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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney waves at the end of his last White House briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on June 18, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney waves at the end of his last White House briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on June 18, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Carney’s Countdown: Healthcare.gov Roll-Out Worst Days

“I’ve got 36 more hours with this baby.” Jay Carney was talking about his government-issued BlackBerry in one of the last public comments before he forfeits his title as press secretary to President Barack Obama at the close of business...

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Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Republican Rebranding, Year Later: Priebus Predicting 2014 ‘Home Run’

Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, predicts a “tsunami-type election” in 2014, with his party winning control of the Senate and enhancing its House majority. The chairman credits the president’s health-care law for boosting Republican prospects. “Obamacare is...

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The Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

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The Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

Republican National Convention: 2016 Earlier Than Past Nominations

The 2016 Republican National Convention will be held earlier in the summer than past conventions have convened. And the party will probably announce the site in August. So says Reince Priebus, the RNC chairman, explaining that a convention starting either...

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Robert Gates, U.S. secretary of defense in Miami.

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Robert Gates, U.S. secretary of defense in Miami.

Bob Gates, Meet Bob Woodward — There Are No ‘Do-Overs’

The media blitz that started former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ tour with his memoirs got off to a rocky start last week, you may recall. It had all the makings of a dream campaign: Feed the Washington Post an advance copy of “Duty,”...

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The Washington Bureau Chief of The Christian Science Monitor Godfrey "Budge" Sperling, Jr., left, talks with President Bill Clinton at a Monitor Breakfast held at the White House in Washington, DC on September 25, 1995.

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The Washington Bureau Chief of The Christian Science Monitor Godfrey "Budge" Sperling, Jr., left, talks with President Bill Clinton at a Monitor Breakfast held at the White House in Washington, DC on September 25, 1995.

Monitor’s Sperling: ‘Breakfast Group?’

The Sperling Breakfast was a Washington institution. Mainly because Godfrey ”Budge” Sperling was. He died this morning, two weeks short of his 98th birthday. The host of the Christian Science Monitor’s breakfasts for Washington’s power brokers and news reporters from...

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Rand Paul Eyes 2016 as Reaching Out on Immigration, Race

It’s never too early for prospective presidential contenders to court their party’s core voters, and Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky batted his eyelashes a bit today at a breakfast with reporters in Washington. He is “considering it,” the Tea...

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Rick Santorum at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 28, 2012.

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Rick Santorum at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 28, 2012.

Friess Checkbook Ready for Santorum

Investor Foster Friess’s $2 million in contributions to the super-political committee backing Rick Santorum was crucial to allowing the former Pennsylvania senator to continue his candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. If Santorum runs in 2016, Friess says, he’ll...

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Mitt Romney during a Juntos Con Romney Rally on Sept. 19, 2012 in Miami.

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Mitt Romney during a Juntos Con Romney Rally on Sept. 19, 2012 in Miami.

Club for Growth: ‘Uncertain’ Expectations for Romney Presidency

Club for Growth President Chris Chocola says that, while his group views Mitt Romney as a better choice than President Barack Obama, it has “uncertain” expectations should the Republican candidate win the White House. “We don’t really know” whether Romney’s...

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