It's a classic campaign chain of events: a rising star (in this case Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker) seems to cross his party's leader, and then says he was misunderstood. Meanwhile, the opposition uses his words to its advantage.
Twenty years before President Obama graduated from Harvard Law School, rival Mitt Romney earned a joint degree from Harvard's law and business schools. Amid the '70s counterculture movement, Romney stood out as more of a Boy Scout type, classmates recall. But they say he was also a loyal friend.
The House version of the National Defense Authorization is $4 billion different than the White House plan. CQ Roll Call's David Hawkings says that compromise is almost inevitable, but it might not come for months.
In recent years, critics have questioned the need for a U.S.-European alliance, originally formed to confront the Soviet Union. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright argues the president and NATO leaders must reaffirm the importance of their union to U.S. security.
Thomas Gore, treasurer for Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 camapign, has been charged in a federal investigation for campaign finance fraud and also faces a felony obstruction charge for destroying evidence related to that fraud.
The G8 Summit was dominated by talks on how to handle the latest financial setback in Europe. President Obama stood at the center of those talks, knowing that what Europe decides could have a lasting impact on the U.S. economy and his own political future. Host Michel Martin speaks with The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen has scored two victories on campaign finance disclosures recently, meaning that large-scale political donors may have to step up their transparency leading up to the November election.
Ron Paul knows he's not going to be the Republican nominee for president this year. Mitt Romney has it all but locked up. But Paul's supporters are flooding state conventions, getting elected as convention delegates ... and preparing for life after 2012.
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