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Charles "Charlie" Crist, governor of Florida, waits for U.S. President Barack Obama to speak in the state dining room of the White House in Washington, in 2010

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Charles "Charlie" Crist, governor of Florida, waits for U.S. President Barack Obama to speak in the state dining room of the White House in Washington, in 2010

Florida: Crist Donating to Democrats

Charlie Crist, the former Republican Florida governor who became a Democrat last year, is making political donations to Democrats whose support he could use in a campaign next year to reclaim his old job. Crist made political donations in the...

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Members of the Randolph Democratic Committee attended the 2013 Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform Convention on July 13

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Members of the Randolph Democratic Committee attended the 2013 Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform Convention on July 13

Massachusetts: Markey’s Would-Be (Dem) Successors Off to Races

Massachusetts election officials have set a Dec. 10 special election to determine a successor for ex-Rep. Ed Markey, who’s being sworn in to the Senate today. The determinative election probably will be the Oct. 15 Democratic primary. Five Democrats have...

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan waves before Gov. Pat Quinn's 2013 annual budget address at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan waves before Gov. Pat Quinn's 2013 annual budget address at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Madigan’s Opt-Out of Illinois Guv’s Race: Boosts Dems Quinn, Daley

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she’s running for re-election, not for Illinois governor. You could almost hear the sigh of relief from Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who was facing a potential Democratic primary challenge from one of the state’s...

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressing the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Chicago

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressing the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Chicago

Emanuel + Norquist = Immigration Reform

The unlikely pair of liberal firebrand Rahm Emanuel and anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist today shared a stage and a message: the U.S. economy needs more immigration. Emanuel, Chicago mayor and former congressman and chief of staff for President Barack Obama,...

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George H.W. Bush (center left, seated) has taken to wearing bright socks. He is seen here with past and current presidents at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center on April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas

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George H.W. Bush (center left, seated) has taken to wearing bright socks. He is seen here with past and current presidents at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center on April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas

Bush Socks it to Obama White House

This was one rock ‘em, sock ‘em White House event. Emphasis on the socks. See Stephanie Green’s report at Bloomberg’s Muse, too. The East Room ceremony honoring the 5,000th Points of Light award for volunteer service sponsored by former President...

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Jon Bon Jovi and Mary Pat Christie attends the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund Press Conference at Sayreville Borough Hall on July 8, 2013

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Jon Bon Jovi and Mary Pat Christie attends the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund Press Conference at Sayreville Borough Hall on July 8, 2013

UAE Sees Bon Jovi, Raises Him by $3.5 Mln in N.J. Relief Campaign

Sure, Jon Bon Jovi’s band is the top worldwide touring act for the first half of the year, grossing $142.1 million with its “Because We Can” stadium show, according to Pollstar magazine. In their role as star fundraisers for Hurricane...

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie laughs with David Letterman during his first visit to CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" in February

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie laughs with David Letterman during his first visit to CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" in February

Christie’s Sit-Com Cameo: Script Please

Chris Christie has never been afraid to wander off the political script. In March 2012, he made headlines after calling a former Navy SEAL an idiot at a town hall meeting. He’s yukked it up with late-night television host David...

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Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) speaks during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits on May 3, 2013 in Houston, Texas

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Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) speaks during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits on May 3, 2013 in Houston, Texas

Santorum’s Donor Roster Pays Dividends for NASCAR, Other Debts

Updated 11:24 a.m. For Rick Santorum, there’s gold in his list of campaign contributors. Santorum, who owed $2.3 million when he pulled the plug on his Republican presidential campaign in April 2012, whittled that down to $552,895 at the end...

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-OH., holds his weekly on-camera press briefing with the press in the U.S. Capitol on July 11, 2013

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-OH., holds his weekly on-camera press briefing with the press in the U.S. Capitol on July 11, 2013

Boehner: Obamacare = #Trainwreck

House Speaker John Boehner has led a relentless campaign against “Obamacare,” which neither he nor any of his Republican House colleagues supported from the start. With the Obama administration’s yearlong delay of the so-called employer mandate, requiring businesses with 50...

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