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In Gingrich's Past, A Lesson On Ambition

The former House speaker began his career as a history professor at West Georgia College. "He thought he could have some kind of impact, to get kids to think," says a friend and former colleague. "But he really wanted to get into politics."

Seven More Years In Prison For Blagojevich Adviser Tony Rezko

The real estate developer, who also once raised money for then-state candidate Barack Obama, was convicted of fraud and other charges.
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Virginia Delegate Introduces 'Personhood' Bill

Virginia delegate Bob Marshall is introducing a bill that would grant personhood at the moment of conception.

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D.C. Mayor Hopes To Highlight Positive Message

With communications shakeup, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray hopes to do a better job of putting out a positive message -- and minimizing the focus on the scandals that have plagued his administration.


The Long, Slow March Toward Supercommittee's Crisis

Lawmakers have spent much of this year struggling to reach a deal that could get budget deficits under control. But the problem has been developing for at least a decade. In 2000, there was a $200 billion surplus.

Ala. Immigration Law Attracts Washington's Attention

Pressure is mounting against Alabama's "toughest in the nation" immigration law. Nearly 3,000 immigrants converged Monday night on a church with strong ties to the civil rights movement. They heard from democratic members of Congress who vowed to get the law repealed.

Obama Presses Congress To Compromise On Cuts

The supercommittee's failure to reach a budget deal had been predicted for days, even weeks. And now leaders in Washington cannot agree on who is to blame, or what should happen next. President Obama said he would veto any effort to get rid of the automatic spending cuts to domestic and defense spending.