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Tea Party conservatives brace for disappointment in Iowa

In 1996, Republican presidential candidate Steve Forbes failed to wow Iowa caucus goers, placing fourth behind rivals Bob Dole, Pat Buchanan and Lamar Alexander. He's trying to woo them all over again this year, however, as a supporter of Texas Governor Rick Perry. He sent an email plea Monday on behalf of the Perry campaign that struck the desperate tone that has come to mark the contest in Iowa over the last month as Mitt Romney, who Tea Party conservatives love to hate, has chugged along consistently amid the mostly erratic rising and falling popularity of each one of his competitors.

Romanoff: White House made offers but didn’t push him to exit...

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff said Wednesday night that after the media reported his plans to run for Senate last spring, White House officials informed him of their intent to support his opponent, incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet, for the seat and suggested Romanoff might be interested in one of three possible though "not guaranteed" jobs.

Tancredo wrong: Romanoff said nothing about White House job offer

Filling in for Denver talk-radio host Peter Boyles, former Congressman Tom Tancredo repeated an inaccurate version of the Romanoff- White House job-offer story that...

Alleged Romanoff job offer revisited in light of Sestak flap

As the White House takes heat for offering a job to Rep. Joe Sestak as a way to entice him away from the Pennsylvania...

VIDEO: Romanoff on MSNBC says he’s a progressive who will enforce...

Former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, who is running in the Democratic primary against U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews...

Anti-incumbent narrative complicated by Tuesday elections

The well-worn theme going into Tuesday's elections — that a nationwide storm of voter unrest would spell mid-term doom for “big government” incumbents and particularly Democrats — was hardly proven. Indeed, two of the three high-profile races yesterday featured establishment candidates taking on other establishment candidates — with liberals coming out on top. If any one message emerged from the voting, it was that Republicans, who have been hoping that public discontent will translate to big congressional gains in November, may be forced to reevaluate.

Oil and gas industry slams Salazar for yanking drilling leases near...

A study by an association representing the oil and gas industry – not surprisingly – found Interior Secretary Ken Salazar engaged in political gamesmanship...

Udall, Bennet summoned with other conservative Dems to the White House

ABC is reporting that President Obama has asked to meet with select Democratic senators, including Colorado Sens Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, as well...

Anti-immigration activists see opportunity in health care debate

When President Obama showed up for a town hall meeting in New Hampshire on Tuesday, he heard more than just protests against health care.

“We don’t need illegals,” yelled a white-bearded protester into his megaphone outside the high school auditorium in Portsmouth, caught on video here. “Send ‘em all back. Send ‘em back with a bullet in the head the second time.”