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  • Obama, Clinton together again, pitching efficiency

    The unusual pairing of Obama and the popular former president was aimed at drawing attention to a $4 billion administration initiative aimed at achieving fuel savings and more employment at no increased cost to taxpayers.

  • EPA eases boiler rule; health benefits unchanged

    Facing criticism from industry and lawmakers, the Obama administration is easing rules aimed at reducing toxic air pollution from industrial boilers and incinerators.

  • Obama re-election campaign gears up in Virginia

    Media outlets report that Organizing for America-Virginia plans to deliver petitions to the State Board of Elections on Friday containing the signatures of about 15,000 voters. 

  • Senate approves $662 billion defense bill

    The Democratic-controlled Senate moved methodically Thursday to complete a massive defense bill that would deny suspected terrorists, even U.S. citizens seized within the nation's borders, the right to trial and subject them to indefinite detention.

  • Cain plotting possible exit strategy from GOP race

    The former business executive, facing a woman's allegation of a 13-year extramarital affair, says a heavy emotional toll on his family — particularly his wife, Gloria, who he has not seen since the charge surfaced — could force him to call it quits.

  • Meeting With Wife May be Key to Future of Cain Bid

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) Herman Cain is plotting an aggressive campaign schedule across several states, but he's also outlining a possible exit strategy from the race for the Republican presidential nomination. The former business executive is facing a woman's allegation of

  • GOP hopeful Herman Cain presses ahead with bid

    His campaign rocked anew, a feisty Herman Cain claimed a "groundswell of positive support" from backers on Wednesday and accused critics of trying to derail his White House bid as he worked to stem the fallout from allegations of a 13-year extramarital affair.

  • World's central banks act to ease market strains

    The world's major central banks unleashed coordinated action today to ease the increasing strains on the global financial system, a move that sent stock markets up sharply.

  • UPDATE: Cain accuser stands by claim of longtime affair

    An Atlanta businesswoman who has asserted she had a longstanding affair with Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain stood by her story today despite his denials, saying she was not proud to admit it.

  • UPDATE: More than 200 arrested in Occupy raid in L.A.

    Police in Los Angeles and Philadelphia stormed Occupy Wall Street encampments under darkness today to arrest or drive out some of the longest-lasting protesters since crackdowns ended similar occupations across the country. Los Angeles police say more than 200 people were arrested.

  • Clinton tests reforms on historic visit to Myanmar

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has arrived in Myanmar on a historic visit to the long-isolated Southeast Asian nation to test the new government's commitment to reform, including severing military and nuclear ties with North Korea.

  • Obama hits the road today to make money pitches

    One trip, two money pitches. President Barack Obama wants more money in the pockets of U.S. workers — and in his campaign treasury.

  • 13 federal agencies to boost research on the arts

    The National Endowment for the Arts is forming a task force of 13 federal agencies to foster more research on how the arts affect human development at all stages of life.

  • Romney knocks Gingrich as 'lifelong politician'

    Mitt Romney aggressively criticized rival Newt Gingrich on Tuesday, calling the former House speaker a "lifelong politician" and questioning Gingrich's ability to fix the country's struggling economy.

  • Cain tells aides he is reassessing his campaign

    Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain says that he needs to assess whether accusations that he had a 13-year extramarital affair will create too much of a cloud in the minds of potential supporters.

  • Biden arrives in Iraq for surprise visit

    Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Iraq on a surprise visit as American troops are pulling out of the country.

  • AP reports U.S. government to pay $2.5 million in anthrax death

    The U.S. government has reportedly agreed to pay $2.5 million to the widow and family of a Florida tabloid photo editor killed in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

  • Obama meets with Netherlands prime minister today

    The White House says Obama and Mark Rutte will talk about trade and investment ties between their two countries as well as the current situation in the eurozone and the upcoming NATO Summit in Chicago. The U.S. and the Netherlands are founding members of NATO.

  • Obama says U.S. won't help pay for Europe's debt woes

    President Barack Obama says the United States stands ready to do its part to help Europe with its deepening debt crisis, even as the White House ruled out any financial contributions from U.S. taxpayers.

  • Woman says she and Cain had an affair

    A Georgia woman said Monday she and Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain had a 13-year extramarital affair.

  • Woman alleges long affair with GOP hopeful Cain

    A Georgia businesswoman said Monday she and Herman Cain had a 13-year extramarital affair, an allegation the Republican presidential hopeful denied as strongly as earlier accusations of sexual harassment.

  • DNC ad targets Romney over flip-flops View Video

    A Democratic National Committee video argues that GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney has changed his views on health care and abortion rights.

  • Senate Democrats to back Obama payroll tax cut

    Senate Democrats are advancing President Barack Obama's plan to cut every worker's payroll taxes in half next year — paid for by a 3.25 percent tax surcharge on the very wealthy.

  • Democrats launch new TV ad targeting Romney over flip-flops

    Democrats are using humor to try to undermine Republican Mitt Romney, pushing a movie trailer-style ad that portrays his candidacy as a “the story of two men trapped in one body.”

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