President Barack Obama says he's "not at all" resigned to a government shutdown. He says he expects to speak to congressional leaders during the day and in ensuing days to address budget and debt impasses.  (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Stepping Away From Health Care Debate To Raise Cash For Democrats

President Barack Obama is stepping away from the heated debate over government funding and his health care law to raise campaign cash for Democrats.


Mitt Romney says he has accepted an apology from an MSNBC host who joked about a Christmas picture that included the 2012 Republican presidential candidate's adopted, African-American grandson. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Potential 2016 GOP Candidates Quietly Court Romney Money

Three years before the next presidential election, several prospective Republican White House contenders are quietly courting senior members of Mitt Romney’s money machine.


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Donations Exceed Goal for Smithsonian Yoga Exhibit

The Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery says more than 600 people have contributed to a crowd-funding campaign to support the first exhibit about the visual history of yoga.


The National Rifle Association has seen a massive increase in fundraising in the months since the shootings in Newtown, Conn., which prompted a nationwide debate on gun control. (read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

NRA Fundraising Largely Increases In Months Since Newtown Shootings

The National Rifle Association has seen a massive increase in fundraising in the months since the shootings in Newtown, Conn., which prompted a nationwide debate on gun control.


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Opinion: Romney’s Attacks On Obama’s Welfare ‘Reform’ Justified

According to Romney, Obama has taken away a number of work requirements from the federal welfare regulations. Republicans believe that Obama’s executive measure on welfare funding to states makes it easier for non-working people get a free government check.


Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks to supporters during a campaign event at Stepto's Bar B Q Shack on Aug. 4, 2012 in Evansville, Ind. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Romney Rakes In More Campaign Cash Than Obama For Third Straight Month

Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee say their political money-raising machine netted more than $101 million last month.


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Audacity Of Harry Reid

How dare Harry Reid, the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, spew his latest unsubstantiated rumors against Mitt Romney?


President Barack Obama waves as he  walks on the South Lawn of the White House upon his return to Washington, D.C., after attending campaign events in McLean, Va., on June 27, 2012. (credit: URI GRIPAS/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Campaign: ‘We’ve Gotten Our Behinds Handed To Us’ By Romney

President Barack Obama told campaign donors Monday that “if the election were held today, I think it’d be close, but I think we’d win.” He said his opponents were “spending like nobody’s business” and that Democrats need substantial sums to counterpunch.


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Opinion: Obama And Solyndra Reunite At High Dollar Fundraiser

One would think that Obama and his White House would want to keep the name Solyndra as far from the headlines as possible. Yet, President Obama is rubbing elbows with key players in the Solyndra stimulus disaster at a high-priced fundraiser where donors paid $35,800-per-person.


President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally at Dobbins Elementary School in Poland, Ohio, on July 6, 2012, while on a bus tour of Ohio and Pennsylvania. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Campaign: Romney’s Fundraising ‘Could Cost Us The Election’

President Obama’s re-election team is reaching out to potential donors after presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney raised more than $100 million in June.