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As Gingrich Leaves Stage, Obama Campaign Says Thanks For The Memories

On the day Newt Gingrich finally gets out of the way of Mitt Romney, the Democrats have offered a parting gift of sorts from the former House speaker to the presumptive Republican nominee.
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Montgomery County Businesses Decry Energy Tax Extension

Businesses and other constituents in Montgomery County are asking the county council to nix a plan to extend an energy tax hike indefinitely.

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D.C. Council Votes Down Surplus Spending Plan

The D.C. Council devolved into deadlock this week over how to spend a portion of the city's unexpected surplus.


Obama Accused Of Politicizing Bin Laden's Death

It should be no surprise that President Obama would tout the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden as part of his re-election campaign. But when he added a critique of his Republican challenger Mitt Romney, critics pounced.

Should Banks Maintain Abandoned Properties?

Chicago has dug in its heels on a new city ordinance that puts banks on the line for securing and maintaining vacant homes. But the federal government, on behalf of mortgage backers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is fighting the law in a test case that could affect other cities, too.

Do Liberals Live Under A 'Tyranny Of Cliches'?

Jonah Goldberg, conservative columnist and editor of National Review Online, argues in his new book that liberals use catchphrases to avoid engaging in actual arguments over ideas.

In Mass. Senate Race, Warren On The Defensive Over Native American Heritage

Democrat Elizabeth Warren says that when she was growing up in Oklahoma, her family always told her that she's part Cherokee. A genealogist has found a record indicating Warren is 1/32 Native American. Some critics are insinuating she may have used her heritage to advance her career.

Politics Not Far From Obama, Romney On Bin Laden Anniversary

Eight years ago, it was President George W. Bush who rode national security to re-election by raising doubts about his 2004 Democratic challenger, Sen. John Kerry, This year, however, the tables have turned. It's the Democrat in the White House who is challenging Republicans on what has been a traditional area of GOP strength.