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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks about his knowledge of a traffic study that snarled traffic at the George Washington Bridge during a news conference on Jan. 9, 2014 at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks about his knowledge of a traffic study that snarled traffic at the George Washington Bridge during a news conference on Jan. 9, 2014 at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey.

Christie’s 19,347-Word Apology: Lane-Changer

So, as news conferences go, today’s apology for a traffic jam in New Jersey was a lollapalooza. Just did a word count on Christie presser: 19,374 words. Not a typo. http://t.co/pyzgVne0d4 — The Fix (@TheFix) January 9, 2014 Gov. Chris...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at his office in the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J., on Dec. 13, 2013.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at his office in the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J., on Dec. 13, 2013.

Christie’s Christmas-Card Surprise

The Christies got a lot of Christmas cards out this year. Or at least the Republican Party of New Jersey did, on the reelected governor’s behalf. Delivered in places like Iowa — a full two years ahead of the 2016...

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Miley Cyrus performs during KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2013 on Dec. 6, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA.

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Miley Cyrus performs during KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2013 on Dec. 6, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA.

Miley Cyrus Gossip: Buckle Seatbelts

Miley Cyrus was working the Hill today. In absentia, we should note. When it comes to authorizing in-flight cell phone calls on the nation’s airlines, the House Transportation Committee wants the American public to understand the implications. So the communications...

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President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron pose for a picture with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt, center, next to  First Lady Michelle Obama during the memorial service of former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

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President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron pose for a picture with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt, center, next to First Lady Michelle Obama during the memorial service of former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

South African Selfie: Someone Wasn’t Smiling

Updated Dec. 11 at 6:35 am EST Sometimes a picture tells no words at all. Then again, a few frames of President Barack Obama and the prime minister of Denmark seated alongside a first lady who appears unamused can go...

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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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Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky in Washington, D.C.

Paul: De Facto Republican Leader? — Political World Abhors a Vacuum

Credit McKay Coppins at BuzzFeed with an arresting take on Sen. Rand Paul, the Kentucky Republican whom, he suggests, is becoming the de facto leader of the Republican Party. He opens with an anecdote about Paul, the most outspoken of...

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Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., has a word with aide Huma Abedin at the start of a campaign rally at Capital High School in Charleston, W.Va., in this March 19, 2008 file photo.

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Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., has a word with aide Huma Abedin at the start of a campaign rally at Capital High School in Charleston, W.Va., in this March 19, 2008 file photo.

Clinton 2016: Weiner’s Wife On Board

Anthony Weiner, the candidate for mayor of New York whose prospects have plummeted since admitting to sexting women after resigning from Congress over that personal practice, says his wife is playing a role in Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president in...

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, left, gestures during a debate with Democratic challenger Terry McCauliffe, right, during the Virginia Bar Association convention debate at the Homestead in Hot Springs, Va., on July 20, 2013.

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, left, gestures during a debate with Democratic challenger Terry McCauliffe, right, during the Virginia Bar Association convention debate at the Homestead in Hot Springs, Va., on July 20, 2013.

Virginia: ‘The Cooch’s’ Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton Jokes, ‘Grand Jury?’

How low can they go in Virginia? The governor’s race which the Washington Post has characterized as “dripping venom” has grown more than nasty and personal. It’s in the phase of mutual character assassination now, as Republican Attorney General Ken...

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U.S. Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV) greets young supporters during an election night watch party at The Venetian on November 6, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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U.S. Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV) greets young supporters during an election night watch party at The Venetian on November 6, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Congressman’s Kid: Campaign Bounds

There’s no question that the reported homophobic and racist remarks of the 16-year-old son of Nevada Rep. Joe Heck are more than juvenile and offensive. Yet the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s attempts to hang them on the kid’s father heading...

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Former President Bill Clinton, right, introduces his wife Hillary Clinton, at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York.

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Former President Bill Clinton, right, introduces his wife Hillary Clinton, at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York.

Hillary Clinton’s $200,000-Plus Talking Points: Major League Speaker

As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton made $186,000 a year. As a former secretary of state, senator from New York, first lady and generally a “Friend of Bill” involved in her husband’s foundation work, she will make more than $200,000...

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