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The Healthcare.gov website in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 4

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The Healthcare.gov website in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 4

Obamacare Enrollment Exceeds (Low) Expectations: Even Lower

106,000: The number of people who signed up for private health insurance last month under the program known as Obamacare, as the administration today released its first and long-awaited count. 500,000: The number the Obama administration was counting on in...

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Republican strategist Karl Rove at the California Republican Party convention,  in Sacramento, Calif., on March 2, 2013.

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Republican strategist Karl Rove at the California Republican Party convention, in Sacramento, Calif., on March 2, 2013.

Karl Rove’s Scandal-Making Machinery

Of all the so-called scandals that have beset the Obama administration in recent months, the one that can truly be dubbed with the S-word is rolling on: Karl Rove, architect of George W. Bush’s presidential campaigns and fall-guy for the...

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White House press secretary Jay Carney, rear, is seen on a television monitor during his daily news briefing at the White House.

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White House press secretary Jay Carney, rear, is seen on a television monitor during his daily news briefing at the White House.

Carney: ‘Scandals Metastasize’ — in the Industrial-Scandal Complex

In Washington, it’s often more the cover-up than the scandal that undoes a president. “And when it’s over, we’ll be hard-pressed to remember how it began.” So wrote Jay Carney, then a correspondent for Time magazine, in 2007, in the...

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington, D.C.

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington, D.C.

Holder: Justice Investigating IRS

Written with Richard Rubin and Phil Mattingly Attorney General Eric Holder said today that the Justice Department has opened an investigation of the IRS’s examination of conservative political organizations to see if any crimes were committed. Yet he said he...

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Fake Tweet Rocks Markets for Seconds — Cybersecurity Alarm

We’re losing count now of how many times this phrase has been tweeted today: “Tweet from hacked AP Twitter account causes Dow to drop 150 points.” The fake tweet heard ’round the world has kept Twitter abuzz while the hacked...

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Representative Dennis Kucinich, a Democrat from Ohio, greets delegates at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sept. 4, 2012.

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Representative Dennis Kucinich, a Democrat from Ohio, greets delegates at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sept. 4, 2012.

Kucinich to Fox: ‘Open’ to His Views

To the losers go the TV deals: This just in from The Plain Dealer and wires: Cleveland’s own Dennis Kucinich, the retired congressman and liberal firebrand, has a new assignment. FOX News contributor. Kucinich, 66, a former Cleveland mayor as well...

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Vice President Joe Biden on Oct. 2, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C.

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Vice President Joe Biden on Oct. 2, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C.

Biden: Middle Class `Buried’ 4 Years

“I’m supposedly an expert on foreign policy,” Vice President Joe Biden said today. “As all of you know, an expert is a guy from out of town with a briefcase.” That was in Asheville, North Carolina. Earlier today, in Charlotte,...

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Mitt Romney, center, his son Craig, right, and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi at a campaign event El Palacio de los Jugos, in Miami on Aug. 13, 2012.

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Mitt Romney, center, his son Craig, right, and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi at a campaign event El Palacio de los Jugos, in Miami on Aug. 13, 2012.

Romney’s Campaign Stop at Ex-Cocaine Con’s Miami Juice Stand

In a campaign, advance work is everything. In South Florida, it’s not beyond reason that a random sampling of sponsors for a campaign stop might find a little of the old cocaine cowboy in someone’s closet. That’s what happened to...

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