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Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $620,366

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s leadership political action committee raised $620,366 in this year’s second quarter. Donors to the Massachusetts Democrat’s PAC for a Level Playing Field included Craig Newmark, founder of the Craigslist website, and Henry Goldberg, founder of real estate...

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican from Virginia, as seen heading to a meeting at the U.S. Capitol today.

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican from Virginia, as seen heading to a meeting at the U.S. Capitol today.

Cantor: Tea Party Casualty, Historic Party Primary Loss

Updated at 10:10, 10:30 and 10:55 pm EDT David Brat accused Eric Cantor of promoting “amnesty” for the undocumented. Now Brat, a Tea Party-backed college professor, is deporting Cantor from the Capitol. Cantor’s primary election loss to Brat today may...

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A delegate holds a sign at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

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A delegate holds a sign at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

Republican Pollster: ‘Stop Doing Stupid Things With Latinos’

Republican pollster Glen Bolger has some advice for how his party can begin the “road to recovery” with the growing bloc of Hispanic voters. “We’ve got to stop saying and doing stupid things with Latinos,” Bolger said at a panel...

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Political strategist Dick Morris addresses the Faith and Freedom Coalition on June 3, 2011 in Washington, DC.

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Political strategist Dick Morris addresses the Faith and Freedom Coalition on June 3, 2011 in Washington, DC.

Clinton Speech That Wasn’t: ‘Mother’ No Adjective — in ‘Your Walkman’

Jim Warren has gone wading into the swamp of the released papers at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock and come out with a speech the president could have given, had one of his wilder writers had his way....

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush with her son Jeb in this March 18, 2005 file photo.

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush with her son Jeb in this March 18, 2005 file photo.

Jeb to Barbara Bush: Mother’s Day?

For some time now, Barbara Bush has been saying there ought to be some families in America — any families but the Bushes and Clintons — that can produce some good candidates for president. The former first lady, wife of...

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The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Charlie Cook: No Evidence Of ‘Wave’ 2014 Election

There’s no evidence that this year’s midterm balloting will be a “wave election” like the Democratic upswing in 2006 or the Republican sweep in 2010. That’s according to Charlie Cook, who previewed the election in remarks at American University in...

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A sign in a market window advertises the acceptance of food stamps  in New York City.

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A sign in a market window advertises the acceptance of food stamps in New York City.

Vilsack: Food Stamps as Jobs

As head of the Department of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack is the Obama administration’s point person on defending the food-stamp program, cut roughly 5 percent today as spending allocated in the 2009 stimulus bill expired. With the program threatened with more...

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Sen. Rand Paul is seen on the television in the Senate Press Gallery as he filibusters to the nomination of John Brennan to lead the CIA.

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Sen. Rand Paul is seen on the television in the Senate Press Gallery as he filibusters to the nomination of John Brennan to lead the CIA.

Rand Paul’s CIA-Brennan Filibuster

Updated at 2:55 pm EDT Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has taken the Senate floor to slow down the confirmation of John Brennan as CIA director. “I rise today to begin to fillibuster John Brennan’s nomination for the C.I.A.,” the...

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