Barbour: My southern, lobbyist background not a 'handicap' - TheDC

Politics | Alex Pappas

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who’s name is mentioned as a potential GOP presidential candidate, discusses potential 2012 obstacles

TheDC Morning: Joe Biden doesn't know how to feel about WikiLeaks, chooses to feel everything - TheDC

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Herman Cain 'definitely' forming 2012 exploratory committee - TheDC

Politics | Alex Pappas

Former Godfathers Pizza Chief Executive and talk show host Herman Cain confirms that he will explore a Republican presidential run in 2012

Palin says the tax compromise is ‘lousy’ - TheDC

Politics | Alex Pappas

‘I would rather see Congress just hold off on this,’ she said Friday morning. ‘President Obama, hold off on this. Let the new Congress be seated and let’s do it right’

Pentagon Papers whistleblower: WikiLeaker is a 'hero' and 'patriot' - TheDC

US | Alex Pappas

Daniel Ellsberg, leaker of the Vietnam-era Pentagon Papers, says he supports Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and suspected leaker Bradley Manning

Scalia to address Tea Party Caucus - TheDC

Politics | Alex Pappas

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will address the newly formed House Tea Party Caucus

Coleman stands by promise, won't challenge Steele - TheDC

Politics | Alex Pappas

Former Sen. Norm Coleman says he will not run for chairman of the Republican National Committee

Allen West: I meant 'censure' the media, not 'censor' - TheDC

Politics | Alex Pappas

During a Dec. 7 radio interview West said that the government “should be censoring the American news agencies” that “enabled” WikiLeaks

Thief steals, crashes car waiting on Heritage's Ed Feulner [Photos] - TheDC

US | Alex Pappas

A Heritage Foundation spokesman says a thief stole the Cadillac waiting for the think tank’s president and crashed it while being chased

Richard Wolffe makes fun of Palin for reading C.S. Lewis for 'divine inspiration' [VIDEO] - TheDC

Politics | Alex Pappas

MSNBC commentator cast Lewis aside as an author of ‘a series of kids’ books’

Texan starts 'Draft Rubio' effort - TheDC

Politics | Alex Pappas

New website makes the case for a Marco Rubio presidency

Trump: I respect Sarah Palin - TheDC

Politics | Alex Pappas

Donald Trump comments on Sarah Palin and hints at a run for the White House in an interview with the TV show “Extra”

RNC chairman race narrows - TheDC

Politics | Alex Pappas

Another potential challenger to Michael Steele takes himself out of the running

Christine O’Donnell wants to launch ‘Christine PAC’ - TheDC

Politics | Alex Pappas

‘The focus of my PAC is not necessarily on getting behind individual candidates, but right now, more so issues’

Tea Party Express sets course for 2012 Obama defeat - TheDC

Politics | Alex Pappas

Our Country Deserves Better PAC begins pushing ‘Defeat Obama’ 2012 petition

Traficant top vote earner of House third-party candidates - TheDC

Politics | Alex Pappas

Former Ohio congressman and convicted felon Jim Traficant outperforms all independents in House races

Palin: I’m not interested in being RNC chairman - TheDC

Politics | Alex Pappas

Sarah Palin told ABC she has no interest in the chairmanship after a Tea Party leader asked her to consider serving as the GOP head

Herman Cain: 2012 exploratory committee could come soon - TheDC

Politics | Alex Pappas

Former Godfathers Pizza CEO Herman Cain signals on Fox News that he could start a 2012 presidential bid soon

Another Rand Paul-type of primary shocker in Kentucky? - TheDC

Politics | Alex Pappas

Phil Moffett, candidate for governor in Kentucky, is hoping he’ll be the blue grass state’s next Rand Paul

Watch Sarah Palin shoot a reindeer - TheDC

Politics | Alex Pappas

On TLC’s ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska,’ the former Alaskan governor restocks the family caribou supply