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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, his wife Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and their daughter Chelsea Clinton speak to guests at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) on June 14, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, his wife Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and their daughter Chelsea Clinton speak to guests at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) on June 14, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

Hillary, Chelsea Clinton: ‘Selfie’ Fest

Is this why we have Twitter? Having so much fun with Chelsea, taking selfies back stage. MT:@ChelseaClinton http://t.co/QXvdrgDH7n — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 14, 2013 Chelsea started it: My first #selfie w my mom @HillaryClinton back stage at #CGIAmerica. #ProudDaughter...

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Bill Belichick, right, head coach of the New England Patriots holds the Vince Lombardi trophy with owner Robert K. Kraft after winning Super Bowl XXXVIII, in 2004.

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Bill Belichick, right, head coach of the New England Patriots holds the Vince Lombardi trophy with owner Robert K. Kraft after winning Super Bowl XXXVIII, in 2004.

Patriots Owner Backs Markey, Brown Aids Gomez

Written with Annie Linskey Despite a loan and checks from top Republicans, Massachusetts Republican Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez was out-raised and out-spent by Democratic nominee Ed Markey from April 11 to June 5, campaign finance records show. Both men are...

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Anti-abortion protesters pray outside the U.S. Supreme Court on the third day of oral arguments over the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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Anti-abortion protesters pray outside the U.S. Supreme Court on the third day of oral arguments over the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Can Franks Turn Rape-Comment Uproar Into Campaign Cash?

From Bloomberg Government’s Congress Tracker Republican Trent Franks, the Arizona congressman whose comment about rape and pregnancy revived a political uproar that dogged Republicans in the last election, is trying to capitalize on the episode for campaign donations. Franks, sponsor of legislation to...

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Immigration reform advocates hold signs of young immigrant "dreamers" during a protest outside a fund raising event for Texas Senator Ted Cruz on May 29, 2013 in Manhattan, New York City.

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Immigration reform advocates hold signs of young immigrant "dreamers" during a protest outside a fund raising event for Texas Senator Ted Cruz on May 29, 2013 in Manhattan, New York City.

Jeb Bush: Politically ‘Fertile’

Jeb Bush is taking a Twitter-ribbing today for saying that immigrants are more “fertile.” What he meant was, they have more babies, not that they have a greater ability to procreate. Yet the former Florida governor had a more serious...

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, speaks during the Clinton Global Initiative CGI America meeting in Chicago, Illinois, on June 13, 2013.

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, speaks during the Clinton Global Initiative CGI America meeting in Chicago, Illinois, on June 13, 2013.

Hillary Clinton: Medical Research Hampered by Budget Cuts

Hillary Clinton criticized Washington’s budgetary gridlock as she helped raise money for epilepsy research last night in Chicago, returning as the keynote speaker for an annual event hosted by the top strategist of her former political nemesis. As first lady...

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Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, left, slips on a knee brace as Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-Fla., right, stretches while talking with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., in the Republicans' dugout before the 52nd annual Congressional Baseball Game at National Stadium in Washington on June 13, 2013.

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Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, left, slips on a knee brace as Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-Fla., right, stretches while talking with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., in the Republicans' dugout before the 52nd annual Congressional Baseball Game at National Stadium in Washington on June 13, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 22-0

That was the margin of victory for Democrats over Republicans in the annual congressional baseball game yesterday. Democrats got a three-hit shutout from Rep. Cedric Richmond of Louisiana, who also was the winning pitcher for Democrats in 2011 and 2012...

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U.S. Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV) greets young supporters during an election night watch party at The Venetian on November 6, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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U.S. Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV) greets young supporters during an election night watch party at The Venetian on November 6, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Congressman’s Kid: Campaign Bounds

There’s no question that the reported homophobic and racist remarks of the 16-year-old son of Nevada Rep. Joe Heck are more than juvenile and offensive. Yet the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s attempts to hang them on the kid’s father heading...

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Syrian rebel fighters with the Sham Falcons fighting group, one of the Islamic groups fighting with the Free Syrian Army, during a firefight with government forces in Heesh, Syria, on March 10, 2013.

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Syrian rebel fighters with the Sham Falcons fighting group, one of the Islamic groups fighting with the Free Syrian Army, during a firefight with government forces in Heesh, Syria, on March 10, 2013.

Obama Boosting Syrian Aid: ‘Red Line’ Crossed

Syria has crossed the ”red line,” the Obama White House says. And the Syrian opposition will be getting more assistance from the United States — not only humanitarian aid, but also still publicly unspecified stepped up support for the military...

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Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska, waves at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 16, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska, waves at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 16, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Sarah Palin: Back to the Future

As others already have noted about Sarah Palin’s departure from Fox News, the network said at the time: “We have thoroughly enjoyed our association with Governor Palin. We wish her the best in her future endeavors.” The future is here....

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