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Michelle And Barack Obama: A Powerful Partnership

New York Times Washington correspondent Jodi Kantor interviewed more than 200 sources, including White House aides and friends of the Obamas, to paint a portrait of the first family's life inside the White House.
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Texas Redistricting Ruling Could Have Wide Implications

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Texas's redistricting plan could have wide impacts, including for minorities in Virginia.


Romney Maintains The Style Of A Front-Runner

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has developed a polished stump speech. During his events, Romney has campaigned as if President Obama is his only opponent. That tactic has forced his Republican rivals to try anything they can to knock him out of front-runner status.

Would-Be First Ladies Bolster Husbands-In-Chief

Spouses can play an important role for a presidential aspirant. Often, they humanize the candidate. Sometimes, they serve the campaign as powerful surrogates. Other times, they turn off voters.

Budget Director To Take Over Chief Of Staff Duties

White House Chief of Staff William Daley is stepping down from his post and will be replaced by Budget Director Jack Lew. Over the summer Lew was deeply involved in negotiations to raise the debt ceiling. Daley has only been on the job for about a year.

Romney's Rivals Aim To Be Conservatives' Choice

Heading into the New Hampshire GOP presidential primary, Mitt Romney is ahead in the polls. But there's a race among Rick Santorum, Jon Huntsman, Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich, as they try to attract conservative voters in the state.

Rivals Attack Romney's Record At Bain Capital

The Republican presidential candidate has claimed that the private equity firm he founded helped to create more than 100,000 jobs. But that's only part of the story.

$5M Check From Casino Magnate Gives Gingrich Boost

The pro-Gingrich Winning Our Future received the contribution from Sheldon Adelson. He'd already given the legal limit to Gingrich's campaign, but under the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, and other recent changes in the law, he can give as much as he wants to a SuperPAC like Winning Our Future.

Huntsman's Long-Shot Bet: A Surprise In N.H.

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman bypassed Iowa's Jan. 3 primary to focus on Tuesday's competition in New Hampshire. Now, the latest polls suggest that he could be gaining ground in the Granite State. "You've got to beat market expectations," Huntsman tells NPR's Robert Siegel.