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From left, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, listen as other members of the House GOP caucus speak during the media availability following the House Republican Conference meeting in the Capitol on March 5, 2013.

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From left, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, listen as other members of the House GOP caucus speak during the media availability following the House Republican Conference meeting in the Capitol on March 5, 2013.

Balance of Power: Republican Leaders Aid House Members Weighing Senate Bids

Republican Reps. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Steve Daines of Montana haven’t yet said if they’ll run for Senate seats now held by Democrats. Fundraising help from high-ranking Republican senators may facilitate their decision-making. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell sent...

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Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP.

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Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP.

Blackstone’s Schwarzman Aids South Dakota’s Thune

Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, third-ranking Republican in the chamber, raised $478,000 for his political action committee this year from donors including Blackstone Group LP Chief Executive Officer Stephen Schwarzman. Schwarzman, a billionaire who leads the world’s biggest private...

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President Barack Obama during the second annual 'Kids' State Dinner', in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2013 in Washington DC. The 'State Dinner' features a selection of winning recipes and recognizes fifty-four winners representing all US states, three territories and the District of Columbia.

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President Barack Obama during the second annual 'Kids' State Dinner', in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2013 in Washington DC. The 'State Dinner' features a selection of winning recipes and recognizes fifty-four winners representing all US states, three territories and the District of Columbia.

Obama Eats Vegetables: Really

“Now I actually like vegetables,” President Barack Obama said during today’s Kids’ State Dinner at the White House. “When I was a kid, my family would just boil them,” the president said. “They tasted horrible because they were all mush. Nobody wanted to eat...

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Rancher Gary Wollert inspects a dead cow on dry grasslands on August 22, 2012 near Eads, Colorado. Many cattle in the area have contracted respiratory infections due to the wide temperature swings in this summer's heatwave and drought.

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Rancher Gary Wollert inspects a dead cow on dry grasslands on August 22, 2012 near Eads, Colorado. Many cattle in the area have contracted respiratory infections due to the wide temperature swings in this summer's heatwave and drought.

Hottest Republicans: ‘Anti-Climate?’

Your tax dollars at work: Republicans whose House districts had the greatest number of record-setting daily high temperatures last year cast the most “anti-climate” votes. So says a minority staff report of the Committee on Energy and Commerce prepared for...

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President Bill Clinton, left, and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, listen to members of the Isley Brothers during Bill Clinton's inaugural ball in Washington, D.C. in this 1997 file photo.

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President Bill Clinton, left, and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, listen to members of the Isley Brothers during Bill Clinton's inaugural ball in Washington, D.C. in this 1997 file photo.

Hillary Clinton’s Oscar — ‘Most Famous Statement’

An Oscar de la Renta retrospective in Little Rock? That can mean only one thing. A Hillary Clinton endorsement. Vogue editor Anna Wintour was on hand at the event in Arkansas last night, as the New York Daily News, New...

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A Facebook "Like" button inside Facebook Inc.'s new data storage center in Lulea, Sweden, on June 12, 2013.

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A Facebook "Like" button inside Facebook Inc.'s new data storage center in Lulea, Sweden, on June 12, 2013.

Facebook: Friending Both Parties

Like many big companies with business before a divided Congress, Facebook Inc. sends political donations to both Democrats and Republicans, focusing on the party leaders and members of key committees who shape the policy agenda. Of the $105,000 that Facebook’s...

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Democratic candidate for New Jersey governor, state Sen. Barbara Buono, steps from the booth after casting her primary election vote on June 4, 2013 in Metuchen, N.J.

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Democratic candidate for New Jersey governor, state Sen. Barbara Buono, steps from the booth after casting her primary election vote on June 4, 2013 in Metuchen, N.J.

Christie Challenger Rips Gov’s Travel

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s challenger, state Senator Barbara Buono, has a new Internet campaign ad out today that criticizes the Republican’s out-of-state travels. “There’s Governor Christie, traveling to another political event,” Buono says as the 34-second bit shows the...

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Ji Son celebrates after voting on election day at Christ Lutheran Church in Monterey Park, Los Angeles County, on November 6, 2012 in California.

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Ji Son celebrates after voting on election day at Christ Lutheran Church in Monterey Park, Los Angeles County, on November 6, 2012 in California.

Republican ‘Meetup’ with Koreans: Party’s Asian GOTV

Republicans are trying to show they care about Asians, as they seek to boost the party’s dismal electoral standing among the nation’s fastest-growing racial or ethnic group. The latest effort will come in the form of a Washington “Meetup,” a...

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at The Response, a call to prayer for a nation in crisis, in Houston.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at The Response, a call to prayer for a nation in crisis, in Houston.

Paul on Perry: Ooops = Ouch

”Ooops?” Ouch. It has taken the ever-collegial field of potential contenders for the 2016 Republican Party presidential nomination exactly no time to reveal just how much 2016 may look like 2012. The day that Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, the...

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