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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (C) speak with Romney's advisor Bob White (L) aboard the campaign bus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, on Oct. 10, 2012.

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (C) speak with Romney's advisor Bob White (L) aboard the campaign bus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, on Oct. 10, 2012.

Romney, Christie: One Big Party

Looks like the friendship is back on. Mitt Romney is scheduled as a “special guest” at a 52nd birthday party in September for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, according to a message distributed by the New Jersey Republican State Committee....

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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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Mitt Romney makes a concession speech in Boston on Nov. 7, 2012.

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Mitt Romney makes a concession speech in Boston on Nov. 7, 2012.

Netflix Releases ‘Mitt’ Documentary Trailer

A candidate’s reaction to election-night defeat is one of any political junkie’s favorite topics of speculation. Today, anyone still wondering about Mitt Romney can give their imaginations a break. Netflix released the trailer for “Mitt,” a 90-minute documentary that follows the...

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Mario Rafael Diaz-Balart.

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Mario Rafael Diaz-Balart.

Diaz-Balart: Immigration ‘Running Out of Time’

The clock is running on immigration. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Republican from Miami among a bipartisan group in the House working on an overhaul of U.S. immigration laws, says the 2013 clock already has run. And if a law isn’t...

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Democratic presidential candidate, Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, acknowledges the auditorium as Republican presidential candidate, Vice President George Bush, looks on after their final debate in Los Angeles, Calif., in this file photo 1988 file photo.

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Democratic presidential candidate, Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, acknowledges the auditorium as Republican presidential candidate, Vice President George Bush, looks on after their final debate in Los Angeles, Calif., in this file photo 1988 file photo.

Bush-Dukakis, 25 Years Later — Electoral Ground Has Shifted

Today marks a quarter-century since Republican George H.W. Bush defeated Democrat Michael Dukakis in the 1988 presidential election. It’s striking how the Electoral College map has evolved over a generation. Let’s review: Bush, who won 40 states, 426 electoral votes and...

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Newt Gingrich, former presidential candidate and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 16, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Newt Gingrich, former presidential candidate and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 16, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Gingrich Still Has $4.7 Million in 2012 Campaign Debt

Newt Gingrich’s 2012 presidential campaign has more than $4.6 million in debts more than a year after the former House Speaker lost the Republican nomination to Mitt Romney. Gingrich’s $4,657,479 in campaign debts at the end of September was little...

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President Barack Obama celebrates on election night in Chicago on November 6, 2012.

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President Barack Obama celebrates on election night in Chicago on November 6, 2012.

By the Numbers: $18.5 Million

The Democratic National Committee still owed $18.5 million at the end of July for the 2012 elections, according to Federal Election Commission reports. The committee finished the 2012 elections $21.5 million in the red. Since Jan. 1, it raised $35.4 million and...

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Engineers and developers work at President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters in Chicago on Dec. 13, 2011.

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Engineers and developers work at President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters in Chicago on Dec. 13, 2011.

Obama’s Ad-Men: Yogurt Next?

Two of the masterminds behind President Barack Obama’s analytics-fueled campaign-advertising operation say they’ve been inundated with inquiries from corporate executives eager to apply the tactics that won the 2012 presidential race to their marketing efforts. “We’re sort of handing out...

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Former U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrives to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 15, 2013.

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Former U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrives to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 15, 2013.

Romney Raising Money for N.H. Party

Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a Republican, is set to headline a fundraiser for his party in New Hampshire on Aug. 6, his first since losing the 2012 election. Tickets to the 6:30 p.m. event, billed as “An Evening With...

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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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