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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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Andres Cuartas, left, sits with Mercedes Mujica, an agent with Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, as he purchases a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act on March 31, 2014 in Miami.

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Andres Cuartas, left, sits with Mercedes Mujica, an agent with Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, as he purchases a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act on March 31, 2014 in Miami.

Obamacare Views: ‘So Predictable’

“I knew it all along. You’re so predictable. I knew something would go wrong (something’s always wrong) . So you don’t have to call or say anything at all. You’re so predictable (so predictable).” – Good Charlotte We’ve seen it...

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A wedding cake hat during support of same-sex marriage in the Castro District after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act and declined to rule on the California law Proposition 8, in California.

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A wedding cake hat during support of same-sex marriage in the Castro District after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act and declined to rule on the California law Proposition 8, in California.

Gay Rights Gain Record Acceptance: ABC/Post Poll

Public support for gay marriage has reached a record 59 percent in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll — up from 32 percent in 2004, marking what pollster Gary Langer calls “a dramatic transformation of public attitudes. During the same...

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The 2013 State of the Union address.

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The 2013 State of the Union address.

State of the Union: Questions of Confidence

If there is one palpable state of the union heading into President Barack Obama’s annual address before a joint session of Congress, that state is great uncertainty. More pointedly, a lack of confidence in leadership of all stripes. Just 37...

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Liz Cheney during a campaign appearance in Casper, Wyo., on July 17, 2013.

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Liz Cheney during a campaign appearance in Casper, Wyo., on July 17, 2013.

Cheney’s Exit: A Family Matter?

Updated at 9:15, 9:24 and 10:27 am EST Liz Cheney, the former vice president’s daughter who mounted a party-splitting campaign for Senate in Wyoming, says she is abandoning the race for “family health” reasons. To the outward world, the family...

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This combo of pictures shows U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, posing for a selfie photo with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt, center, during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

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This combo of pictures shows U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, posing for a selfie photo with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt, center, during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

Obama’s Selfie ‘Bit of Fun,’ Photo-Partner PM Says

That selfie seen ’round the world this week was simply a “bit of fun.” So says Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, who cheerfully mugged for a smartphone with a grinning President Barack Obama and smiling British Prime Minister David Cameron...

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On the 16th day of a government shutdown, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to reporters while Senate Republicans work toward a solution to the federal government shutdown and a temporary raise to the debt ceiling, on Capitol Hill on Oct. 16, 2013.

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On the 16th day of a government shutdown, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to reporters while Senate Republicans work toward a solution to the federal government shutdown and a temporary raise to the debt ceiling, on Capitol Hill on Oct. 16, 2013.

Shutdown Costs and Benefits: Finger-Pointing Festival

To hear Sen. Ted Cruz’s story, the 16-day partial shutdown of the U.S. government produced some real “tangible results.” To hear the White House’s Jason Furman tell it, the shutdown cost 120,000 jobs and a quarter-percent of GDP growth. To...

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, arrives to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 16, 2013.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, arrives to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 16, 2013.

McConnell: ‘Not’ Shutting Down Again — Mule Needn’t Kick Twice

Mitch McConnell, the Senate’s Republican leader, knows how to count: 54-46. (Soon to be 55-45, with the election this week of Democrat Cory Booker of Newark.) It tells him what he needs to know about his minority party’s leverage in...

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The US Capitol on October 13, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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The US Capitol on October 13, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Shutdown Journal: Day 14

Updated at 8:02 am through 6:42  pm EDT Senate leaders appeared to be getting somewhere today, on the 14th day of a partial government shut-down, with three days left until the nation’s debt-limit is reached. Tomorrow is another… “I’m very...

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