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Lauren Vicary

is the political editor for Bloomberg.com and Political Capital. Previously she was an editor at PoliticsDaily.com and political editor at MSNBC.com.

Sen. Olympia Snowe in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Olympia Snowe in Washington, DC.

Snowe Voices Frustration With Congress’ Early Recess Idea

Let’s assume Senate Democrats can work with their Republican colleagues to pull off a six-month stopgap measure to keep the federal government operating past Oct. 1. If they kick that can down that road, Majority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois...

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David Peters displays a jacket with a painting of the Twin Towers outside of the World Trade Center site on the eleventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2012 in New York City.

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David Peters displays a jacket with a painting of the Twin Towers outside of the World Trade Center site on the eleventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2012 in New York City.

Obama, Romney Mark 9/11 Anniversary With Somber Statements, No Negative Ads

To mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Mitt Romney stopped on the tarmac of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to greet about 20 firefighters and emergency workers. On hand to provide security for Romney, the first responders took part in a...

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Rep. Todd Akin leaves a news conference after he announced his plans to stay in the race for the U.S. Senate.

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Rep. Todd Akin leaves a news conference after he announced his plans to stay in the race for the U.S. Senate.

Akin: Will Do ‘Everything in his Power’ to Work with GOP in Senate

Though disavowed by many in his own party for his comments about “legitimate rape,” Missouri Republican Todd Akin is hoping for some reconciliation with the GOP. In an interview on Fox Business Network tonight, the Senate candidate, who is trying...

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Rep. Todd Akin addresses members of the media in Chesterfield, Mo., on Aug. 24, 2012, where he confirmed his plans to remain in Missouri's U.S. Senate race despite a political uproar over remarks he made about rape and pregnancy.

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Rep. Todd Akin addresses members of the media in Chesterfield, Mo., on Aug. 24, 2012, where he confirmed his plans to remain in Missouri's U.S. Senate race despite a political uproar over remarks he made about rape and pregnancy.

Akin Tackling Republican ‘Bosses’

As the Republican Party celebrates its nominees for president and vice president in Tampa, one of the party’s candidates for another one of its most important elections is having some words for the party “bosses.” Yesterday, Rep.  Todd Akin, the Republican...

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President Barack Obama at the home of John and Nicole Armstrong and their neighbors in Fairfax, Virginia.

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President Barack Obama at the home of John and Nicole Armstrong and their neighbors in Fairfax, Virginia.

DC Suburb, Bellwether County, Critical to Winning Commonwealth

It’s affluent, it’s a suburb of the nation’s capital and it’s the land of the independent voter. And it’s a critical county for President Barack Obama to carry big in November if he wants to win the election. Republican Mitt...

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