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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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Sen. Charles Schumer, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin hold a news conference at the Capitol on the eve of the budget sequester on Feb. 28, 2013 in Washington.

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Sen. Charles Schumer, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin hold a news conference at the Capitol on the eve of the budget sequester on Feb. 28, 2013 in Washington.

Danger: Debate Breaks out in Senate

If the first rule in “Fight Club” is not to talk about fight club, the first rule in the U.S. Senate is to never acknowledge its shortcomings. Senators pretend to be cordial, part of the most deliberative body in the...

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Actress Eva Longoria participates in an Early Vote Canvass Kickoff in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Actress Eva Longoria participates in an Early Vote Canvass Kickoff in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 70

That was President Barack Obama’s job approval rating among Hispanics in January, according to Gallup. The figure is close to the 71 percent support Obama received from Hispanic voters in the 2012 election, according to a national exit poll. Republican...

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President Barack Obama takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, as first lady Michelle Obama holds the family bible next to daughter Malia Obama in the Blue Room of the White House on Jan. 20, 2013.

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President Barack Obama takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, as first lady Michelle Obama holds the family bible next to daughter Malia Obama in the Blue Room of the White House on Jan. 20, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 192

That’s how many years it’s been since a third consecutive U.S. president was inaugurated for a second time. President Barack Obama, who was sworn in to a second term Jan. 20 and delivered an inaugural address yesterday at the 57th presidential...

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