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Why Republicans won't stop asking Chris Christie to run: The washington Post | Post Politics Afternoon Edition

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HEADLINES Why Republicans won't stop asking Chris Christie to run The appeal of Christie, according to Republicans, is as much the governor’s blunt, funny but occasionally confrontational style as his actual governing. » Read full article THE FIX: Perry beats his own path on education reform Rick Perry was the only governor to turn opposition to President Obama's "Race to the Top" program into a high-profile fight. » Read full article Justice Department joins call for prompt Supreme Court review of health-care law The department says it will file its appeal with the high court later Wednesday asking the justices to uphold the constitutionality of the law and throw out a federal appeals court ruling that struck down a key provision. » Read full article Toilet explodes at federal building After a toilet exploded at a General Services Administration building, sending a female employee to the hospital with serious injuries, the bathrooms we

Obama to issue new proposals on job creation: The Washington Post | Post Politics Afternoon Edition

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HEADLINES Obama to issue new proposals on job creation President Obama plans to make a major speech in early September laying out new proposals for job creation and taming the federal debt, according to the White House. » Read full article What the Wisconsin recalls meant The two parties, not surprisingly, disagree on who ultimately won the day in the recall fights. But one thing partisans on both sides believe is that the long term impact of what happened in Wisconsin is a hardening of partisanship on both sides of the aisle. » Read full article Romney and Perry take sides on global warming While apparent front-runner Mitt Romney believes the world is getting warmer and that humans are contributing to that pattern, Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday called that "a scientific theory that has not been proven." » Read full article THE FIX: Bachmann-backing super PAC forms A trio of well-known conservativ

: Boehner urges cooperation from GOP. The Washington Post | Post Politics Afternoon Edition

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HEADLINES Boehner urges cooperation from GOP In a closed-door meeting Wednesday morning, Boehner urged his colleagues to get in line behind his debt-ceiling plan. » Read full article Boehner's unconventional sales pitch Boehner has adopted a management style that favors a less confrontational approach. » Read full article Rick Perry not a frontrunner (yet) A new Gallup poll suggests Rick Perry ties Mitt Romney among GOPers. » Read full article How redistricting hurts Boehner's plan Potential member-versus-member GOP primaries could force many to think twice before backing the Boehner's plan. » Read full article Pawlenty stuck in Bachmann's shadow The Minnesota Republicans are staying true to type in the spat that has broken out between them. » Read full article

Conservatives rebel against possible debt deal: The Washington Post | PostPolitics Afternoon Edition

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HEADLINES Conservatives rebel against possible debt deal A small group of Republicans are rebelling against GOP leaders as they form what they hope is an impenetrable firewall against a debt-limit deal. » Read full article Obama team meddles with GOP race Obama's political machine is taking shots at Republican candidates. » Read full article Obama calls debt meeting constructive; negotiators to reconvene Sunday President offers Social Security cuts in exchange for new taxes. » Read full article The Fix: Tilting at windmills helps Bachmann Bachmann hasn't accomplished much in Congress. And that's a good thing for her presidential chances. » Read full article Senators push to end ethanol subsidies A trio of senators announced Thursday that they have reached an agreement to end ethanol subsidies by the end of the month. » Read full article

Obama talks economy at Twitter townhall | The Washington Post | Post Politics Afternoon Edition

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HEADLINES Obama talks economy at Twitter townhall The Fix live-blogged as President Obama answered questions asked via Twitter in the East Room. » Read full article Price tag unclear from Minnesota shutdown There's no way to tell how much the shutdown is costing Minnesota, in part because the people who calculate such things are out of work.  » Read full article The Fix: Why Obama goes big Obama's call to go "big" on the debt ceiling is part of his broader political brand. » Read full article Both parties spar on tax increases Ahead of meeting aimed at breaking debt ceiling impasse, leaders sparred over whether to include tax increases in the deal. » Read full article Why Obama won't ditch Biden The president has little reason to pick a new running mate, despite speculation. » Read full article

