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Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline join the Cowboy and Indian Alliance in a rally in Washington, D.C., on April 26, 2014.

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Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline join the Cowboy and Indian Alliance in a rally in Washington, D.C., on April 26, 2014.

Keystone Lobby Outguns Protesters

Thousands of people from across the country marched around the White House last year chanting slogans and carrying placards in protest of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, a project to link Canada’s oil sands to Gulf Coast refineries. But in...

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton's shadow is cast as he applauds Kentucky Democratic Senate Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes during a campaign event on Feb. 25, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton's shadow is cast as he applauds Kentucky Democratic Senate Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes during a campaign event on Feb. 25, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Obama: Democrats Have ‘Congenital Disease’ in Midterms

President Barack Obama may have a congenital case of using the phrase “congenital disease” to describe a persistent drop-off in Democratic voter-turnout in midterm elections. Obama dropped the phrase again at a fundraiser yesterday for Senate Democrats in Colorado, where...

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents work at a processing facility, on June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents work at a processing facility, on June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas.

Boehner: Time for Obama to Step Up — Wait, Obama says: I Have

John Boehner got a little hot under the collar today. This is the House speaker preparing to sue President Barack Obama for taking overreaching executive actions. He was asked at his press briefing today if he believes the House will...

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President Barack Obama speaks on the economy in Denver on July 9, 2014.

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President Barack Obama speaks on the economy in Denver on July 9, 2014.

Cost of Executive Rules: $104 Billion

President Barack Obama has staked his year, and at least in part the Democratic Party’s’ midterm chances, on going at it alone. The cost of the rules his administration is drafting may end up working against him. To date, Obama...

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) takes the stage during the Faith and Freedom Coalition's 'Road to Majority' Policy Conference on June 20, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) takes the stage during the Faith and Freedom Coalition's 'Road to Majority' Policy Conference on June 20, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Paul Eyes 2015, Booker Digs Les Mis: Meet Newest Odd Couple

Sen. Rand Paul, the Kentucky Republican, offers his “bromance” with  Sen. Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, as perfect for television. “We’ve asked about a reality show, ” Rand joked last night, wearing his cowboy boots and jeans. “We’ve asked...

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President Barack Obama greets attendees after speaking on the economy at the Cheesman Park in Denver, Colorado, on July 9, 2014.

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President Barack Obama greets attendees after speaking on the economy at the Cheesman Park in Denver, Colorado, on July 9, 2014.

Obama’s Fundraising Appeal: A Fight for ‘Power’

Without the chief beneficiary or the  Senate Democrats’ political leader in attendance, President Barack Obama kicked off a series of four fundraisers in two days in a Denver hotel ballroom seeking money to help keep the Senate under Democratic control....

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Tommy Lasorda argues with an umpire in 1978.

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Tommy Lasorda argues with an umpire in 1978.

Boehner ‘Kicking Dirt at Umpire’: Reid

House Speaker John Boehner is kicking dirt at the umpire, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says. The Democratic leader, never one to shy away from the occasional sports metaphor, took to the floor this morning to criticize the House’s Republican leader...

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