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  • GOP blocks repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell'

    GOP blocks repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell'
    WASHINGTON -- A Republican-led filibuster on Tuesday blocked efforts to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays in the military, shelving an Obama administration priority at least until after the November election. The measure repealing the...
  • Will the USPS cutbacks cost more money than it saves?

    Will the USPS cutbacks cost more money than it saves?
    Unions and some lawmakers say the U.S. Postal Service's plans to close plants and post offices would turn customers away and hasten the service's downward spiral. Now their campaign has been buoyed by revelations of a survey that the Postal Service...
  • Romney and the revival of the Northern Republican

    Romney and the revival of the Northern Republican
    Something interesting is happening in the Republican Party, and it's not the unexpected rise of Herman Cain and his 9-9-9 plan. The really significant development is the resilience Mitt Romney is showing as a top-tier candidate. Ironically, Romney, the...
  • Postal Service deal clears Senate panel

    Postal Service deal clears Senate panel
    A Senate panel passed a bipartisan deal to save the U.S. Postal Service. The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted 9-to-1 to pass the deal, which buys out some employees, cuts worker compensation benefits for some retirees and...
  • GOP leaders: 'Our country is not going to default'

    GOP leaders: 'Our country is not going to default'
    WASHINGTON--Republicans this afternoon held out hope for movement toward a debt plan, while one top Democratic senator warned there was a lot at stake. In the Capitol, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell met reporters before 3 p.m. Chicago time...
  • Romney Bounces Back With Maine GOP Caucus Win

    Romney Bounces Back With Maine GOP Caucus Win
    PORTLAND, Maine -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney ended what had been the worst week of his campaign with a quick one-two Saturday -- winning the Maine caucuses hours after placing first in a closely watched straw poll of conservative...
  • Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe, GOP moderate, won't seek reelection

    Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe, GOP moderate, won't seek reelection
    Olympia Snowe, one of the Senate's few remaining moderate Republicans, announced Tuesday that she will not seek a fourth term in 2012. The 65-year-old, who had also served in the House for eight terms, said she came to the decision in part after...
  • Ousted Secret Service Agent Posted Pics of Sarah Palin on Facebook

    Ousted Secret Service Agent Posted Pics of Sarah Palin on Facebook
    WASHINGTON -- As officials warn of more Secret Service resignations as soon as Friday stemming from a prostitute scandal in Colombia, one of the former agents allegedly involved joked on Facebook that he checked out former vice presidential candidate...
  • Senate GOP blocks Buffett Rule bill

    Senate GOP blocks Buffett Rule bill
    A proposal to implement the Buffett Rule was blocked in the Senate on Monday, but proponents of the millionaire tax vowed to keep the issue alive in the months ahead. Republicans, as expected, garnered enough support to reject Democrats' attempt to bring...
  • 3 Secret Service members to leave agency amid scandal

    3 Secret Service members to leave agency amid scandal
    The U.S. Secret Service is set to announce agent resignations amid a prostitution scandal that erupted in Colombia ahead of a visit by President Barack Obama, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation. The resignations could occur as...
  • Senate broadening Secret Service probe after prostitution scandal

    Senate broadening Secret Service probe after prostitution scandal
    A Senate committee will expand its probe into the U.S. Secret Service this week following a scandal involving prostitutes in Colombiain advance of a recent trip by the president. The Homeland Security Committee will send the Secret Service "some...
  • Obama's hard-nosed right-hand man

    Obama's hard-nosed right-hand man
    Today's question: Can future Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel keep Barack Obama on track, or was his selection the first sign of Obama's partisanship getting in the way of his effectiveness? All week, Scott Lilly and David Weigel discuss Obama's transition...