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Election 2012

Joe Biden, U.S. vice president, left, talks to House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, before the State of the Union address on Jan. 28, 2014.

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Joe Biden, U.S. vice president, left, talks to House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, before the State of the Union address on Jan. 28, 2014.

Biden-Boehner Whispers: Immigration — ‘We May Get Something Done’

Vice President Joe Biden told House Speaker John Boehner during the State of the Union address that the Republican-run House should pass an immigration bill and work out details in conference with the Senate. Biden said so today in a...

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President Barack Obama with House Speaker John Boehner at the State of the Union address of 2011, the year after Obamacare passed. White House Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama with House Speaker John Boehner at the State of the Union address of 2011, the year after Obamacare passed. White House Photo by Pete Souza

Boehner Less Grumpy, Still Didn’t Like What He Heard

From his perch right behind President Barack Obama during tonight’s State of the Union address, House Speaker John Boehner wasn’t as sour in reacting to parts of the speech he clearly didn’t cotton to as he was last year (when perhaps the results of the...

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Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks is tackled by linebacker Wesley Woodyard #52 of the Denver Broncos at CenturyLink Field on Aug. 17, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.

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Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks is tackled by linebacker Wesley Woodyard #52 of the Denver Broncos at CenturyLink Field on Aug. 17, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.

If Broncos Wear Red and Seahawks Blue, You’ll Know Why

Super Bowl opponents Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos are rivals in the political arena as well. Seattle owner Paul Allen, a co-founder of Microsoft Corp., backed Democrat Hillary Clinton for president in 2008, according to the Center for Responsive Politics,...

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Netflix selects Greg Whiteley's "Mitt" to join original documentary slate.

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Netflix selects Greg Whiteley's "Mitt" to join original documentary slate.

Romney Cites Chutzpah of ‘Mitt’ Filmmaker — ‘Captured Everything’

“Mitt,” the behind-the-scenes look at the man who would be president, has all the warts and moles of the Romney family over two presidential campaigns, some of it painful, like the night of the 2012 concession speech to President Barack...

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A voter casts his ballot at a makeshift polling location in the Staten Island borough of New York City.

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A voter casts his ballot at a makeshift polling location in the Staten Island borough of New York City.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 30

No citizen should have to wait more than 30 minutes to vote as a general rule, according to an election commission’s advisory report yesterday. “The image of voters waiting for six or more hours to vote on Election Day 2012,...

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Voters cast their ballots at a makeshift polling location at PS52 in the Midland Beach neighborhood of the Staten Island borough of New York on Nov. 6, 2012.

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Voters cast their ballots at a makeshift polling location at PS52 in the Midland Beach neighborhood of the Staten Island borough of New York on Nov. 6, 2012.

Voting Made Easier: Recommendations

Voting should be easier. It’s not difficult to make that happen. That, essentially, is the conclusion of a presidential commission that was asked to investigate the long lines at polling places that have complicated voting in many places in recent...

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U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) arrives at a news conference to announce new legislation 'to blunt the worst effects' of the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision.

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U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) arrives at a news conference to announce new legislation 'to blunt the worst effects' of the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision.

Citizens United Four Years Later, `Free Speech’ or `Legalized Bribery’

For all the fear of unfettered spending in politics unleashed by the landmark Citizens United ruling of the Supreme Court four years ago today, some say, the world hasn’t changed. Newt Gingrich is not president, for all the money Sheldon...

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Bloomberg by the Numbers: $185 Million

A Center for Public Integrity investigation identifies $185 million that some of the biggest U.S. companies sent to politically active nonprofit groups in about a one-year period surrounding the 2012 election. The project, which the Washington-based transparency advocacy group released...

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A woman with a GOP elephant pin during the final day of the Republican National Convention on Aug. 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

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A woman with a GOP elephant pin during the final day of the Republican National Convention on Aug. 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

Republican Women Challenging Gender Gap: 2014, 2016 Targeted

Taking in a crowd of 400 young women, mostly twenty-and thirty-somethings, packed into a room on Capitol Hill last night, House Speaker John Boehner said: “No one would have ever believed this was a young Republican women’s event.” This was...

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Walking with his daughter Elizabeth, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) makes his way to a House GOP caucus meeting, on Capitol Hill, on July 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Walking with his daughter Elizabeth, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) makes his way to a House GOP caucus meeting, on Capitol Hill, on July 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Conservatives By Any Other Name

George W. Bush famously waged his first campaign for president as a “compassionate conservative.” He campaigned on education and immigration reform — signing that “No Child Left Behind” act by the end of his first year. Immigration was supposed to...

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