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Members of the Klamath Tribes present Gov. John Kitzhaber with a blanket on April 18, 2014, outside Chiloquin, Ore., during signing ceremonies for a water agreement between tribes and cattle ranchers.

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Members of the Klamath Tribes present Gov. John Kitzhaber with a blanket on April 18, 2014, outside Chiloquin, Ore., during signing ceremonies for a water agreement between tribes and cattle ranchers.

Super-Governor to the Rescue: Oregon’s Doctor-in-Chief

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, up for re-election this year, is setting a new standard for improving the lives of his constituents. The 67-year-old former emergency room doctor stopped his car last night in Portland when he saw a person on...

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State Sen. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxville, discusses his bill to dock parents' welfare payments if their children fail at school in Nashville, Tenn., on April 11, 2013.

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State Sen. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxville, discusses his bill to dock parents' welfare payments if their children fail at school in Nashville, Tenn., on April 11, 2013.

Obamacare Holocaust Blog Denounced by State Lawmaker’s Party

A Republican state senator in Tennessee says he’s standing by a blog posting comparing sign-ups for President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul with Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, despite a public rebuke from the head of the state’s Republican Party. State...

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Gov. Rick Scott, center, greets house members in a recess during session on May 2, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla.

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Gov. Rick Scott, center, greets house members in a recess during session on May 2, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla.

Re-Branding GOP: Florida-Style — Scott’s ‘Deathbed Conversion?’

  A state Legislature this week voted to: – Legalize some medical marijuana use, – Approve in-state tuition rates for undocumented immigrants, – Reject a top priority of the gun lobby, – Reject a school-choice voucher bill, – And protect...

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U.S. Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK), right, speaks at a press conference highlighting how veterans are being impacted by the government shutdown at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK), right, speaks at a press conference highlighting how veterans are being impacted by the government shutdown at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Hospitals, Chamber Fuel Alaska Ad War

Two more groups are intervening in the Alaska U.S. Senate race on state television airwaves already clogged four months before the primary and six months before the general election. The American Hospital Association, the largest trade association for hospitals, is...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wears a girl scout shirt given to him by a supporter during a town hall meeting in Brick Township, N.J., on April 24, 2014.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wears a girl scout shirt given to him by a supporter during a town hall meeting in Brick Township, N.J., on April 24, 2014.

Christie’s Girl Scouts T: ‘Smaller Size’ if Needed

How many pounds has New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie shed since his weight-loss surgery last year? Enough to wear a T-shirt proclaiming: “Man enough to be a Girl Scout.” The governor, a 51-year-old Republican who may run for president in...

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Jose Villanueva, left, and Doraisy Avila sit look at a pricing plan available from the Affordable Care Act on March 31, 2014 in Miami.

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Jose Villanueva, left, and Doraisy Avila sit look at a pricing plan available from the Affordable Care Act on March 31, 2014 in Miami.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 35%

About 35 percent of Americans who signed up for health coverage through Obamacare’s federal exchanges are under 35 years old, according to the White House. About 28 percent are between 18 and 34 years old. The share of younger people who signed...

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, speaks while Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, left, with daughter Chelsea Clinton during the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, speaks while Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, left, with daughter Chelsea Clinton during the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.

Chelsea Clinton Putting a Grandmother in Play in 2016?

Updated April 18 at 10:20 am EDT Chelsea Clinton, the only child of former President Bill Clinton and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, announced that she is pregnant. Marc and I are so thrilled to be expecting our first child...

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