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These Days, Everyone Dares Call It Treason

Treason is the only crime defined in the U.S. Constitution and is considered by many to be the worst of all crimes against society. So when one politician accuses another of treason, that should be a serious charge, right? Not so much, as it turns out.

In Polls, Perry's Down And Cain Is Up; Meanwhile, Christie Really Not In?

The New Jersey governor is due at a 1 p.m. ET news conference. He's said before he wasn't ready to run for president. But speculation has continued.

Obama Sends Trade Agreements To Congress

President Obama has sent to Congress long-delayed trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea. The deals are hailed as a boon to job creation, but also feared as a threat to existing jobs.

3rd Quarter Campaign Donations Off The Mark

The presidential campaigns don't have to file their third quarter disclosure reports with the Federal Election Commission until the end of next week. Numbers, however, are leaking out.

Activists Press Obama To Renew Progressive Stand

Progressive activists played a big role in helping President Obama get elected. But in the years since, the big story of political activism has been the conservative Tea Party movement. Hoping to reverse that trend, 2,000 people registered for this week's "Take Back the American Dream Conference" in Washington, D.C.

'Friends Of Amanda' Elated Knox Is Coming Home

American college student Amanda Knox will return to Seattle now that an Italian appeals court has overturned her 2009 conviction for murder. For the last four years, Knox has benefited from a tireless public relations campaign on her behalf. The Seattle group "Friends of Amanda" has kept her name in the media.

Running The Government On Temporary Extensions

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a temporary measure to keep the government funded through mid-November. These temporary extensions are standard in Washington, and date back to the late 1800s. But they aren't without problems.