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President Barack Obama and Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi speak to the media during a brief joint press conference at her residence in Yangon, on November 19. (Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP - Getty Images)

Obama praises steps toward democracy in historic Myanmar visit

11/19/12 12:22PM

President Obama became the first U.S. president to visit Myanmar Monday where he met separately with both President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Standing in front of the home of Suu Kyi, who was imprisoned for nearly two decades before being released by the military government in 2010 as the country transitioned to civilian rule, the president sounded an optimistic note on the country’s move toward democracy. read more

What's up with John McCain?

What's up with John McCain?

11/15/12 07:00PM

Salon’s Joan Walsh, Rula Jebreal from Newsweek/The Daily Beast, and Rev. Al Sharpton talk about what’s going on with John McCain, R-Ariz., lately in his... watch

The GOP has a Romney problem

The GOP has a Romney problem

11/15/12 07:00PM

Rev. Al Sharpton and the Politics Nation panel – including Mother Jones’ David Corn and Abby Huntsman Livingston from Huffington Post Live – discuss Mitt... watch

Romney: Obama’s 'gifts' cost me election

11/14/12 07:58PM

Mitt Romney has a new theory for why he lost the election—President Obama was giving freebies to voters. The New York Times reports that in a conference call with his national finance team today, Romney claimed he lost because of “gifts” President Obama gave to minorities and young voters. read more

Photo: AP

Campaign co-chair: Voter ID would have won Wisconsin for Romney

11/14/12 03:16PM

Wisconsin Sen. Alberta Darling, a Republican and co-chair for Mitt Romney’s campaign in the Badger State, told a Milwaukee-based ABC affiliate that a voter ID law would have made a difference in the final statewide vote tally. “Absolutely, I think so,” Darling said. “I know people will go, ‘We don’t have fraud and abuse in our elections.’ But why, why can’t we have voter ID when the majority of our people in Wisconsin wanted it, we passed it, the governor signed it?” read more

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2102,  with newly elected Democratic House members. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Nancy Pelosi to keep gig as House minority leader

11/14/12 10:43AM

On the 10-year anniversary of being elected the nation’s first female minority leader in the House of Representatives, California Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday said she would like to remain on as the top Democrat in the House. Pelosi, flanked by the women of the Democratic Caucus, dedicated her speech almost entirely to women and paid homage to the female resurgence taking place in Congress after an election season of sustained focus on women's issues. read more

Photo: White House/David Lienemann

'Beautiful Day' at the White House

11/13/12 04:17PM

It was a beautiful day today at the White House, where U2 frontman Bono met with Vice President Biden. Biden's office tweeted that the two discussed global development, AIDS, and efforts to fight poverty. This isn't the first time the humanitarian singer has visited 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, with visits both under the Obama administration and while former. Pres. George W. Bush held office. But Obama's campaign manager Jim Messina also visited the White House today, and White House spokesman Jay Carney joked that Messina and Bono were actually meeting to form a new band. read more