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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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Car sales are up in the U.S.

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Car sales are up in the U.S.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $19.6 Billion

That’s how much consumer borrowing rose in May, the biggest jump in a year, according to the Federal Reserve. Total consumer credit outstanding was $2.839 trillion in May. Non-revolving debt, a category that includes borrowing for college tuition and the...

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Pro Mohamed Morsi supporters attend a rally near where over 50 were purported to have been killed by members of the Egyptian military and police in early morning clashes on July 8, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt

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Pro Mohamed Morsi supporters attend a rally near where over 50 were purported to have been killed by members of the Egyptian military and police in early morning clashes on July 8, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt

McCain: Cut U.S. Aid to Egypt — Boehner: Consulting with Obama

Sen. John McCain says the U.S. must cut its aid to Egypt following the military’s removal of Mohamed Morsi from the presidency. ”It is difficult for me to conclude that what happened was anything other than a coup in which...

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The Black Congressional Caucus and Congressional Tri-Caucus at a news conference on the Supreme Court's decision to strike down parts of the Voting Rights Act, June 25, 2013

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The Black Congressional Caucus and Congressional Tri-Caucus at a news conference on the Supreme Court's decision to strike down parts of the Voting Rights Act, June 25, 2013

Obama’s Black Caucus Meeting: First Since May 2011

Written with Joi Preciphs President Barack Obama plans to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus at the White House tomorrow to discuss jobs and the economy, according to people familiar with the matter. The morning meeting will mark the first...

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Texas Governor Rick Perry shakes hands with supporters prior to announcing he will not seek reelection, July 8, 2013, at Holt Cat in San Antonio

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Texas Governor Rick Perry shakes hands with supporters prior to announcing he will not seek reelection, July 8, 2013, at Holt Cat in San Antonio

Perry Not Running for Reelection

“The time has come to pass on the mantle of leadership,” Texas Gov. Rick Perry said today, announcing that he will not seek re-election. The Republican who sought his party’s presidential nomination in 2012 said he will spend some time...

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Representative Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin and chairman of the House Budget Committee, speaks during the 2013 Fiscal Summit

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Representative Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin and chairman of the House Budget Committee, speaks during the 2013 Fiscal Summit

Reunited: Romney Helps Ryan Raise $1.1 Million

Paul Ryan was one of the top fundraisers in Congress before he became the 2012 Republican vice-presidential nominee. His ability to raise money is even stronger after a nationwide campaign boosted his name recognition — and as Ryan continues to...

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Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., at a news conference in 2012

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Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., at a news conference in 2012

Booker ‘Showhorse,’ Lautenberg Family Suggests: ‘Stick with Frank’

Cory Booker is on a roll, right? The mayor of Newark has become a 24/7 Tweeter since announcing his bid for the Senate seat of the late Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey. I’m looking forward 2 being on Kelly and...

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Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, pictured in 2010. Photo by Daniel Acker / Bloomberg

Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, pictured in 2010. Photo by Daniel Acker / Bloomberg

Spitzer: Running on Redemption

As governor of South Carolina, Mark Sanford went walking on the Appalachian Trail — actually away in Argentina with a mistress — but that didn’t stop him from getting elected again to Congress this year. As a member of Congress,...

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