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The Texas State Capitol in Austin

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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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An iPhone at the "Ready For Hillary" Super PAC offices on July 11, 2013  in Alexandria, Virginia.

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An iPhone at the "Ready For Hillary" Super PAC offices on July 11, 2013 in Alexandria, Virginia.

‘The Hillary Project:’ Clinton Opposition

Hillary Clinton is probably a year or more away from announcing her political plans about a 2016 presidential election that’s still 40 months away. That hasn’t stopped advocates and opponents of the former secretary of state, senator from New York...

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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano addresses the American Hotel and Lodging Association's 2013 Legislative Action Summit on Capitol Hill.

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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano addresses the American Hotel and Lodging Association's 2013 Legislative Action Summit on Capitol Hill.

Napolitano Leaving Amid Immigration Talks

Updated at 1:30 pm EDT At a time when Congress is enmeshed in a debate about border security, the Cabinet member responsible for it is preparing for an exit, stage Left Coast. Janet Napolitano, secretary of Homeland Security since the...

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