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Gabriel Gomez, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in the Massachusetts open seat special election, pauses while addressing supporters during an election day party in Boston on June 25, 2013. Gomez lost his bid against Democrat U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, who won the election and will take the seat vacated by John Kerry's departure to become Secretary of State.

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Gabriel Gomez, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in the Massachusetts open seat special election, pauses while addressing supporters during an election day party in Boston on June 25, 2013. Gomez lost his bid against Democrat U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, who won the election and will take the seat vacated by John Kerry's departure to become Secretary of State.

One-Man Super-PAC: $1.7 Million

Turns out that Americans for Progressive Action, a super-political action committee that aided Republican Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez in Massachusetts last month, was the work of just one American. John Jordan, a California winery owner, provided all of the super-PAC’s...

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Members of the Rainy Day Patriots, a Tea Party group from Alabama, display a message during the DC March for Jobs in Upper Senate Park near Capitol Hill, on July 15, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Members of the Rainy Day Patriots, a Tea Party group from Alabama, display a message during the DC March for Jobs in Upper Senate Park near Capitol Hill, on July 15, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Boehner: King ‘Hateful, Ignorant’ on Immigration — Says He Wants a Bill

House Majority Leader John Boehner minced no words responding to a remark from Iowa Republican Steve King, who had described children of undocumented immigrants as “drug mules.” “There is no place in this debate for hateful or ignorant comments from...

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) delivers remarks at the Republican Party of Iowa's Lincoln Day Dinner at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center on May 10, 2013, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) delivers remarks at the Republican Party of Iowa's Lincoln Day Dinner at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center on May 10, 2013, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Paul, Cruz: Iowa Pastors Embrace

Understand this about Iowa: There’s a reason Mike Huckabee, Baptist preacher turned governor of Arkansas, played well there in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008. Toward the end of that race, as his odds grew shorter, he...

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Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge depart The Lindo Wing with their newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on July 23, 2013 in London, England.

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Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge depart The Lindo Wing with their newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on July 23, 2013 in London, England.

Clinton: It Takes a (Royal) Village – Colbert: Show About Nothing?

It takes a (royal) village to raise a child. That’s Hillary Clinton’s word of advice for Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge. We chose the name, George Alexander Louis. — Prince William (@DukeWilliam1) July 24, 2013 Little George Alexander...

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George H.W. Bush, center, on Walker's Point, July 24, 2013.

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George H.W. Bush, center, on Walker's Point, July 24, 2013.

Bush (41) Goes Bald for an Ailing Boy

The 41st president of the United States has taken a close shave. For a cause: “Solidarity” with a two-year-old cancer patient named Patrick, the son of a Secret Service agent in the Kennebunkport-based detail that protects former President George H.W....

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A commencement at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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A commencement at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 81

That’s how many senators voted yesterday for a compromise student loans bill. The revised bill incorporates a bipartisan amendment by West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin and North Carolina Republican Sen. Richard Burr to peg annual student loan rates to...

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A newsstand displays headlines on July 24, 2013 about the latest sexting scandal involving New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner.

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A newsstand displays headlines on July 24, 2013 about the latest sexting scandal involving New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner.

Weiner’s E-mail Appeal: ‘This Campaign Isn’t About Me’

Anthony Weiner’s latest grasp of the news cycle has motivated him to update donors to his New York City mayoral campaign with an e-mail in which he purports to share a glimpse into his current state of mind. “I owe...

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President Barack Obama speaks at Knox College on July 24, 2013 in Galesburg, Illinois.

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President Barack Obama speaks at Knox College on July 24, 2013 in Galesburg, Illinois.

Obama’s Final Campaign Started Today

“I have now run my last campaign,” President Barack Obama said today before a cheering crowd in Galesburg, Illinois. He cares about only one thing now, he said — that which he can achieve in the remaining 1,276 days of...

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Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, speaks during the Black American Leadership Alliance's 'D.C. March for Jobs' rally at Freedom Plaza in Washington on July 15, 2013. The rally and march were held to call attention to the impact that illegal immigration has on wages, and lost employment opportunities for low-skilled Americans.

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Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, speaks during the Black American Leadership Alliance's 'D.C. March for Jobs' rally at Freedom Plaza in Washington on July 15, 2013. The rally and march were held to call attention to the impact that illegal immigration has on wages, and lost employment opportunities for low-skilled Americans.

King’s Immigrant ‘Mule’ Talk Rebuked by Boehner, Cantor

Rep. Steve King, an Iowa Republican who’s become a font of anti-immigration rhetoric, is getting a strong rebuke from House leaders after insisting that immigrants’ kids coming to the U.S. illegally are drug mules. King, who famously likened immigrants to...

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