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From left, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and businessman Herman Cain stand...

Top Talker: The Republican Presidential Debate

06/14/11 10:20AM

Last night, 7 of the Republican presidential hopefuls participated in the first major 2012 debate in New Hampshire.  The predominant reaction was that Mitt Romney’s performance helped cement his status as front runner. Among Romney’s breakout moments was what many consider his best distinction so-far between the health care plan he enacted as Massachusetts Governor and President Obama’s plan.He said, “Obamacare spends a trillion dollars...we can't afford more federal spending... it raises $500 billion in taxes. read more

Morning headlines: Tuesday, June 14

06/14/11 06:15AM

Here's a look at stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Last night, the seven GOP hopefuls gathered in New Hampshire to debate. So, who won?The president pushed his jobs plan yesterday in North Carolina.Obama also said about Weiner: 'I would resign'Giffords injury leaves void in Senate raceBag fees appear to be here to stay. Last year U.S. airlines earned $958 million, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.NYT: Pelosi back in spotlight with her call for Weiner to resignCIA to operate drones over Yemen read more

Must Read Op-Eds for June 13, 2011

06/13/11 11:32AM

Here are today's must read opinion and editorial columns.MEDICARE SAVES MONEY  BY PAUL KRUGMANNEW YORK TIMESPrivatizing health insurance for seniors, which is what Mr. Lieberman is in effect proposing — and which is the essence of the G.O.P. plan — hurts rather than helps the cause of cost control. read more

Jobs on the mind of Wyoming voters

06/13/11 11:25AM

Tom Brokaw: "What else is on their minds in Wyoming these days?"Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.: "The economy, the debt, jobs, spending, the fact we’re borrowing $2 million a minute for our country. We are leaving our kids a mountain of debt. We are a big energy production state. We worry that the president's policies are throwing a heavy, wet blanket of over our economy by making energy more expensive, by sending jobs overseas because of energy difficulty, getting permits to explore for energy. read more

Romney goes after Obama jobs record in new ad

06/13/11 11:15AM

 Mitt Romney hits Obama this morning with a new YouTube ad blasting the president over jobs and the country's economic recovery. It's a little...well...quite dramatic with people on a desert floor standing up and proclaiming "I am an American; I am not a bump in the road."What do you think? Over the top? Just right? Is Mitt right about the job numbers? read more

Top Talker: 2012 Weekend Roundup

Top Talker: 2012 Weekend Roundup

06/13/11 09:49AM

Republicans are gearing up for the first major debate in the race for the 2012 presidential nomination tonight in New Hampshire. It comes after a weekend of political jabs at President Obama and each other.Tim Pawlenty, who is scheduled to participate in the debate, slammed the President and fellow GOP contender Mitt Romney on health care yesterday. He said, "President Obama said that he designed Obamacare after Romneycare and basically made it Obamneycare. And so, we now have the same features -- essentially the same features. read more

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