The Washington Post | Post Politics Afternoon Edition: Huntsman joins GOP race

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HEADLINES Huntsman joins GOP race Jon M. Huntsman Jr. officially launched his White House bid Tuesday morning, setting up a campaign for the GOP nomination that, if successful, would lead to a matchup against his former boss. » Read full article The Fix: Gingrich's finance team quits Two top fundraisers for Newt Gingrich have quit, the latest in a series of staff departures that have badly hamstrung the former House Speaker's 2012 presidential bid. » Read full article Mark Kelly retires from NASA Mark Kelly announced his retirement from the Navy and NASA on a Facebook message Tuesday, saying he wanted to spend more time by the side of his wife, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, as she recovers from her gunshot wound. » Read full article The Fix: Is Rick Perry too George W. Bush-y? Plenty of people think Rick Perry sounds like a candidate for president these days. In fact, the Texas governor not only sounds like a candidate, but also like an actual presi

The Washington Post | Post Politics Afternoon Edition: Newt Gingrich's 2012 campaign implodes.

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  HEADLINES Newt Gingrich's 2012 campaign implodes Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign imploded Thursday afternoon with virtually his entire senior staff leaving en masse, according to multiple sources familiar with the moves. » Read full article Help us read through Sarah Palin's e-mails We're looking for some help to analyze, contextualize, and research those e-mails right alongside Post reporters over the days following the release. » Read full article 2chambers: Weiner says he will not resign Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) maintained Thursday that he does not plan to resign his seat, despite growing calls from members of his party. » Read full article The Fix: The American public's great depression Pessimism about the economy permeates almost every poll that has been released this week, and it is starting to be one of the first defining characteristics of the 2012 presidential race. » Read full article W

The Washington Post | Post Politics Afternoon Edition: Edwards indicted by federal grand jury

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HEADLINES Edwards indicted by federal grand jury A federal grand jury has indicted two-time presidential candidate John Edwards over massive sums of money spent to keep his mistress in hiding during the peak of his 2008 campaign for the White House. » Read full article House rebukes Obama on Libya The House on Friday rebuked President Obama for failing "to provide Congress with a compelling rationale" for the military campaign in Libya, but stopped short of demanding he withdraw U.S. forces from the fight. » Read full article Obama: Economy has 'long way to go' President Obama scheduled a trip to a Chrysler plant here to boast of the car maker's turnaround following the billions it received in 2009 as part of a broader “bailout” of the American auto industry. » Read full article GOP demands TV station yank Medicare ad The National Republican Congressional Committee, which oversees House races for the GOP, has written a sharply-wor

The Washington Post | Post Politics Afternoon Edition: Poll: Many Republicans not happy with field

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HEADLINES Poll: Many Republicans not happy with field Nearly four in ten Republicans said they were not impressed with the current crop of Republican candidates in a new Washington Post/Pew poll. » Read full article Anthony Weiner 'can't say with certitude' photo wasn't him Questions surrounding the ongoing saga of a lewd picture that appeared on New York Rep. Anthony Weiner’s Twitter feed in recent days are threatening to disrupt the Congressman's bid for New York City mayor in 2013. » Read full article No progress at White House debt meeting GOP lawmakers demand a detailed plan to cut spending in return for agreement to raise the nation's debt ceiling. » Read full article Fact Checker: Wasserman Schultz's scare tactics The DNC chair is jumping to conclusions to describe provisions in the GOP Medicare plan that do not exist. » Read full article Will Democrats have a Medicare plan? If Democrats want to get serious about re

The Washington Post | Post Politics Afternoon Edition

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HEADLINES The Fix: Who’s up, who’s down among the GOP presidential contenders Texas governor Rick Perry says he will think about running for president in 2012, becoming the latest possible entrant in a wide-open race. » Read full article Tough lesson for GOP freshmen The divided, mistrustful bent of American politics, which brought them to power last fall, is now making that power maddeningly difficult to use. » Read full article McConnell: ‘Significant’ Medicare reform will happen before 2012 Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Friday dismissed as "silly talk" the Democratic argument that Medicare reform is not going to be part of any long-term deficit-reduction deal. » Read full article Patriot Act provisions extended Racing against the clock, Congress approved a four-year extension Thursday to key provisions of the USA Patriot Act that will allow federal investigators to continue to use aggressive surveillance tactics in conne

