Cordray Nominated To Lead Watchdog Agency

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Arizona Republican Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) speaks to the media about budget talks with Democrats on Wednesday. With him are, from left: Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), John Barrasso (R-WY), John Cornyn (R-TX), John Thune (R-SD) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Beyond The Rhetoric, Debt Limit Deal May Be Doable

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Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann talks with supporters during a campaign stop in Raymond, N.H., on Tuesday. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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Solid Start Puts Bachmann In Front-Runner Territory

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Troop Pullout Fulfills Obama Campaign Promise

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White House Stands By U.S. Military Mission In Libya

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Mitt Romney To Make GOP Presidential Run Official

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House Speaker John Boehner speaks to the media Wednesday after meeting with the president about the debt limit. "We know what the problems are — let's not kick the can down the road one more time," he said. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama, House GOP Talk Debt; Neither Side Blinks

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Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty announces in Des Moines, Iowa, that he's running for president on Monday. Steve Pope/Getty Images hide caption

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GOP Field Takes Shape, And Some Don't Like It

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks to local party activists Thursday in Waterloo, Iowa. Gingrich says his campaign is alive and well despite an angry response by some Republicans to earlier comments he made about a House Republican plan to dramatically change Medicare. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Gingrich Backpedals On Medicare Comments In Iowa

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), shown with Reps. Xavier Becerra (D-CA, left) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), speaks at an April news conference on Capitol Hill. Pelosi says the Republicans' Medicare plan is a political boon to her party. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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In Medicare Debate, Both Sides Claim An Edge

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