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Mitt Romney in a meeting with supporters in Detroit, Michigan on Thursday.

Romney skipping Iowa straw poll

06/10/11 08:02PM

Mitt Romney is picking his battles differently than his 2008 run for the White House. After this week’s release of promising poll results, the former Massachusetts governor announced last night he won't participate in the Iowa Republican straw poll set for August 13."We respect the straw poll process. In the last presidential campaign we were both strengthened as an organization and learned some important lessons by participating in them," Romney campaign spokesman Matt Rhoades said in a written statement. read more

Boxes containing thousands of pages of Sarah Palin's emails from her first 21 months as governor.

Sarah Palin's emails released

06/10/11 05:26PM

Alaskan officials released thousands of Sarah Palin's emails today, highlighting her brief stint as governor.The emails — totaling 24,199 worth of pages — cover the period from the time she took office in December 2006 to her boost up GOP ladder to vice presidential nominee in September 2008. The emails were sent and received by Palin's personal and state accounts, though only those deemed state business related were actually released to the public.Citizens and news organizations requested the emails as a vetting tool during the 2008 White House race. read more

Sec. Clinton (file)

Clinton denies World Bank rumors

06/10/11 03:34PM

Hillary Clinton's camp shot down a Reuters report, claiming the Secretary of State "wants the job" as the head of the World Bank. Current president Robert Zoellick is scheduled to vacate his post when his term ends in mid-2012.Clinton spokesperson Philippe Reines called the story "completely untrue." Reines said she hasn’t talked to President Obama "or anyone else about moving to the World Bank. She has expressed absolutely no interest in the job. read more

First Word: June 10, 2011

06/10/11 02:42PM

Here's a look at stories we're following today. What headlines are you interested in?Alaska releases Sarah Palin's emails, all 24,199 pages of themNew pro-Palin documentary attacks GOP establishmentNewt Gingrich: "strategic" differences led to staff exitMitt Romney to skip Iowa straw pollProgressives call on Dems to show some spine after Weiner scandal10 scandals we missed this week because of WeinergateAfter homophobic rant, Tracy Morgan apologizes read more

Gingrich campaign implodes

06/09/11 10:41PM

msnbc's Lawrence O'Donnell's talks to Newt Gingrich's former press secretary Rich Galen about the massive staff walkout that may cost the Republican presidential hopeful his campaign. read more

Romney, Tea Party square off

Romney, Tea Party square off

06/09/11 08:00PM

Rush Limbaugh and some of the Tea Party are determined to stop Mitt Romney from getting the Republican nomination. Tea Party Patriots co-founder Mark Meckler... watch

Trump admits it was all about money

06/09/11 07:23PM

In a new YouTube video posted today, Donald Trump explained in greater detail why he finally bailed on his presidential publicity stunt. Money."I said 'you know what? It’s time to take the money,'" said Trump, referring to NBC's offer to keep The Apprentice on-air. "By the way, even when you’re rich, it’s a lot of money," he said. "Who gives up a hit show? Nobody."But, you probably already knew that from Lawrence who’s been saying it all along.He also took a few digs at the GOP’s “stupidity,” specially calling out House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Rep. read more