Attorney General of California Kamala Harris attends a news conference to announce the creation of the Mortgage Fraud Strike Force in Los Angeles

California Attorney General Sues Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

California Attorney General Kamala Harris on Tuesday sued Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac after the mortgage companies' regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), tried to block subpoenas seeking mortgage information.
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U.S. Senate OKs Payroll-Tax Cut, $915B Spending Bill

The U.S. Senate OK'd on Saturday a $1 trillion bill to fund the government and a two-month extension of the payroll-tax cut, capping a contentious political year while preparing the arena for a fresh battle in 2012.
Bachmann Goes After Gingrich

Bachmann Campaign: Gingrich 'Morphs' Politics Depending on 'Who's Paying'

Following her assault on Gingrich during last night's GOP debate, Bachmann's campaign team went for the jugular in an attack on Newt Gingrich's politics and integrity, telling reporters he was a false conservative who morphs his views according to who's paying him. As the GOP presidential hopefuls head to the Iowa caucuses, Bachmann is pulling no punches in her attack.
The U.S. Capitol dome and U.S. Senate in Washington

Government Shutdown Averted, Congress Focuses on Payroll Tax Cut

After Congressional negotiators signed off Thursday night on a $1 trillion omnibus spending bill that would avert a shutdown and fund the federal government through September, lawmakers' focus returned to the ongoing negotiations over the extension of the payroll tax cut.
Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich

Pressed in Debate, Newt Gingrich Compares Himself to Ronald Reagan

The Republican frontrunner in the run up to the U.S. Presidential elections, Newt Gingrich, had to face considerable criticism from his rivals, in the final GOP debate of the year and before the Iowa caucus on Jan. 3. Gingrich, throughout the debate, fought back allegations levied against him and compared himself to former Republican President, Ronald Reagan.
Newt Gingrich

Michael Savage: Gingrich is 'Fat, Old, White Man;' Offers $1 Million to Quit Race

Savage isn't shy about saying why Gingrich can't beat Obama, either. On his blog, he shows Gingrich ads with Nancy Pelosi, the right-wing's antithesis, mentions Gingrich's past infidelity, and notes that when Gingrich is on television he ca off badly compared to Obama and looks like nothing more than what he is: a fat, old, white man.
Newt Gingrich

Has Newt Gingrich Got Lucky, or is he a Clever Campaigner?

Newt Gingrich, the Republican front runner for 2012 U.S. presidential election, is indeed emerging as a colorful personality. After initial campaign setbacks he faced due to his personal history, Gingrich surged to the top of the contenders’ list. But his emergence as a serious contender also raises interesting questions.
Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich answers questions as former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney listens at the first New Hampshire debate of the 2012 campaign in Manchester, New Hampshire

Gingrich Fights Off Rivals in Iowa Debate

Surging front-runner Newt Gingrich fought off heavy attacks in a presidential debate in Iowa on Saturday from Republican rivals who portrayed him as a Washington insider and questioned his judgment.
Former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, left, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are headed in different directions during a break in the CNN GOP National Security debate in Washington on Nov. 22.

Gingrich Takes Fire from Rivals in Republican Debate

Surging front-runner Newt Gingrich came under heavy fire in a presidential debate in Iowa on Saturday from Republican rivals who portrayed him as a Washington insider who profited from his contacts at taxpayer expense.


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