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Holder defends keeping Petraeus investigation from White House

November 16, 2012 Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday defended the Justice Department’s decision to keep the investigation that led to former CIA Director David Petraeus’s resignation from the White House until after last week’s election, The Washington Post reported. Holder said in a news conference in New Orleans that Justice saw no ...

Petraeus to testify before Congress on Thursday, Friday

November 15, 2012 Former CIA Director David Petraeus, who stepped down last week because of an extramarital affair, will testify before Congress this week on the terrorist attack in Libya that killed four Americans. Petraeus will testify on Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, according to NBC News, and on Friday at 7:30 ...

Reports: Susan Rice is favorite for State

November 13, 2012 Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the U.N., is the top pick to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to several news reports late on Monday. Although both Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry and Rice are possible candidates, The New York Times reported that Rice “has emerged as the clear favorite” ...

Condoleezza Rice: GOP must adapt to 'changing demographics'

November 9, 2012 Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is the latest Republican to recommend changes to the party, saying on Friday that the GOP needs to appeal to a broader portion of the electorate moving forward. Rice said on CBS’ This Morning that many key GOP issues are broadly popular -- fiscal ...

Team Romney accidentally publishes victory site

November 8, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Mitt Romney suffered a sound defeat Tuesday but you’d never know it from his campaign’s victory website, briefly published by mistake on Election Night. Political Wire’s Taegan Goddard captured screenshots of the transition website, which was taken down by Thursday morning. The website featured biographies of Romney and his vice ...

Voting has been particularly confusing in battleground states

November 6, 2012 A new Pennsylvania voter-identification law requiring all voters to provide photo IDs is causing confusion at the polls, even though it is not yet in effect. Pennsylvania passed the tough new voter-ID law requiring all voters to provide photo IDs with an expiration date, but a Pennsylvania court blocked implementation ...

Colin Powell accused of race-based Obama endorsement

October 26, 2012 John Sununu, a top surrogate for Mitt Romney, suggested on Thursday that Gen. Colin Powell’s endorsement of President Obama’s bid for reelection in 2008 and 2012 was motivated by race, CNN reported. Sununu, a former New Hampshire governor known for his candid commentary, intimated on CNN’sPiers Morgan Tonight that Powell’s ...

Colin Powell endorses Obama

October 25, 2012 Retired Gen. Colin Powell, who served as Secretary of State under George W. Bush, endorsed President Obama's bid for re-election on Thursday. "Well, you know I voted for him in 2008 and I plan to stick with him in 2012 and I'll vote for him and Vice President Joe Biden ...

In Marie Claire interview, Hillary Clinton insists she won’t run again

October 19, 2012 As Hillary Clinton prepares to step down as Secretary of State, the former presidential candidate told Marie Claire magazine in a wide-ranging interview that she will not run for president in 2016. Although Clinton said she will be cheering for whoever becomes the first female president, she insisted that she ...

Polls show Paul Ryan favored to win the debate

October 11, 2012 Rep. Paul Ryan is favored to win the vice presidential debate against Joe Biden by slim margins, according to two new polls. A plurality of voters in Colorado, Virginia and Wisconsin expect Ryan to win the debate, according to a NYT/CBS/Quinnipiac poll, while a new Pew survey found voters nationally ...