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President Barack Obama, center, with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, left, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in this April 11, 2010 file photo in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama, center, with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, left, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in this April 11, 2010 file photo in Washington, DC.

Emanuel to Clinton: ‘Dead Broke, Really?’

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a former top adviser to both Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, chided Hillary Clinton today for comments this week about her family’s financial struggles in the 1990s. “I’ve been reading lot about the kickoff of...

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Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state, left, listens while President Barack Obama speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in this Nov. 28, 2012 file photo.

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Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state, left, listens while President Barack Obama speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in this Nov. 28, 2012 file photo.

Obama, Clinton ‘Buddies’ — Obama Says So

Remember the frosty body language and tension that filled the atmosphere in the presidential campaign debates between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama? Here’s a reminder: “It is sometimes difficult to understand what Senator Obama has said because as soon as...

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Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the US Department of Justice on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 8, 2014.

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Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the US Department of Justice on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 8, 2014.

Holder: ‘You Don’t Want to Go There’ — and Good Asparagus Luck!

  Eric Holder has made little secret of his contempt for Congress. And at least some in the Republican-run House have voted to hold the attorney general in contempt of Congress as well. As Rep. Louie Goehmert, a Texas Republican,...

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Reid Sends $100,000 to DSCC

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent $100,000 in campaign funds last month to the Democratic group leading the effort to defend his party’s majority and Reid’s leadership post in the November election. Sen. Patty Murray of Washington matched Reid’s donation...

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address in Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2014

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address in Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2014

State of the Union Ratings: Lowest — FOX Won Cable Views

Updated at 3 pm EST with cable TV ratings The early numbers are in, and they’re pointing to a new record low for TV audiences viewing President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speeches. Between 21 million and 22 million...

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Republican Senator Ted Cruz Speaks At The Heritage Foundation

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Cruz Control: ‘Nobody Should Be Surprised’ That DC ‘Pushes Back’

  One of your party’s elder statesmen — one nominated for the presidency — has called you a “wacko bird.” Many of your party’s leaders have denounced your tactic of grinding the government to a 16-day halt in a futile...

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Republican senators wait at the U.S. Capitol for a shuttle bus ride to the White House for a meeting between Republican members of the U.S. Senate with U.S. President Barack Obama on settling the debt limit and government funding issues on October 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Republican senators wait at the U.S. Capitol for a shuttle bus ride to the White House for a meeting between Republican members of the U.S. Senate with U.S. President Barack Obama on settling the debt limit and government funding issues on October 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Republicans: ‘Lion’s Share of Blame’ in Poll

The longer the government remains shut down, the more Americans blame congressional Republicans, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released today. The results are similar to those in an NBC News/Wall Steeet Journal survey released last week, which showed congressional Republicans holding...

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The U.S. Capitol, open for business, stalled for 13 days.

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The U.S. Capitol, open for business, stalled for 13 days.

Shutdown Journal: Day 13

Updated at 6:30 pm EDT Finally, as the third week of a partial government shutdown arrives, lawmakers stuck in stalemates over spending and raising the nation’s debt limit say they are starting to worry about the markets. Stocks soared at...

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An unidentified woman gives the thumbs-down while posing for photos in front of a barricade preventing access to the World World II Memorial as the partial government shutdown enters day six on October 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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An unidentified woman gives the thumbs-down while posing for photos in front of a barricade preventing access to the World World II Memorial as the partial government shutdown enters day six on October 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Shutdown Journal: Day 7

Updated at 7:47 am through 3:34 pm EDT With Michael C. Bender reporting on Newt Gingrich on Bloomberg Radio, Margaret Talev from the White House, and Kathleen Hunter from Congress Could the president be winning the short-term blame game? Three answers:...

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House Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, insists that the House is trying to keep the government open, not shutting it.

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House Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, insists that the House is trying to keep the government open, not shutting it.

Countdown to Shutdown: 2 Days

Updated at 9:20, 10:40 am and 3:07 pm EDT They say it’s not about a shutdown. They say it’s about fixing, if not defunding, what they call “Obama-care.” Yet the Republican-run House’s action early this morning, almost strictly along party...

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