The Washington Post | Post Politics Afternoon Edition: 2chambers: Medicare played ‘small part’ in NY-26, Boehner says

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HEADLINES 2chambers: Medicare played ‘small part’ in NY-26, Boehner says House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that the GOP proposal to overhaul Medicare played a role in his party’s NY-26 loss. » Read full article Palin to launch East Coast bus tour Sarah Palin will kick off a tour of historical sites on the East Coast this weekend, adding to speculation about a possible presidential bid. » Read full article Obama,world leaders open G-8 The G-8 summit is expected to focus on security issues, including how to end the military operations in Libya. » Read full article High Court upholds Arizona hiring law The Supreme Court upheld an Arizona law Thursday that penalizes businesses for hiring workers who are in the United States illegally, rejecting arguments that states have no role in immigration matters. » Read full article Plum Line: Judge strikes down Wisconsin union law Judge gives Wisconsin Democrats a big boost, but the fight isn’t over.

The washington Post | Post Politics Afternoon Edition : Reports: John Edwards may face charges

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  HEADLINES Reports: John Edwards may face charges The former North Carolina senator and two-time Democratic presidential candidate may soon face federal campaign-finance charges, according to several news organizations. » Read full article New York congressional race a wake-up call for GOP The Democratic victory in the traditionally Republican 26th district reminds the GOP that they have a long fight ahead in the battle for public opinion. » Read full article Gingrich avoids the press in New Hampshire Newt Gingrich seems to have developed a new strategy: take as few questions as possible. » Read full article Liberals want recess appointment for Elizabeth Warren Will President Obama tap Elizabeth Warren to head the newly-created Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection through a recess appointment? » Read full article Judge: Tucson suspect unfit for trial A federal judge has ruled that the suspect in the Arizona shooting rampage that wounded

The Washington Post | Post Politics Afternoon Edition: What to watch for in the NY-26 election

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HEADLINES What to watch for in the NY-26 election Yet again, a special election in upstate New York has Washington abuzz about just what the political environment will be like heading into 2012. » Read full article Israeli leader lays out vision for peace Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, addressing Congress on Tuesday, laid out a vision for Middle East peace that he said would include an unspecified "far-reaching compromise" by Israel if the Palestinians accept his country as a Jewish state. » Read full article Huntsman heads to California on fundraising swing Jon Huntsman Jr. kicks off a fundraising swing to California today, looking to drum up support for his likely presidential bid. » Read full article The Fix: Why Russ Feingold may not run again Those hoping for a clash of the titans in the 2012 Wisconsin Senate race shouldn’t hold their breath. » Read full article Fact Checker: Gingrich, Tiffany & the facts Did Gingrich ha

The Washington Post | Post Politics Afternoon Edition: Tim Pawlenty bets on boldness

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HEADLINES Tim Pawlenty bets on boldness The former Minnesota governor is campaigning against ethanol subsidies in Iowa and for Medicare and Social Security reform in Florida. But it’s far from clear that Pawlenty’s strategy is destined for success. » Read full article Supreme Court upholds order to reduce California prison population The Supreme Court on Monday endorsed a court order requiring California to cut its prison population by tens of thousands of inmates to improve health care for those who remain behind bars. » Read full article Gingrich: I’m not a ‘Washington figure’ Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich said Monday that he is not a "Washington figure" despite his years as House speaker, describing himself as a change agent with more ideas on how to fix Washington than any other candidate in the field. » Read full article Fact Checker: Ryan speaks truth on taxes Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) spoke to the Economic Club of Chicago o

The Washington Post | Post Politics Afternoon Edition: The Fix: What Trump Can Teach The GOP Field

