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Poll: 2010 Close, 2012 Split

Most GOPers would back their candidate and most Dems would back theirs — but what about the independents?

Dem Incumbent Loss Signals Trouble

Democratic primary voters in West Virginia show 28-year Congressional veteran Rep. Alan Mollohan the door

Muhammad Cartoonist 'Head-Butted'

Swedish artist who angered Muslims by depicting the prophet as a dog is attacked at free-speech lecture

U.S. Investigating Morgan Stanley Deals

Firm possibly misled investors about mortgage deals it helped design and even bet against; Morgan denies

Napolitano's Facts Wrong?

Homeland Security secretary says less oil was leaking from spill in Gulf of Mexico, but BP tells a different story

Obama Calling 'Information' a Threat?

President suggests less is more when it comes to news media, which some see as swipe at blogs, cable TV

Biden's Son Beau Hospitalized

URGENT: White House quiet about why Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden has been taken to a hospital

Court Pick's Military Ban Under Scrutiny

Elena Kagan's ban of recruiters at Harvard Law School expected to be contentious issue in confirmation hearings

Unions' 76-Year Wait Pays Off

Obama administration changes decades-old rule, easing path for airline, rail workers to unionize

Kagan's Short Paper TrailStill Fodder for Critics

High Court nominee was never a judge but still made decisions likely to draw fire — like banning military recruiters from Harvard Law, calling Socialist demise 'sad'