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Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks during the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 7, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks during the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 7, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Perry Seeks Cuomo Debate Post-’Ooops’

It sounds like Texas Gov. Rick Perry is looking to get past his “sorry, oops” moment in a Republican presidential debate that helped tank his 2012  campaign, and he’s looking for New York Gov.  Andrew Cuomo to help him out....

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Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts attends a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, on Feb. 27, 2014.

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Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts attends a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, on Feb. 27, 2014.

Warren Still Not Running in 2016

Just to be perfectly clear: “I’m not running for president,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren says. In an interview with ABC News on the eve of the official release of her book, the now-senior Democratic senator from Massachusetts dismisses, again, an inquiry...

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket takes off in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in this handout photo made available to the media on May 18, 2012.

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket takes off in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in this handout photo made available to the media on May 18, 2012.

SpaceX Lobbying Going Where Others Have Gone Before

Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp., which hired two new lobbying firms last month, reported a 15 percent increase in expenditures during the first three months of 2014 compared with the same period a year ago. SpaceX reported spending $310,000 to lobby...

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A homeless at Penn Station in New York City.

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A homeless at Penn Station in New York City.

‘Capital in the 21st Century:’ Too Big to Tweet

In that extended conversation about “The Great Gatsby Curve,” the fact that income distribution in modern-day America roughly equals the way money was held in 1928, Thomas Piketty hasn’t yet become the household tweet that political leaders favor lately. President...

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, responds to a question during a town hall meeting in Belmar, New Jersey, on March 25, 2014.

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, responds to a question during a town hall meeting in Belmar, New Jersey, on March 25, 2014.

Christie Still Undecided on 2016

Wanted: A crowd of about 150 or so. Location: The Jersey Shore. Age and party affiliation not important. Just one rule: No hecklers. Chris Christie, New Jersey’s Republican governor at the center of controversy since January, found himself in front...

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Republican political consultant Karl Rove attends the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center on April 25, 2013 in Dallas.

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Republican political consultant Karl Rove attends the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center on April 25, 2013 in Dallas.

Singer, Griffin Join Billionaires Backing Rove Super-PAC

Billionaires B. Wayne Hughes, Paul Singer and Ken Griffin are among two dozen donors who together gave $5.2 million last month to American Crossroads, a Republican group aligned with political strategist Karl Rove. Hughes, co-founder of Public Storage, sent $500,000...

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Democratic State Sen. Nina Turner comments after Ohio Gov. John Kasich's State of the State address on Feb. 7, 2012, in Steubenville, Ohio.

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Democratic State Sen. Nina Turner comments after Ohio Gov. John Kasich's State of the State address on Feb. 7, 2012, in Steubenville, Ohio.

Democrats Funnel Money, Staff Into State Races

The refrain from Ohio State Senator Nina Turner’s campaign manager was familiar — one that all candidates embrace, if warily, over the course of a race. “Call time, call time, call time,” repeated Turner, seated across a desk at state...

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Ed Gillespie, Senior Adviser for the Romney Campaign, speaks to the crowd on stage during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on Nov. 6, 2012.

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Ed Gillespie, Senior Adviser for the Romney Campaign, speaks to the crowd on stage during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on Nov. 6, 2012.

Bush White House Aids Gillespie’s Virginia Fundraising

As a former counselor to President George W. Bush and chairman of the national and Virginia Republican parties, Ed Gillespie got to know the Republican luminaries and donors who are now helping him try to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Warner....

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