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Politics Romney sweeps five wins, promises 'better America' Romney sweeps five wins, promises 'better America'
Mitt Romney laid claim to the fiercely contested Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night with a fistful of primary triumphs, then urged all who struggle in a shaky U.S. economy to "hold on a little longer, a better America begins tonight."
Politics Ex-Edwards aide takes stand against former boss Ex-Edwards aide takes stand against former boss
The former aide was the first witness called by federal prosecutors Monday following opening statements in Edwards' criminal trial, which is being held in Greensboro, N.C.
Politics Santorum's early success pushed GOP to the right Santorum's early success pushed GOP to the right (Video)
From obscure former senator driving a pickup truck across Iowa, Rick Santorum made a surprising - he calls it miraculous - leap to become the most formidable threat to Mitt Romney's march to the Republican nomination.
Politics A political tip sheet for the rest of us A political tip sheet for the rest of us
The day after Easter made for another quiet day on the presidential campaign trail. Of the four Republicans in the race, only Newt Gingrich kept a public schedule.
Politics Republicans try to shut down talk of becoming VP Republicans try to shut down talk of becoming VP
Republicans considered to be up-and-comers are scrambling to declare a lack of interest in becoming Mitt Romney's running mate, taking themselves off the still-forming short list of would-be vice presidents.
Politics What does social Darwinism mean to Obama? What does social Darwinism mean to Obama?
President Barack Obama invoked the theory this week to criticize his likely Republican presidential challenger, Mitt Romney, for embracing a new House GOP budget-slashing plan.
Politics Romney's focus on Obama brings new challenges Romney's focus on Obama brings new challenges
As Mitt Romney looked for a sweep in Tuesday's three Republican primaries to tighten his grip on the party's nomination, President Barack Obama criticized the GOP front-runner by name in a campaign ad for the first time, signaling that he too thinks the nomination race is all but over.