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Attorney General of Delaware Beau Biden at the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Attorney General of Delaware Beau Biden at the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Biden Running in 2016: Beau for Delaware Governor

      It’s official: a Delaware Democrat carrying the Biden name will seek top office in 2016.  Beau Biden, Delaware’s Democratic Attorney General and Vice President Joe Biden’s oldest child, plans to run for governor in 2016 and won’t...

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An election worker posts a sign before the opening of a polling station for a special U.S. Senate election on October 16, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.

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An election worker posts a sign before the opening of a polling station for a special U.S. Senate election on October 16, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.

Christie, N.J. Lawmakers Mark Record $124 Million 2013 Cycle

Spurred by record independent spending levels and costly local races, Gov. Chris Christie and lawmakers pushed campaign spending to a record $124 million during the 2013 election cycle in New Jersey. “While final numbers won’t be available until January, special...

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New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner in Harlem on September 10, 2013 in New York City.

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New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner in Harlem on September 10, 2013 in New York City.

FEC Approves Request to Alert on Political Refunds

It may be too late for Anthony Weiner supporters, but the Federal Election Commission is making it easier for donors to hold political candidates accountable. The FEC ruled by a 5-1 vote last week that political donors’ data can now...

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President Barack Obama gets a hug after speaking at the Rodon Group, which manufactures over 95% of the parts for K'NEX Brands toys, on Nov. 30, 2012, in Hatfield, Pa.

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President Barack Obama gets a hug after speaking at the Rodon Group, which manufactures over 95% of the parts for K'NEX Brands toys, on Nov. 30, 2012, in Hatfield, Pa.

Obama’s ’12 (Fiscal Cliff) Campaign

“The polling is with the president on this,” one media commentator says. The president campaigned on this, another says of President Barack Obama’s plan to tax the wealthiest Americans more — “the clear mandate of this election.” While Republican leaders...

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Jim Messina, center, campaign manager for the re-election of President Barack Obama, talks with reporters during a tour of the re-election headquarters in Chicago.

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Jim Messina, center, campaign manager for the re-election of President Barack Obama, talks with reporters during a tour of the re-election headquarters in Chicago.

Messina: Romney’s Chrysler Ad One of Campaign’s Biggest Missteps

President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign manager, Jim Messina, said one of the campaign’s biggest missteps by Republican Mitt Romney’s campaign was a controversial ad suggesting that Chrysler Group LLC is moving Jeep productions to China. “They were spending the last...

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US President Barack Obama is picked up by Scott Van Duzer, owner of Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Italian Restaurant during a visit in Fort Pierce, Florida

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US President Barack Obama is picked up by Scott Van Duzer, owner of Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Italian Restaurant during a visit in Fort Pierce, Florida

Obama’s Florida Pick-ups: `It’s Me’

If President Barack Obama was looking for a lift from his convention speech in North Carolina, he found one in Florida instead. On the second day of his post-convention Sunshine State tour, the president stopped at a Fort Pierce pizza...

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Demonstrators at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa on Aug. 27, 2012.

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Demonstrators at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa on Aug. 27, 2012.

Americans More Interested in Platforms Than Speeches

Some sobering news today for soon-to-be-Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, counting on his acceptance speech to introduce himself to voters who are just now starting to pay attention to the race. A poll by the Pew Research Center for the...

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President Barack Obama with supporters after delivering remarks during a campaign event in Orlando on August 2, 2012.

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President Barack Obama with supporters after delivering remarks during a campaign event in Orlando on August 2, 2012.

Obama’s 51st Birthday Wish: Florida’s 29 Electoral Votes

The crowd at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, took the cue. Before winding into his standard campaign speech, President Barack Obama took note of an upcoming event. “It’s true that I’m going to be — what am I going...

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