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Key Obama ally joins Clinton presidential effort

Jim Messina managed Obama's 2012 campaign, remains close to White House

Wis. Gov. Walker hails sex offender in speech

Walker, a potential presidential candidate, lauds man with rap sheet.

Virginia poll: Warner leads Gillespie for Senate

By 50%-30%, Virginia voters say they support Democratic Sen. Mark Warner over GOP challenger.

Senators trash talk Super Bowl via Twitter

Democrats Michael Bennet of Colo. and Patty Murray of Wash. show pride in their football teams.

NBCNews.com: Decision 2012

Obama sees signs GOP might relent on tax hikes for wealthy

President Barack Obama suggested that some Republicans had begun to soften their opposition to increased tax rates on the wealthiest Americans, but sharply warned the GOP against looking to tie their budget fight to an upcoming debt-ceiling debate.President Barack Obama suggested that some Republicans had begun to soften their opposition to increased tax rates on the wealthiest Americans, but sharply warned the GOP against looking to tie their budget fight to an upcoming debt-ceiling debate.


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