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Blunt Steps Aside as GOP House Whip

Missourian weary of cajoling an unwilling Republican membership

(Newser) - House Minority Whip Roy Blunt is giving up his place in the Republican leadership, CQPolitics reports. Blunt, who’s held the post since 2002, said today he’s weary of “asking members to do something they don’t want to do.” He endorsed his deputy, Eric Cantor, as... More »

Obama Surge Could Pull Plug on Bid by Bloomberg

Both men after independent voters

(Newser) - The ongoing popularity surge by Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama may short-circuit potential plans by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to enter the race as an independent, reports the New York Times. “Obama is trying to reach out to independent voters, and that clearly would be the constituency that... More »

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