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The 36 Most Powerful People Of 2012

[credit provider=”AP”] It’s been a big year for politics. From landmark court decision to seismic shifts in gay marriage and marijuana legislation, to a historic election in which more money was spent and more tweets sent than ever before, the events of 2012 have reshaped the U.S. political landscape, and changed […]
The 36 Most Powerful People Of 2012
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SURPRISE: Stephen Colbert Is The Frontrunner For Jim DeMint’s Senate Seat

[credit provider=””The Colbert Report””] Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert is the leading choice to replace retiring Republican Jim DeMint in the U.S. Senate, according to a poll from Public Policy Polling.DeMint, a Republican and Tea Party conservative, announced last week that he would step down from his Senate seat to […]
SURPRISE: Stephen Colbert Is The Frontrunner For Jim DeMint’s Senate Seat
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There Is A Civil War In The GOP, And So Far, Conservatives Are Losing

[credit provider=”AP”] South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint’s surprising decision Thursday to leave the Senate four years early to take the top post at the Heritage Foundation marks another major blow for conservative Republicans, raising new questions about the future of the conservative movement in the wake of the GOP’s 2012 […]
There Is A Civil War In The GOP, And So Far, Conservatives Are Losing
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Meet Tim Scott, The Man Conservatives Want To Replace Jim DeMint

[credit provider=”AP”] Tim Scott, a U.S. Representative from South Carolina, is quickly becoming the favourite to replace South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, who announced his resignation from Congress Thursday morning.CNN’s Peter Hamby first reported that DeMint — who leaves to head up the Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington think tank — wants […]
Meet Tim Scott, The Man Conservatives Want To Replace Jim DeMint
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Leading Conservative Group Rips Boehner’s Fiscal Cliff Offer: ‘It Is Utterly Unacceptable’

[credit provider=”AP”] The same morning Republican Sen. Jim DeMint ripped House Speaker John Boehner’s fiscal cliff offer, the influential Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, called it “utterly unacceptable.” “[T]he Republican counteroffer, to the extent it can be interpreted from the hazy details now available, is a dud,” Alison Fraser, director […]
Leading Conservative Group Rips Boehner’s Fiscal Cliff Offer: ‘It Is Utterly Unacceptable’
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Top Republican Senator Blasts John Boehner’s Fiscal Cliff Plan

[credit provider=”AP”] Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, an outspoken conservative and tea party favourite from South Carolina, ripped House Speaker John Boehner’s fiscal cliff counteroffer in a statement released Tuesday morning. DeMint said the offer amounts to an “$800 billion tax hike that will destroy American jobs.” 
Top Republican Senator Blasts John Boehner’s Fiscal Cliff Plan
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The GOP’s Brilliant Strategy To Counter Obama’s Jobs Speech

[credit provider=”AP”] GOP lawmakers have already signaled their intent to oppose President Barack Obama’s jobs plan, but not wanting to be perceived as the ‘Party of No,’ they have locked in on a strategy to distract from Obama’s substance by obscuring it behind Washington drama.First there was the spat about […]
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Politics In 60 Seconds: What You Need To Know Right Now

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know:1. The Wall Street Journal reports: “Europe’s banks are sitting on vast quantities of loans to individuals and businesses in cash-strapped Southern European countries, highlighting how plain-vanilla loans, not just government debt, pose potential risks to the Continent’s troubled banking system.”
Politics In 60 Seconds:  What You Need To Know Right Now