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The United States and international community must soon decide whether it will crack down on the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad with the same military force it has deployed against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday.
Photos of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords were posted on her Facebook page Sunday, the first portraits to be released since she was shot in the head Jan. 8.
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is about a week and a half away from announcing he will run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, he told CNN on Friday.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will not participate in Iowas Republican presidential straw poll, which he won in 2007 only to come in second in the states caucuses.
Rep. Ron Paul believes more Americans are open to the libertarian views he champions, and the Texas Republican said Sunday that the shift is encouraging for his presidential campaign.
President Barack Obama and Speaker John Boehner will tee up for a round of golf on June 18, the House Republican's office confirmed Friday. The announcement comes just days after Boehner called on the president to become personally involved in debt ceiling negotiations.
Ahead of Mitt Romneys expected presidential campaign debut Thursday, the Democratic National Committee released a video portraying the Republican as politically inconsistent.
President Barack Obama will host House Republicans and Democrats at the White House this week, as Congressional and administration negotiators struggle to find a way forward on raising the debt ceiling.
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) acknowledged Sunday that he has a name-recognition problem, but he said he expects his profile can naturally rise in prominence as he runs for president.
House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan beat back speculation Sunday that he might consider a 2012 presidential bid now that Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) has ruled out a campaign.
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin said Sunday that the bipartisan gang of six Senators working on a deficit reduction plan were ready to reveal their work when Sen. Tom Coburn walked away from the talks, and he called on other Senators to join their negotiations.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley flatly rejected the possibility that she could run for vice president in 2012, saying she must fulfill the commitment she made to her state when she was elected in 2010.
Rep. Ron Paul evaluated himself on Sunday as pretty well-equipped to be president.
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin invited Minority Whip Jon Kyl on Sunday to privately discuss ways to move forward on comprehensive immigration reform.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said he wasnt prepared to endorse any of his fellow Republicans in the 2012 presidential race on Sunday, a day after he announced on his Fox News show that he would not seek the GOP nomination.
American Crossroads hammered at Jack Davis, the third-party candidate in the special election for New Yorks 26th district, in a television advertisement released Tuesday evening.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and a Congressional delegation traveled to Israel on Sunday to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the California Democrat said in a statement.
President Barack Obama lauded Pakistan as a strong counterterrorism partner with the United States since Sept. 11 and framed the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden as an opportunity for the two nations to work better together in the future.
Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden had a support network in Pakistan, President Barack Obama told CBS 60 Minutes, but the United States is still trying to determine whether it extended to government or intelligence officials.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday that hes been blessed with the wonders of modern medical technology that rescued him last summer from end-stage heart failure and is allowing him more time with his family.
Former Minnesota state Sen. Tarryl Clark (D), the progressive favorite who posted strong fundraising in her unsuccessful 2010 bid against Rep. Michele Bachmann (R), will run in 2012 in the district held by Rep. Chip Cravaack (R), she announced Sunday.
Nevada Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki (R) will not enter the special election in the 2nd district to succeed Rep. Dean Heller (R), Krolicki announced Thursday.
Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday applauded a NATO missile strike in Libya that reportedly killed a son of leader Moammar Gadhafi and three of his grandchildren.
Rep. Ron Paul will reportedly announce the formation of a presidential exploratory committee Tuesday in Iowa, according to multiple news organizations.
Speaker John Boehner met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul on Tuesday as part of his overseas tour with a Congressional delegation during recess.