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Donald Trump Skipped Primary Voting 21 Years, NYC Board Says

NEW YORK - Donald Trump says he's considering running in the primary for the Republican presidential nomination, but the real estate mogul didn't vote in primary elections for more than two decades,...

For Romney, 2012 Strategy Runs Through NH, Nevada

LAS VEGAS - In his first presidential run in 2008, Mitt Romney sought back-to-back victories in Iowa and New Hampshire to propel him to GOP nomination. He won neither, the two-state sprint failed and...

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Hammer Health Care

DES MOINES, Iowa - A handful of high-profile Republicans who may be eyeing the White House told hundreds of conservative activists Saturday that most Americans agree with their values, and insisted...

Women in Politics: Groups Aim to Increase the Numbers in 2012

With the 2012 elections in mind, several groups are gearing up to recruit and train women candidates after a mixed showing in 2010. The 2010 census means districts for the U.S. House of...

John Ensign Retiring: 3 Potential Candidates to Replace Him

Today Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., joined the growing list of federal legislators who won't seek re-election in 2012. Ensign is being investigated over his affair with Cynthia Hampton, his former...

FEC Increases Political Contribution Limits for 2012

Adjusting for inflation, the Federal Election Commission has increased the amount donors can give to federal candidates during the 2012 campaign cycle. Individuals may now write checks of up to...

Missouri Senate: GOP's Sarah Steelman Already in Race to Oppose McCaskill

Here we go. Sarah's running in 2012. No, not that Sarah -- we're talking about former Missouri Treasurer Sarah Steelman, a Republican who announced Wednesday she's in the race to unseat Sen. Claire...

Opinion: Hope, and Change, Ahead for Obama

(Dec. 1) -- "Be upbeat," said Al Gore's likable chief of staff, Jack Quinn, to us staffers as we got up from the enormous table in Old Executive Office Building's Ceremonial Room and headed to our...

From Korea to Kokomo: Today's Obama News or a Glimpse of 2012?

We live in a media culture where being a soothsayer is more profitable than it was in ancient Rome -- and today's TV pundits do not have to mess with the entrails of animals. Small wonder that after...

Democrats Hope Liberal Outside Group Will Provide Balance

This year, many congressional Republicans had a number of big-spending conservative groups to thank for propelling them to victory, and now Democrats hope a new liberal organization will do the same...


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