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HEADLINES The Fix: What Trump can teach the GOP field The reality star isn't running for president. But his flirtation with the race is instructive for those who are running. » Read full article Treasury to tap pensions to fund government The Obama administration will begin to tap federal retiree programs to help fund operations after the government lost its ability Monday to borrow more money from the public, adding urgency to efforts in Washington to fashion a compromise over the debt. » Read full article The Plum Line: bin Laden info didn't come from CIA detainee, Panetta says CIA director Leon Panetta's letter undercuts the claim that harsh interrogation methods led to Osama bin Laden. » Read full article Supreme Court won't revive ‘extraordinary rendition' lawsuit An appeal had asked the court to examine two controversial aspects of the U.S. response to the 9/11 attacks, "the extraordinary rendition" program that sent the

The Washington Post | Post Politics Afternoon Edition: How not to take America "hostage"

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HEADLINES How not to take America "hostage" Professional negotiators weigh in on lawmakers' inept attempts to negotiate the national debt ceiling. » Read full article Newt Gingrich's uphill battle Former House speaker Newt Gingrich has been the Republican Party's ideas generator for decades. Will that overcome his liabilities as he seeks the White House in 2012? » Read full article Campaign 2012: The bin Laden factor President Obama added a new item to a long list of what he views as major accomplishments. » Read full article The Fix: 5 Democratic senators to watch Here are five Democrats to keep an eye on in the debt meeting with president Obama. » Read full article Fact Checker: Obama's border boast The president, and especially his spokesman, bragged about something that was mostly President Bush's doing. » Read full article

The Washington Post | Post Politics Afternoon Edition: Boehner declares tax hikes 'off the table'

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HEADLINES Boehner declares tax hikes 'off the table' White House rebukes House speaker over position and denounces demand for more than $2 trillion in spending cuts in exchange for raising the debt limit. » Read full article Kerry: Time to rethink Afghan strategy Senior Massachusetts senator calls current expenditures of $10 billion a month on Afghan war "unsustainable." » Read full article The Fix: Romney to speak about health care In a speech on Thursday, it's all but certain the former Massachusetts governor won't apologize for his health-care law. » Read full article Senate Democrats push to end tax breaks for big oil companies Senate Democrats announced a plan Tuesday to eliminate federal tax breaks to the five biggest oil companies and use those savings, estimated at $21 billion over the next 10 years, to help cut the deficit. » Read full article The Plum Line: Boehner is holding economy 'hostage,' White House says

The Washington Post | Post Politics Afternoon Edition: Newt Gringritch: Serious Candidate or sideshow?

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HEADLINES Newt Gingrich: Serious candidate or sideshow? Good Newt and Bad Newt will both be running in this race. The big question is which one we will see more of between now and the Iowa caucuses. » Read full article Boehner to bring GOP debt message to Wall Street titans House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) is set to deliver a sermon of fiscal austerity and federal debt Monday evening before the titans of the nation's financial industry. » Read full article 2chambers: Dean Heller sworn in as newest senator Former Rep. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) was sworn in Monday afternoon as the Senate's newest member, succeeding former Sen. John Ensign (R), who resigned last week amid an ethics committee investigation into his handling of an affair with a former staffer. » Read full article Arizona governor taking immigration case to Supreme Court Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced Monday she will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that put the most

The Washington Post | Post Politics Afternoon Edition

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HEADLINES Obama to meet with participants in bin Laden raid President Obama will meet with participants in the Osama bin Laden raid when he travels to Fort Campbell, Ky., on Friday, an administration official said, part of a closed-door effort to express the country's gratitude. » Read full article Paul Ryan: 'No illusion' about Medicare deal House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) says Republicans acknowledge a deal with Democrats to overhaul Medicare is unlikely. » Read full article Breaking down the Situation Room Washington Post experts offer a tour of the personalities, gadgets and ideas found only in the world's most secure warren of rooms. » Read full article Poll: 'Birtherism' fades away The number of Americans saying President Obama was born in another country has been sliced in half, according to a new Washington Post poll. » Read full article The Fix: The misunderstood independent Independents are growing