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Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal and his wife Supriya Jindal arrive for the State Dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House.

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Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal and his wife Supriya Jindal arrive for the State Dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House.

Vanity Fair: ‘Good (Political) Wives’

Political wives have been standing by their men all too publicly-painfully in recent years. Here’s a happier lineup, tweeted by a governor with higher ambitions standing behind his honored wife: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Supriya Jolly Jindal. My wife...

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Former US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 15, 2013.

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Former US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 15, 2013.

Early House Openings Politically One-Sided

Many congressional districts are so politically one-sided that primary elections may be more suspenseful and influential than general elections. That appears generally true in the 15 districts thus far that House members have said they won’t defend in next year’s...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, talks to Carla Pilla, of Seaside Heights, N.J., while Robert Hilton, left, executive director of the Jersey Shore Convention and Visitor's Bureau, holds a sign, on May 24, 2013, in Seaside Heights, N.J.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, talks to Carla Pilla, of Seaside Heights, N.J., while Robert Hilton, left, executive director of the Jersey Shore Convention and Visitor's Bureau, holds a sign, on May 24, 2013, in Seaside Heights, N.J.

Christie Storm Ads ‘Unseemly,’ Challenger Buono Says

Updated at 3:52 pm EDT Democrat Barbara Buono, who’s trailing Gov. Chris Christie in her bid to oust the popular Republican as governor of New Jersey, wants him to pay $2 million for his appearance in the trademark “Stronger Than...

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President Barack Obama's personal house is seen in the Kenwood neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.

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President Barack Obama's personal house is seen in the Kenwood neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.

Obama’s Re-Fi: Complicated

You think your mortgage situation in complicated? President Barack Obama was talking about the housing market today with Zillow Inc. CEO Spencer Rascoff and revealed why he and his wife, Michelle, are still carrying a 30-year mortgage with a 5.625...

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President Barack Obama is introduced by American film producer and CEO of DreamWorks Animation Jeffrey Katzenberg at a Democratic National Committee fundraising event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, in this 2009 file photo.

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President Barack Obama is introduced by American film producer and CEO of DreamWorks Animation Jeffrey Katzenberg at a Democratic National Committee fundraising event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, in this 2009 file photo.

Obama, Katzenberg Dine: Who Paid?

A stop on the set of “The Tonight Show.” A lengthy interview with Jay Leno about Vladimir Putin’s slide into a “Cold War mentality,” Hillary Clinton’s “post administration glow” and President Barack Obama’s “romantic comedy” with John McCain, and then...

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President Barack Obama at a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G8 summit at the Lough Erne resort near Enniskillen in Northern Ireland, on June 17, 2013.

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President Barack Obama at a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G8 summit at the Lough Erne resort near Enniskillen in Northern Ireland, on June 17, 2013.

Obama: Moscow No-Show

Updated at 9:43 am President Barack Obama has called off a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The summit of the Group of 20 developed and emerging nations will go on as planned in St. Petersburg in early September, but...

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker takes the stage to speak during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker takes the stage to speak during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Pollster to Booker: Measure Curtains

Cory Booker, the Newark mayor leading a four-way Democratic pack for an open U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey, garners 54 percent of likely Democratic voters in a Quinnipiac University poll today. He’s got a 25-percentage point lead over his...

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President Barack Obama, left, talks with Jay Leno during a commercial break during the taping of his appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in Los Angeles, on Aug. 6, 2013.

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President Barack Obama, left, talks with Jay Leno during a commercial break during the taping of his appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in Los Angeles, on Aug. 6, 2013.

Obama to Leno: Putin Slipping into ‘Cold War Mentality’ — No Joke Here

President Barack Obama sat today with Jay Leno for a taping of “The Tonight Show.” This wasn’t a lot of, “Hey-oh!” They talked about fugitive national security leaker Edward Snowden, U.S. terrorism surveillance, embassy closings, Russia, Hillary Clinton, John McCain,...

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Gavin Newsom, lieutenant governor of California, during the Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit in Half Moon Bay, California.

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Gavin Newsom, lieutenant governor of California, during the Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit in Half Moon Bay, California.

Newsom: While Brown’s Away, Lieutenant Plays Well — Though Patient

Fresh off a two-week stint as California’s acting governor, Gavin Newsom says he’s interested in leading the most-populousstate full-time — just not for a few years. Newsom, the 45-year-old lieutenant governor, says Gov. Jerry Brown, a fellow Democrat 30 years his senior,...

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