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Annie Linskey

Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, in Washington, D.C.

Warren: ‘Billionaires or Students?’

A day after a group formed to draft Elizabeth Warren for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2016, the Massachusetts senator riled up student activists with a speech at a Washington conference on her bill that would let them refinance loans...

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Hillary Rodham Clinton on June 19, 2014 in Los Angeles.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton on June 19, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Clinton’s Book-Sales Plunged Second Week — Still Top-Selling

Hillary Clinton’s book sales dropped 44 percent in its second week on the stands, plummeting even as she plowed ahead in a cross-country tour to hawk the volume “Hard Choices.” The former secretary of state sold 48,000 copies of the...

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A mock oil pipeline is carried during a Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline demonstration near the White House in this Nov. 6, 2011 file photo.

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A mock oil pipeline is carried during a Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline demonstration near the White House in this Nov. 6, 2011 file photo.

Kochs Go Beyond Obamacare

Since October, the billionaire-backed non-profit Americans for Prosperity has hewed to one simple message: Obamacare is bad. They’ve been by far the most vocal group in the country on this point, running 24,000 TV  ads in 14 states — criticizing...

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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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Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 9, 2014.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 9, 2014.

Warren to Piketty: ‘Hit Back’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and best-selling author-economist Thomas Piketty – two players in the nation’s income inequality debate — took the stage in Boston last night to convey a favorite message: The system is rigged in favor of moneyed classes. “Those...

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, speaks in San Francisco.

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, speaks in San Francisco.

Clinton’s D.C. Book Promotion: Friday the 13th, $55 per Seat

The date has an unlucky ring to it, but the venue is big. Hillary Clinton plans to promote her new book, “Hard Choices,” in Washington, D.C. as  part of a national book tour that fans hope is a prologue to...

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A class photograph at a memorial service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at Newtown High School in Connecticut on Dec. 16, 2012.

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A class photograph at a memorial service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at Newtown High School in Connecticut on Dec. 16, 2012.

Connecticut’s Preference: Gun Control and Armed Guards

The state that last year passed one of the strongest gun control laws in the country also favors by a narrow margin stationing armed guards in schools with 49 percent in favor of the idea compared with 44 percent against...

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, at the U.S. Capitol.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, at the U.S. Capitol.

Senate Democratic PAC Attacks Republican for Vote PAC-Backed Democrats Cast

The Senate Majority PAC is up in New Hampshire with a new 30-second commercial calling out Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown for his ties to the oil and gas industry. It’s pretty standard fare, except this: The ad, funded by...

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