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U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) arrives at a House Republican Conference meeting on Sept. 28, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) arrives at a House Republican Conference meeting on Sept. 28, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

King: Bush Best for 2016

Who would Rep. Peter King like to see as his party’s nominee for president in 2016? “Besides myself? Jeb Bush,” the Republican from New York said today in an interview at Bloomberg headquarters in New York. “I wouldn’t want Rand...

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California Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari in San Francisco.

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California Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari in San Francisco.

Kashkari: Climate Change Not Causing California Drought

As California grapples with water-use restrictions, worsened smog and idled farmland following the driest year on record, Neel Kashkari says climate change isn’t to blame. While the former U.S. Treasury official running for the Republican nomination in California’s gubernatorial race...

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, shares pizza and soda with host Jon Stewart on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" on Feb. 3, 2014 in New York.

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, shares pizza and soda with host Jon Stewart on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" on Feb. 3, 2014 in New York.

De Blasio Seeks Culinary Redemption on ‘Daily Show’

New York’s mayor ate pizza on late-night television last night. He had to, you see, to redeem himself after last month’s “forkgate,” when the city’s new chief was caught feasting on the unofficial foodstuff of the five boroughs with — horror of...

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New York City Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota waits the arrival of New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio before a debate on October 22, 2013 in New York City.

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New York City Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota waits the arrival of New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio before a debate on October 22, 2013 in New York City.

Lhota to NYC: ‘Hold Your Wallets’

Joe Lhota is losing his battle to keep New York City free from Democratic rule, and he wasn’t about to make the same mistake twice. The Republican mayoral candidate was roundly criticized as passive last week after his Democratic opponent, Bill de...

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Republican nominee for New York City mayor Joe Lhota speaks to the media following a press conference outside the United Nations Headquarters on September 23, 2013 in New York City.

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Republican nominee for New York City mayor Joe Lhota speaks to the media following a press conference outside the United Nations Headquarters on September 23, 2013 in New York City.

De Blasio, Lhota Courting Same NYC Crowd in Dueling TV Ads

With less than five weeks to go before the Nov. 5 election, New York’s mayoral candidates are both out with their first post-primary television ads today. The 30-second spot from Republican Joseph Lhota, who faces long odds against Democrat Bill...

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Edith Windsor, 83, is mobbed by journalists and supporters as she leaves the Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Edith Windsor, 83, is mobbed by journalists and supporters as she leaves the Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Windsor Shares Her Magic Endorsing NYC’s Quinn

Written with Henry Goldman. Edith “Edie” Windsor made history yesterday when she won her two-year battle against the U.S. government and secured federal benefits for married gay couples. It didn’t take long for the 83-year-old to find a new cause...

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The Miz and John Cena battle during their WWE match at the WWE Monday Night Raw Supershow Halloween event at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, in this file photo.

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The Miz and John Cena battle during their WWE match at the WWE Monday Night Raw Supershow Halloween event at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, in this file photo.

Glenn Beck’s WWE Smackdown

Professional wrestling fans won’t see Glenn Beck tonight when they tune in for Monday Night Raw. The WWE franchise invited Beck to appear on tonight’s show after the talk show host and conservative pundit panned as “stupid” a character with...

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Demonstrators crowd in to the rotunda inside the Capitol building in Lansing, Michigan, on Dec. 11, 2012.

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Demonstrators crowd in to the rotunda inside the Capitol building in Lansing, Michigan, on Dec. 11, 2012.

Union Member: `Civil War’ in Michigan’s Right to Work Debate

As an estimated 10,000 people surrounded the Michigan Statehouse today, an Americans for Prosperity white tent was ripped down and tables overturned, with supporters of labor awaiting action on right-to-work laws inside. The Capitol in Lansing was ringed with protestors,...

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Nevada Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, left, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, center, and Mitt Romney in Las Vegas.

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Nevada Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, left, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, center, and Mitt Romney in Las Vegas.

Veepstakes: Governors Edition

Bloomberg conducted an utterly unscientific and informal poll of state leaders attending the National Governors Association annual meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia, this weekend, asking them to guess who they think will join presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in his bid...

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