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Catheryn Carroll, of Washington DC, berates members of the House Republican caucus while they hold a press conference on the steps of the U.S. Senate on September 29, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Catheryn Carroll, of Washington DC, berates members of the House Republican caucus while they hold a press conference on the steps of the U.S. Senate on September 29, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Countdown to Shutdown: Launched

Updated from 9 am Sept. 30 through 12:10 am Oct. 1 EDT With Margaret Talev reporting from the White House, Laura Litvan from Capitol Hill Midnight arrived without any apparent hope of a compromise in the budget stalemate that brought...

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A same-sex marriage supporter waves a rainbow flag in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC, as the Court takes up the issue of gay marriage.

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A same-sex marriage supporter waves a rainbow flag in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC, as the Court takes up the issue of gay marriage.

Nelson Backs Gay Marriage: Six Democratic Senators Left Silent

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson just took himself off a shrinking list of Democratic Senate holdouts: He reversed his position against same-sex marriage. With Nelson as the 51st senator to voice support, more than half the U.S. Senate now backs same-sex marriage....

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Seniors wait to see Vice President. Vice President Biden speak on medicare and social security in Coconut Creek, Florida.

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Seniors wait to see Vice President. Vice President Biden speak on medicare and social security in Coconut Creek, Florida.

Florida Crossroad: Medicare, Nelson

The Medi-scare campaign isn’t limited to the presidential contest. Crossroads GPS, a committee co-founded by Bush strategist Karl Rove, is promoting a $4.2-million “issue advocacy push” in Florida, Ohio, New Mexico and Montana for its “New Majority Agenda.” That agenda,...

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., during the opening of the Sands Cotai Central resort in Macau.

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., during the opening of the Sands Cotai Central resort in Macau.

Adelson Playing $1 Million in Florida

Updated July 10 Billionaire casino executive Sheldon Adelson, who has donated tens of millions of dollars to promote Republican presidential candidates and oppose President Barack Obama, is also using his wealth to elect Republicans in Florida. Adelson donated $1 million...

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Rep. Connie Mack, left, with Mitt Romney with supporters at Pioneer Park in downtown Dunedin.

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Rep. Connie Mack, left, with Mitt Romney with supporters at Pioneer Park in downtown Dunedin.

Romney Returns a Favor

During the Republican primary campaign, Florida Representative Connie Mack was a familiar figure at rallies for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. But he wasn’t there to support him. Mack was there for Mitt Romney, leveling criticism at Gingrich at every stop. Sometimes,...

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