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White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough

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White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough

McDonough: Obama Going Gray — Cantor Going Down

Obama Chief of Staff Denis McDonough called this his “charm offensive.” Republicans in the room may have found more offense than charm in his comedy routine at last night’s Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association Dinner at the Marquis Marriott. Noting...

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Jenny Beth Martin, president of Tea Party Patriots, during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Jenny Beth Martin, president of Tea Party Patriots, during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Tea Party Fired Up in Mississippi: ‘Belly of the Beast’

The Tea Party Patriots flaty predict a win later this month in Mississippi, where favored candidate Chris McDaniel faces 36-year incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran in a run-off for the Republican Party’s nomination. “Run-offs are about turnout and enthusiasm,” said Kevin...

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Chandelier made of origami at the Washington National Opera Ball at the residence of the Japanese ambassador, June 7, 2014.

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Chandelier made of origami at the Washington National Opera Ball at the residence of the Japanese ambassador, June 7, 2014.

Sushi, Sinatra and Senators: National Opera Benefit

Japanese culture was on full display at Saturday night’s Opera Ball at the home of Kenichiro Sasae, Japan’s ambassador to the U.S. It’s a longstanding tradition for embassies to host the annual event, which this year raised $1 million for the...

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie attends the 2014 Father Of The Year Awards at New York Hilton on June 4, 2014 in New York City.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie attends the 2014 Father Of The Year Awards at New York Hilton on June 4, 2014 in New York City.

Christie Pulls $50 Mln for RGA

Gov. Chris Christie is under fire on a few fronts: New Jersey’s flagging economy, lane closures at the George Washington Bridge last fall and now his handling of Hurricane Sandy recovery. But that doesn’t seem to be stopping donors from...

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, shares a laugh with husband and former U.S. President Bill Clinton, after he introduced her during the Clinton Global Initiative CGI America meeting in Chicago.

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, shares a laugh with husband and former U.S. President Bill Clinton, after he introduced her during the Clinton Global Initiative CGI America meeting in Chicago.

Eat With The Clintons? This Dinner Costs $25,000

Donors will fork over $25,000 per couple to eat dinner with Bill and Hillary Clinton at their Washington home on Sept. 8, according to an invitation obtained by Bloomberg News. The pricey meal with the former president and former secretary...

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President Barack Obama at the White House.

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President Barack Obama at the White House.

Obama’s Obamacare Loop: ‘Endless’

To hear the president tell it, he is caught in an endless tape loop. “The debate now is about what? Benghazi? Obamacare?” President Barack Obama asked at a Democratic Party fundraiser in Maryland this evening, citing the two- and four-year-old...

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Bruce Tanner, Executive Vice President and CFO of Lockheed Martin, Gala Hosts
George Vradenburg, Board Chairman Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan, Phillips Trustee and Gala Honoree Dorothy Kosinski, Director of The Phillips Collection
Reed Krakoff, Fashion designer and Gala Honoree.

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Bruce Tanner, Executive Vice President and CFO of Lockheed Martin, Gala Hosts George Vradenburg, Board Chairman Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan, Phillips Trustee and Gala Honoree Dorothy Kosinski, Director of The Phillips Collection Reed Krakoff, Fashion designer and Gala Honoree.

Reed Krakoff: ‘Only in Washington’

Sen. Mark Warner wasn’t in black tie for Friday night’s ultra-chic Phillips Collection gala. Yet the Virginia Democrat had the most Washingtonian of all excuses: Fundraising. Warner explained that he’d been up and down the East Coast at events for...

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Vice President Joe Biden, center, and co-chairs Nancy Taylor Bubes, left, and Kathleen Biden, the vice president's daughter-in-law.

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Vice President Joe Biden, center, and co-chairs Nancy Taylor Bubes, left, and Kathleen Biden, the vice president's daughter-in-law.

Biden: ‘Cardinal Sin’ of Abuse

Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise appearance last night at a domestic violence fundraiser. How did the organizers get him there? Well, it helps when one of them is the Veep’s daughter-in-law. “I’m always really careful about his schedule,...

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President Barack Obama shakes after delivering remarks on infrastructure at the Washington Irving Boat Club on May 14, 2014 in Tarrytown, New York.

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President Barack Obama shakes after delivering remarks on infrastructure at the Washington Irving Boat Club on May 14, 2014 in Tarrytown, New York.

Obama to NYC: ‘I Don’t Need 80% of the Vote Here’

President Barack Obama raised money for Senate Democrats yesterday in exceptionally friendly political terrain: New York City. Obama won 81 percent of the vote in the nation’s most populous city 18 months ago, the best showing by a presidential candidate...

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Wonder brand hot dog buns  in Peoria, Illinois.

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Wonder brand hot dog buns in Peoria, Illinois.

Wonder Bread: 99.5% Republican

The Koch Brothers run the most Republican-leaning enterprise in the country, right? Wrong, according to the analysis by The Upshot. It’s the maker of Wonder Bread that wins the loyalty contest in donations for the GOP, the New York Times’...

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