who have launched a preemptive attack against his potential nomin...

Should New Hampshire's New Leaders Talk About Being Moms?

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 11.09.2012 | Parents

Written by Amanda Hess for Slate New Hampshire has gone full matriarchy. Next year, the state will be run by two female senators, three female repr...

Laura Bassett

New Hampshire Elects First All-Women Delegation | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

New Hampshire made history on Tuesday, electing the first-ever all-women delegation. Joining New Hampshire Senate incumbents Jeanne Shaheen (D) and...

Zach Carter

Robert Gibbs: Mitt Romney's Budget Math Is 'Absolutely Crazy' | Zach Carter | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former White House spokesman Robert Gibbs on Sunday lit into Mitt Romney's recent debate performance, calling the Republican presidentia...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Lawmakers Short On Specifics About Tax Loopholes To Close | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

DENVER -- Mitt Romney refuses to identify which tax deductions and loopholes he would close in order to pay for the tax cuts he would push as presiden...

John McCain, Linda McMahon and Miss Connecticut

Mary Ann West | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Mary Ann West

Norwalk, CT: The heated election cycle brings out the big hitters of their respective parties out to stump for their down ticket candidates. Connectic...

Kelly Ayotte Delivers Speech At Republican Convention

Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) took aim at President Barack Obama in her remarks at the Republican convention in Tampa on Tuesday night. The New Hampsh...

Former Democratic Congressman Will Speak At Republican National Convention

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis, the first member of Congress outside of Illinois to endorse President Barack Obama in 2008, will speak at the Repu...

Jason Linkins

Only Those Who Guard the Mystery Of Mitt's Tax Returns Shall Be Unhappy: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Aug. 10 | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics

For as long as anyone can remember, mankind has yearned to see 10 consecutive years of Mitt Romney's tax returns. And for nearly as long, Romney a...

GOPers Travel To Battleground State To Warn Of Looming Action

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican tour warning of impending military cuts is hitting another presidential battleground state, Nevada. Three members of the...

Is This The Place To Learn Mitt Romney's Running Mate?

Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

Can Wikipedia predict who Mitt Romney will choose as his vice presidential running mate? If the last presidential election is any indication, yes. ...

Jason Linkins

Mitt Romney Peeps Some Veeps: The Speculatron Weekly Roundup | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics

For many years, Americans learned whom their presidential nominees had chosen as their running mates the same, dreary way. The nominee would approach ...

Palin's Ghost: Portman Still Front-Runner in GOP Veepstakes

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

The ghost of Sarah Palin continues to loom over Romney's VP decision. Only two days ago, Dick Cheney, John McCain and La Palin herself engaged in a mud-slinging ménage a trois over whether or not Palin was up to the task of riding shotgun on the Republican ticket four years ago.

Road Show with Senators, Brought to You by Pentagon Contractors

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

If Pentagon contractors were actually feeling economic pressure, they could certainly trim excesses at the top before letting go thousands of rank-and-file employees. Pentagon contractors' top executives enjoy compensation packages on par with Wall Street CEOs.

Patrick Svitek

Swing State Senate Democrats Ignore GOP Roadshow On Defense Cuts | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

Thanks, but no thanks. That's the message some Democratic lawmakers are sending to Senate Republican hawks as they hit the road to warn constituent...

Durbin: Fiscal Cliff Solution Unlikely Before November

Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress is unlikely to resolve looming tax and spending issues before the Nov. 6 elections, a top Senate Dem...

Jennifer Bendery

Kelly Ayotte: 'It's An Honor To Be Mentioned' As Potential Romney VP | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) on Sunday ducked questions about whether she is being vetted to be Mitt Romney's running mate. During an a...

Patrick Svitek

Top Republican Says More Attention Could Be Paid To Democrats' Sacred Cows | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Worry less about looming defense budget cuts, and more about the ones that will hurt regular people and families, leading Democrats argu...

Portman the Choice? The Inside Track on Romney's Veepstakes

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

I've heard that Ohio Senator Rob Portman has gone through "the complete vetting process," indicating that Portman is among the finalists for Romney's VP selection.

Bad News For Potential Romney Veep

Salem Patch | Marc Fortier | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics

GOP insiders remain unconvinced that U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte would make a good running mate for Mitt Romney: that's the main finding of this week's Red...