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  • Democrats court Ricardo Sanchez for Texas Senate seat

    Democrats court Ricardo Sanchez for Texas Senate seat
    Eager to expand the electoral map in their effort to maintain control of the Senate, national Democrats are recruiting Ricardo Sanchez, the former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, to run for the open seat in Texas in 2012. Sanchez, a retired Army...
  • Justice Department group tasked with monitoring oil prices

    Justice Department group tasked with monitoring oil prices
    As gas prices across the nation inch higher, the Obama administration will investigate the energy markets for any evidence of manipulation of oil and gas prices through the formation of a new group, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. With...
  • Mike Memoli

    Mike Memoli
    Mike Memoli has covered campaign politics from Washington since 2004, including stints at National Journal, NBC News and Real Clear Politics. He joined the Washington bureau in 2010. Twitter.com/mikememoli
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    James Oliphant has covered Congress, national and state politics, legal affairs, and the Supreme Court. An attorney, he's a former editor-in-chief of Legal Times. james.oliphant@latimes.com Twitter.com/jamesoliphant
  • Who said it? A look back

    Who said it? A look back
    During this Black History Month, consider the following thoughts on politics, life and race from 10 famous African-Americans. See if you can match the quote with the person who said it. The famous quote: 1. "Surely the day will come when color means...
  • Boehner: No more gimmicks to solve budget woes

    Boehner: No more gimmicks to solve budget woes
    House Speaker John A. Boehner on Thursday doubled down on his demand that the White House offer up spending cuts and budget reforms in return for a vote on raising the federal debt limit, but he offered no new specifics on the size, timef rame or type...
  • President Obama to attend Endeavour shuttle launch

    President Obama to attend Endeavour shuttle launch
    President Obama plans to attend the April 29 launch of space shuttle Endeavour, adding even more star power to NASA's second-to-last shuttle launch, according to a White House official. The president will bring his wife, Michelle, and two daughters,...
  • Obama says he's not concerned about 'double-dip' recession

    Obama says he's not concerned about 'double-dip' recession
    President Obama acknowledged the nation remains "skittish" about the state of the economy, but said he is confident in avoiding a second recession. "I'm not concerned about a double-dip recession. I am concerned about the fact that the recovery that we'...
  • Obama goes local to sell deficit message

    Obama goes local to sell deficit message
    President Obama takes his budget message on the road this week, with town hall meetings in Virginia, Nevada and California this week. But first he's reaching out to voters in a set of likely 2012 swing states by again inviting local television...
  • RNC chair aims to bring order to GOP's nomination battle

    RNC chair aims to bring order to GOP's nomination battle
    The chairman of the Republican National Committee said Tuesday that his party's presidential field would solidify soon and that he expected the nomination battle to be tidy enough to give the party a fighting chance against President Obama in 2012.   ----...
  • Insolvency looms for federal entitlement programs, government warns

    Insolvency looms for federal entitlement programs, government warns
    Caught in the sluggish recovery from the last recession, Social Security and Medicare face an increasingly dismal fiscal future, the federal government reported Friday in its annual review of the two mammoth entitlement programs. Medicare, which now...