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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie arrives to speak at his election night event after winning a second term at the Asbury Park Convention Hall on November 05, 2013.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie arrives to speak at his election night event after winning a second term at the Asbury Park Convention Hall on November 05, 2013.

Christie as America’s Governor: ‘Here I Am Baby… I’m Yours’

If we pay attention to music, as is often a good idea, we cannot help but noting that Republican Chris Christie already has downloaded President Barack Obama’s victory song: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” by the king of Motown, Stevie Wonder. These...

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President Bill Clinton with James Lee Witt, right, Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), during a visit to the tornado-ravaged area in Oklahoma in this 1999 file photo.

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President Bill Clinton with James Lee Witt, right, Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), during a visit to the tornado-ravaged area in Oklahoma in this 1999 file photo.

Former FEMA Director Jumps into Arkansas Congressional Race

James Lee Witt, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency under former President Bill Clinton, said today that he is running for Congress in Arkansas. Witt, a Democrat, is competing for an open seat;  Republican Rep. Tom Cotton is challenging Democratic...

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President Barack Obama arrives to speak about the healthcare reform laws, known as Obamacare, at an Organizing for Action event in Washington, DC, on November 4, 2013.

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President Barack Obama arrives to speak about the healthcare reform laws, known as Obamacare, at an Organizing for Action event in Washington, DC, on November 4, 2013.

Obama Nearing All-Time Low in Gallup Approval Ratings: 39%

President Barack Obama is near matching his all-time low in job approval in the Gallup Poll. The 39 percent approval rating reported by Gallup today — an average of surveys conducted Saturday through Monday — is close to the 38-percent...

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A campaign staff put up a sign prior to a campaign rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Virginia Terry McAuliffe on November 4, 2013 in Annandale, Virginia.

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A campaign staff put up a sign prior to a campaign rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Virginia Terry McAuliffe on November 4, 2013 in Annandale, Virginia.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $54.2 Million

That’s how much the two main candidates in today’s election contest for Virginia governor have raised for their campaigns. Democrat Terry McAuliffe, a former national party committee chairman, raised more than $34.4 million, and Republican state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli...

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, center, and Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D), right, are introduced and take the stage during a campaign event for at VFW Post 1503, October 27, 2013 in Dale City, Virginia.

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, center, and Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D), right, are introduced and take the stage during a campaign event for at VFW Post 1503, October 27, 2013 in Dale City, Virginia.

McAuliffe’s Voter-Drawing Power: Obamas Closing Virginia Contest

In the run-up to Election Day in the Virginia governor’s race, Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe is getting boosts from current and former Democratic presidents who bring a hefty dose of star power to the task of turning out voters. Republican...

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Democratic candidate for New York City mayor Bill de Blasio embraces a supporter in front of City Hall on October 23, 2013 in New York City.

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Democratic candidate for New York City mayor Bill de Blasio embraces a supporter in front of City Hall on October 23, 2013 in New York City.

Cuomo Open to NYC Pre-K Tax

Mayoral candidate and front-runner Bill de Blasio wants to tax New York City’s wealthiest taxpayers to fund a universal pre-K program and he can’t do it without the state’s approval. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a fellow Democrat, said today that he’s willing to talk...

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Former U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

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Former U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton Raising $1 Million for De Blasio in NYC

New York Democratic mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio expects to leave the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan tonight with $1 million more than he had when he walked in, thanks to Hillary Clinton, who’s hosting a fundraiser for him there. It’s...

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Attorney General for Virginia and Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli, right, speaks during a debate with former DNC Chair and Democratic candidate Terry McAuliff on September 25, 2013 in McLean, Virginia.

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Attorney General for Virginia and Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli, right, speaks during a debate with former DNC Chair and Democratic candidate Terry McAuliff on September 25, 2013 in McLean, Virginia.

Bill Clinton: Obamacare, Shutdown Play in Virginia for a ‘Friend of Bill’

Obamacare is so unpopular that Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for governor in Virginia, is using his opponent’s opposition to it against him in the closing weeks of a campaign that polls have portrayed as close, leaning McAuliffe’s way. That...

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A man sits in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013.

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A man sits in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013.

Shutdown: Day One

Updated at 9:39 am through 5:53 pm EDT With David Lerman reporting from the Pentagon  The House’s Republicans have come up with another non-starter in the stalled budget talks with the Democratic-run Senate. The White House says President Barack Obama...

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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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