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Representative Barney Frank, a Democrat from Massachusetts, waves while arriving to speak during day three of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sept. 6, 2012.

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Representative Barney Frank, a Democrat from Massachusetts, waves while arriving to speak during day three of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sept. 6, 2012.

Frank: Changed My Tweeting Mind

Barney Frank, the blunt and often cantankerous former Democratic member of the House, has gone back on his word. Despite his firm denials before he left office during the last Congress, Frank has official joined the world of Twitter. I...

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Workers polish illuminated display cases of the Rolex brand.

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Workers polish illuminated display cases of the Rolex brand.

McDonnell: Take This Rolex, Please

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has had it with gifts. With just five months left in office, the Republican’s reputation has been stung by revelations of thousands of dollars of gifts he and his family received from Virginia businessman Jonnie Williams,...

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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) walks away from a printed version of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, after a news conference on Capitol Hill on May 16, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) walks away from a printed version of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, after a news conference on Capitol Hill on May 16, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Cruz Control: Obamacare Defunding

Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican intent on pulling the financial plug on “Obamacare,” acknowledges that he doesn’t have the votes. “We don’t have the votes to defund Obamacare in the House or Senate,”’ Cruz said today in a conference...

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President Barack Obama, left, is introduced by Organizing for Action (OFA) field rep William Townsend, of Black Forest, Colo., before speaking at the event, on July 22, 2013 in Washington. OFA was formed for the president's 2012 re-election campaign with the express goal of backing his policy priorities.

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President Barack Obama, left, is introduced by Organizing for Action (OFA) field rep William Townsend, of Black Forest, Colo., before speaking at the event, on July 22, 2013 in Washington. OFA was formed for the president's 2012 re-election campaign with the express goal of backing his policy priorities.

Super-PACs Helping Super-PACs

Super-political action committees, the big-money entities that independently support or oppose political candidates, may accept donations in unlimited amounts from any source. Including other super-PACs. Priorities USA Action, the super-PAC that worked to re-elect President Barack Obama, sent $250,000 in...

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Interns working for the 'Ready For Hillary' Super PAC stuff envelops with bumper stickers on behalf of undeclared Presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on July 11, 2013 in a shopping center office in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Interns working for the 'Ready For Hillary' Super PAC stuff envelops with bumper stickers on behalf of undeclared Presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on July 11, 2013 in a shopping center office in Alexandria, Virginia.

Ready for Hillary: $1 Million Raised

Updated at 11:55 am EDT Ready for Hillary, the super political action committee preparing for a potential second White House bid by the former Secretary of State, will report raising more than $1 million since the group formed this spring....

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President Nixon walks with his assistant H.R. Haldeman from the Executive Office Building to the White House for the Dec. 19, 1969 Cabinet meeting.

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President Nixon walks with his assistant H.R. Haldeman from the Executive Office Building to the White House for the Dec. 19, 1969 Cabinet meeting.

Nixon’s Emperors: No Pope Francis

The story line of “Our Nixon,” a documentary weaved together with the Super 8 home movies of all the president’s men — H.R. Haldeman, John Erhlich and Dwight Chapin — may be a tale of “golden” friendships. Yet it has...

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Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) speaks during a women's pro-choice rally on Capitol Hill on July 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) speaks during a women's pro-choice rally on Capitol Hill on July 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 54%

That’s the share of Americans who say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, according to the Pew Research Center. That compares with 40 percent who say abortion should be illegal in most or all circumstances, according to...

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President Barack Obama has lunch with Hillary Clinton at the White House.

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President Barack Obama has lunch with Hillary Clinton at the White House.

Obama-Clinton: Hold the Beers

Hillary Clinton drops in for lunch with Barack Obama. This is no beer summit. In fact, this is little more than a salad summit, for starters. During his re-election campaign, President Obama dropped off some of the White House’s own...

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