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Democratic State Sen. Nina Turner comments after Ohio Gov. John Kasich's State of the State address on Feb. 7, 2012, in Steubenville, Ohio.

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Democratic State Sen. Nina Turner comments after Ohio Gov. John Kasich's State of the State address on Feb. 7, 2012, in Steubenville, Ohio.

Democrats Funnel Money, Staff Into State Races

The refrain from Ohio State Senator Nina Turner’s campaign manager was familiar — one that all candidates embrace, if warily, over the course of a race. “Call time, call time, call time,” repeated Turner, seated across a desk at state...

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A journalist drives a Toyota i-Road in Tokyo.

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A journalist drives a Toyota i-Road in Tokyo.

Toyota Keeping Lawmakers Happy

Tired of waiting to (finally) get your turn to question that Obama administration official at your subcommittee hearing? Bored of floor debates on bills that will never go anywhere? Toyota has a solution for you, just a few blocks away...

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Delegates at the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Aug. 28, 2012.

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Delegates at the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Aug. 28, 2012.

Republican ‘Start-Up’ Targets Voters, Donors — and Democrats

In an office with walls covered by dry erase boards, one phrase in bold red block letters stands out above the multi-colored scribbled notes, ideas and equations: “Does this drive data & dollars?” That’s the question each of the 40-plus...

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President Barack Obama, with the help of store employee Susan Panariello, shops for sweaters at a GAP store in Manhattan during his unannounced visit on March 11, 2014.

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President Barack Obama, with the help of store employee Susan Panariello, shops for sweaters at a GAP store in Manhattan during his unannounced visit on March 11, 2014.

Obama Spotlights Wage GAP

It turns out that raising the minimum wage can be good for a company. At least GAP is getting the sort of publicity ad-money can’t buy today. President Barack Obama, who has flown to New York City for party fundraising...

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Obamacare Expedited Bid Process Limited Who Could Build Website

The Healthcare.gov website. Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Republicans Ready to Make Democrats Eat Obamacare Promises

They are the 10 words Republicans say will haunt Democrats in the mid-term elections: “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” President Barack Obama today moved to try to shield congressional Democrats, many of whom will be...

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A security guard stands next to the Twitter Inc. logo in the lobby of JPMorgan Chase & Co. headquarters in New York.

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A security guard stands next to the Twitter Inc. logo in the lobby of JPMorgan Chase & Co. headquarters in New York.

Ethics Panel to Congress: Stay Away from Twitter IPO

As the frenzy over Twitter Inc.’s initial public offering continues, U.S. lawmakers have been issued a warning: Sit this one out. The House Ethics Committee warned in a memo to lawmakers and congressional staff yesterday that participating in the IPO may...

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Job applicants attend a job fair hosted by Tanger Outlets for its November opening on September 17, 2013, in Fort Washington, MD.

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Job applicants attend a job fair hosted by Tanger Outlets for its November opening on September 17, 2013, in Fort Washington, MD.

Bankers Back From Road-Trip: Senate Prescription Tracks Book

Two Washington bank lobbyists scouring the country for ideas to spur job growth may draw a skeptical eye from Americans in the years following the 2008 financial crisis. That didn’t stop John Dearie, executive vice president for public policy at...

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Vice President Joe Biden shakes the hand of Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano during a farewell ceremony at the Ronald Reagan Building on September 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Vice President Joe Biden shakes the hand of Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano during a farewell ceremony at the Ronald Reagan Building on September 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Biden’s Supreme Court Pick: Napolitano

Has Vice President Joe Biden decided who he is backing for the next Supreme Court vacancy? According to the vice president, he knows of at least one person who should be in the mix: departing Homeland Security Department Secretary Janet...

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President Barack Obama speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, on Aug. 28, 2013, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was 50 years ago today when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the memorial.

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President Barack Obama speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, on Aug. 28, 2013, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was 50 years ago today when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the memorial.

Obama: King Changed America — ‘Eventually the White House’ Too

President Barack Obama, speaking from the same Washington stage where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a defining speech of the civil rights movement, said that even as the nation has been transformed, work remains in countering growing economic disparities. “To...

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Senate candidate Liz Cheney, right, talks to supporters as her opponent Sen. Mike Enzi, far left, also makes the rounds during a tea party rally in Emblem, Wyo., on Aug. 24, 2013.

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Senate candidate Liz Cheney, right, talks to supporters as her opponent Sen. Mike Enzi, far left, also makes the rounds during a tea party rally in Emblem, Wyo., on Aug. 24, 2013.

Cheney’s Wyoming Chances Weighed

Sen. Mike Enzi clapped politely as Liz Cheney directed rhetorical fire his way this past weekend at a at the Big Horn Basin Tea Party’s third annual picnic. Awkward? A bit. But it’s part of political life in the least...

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