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Jim Messina, campaign manager for the re-election of President Barack Obama, talks with reporters during a tour of the re-election headquarters in Chicago.

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Jim Messina, campaign manager for the re-election of President Barack Obama, talks with reporters during a tour of the re-election headquarters in Chicago.

Obama’s Advocacy Group Bows to Pressure, Bans Corporate Giving

Organizing for Action, the advocacy group that arose from President Barack Obama’s successful re-election campaign, has reversed course and decided not to take corporate donations. OFA Chairman Jim Messina made the announcement in an article he wrote for CNN.com. He gave...

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A drone protest outside the  White House in this file photo.

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A drone protest outside the White House in this file photo.

Holder to Paul: ‘The Answer… is No’

Sen. Rand Paul, the Republican  from Kentucky who held the Senate floor past midnight with a filibuster against the confirmation of John Brennan for CIA director, may have gone on for 13 hours with questions about the limits of American...

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Rep. Paul Ryan in front of the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginia, in this file photo.

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Rep. Paul Ryan in front of the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginia, in this file photo.

Washington Daybook: Ryan at 1600

Rand Paul’s quixotic filibuster against John Brennan’s nomination as CIA director in which he droned on about the issue of, well, drones, lasted a respectable 12 hours, 52 minutes. That places him between Strom Thurmond’s 24 hour rant against the...

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks after receiving awards from Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey during a ceremony at the Pentagon on Feb. 14, 2013.

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks after receiving awards from Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey during a ceremony at the Pentagon on Feb. 14, 2013.

Hillary Clinton One to Beat in ’16: Poll

A poll out today by Quinnipiac University shows that Hillary Clinton — former secretary of state, U.S. senator from New York and first lady — is the clear frontrunner for the White House in 2016. That is, if she runs....

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Senator John McCain flashes the thumb-up when asked by a reporter about how the meeting went outside the Jefferson Hotel following a dinner with President Barack Obama and a group of fellow Republican senators on March 6, 2013 in Washington.

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Senator John McCain flashes the thumb-up when asked by a reporter about how the meeting went outside the Jefferson Hotel following a dinner with President Barack Obama and a group of fellow Republican senators on March 6, 2013 in Washington.

Obama’s Republican Table: Thumbs Up — President Picks Up the Tab

Updated at 9 am EST, March 7 The food, at least, must have been good. The Republicans who dined with President Barack Obama tonight were holding thumbs up on their way out of the Jefferson Hotel this evening. Sen. John...

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A student pauses near a targets during a pistol class taught by King 33 Training at a shooting range on Feb. 24, 2013 in Wallingford, Connecticut.

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A student pauses near a targets during a pistol class taught by King 33 Training at a shooting range on Feb. 24, 2013 in Wallingford, Connecticut.

Connecticut Voters Back Gun Control, General Assembly Ready

This may come as little surprise, post-Newtown: Connecticut voters support stronger gun control measures by a 2 to 1 margin, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today. Among women, 75 percent want stronger gun laws, the poll shows. “The...

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, speaks to reporters at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey.

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, speaks to reporters at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey.

Christie: ‘I’m the Governor’ — Stinking Basement History

New Jersey’s 200-year-old-plus statehouse has its charms. The basement is not one of them. Gov. Chris Christie, after one snootful too many of an occasional stench that evokes wet dog mixed with low tide by way of waterproof epoxy paint,...

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Representative Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, speaks during a news conference following a vote at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 23, 2013.

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Representative Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, speaks during a news conference following a vote at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 23, 2013.

Paul Ryan’s 34% Medicare Plan

Paul Ryan is getting ready to release another budget. Like the first one the House Budget chairman introduced two years ago, it will contain a provision to move people from Medicare to a voucher for private health care, starting with...

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