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Newt Gingrich, with his daughter Jackie Gingrich Cushman, after he announced he is suspending his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on May 2, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia.

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Newt Gingrich, with his daughter Jackie Gingrich Cushman, after he announced he is suspending his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on May 2, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia.

Newt, By the Numbers

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich formally withdrew from the Republican presidential contest today. Here’s a look at the numbers: 2: The number of Republican primaries and caucuses where Gingrich won the popular vote. Gingrich carried only Georgia, the state...

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U.S. Comptroller General David Walker.

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U.S. Comptroller General David Walker.

Student’s Super-PAC Drafting Ex-Comptroller Walker for President

A college student has formed a super-PAC to draft former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker as a third-party candidate for president. Walker “is one of the foremost champions of fiscal responsibility, and I don’t think either major party’s nominee is...

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Arizona Democratic State Sen. Steve Gallardo, left, with former Sen. Dennis DeConcini on Capitol Hill.

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Arizona Democratic State Sen. Steve Gallardo, left, with former Sen. Dennis DeConcini on Capitol Hill.

Lugar Backed by Democratic Ex-Senator DeConcini

Senator Dick Lugar, fighting for his political life ahead of next week’s Republican primary in Indiana, will take campaign contributions from any friend willing to help him in his time of need — even a Democrat. Dennis DeConcini, a former...

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President Barack Obama, left, Vernon Jordan, right, with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Vineyard Golf Club, in Edgartown, Mass.

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President Barack Obama, left, Vernon Jordan, right, with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Vineyard Golf Club, in Edgartown, Mass.

Bloomberg Hits Links with Biden, Breakfasts with Romney

The vice president and the New York City mayor played golf Friday in the Washington, D.C. area, four days before Bloomberg had a breakfast date with the presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney to discuss election-year issues such as immigration policy. President Obama, who ranks...

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Jim Conrad was the first to use a paper ballot at precinct 302 in Fairfax County as voters take to the polls to vote in the Virginia presidential primary election at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church on March 6, 2012, in McLean, Va.

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Jim Conrad was the first to use a paper ballot at precinct 302 in Fairfax County as voters take to the polls to vote in the Virginia presidential primary election at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church on March 6, 2012, in McLean, Va.

Magic Number of the Day: 13

That’s the number of electoral votes in Virginia, where President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will hold campaign events this week — a testament to the central role the state may play in the November election. Virginia probably...

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