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Daily Archives: February 25, 2014


Rebecca Gonzalez searches for a location for an election sign at an early voting polling site on Feb. 18, 2014, in San Antonio.

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Rebecca Gonzalez searches for a location for an election sign at an early voting polling site on Feb. 18, 2014, in San Antonio.

Lone Star Primary-Time TV: CMAG

The March 4 primary election in Texas loomed over political advertising on broadcast television this past week. The Lone Star State had four of the five markets with the heaviest U.S. Senate-related ads Feb. 18-24, according to data from Kantar...

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A U.S. Air Force A-10 "Warthog" from the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing takes off for a mission into Iraq.

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A U.S. Air Force A-10 "Warthog" from the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing takes off for a mission into Iraq.

Defense Cuts Face Political Bases: Warthog, Spy-Plane Defenders

From Bloomberg Government’s Congress Tracker: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has presented Congress with some unpalatable political decisions in the midst of an election year. His budget proposal for fiscal year 2015 would create some clear political losers. Among them: congressional...

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Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes's campaign event on Feb. 25, 2014 in Louisville.

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Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes's campaign event on Feb. 25, 2014 in Louisville.

McConnell Welcomes Clinton, Again

Mitch McConnell says he’s happy to have Bill Clinton in Kentucky. The former president has gone there to campaign for the Democrat hoping to unseat the Senate’s minority leader in November, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. He went...

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Vice President Joe Biden alongside Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the White House in Washington, DC, in this Oct. 13, 2011 file photo.

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Vice President Joe Biden alongside Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the White House in Washington, DC, in this Oct. 13, 2011 file photo.

Biden: Hillary Clinton Not the Factor

Vice President Joe Biden already has said he can see “no obvious reason” not to run for president in 2016. Now he says that includes Hillary Clinton. The vice president told ABC’s Barbara Walters on “The View” today that Clinton’s decision...

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An attendee shoots video of a Parrott Mini Drone during the CES Unveiled press event in Las Vegas on Jan. 5, 2014.

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An attendee shoots video of a Parrott Mini Drone during the CES Unveiled press event in Las Vegas on Jan. 5, 2014.

Drone Deliveries as Publicity Stunts

If there’s a quick route to media attention these days, it involves drones. First, Amazon.com unveiled a proposal on CBS’s “60 Minutes” to deliver packages via small unmanned copters. Lakemaid Beer of Wisconsin became a darling of the Internet last...

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U.S. Representative John Dingell, a Democrat from Michigan.

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U.S. Representative John Dingell, a Democrat from Michigan.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 21,572

Democratic Rep. John Dingell of Michigan will have served more than 59 years in the House — 21,572 days to be precise — at the end of his current and last term. Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in its...

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