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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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James Taylor visits President Barack Obama's Organizing For America campaign office on Sept. 14, 2012 in Hollywood, Florida

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James Taylor visits President Barack Obama's Organizing For America campaign office on Sept. 14, 2012 in Hollywood, Florida

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 237,688

That’s how many people donated to Organizing for Action, the nonprofit issues group that grew out of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. The group raised $8.2 million in the second quarter from donors including hedge-fund executive David Shaw and Chicago...

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The Texas State Capitol in Austin

Photograph by Steve Dunwell

The Texas State Capitol in Austin

Battleground Texas Raises $1.1 Mln

“Battleground Texas,”  the Democratic campaign aimed at turning Texas Blue, says it has raised more than $1.1 million since it started in February, with the support of more than 3,500, mostly low-dollar donors. “The fundraising numbers underscore the strong show...

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Aaron Caldwell yells "shame" as people gather outside the Senate chamber at the state legislature while Senate Republicans gave their final approval requiring additional rules surrounding abortions in North Carolina, even as hundreds of protesters against the bill watched from the gallery in Raleigh, N.C., on July 3, 2013.

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Aaron Caldwell yells "shame" as people gather outside the Senate chamber at the state legislature while Senate Republicans gave their final approval requiring additional rules surrounding abortions in North Carolina, even as hundreds of protesters against the bill watched from the gallery in Raleigh, N.C., on July 3, 2013.

McCrory Ready to Sign Abortion Bill — N.C. Guv Breaks Promise: Critics

After threatening to veto legislation imposing new restrictions on abortion clinics, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said today he’ll sign a revised version. Opponents of the measure say the bill would shut down clinics and that the first-term Republican governor...

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Virginia gubernatorial hopefuls Republican Ken Cuccinelli, left, and Democrat Terry McAuliffe share a lighter moment after appearing  at a luncheon sponsored by the Virginia Public Access Project, on May 30, 2013 in Richmond, Va.

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Virginia gubernatorial hopefuls Republican Ken Cuccinelli, left, and Democrat Terry McAuliffe share a lighter moment after appearing at a luncheon sponsored by the Virginia Public Access Project, on May 30, 2013 in Richmond, Va.

Virginia Shadow-Boxing: Governor’s Race Growing Uglier

The Virginia governor’s race, the marquee contest of an otherwise mostly uneventful political year, is devolving into an increasingly ugly one. And at this point, the rivals aren’t even waiting for a punch to land before counter-punching. Republican Attorney General...

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The "Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War," featuring Farrah Fawcett, center, and Lee Majors in the title role.

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The "Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War," featuring Farrah Fawcett, center, and Lee Majors in the title role.

Boehner’s Billionaires Help Raise $6 Million

You could call House Speaker John Boehner the Six Million Dollar Man. The “Boehner for Speaker” committee, linked to the Ohio Republican, raised $6 million in the second quarter, it said in a filing today to the Federal Election Commission. Donors...

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