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U.S. Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), from left, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) speak in support of U.S. House bill H.R. 428 during a press conference in the Cannon House Office Building on March 12, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), from left, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) speak in support of U.S. House bill H.R. 428 during a press conference in the Cannon House Office Building on March 12, 2014 in Washington, DC.

North Carolina’s Jones Hit With Outside Ad Wave

The outside campaign to oust Republican Rep. Walter Jones in North Carolina’s 3rd District is intensifying less than three weeks before the key primary. Emergency Committee for Israel, a Republican pro-Israel group, and Ending Spending Action Fund, a super-political action...

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Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin in St. Johnsbury Vermont.

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Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin in St. Johnsbury Vermont.

Holder: Attack Heroin as Health Problem, Not Simply Police Problem

Attorney General Eric Holder today urged local police and federal officials to rethink the nation’s approach to combating the surging use of heroin. “The heroin problem is worthy of all of our attention,” Holder said in a speech to dozens...

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Voting stickers in Athens, Ohio, on Nov. 6, 2012.

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Voting stickers in Athens, Ohio, on Nov. 6, 2012.

Republicans More Likely to Vote: Democratic Strategists

Two leading Democratic political strategists are warning the party this year  that it is dangerously behind in one of the most fundamental chores of electoral politics: Convincing supporters it’s worth their while to vote. Democrats are now 7 percentage points...

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Maria Bartiromo, anchor for CNBC Inc., center, during a panel discussion at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills on April 30, 2012.

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Maria Bartiromo, anchor for CNBC Inc., center, during a panel discussion at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills on April 30, 2012.

Bartiromo Italy-Bound: Prize Winner

Operatic arias, risotto and a crowd of 200 greeted journalist Maria Bartiromo last night at the Italian Embassy,where she was awarded the 2014 Urbino Press Award. Bartiromo, an anchor and global markets editor for Fox News, is the first finance...

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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Budget Committee Chairman, speaks during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Budget Committee Chairman, speaks during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Ryan’s $4 Million: House’s Biggest

Paul Ryan has the biggest campaign fund in the  House, at more than $4 million. It’s not hard to explain why. The Wisconsin Republican was Mitt Romney’s running mate on the party’s 2012 presidential ticket. He leads the House Budget Committee...

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A police car at the entrance of the Jewish Community Center after three were killed when a gunman opened fire on April 13, 2014 in Overland Park, Kansas.

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A police car at the entrance of the Jewish Community Center after three were killed when a gunman opened fire on April 13, 2014 in Overland Park, Kansas.

Holder Attending Kansas Memorial — As `Active Shooters’ on Rise

Attorney General Eric Holder will attend a memorial service tomorrow for three people slain Sunday at Jewish-affiliated facilities in Overland Park, Kansas, the Justice Department says. His visit comes a day after he urged Congress to pass $15 million in...

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, during a town hall meeting in Belmar, New Jersey, on March 25, 2014.

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, during a town hall meeting in Belmar, New Jersey, on March 25, 2014.

Singer Joins Griffin As Billionaires Funding Christie’s RGA

Billionaires Paul Singer, Bruce Kovner and Ken Griffin are among this year’s top donors to the Republican Governors Association, a political group led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Singer, founder of New York-based investment firm Elliott Management, and Kovner, founder...

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Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr's spokesman Bill Nowling speaks to reporters outside of the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse in Detroit on July 24, 2013.

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Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr's spokesman Bill Nowling speaks to reporters outside of the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse in Detroit on July 24, 2013.

Detroit’s ‘Pennybags’ Idol of People?

The situation in Detroit has been serious for quite some time, at the very least since the city filed a record U.S. municipal bankruptcy in July. So after Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr finally reached a settlement with some bondholders last...

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Don Beyer talks with his campaign aides after a Mt. Vernon District Democratic candidate forum to replace retiring US Rep. Jim Moran in Alexandria, Va. on April 12, 2014.

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Don Beyer talks with his campaign aides after a Mt. Vernon District Democratic candidate forum to replace retiring US Rep. Jim Moran in Alexandria, Va. on April 12, 2014.

Don Beyer: Obamacare, Howard Dean and Volvos

All the Democrats are running from Obamacare, right? Not Don Beyer, a Democrat seeking the seat of retiring Virginia congressman Jim Moran, who has served for two-and-a-half decades. “Republicans are working to undermine Obamacare,” reads the headline on the colorful...

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