U.S. Representative Ron Paul of Texas, who stresses libertarian positions, prevailed in the battle for second place in the New Hampshire Republican primary election, NBC projected. Rival Mitt Romney won the primary.
When the storm clouds clear, Mitt Romney and the Republican Party will face a compressed political convention that will make the task of balancing biography and criticism of President Barack Obama more difficult.
Mitt Romney, Rick Perry and the other Republican presidential candidates stretched the truth on health care, job creation and the deficit in a debate last night as they attacked each other and President Barack Obama.
Chris Van Hollen, the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, said Congress should eliminate a tax break for private-equity and hedge-fund executives to pay for extending a payroll tax cut for workers.
A House vote on Speaker John Boehner’s two-step plan to raise the U.S. debt ceiling was postponed amid growing Republican opposition to the measure that the Obama administration has threatened to veto.
Two days after their combative face- off at a town-hall-style debate, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney took a break from the acrimony to poke fun at each other and themselves at a New York charity roast.