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WASHINGTON (AP) — The surprising retirement of moderate Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine moves congressional centrists a step closer to extinction and highlights the great paradox of American politics.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing back hard, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta are rejecting Republican criticism of President Barack Obama's policy toward Israel, arguing that the election-year attacks ignore the strong cooperative relationship and the record billions of dollars in U.S. aid for the Mideast ally.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney got two important wins in the Arizona and Michigan primaries, but he better pick up the pace if he wants to lock up the Republican nomination for president before the party's national convention in late August.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Former Sen. Bob Kerrey said Wednesday he will seek the Democratic nomination for the Nebraska seat he once held, reversing course just weeks after publicly rejecting a run.
The concern with peak oil may be overblown, but there are still ways to prepare for it.
WASHINGTON (AP) — After quarreling for months, President Barack Obama and the top two Republicans in Congress expressed optimism Wednesday about finding a common jobs and energy agenda, prodded by political reality to show results in an election year.
Mitt Romney has set himself up to severely disappoint conservatives who already suspect his ideological convictions.
ATLANTA (AP) — Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that a victory in Georgia's primary is a "key building block" his campaign must have to move forward, making clear his home state's crucial role in his White House bid.
Having dedicated much of her life to public service, Snowe is one of the last great statesmen and women of the U.S. Senate.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite winning the popular vote in Michigan's primary, Mitt Romney will split his home state's convention delegates with second-place finisher Rick Santorum.