GOP voters welcomed Newt Gingrich as he campaigned in South Carolina this week. Gingrich crossed the state from the coastal counties to the mountains as he continued to rise in some polls. The former House Speaker is showcasing his experience and his ideas to Southern Republicans as he vies to become the GOP presidential nominee.
Demonstrators have been removed by police in Los Angeles and Philadelphia, but some cities still have active 24-hour protests. Now activists in New York and elsewhere are talking about the movement's next phase, including the degree to which Occupy activists should get involved in the 2012 election.
Just a few weeks ago, many GOP voters said they wanted a new face, a nontraditional, outsider candidate to take on Obama. But after studying the Republican lineup, many now say they want someone who knows the system.
After hitting an all-time low in October, support for President Obama's signature health overhaul law seems to have rebounded — at least among Democrats. Overall, the law still has more detractors than backers, and a lot of people still aren't clear on what it does and doesn't do, a new poll finds.
After three decades serving in Congress, Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank has announced his retirement. The liberal Democrat will leave behind a legislative legacy that includes financial regulation and memorable sparring matches with both colleagues and constituents.
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