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Daily Archives: June 10, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican from Virginia, as seen heading to a meeting at the U.S. Capitol today.

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican from Virginia, as seen heading to a meeting at the U.S. Capitol today.

Cantor: Tea Party Casualty, Historic Party Primary Loss

Updated at 10:10, 10:30 and 10:55 pm EDT David Brat accused Eric Cantor of promoting “amnesty” for the undocumented. Now Brat, a Tea Party-backed college professor, is deporting Cantor from the Capitol. Cantor’s primary election loss to Brat today may...

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Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL), left, departs following a news conference held by House Republicans on 'Protecting America's Veterans' at the U.S. Capitol on May 29, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL), left, departs following a news conference held by House Republicans on 'Protecting America's Veterans' at the U.S. Capitol on May 29, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Veterans Chairman Misses Vote — House Likes Bill So Much, Votes Twice

That bill for veterans is popular. So popular in the House that it won unanimous approval — twice. They had to vote twice, because the chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee, who has spent considerable time investigating the shortcomings of...

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Jenny Beth Martin, president of Tea Party Patriots, during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Jenny Beth Martin, president of Tea Party Patriots, during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Tea Party Fired Up in Mississippi: ‘Belly of the Beast’

The Tea Party Patriots flaty predict a win later this month in Mississippi, where favored candidate Chris McDaniel faces 36-year incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran in a run-off for the Republican Party’s nomination. “Run-offs are about turnout and enthusiasm,” said Kevin...

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President Barack Obama at FireFlies restaurant for lunch with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, right, on June 10, 2014 in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

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President Barack Obama at FireFlies restaurant for lunch with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, right, on June 10, 2014 in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

Obama Goes Foraging in Del Ray

There he goes again. The president — who took a walk around the grounds south of the White House a couple weeks ago, and who stepped out for tea at Starbucks yesterday — has gone to lunch today at a...

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Copies of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's new book 'Hard Choices' at a book signing on June 10, 2014 in New York City.

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Copies of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's new book 'Hard Choices' at a book signing on June 10, 2014 in New York City.

Clinton’s Damage Control: ‘Different’ Yet ‘Same’ as Many Americans

Hillary Clinton, promoting her “Hard Choices” memoir, already faces some damage control for comments about how hard-up she and former President Bill Clinton were leaving office. “We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt,” the...

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries conference on April 10, 2014 in Las Vegaa.

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries conference on April 10, 2014 in Las Vegaa.

Clintonspeak: Wishing Lewinsky, Rove Well

Clintonspeak Lesson #1: Wishing someone well is the diplomatic way of telling him of her to take a long walk off a short pier. Asked by ABC News’s Diane Sawyer about Republican political strategist Karl Rove saying that Hillary Clinton...

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