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Morning Must Reads: Trade

The White House is looking to trade Medicare and Medicaid cuts, hitting providers not beneficiaries, for some revenue increases. Romney flips back to saying...

Morning Must Reads: Press

House Republicans are poised to bring up and reject an unconditional increase to debt ceiling. Rep. Anthony Weiner says a lewd photo sent from his Twitter...

Wanted: A Thoroughbred for 2012

The law requires that Americans elect someone President next year, but it's become impossible to predict if either side can collect the 270 Electoral College...

Morning Must Reads: Sequel

Obama’s Mideast address will not be a sequel to the 2009 Cairo speech. Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigns as head of the IMF. From the magazine: David Plouffe tries...

The Big Questions: By Mark Halperin

Why did Haley Barbour take a pass on the presidential race? Barbour says his family gave him "total support" for a run, but behind the scenes, his wife Marsha...

Morning Must Reads: Pattern

Robert Greenstein of the left-leaning CBPP despairs that the debt fight has established precedent for future dollar-for-dollar borrowing authority and spending...

Morning Must Reads: Special

The state of the “special relationship” upon Obama’s arrival in Britain. House GOPers had ample warnings about the political pitfalls of the Ryan plan. Boehner’s...

Why Did the Bridge Fall?

It may take several days to figure out how many people died in Wednesday's collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis — the official toll has hit five, but...

Morning Must Reads: Pledged

Mitt Romney takes more conservative elite fire after his health care speech, and responds to the Journal‘s bruising op-ed. His thinking seems to be that this...

Decision Day Looms for Gingrich

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is preparing to announce in a matter of days whether he will form an exploratory committee for a presidential campaign...

Ron Paul Leaving Congress

Ron Paul announced on Tuesday that he won’t seek re-election to Congress while he runs (again) for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination. Hey wait: Ron...

Indecision '08 for McCain's Veep?

Could John McCain really not have settled yet on a running mate, just 24 hours before he's scheduled to unveil his choice at a big rally in Dayton, Ohio? That's...

Morning Must Reads: Alternative

–Tension with Pakistan isn’t subsiding —  “There’s no doubt [bin Laden] was protected by some in the ISI.” – but there’s no alternative to the relationship...