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Insurance agents assist people with purchasing health insurance under the Affordable Care Act on March 20, 2014 in Miami.

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Insurance agents assist people with purchasing health insurance under the Affordable Care Act on March 20, 2014 in Miami.

Obamacare’s 6-Million Milestone

Six million Americans have signed up for private health insurance plans under Obamacare, President Barack Obama said today, as Bloomberg’s Alex Wayne notes “a symbolic milestone for a government that has struggled to get the law off the ground.” “Nearly four million people...

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Singer Mary J. Blige performs during the official state dinner in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

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Singer Mary J. Blige performs during the official state dinner in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

State Dinner French Test: ‘Nothing as Good as Brooklyn’

Written with Laura Curtis The first guests to arrive at last night’s State Dinner in honor of French President Francois Hollande were actor Bradley Cooper, and his current girlfriend, Suki Waterhouse, the British model and actress. They both played it...

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Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, in Washington, D.C.

Most Liberal, Conservative in Congress: National Journal’s 2013 Rankings

Guess who’s missing from the list of most liberal lawmakers. Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic senator from Massachusetts who has challenged Wall Street both rhetorically and in regulatory action and is viewed as one of the best potential challengers to Hillary...

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People from Mexico cheer and wave U.S. flags during a naturalization ceremony in San Diego on March 20, 2013.

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People from Mexico cheer and wave U.S. flags during a naturalization ceremony in San Diego on March 20, 2013.

Immigration ‘Real Possibility:’ Schumer — ‘Time to Deal:’ Boehner

Anything short of a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. was said to be a non-starter in Democratic circles. Now the Republican-run House’s talk of an alternative — some legal status for the undocumented...

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Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, speaks during an interview
in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30, 2014.

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Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, speaks during an interview in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30, 2014.

Cruz: 2016 ‘Will Take Care of Itself’

  Ted Cruz, the first-term Republican senator from Texas, insists that he is focused on finding ways to create jobs, supporting a free-market economy, upholding the Constitution and repealing Obamacare. The rest of it, such as the politics of who’s...

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George P. Bush, left, and Jeb Bush Jr., right, in Washington, DC.

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George P. Bush, left, and Jeb Bush Jr., right, in Washington, DC.

Jeb (Not That One) Bush: Immigration Must Pass

Follow the byline closely in this appeal for congressional action on immigration: Jeb Bush. No, not the former governor of Florida, president’s son and president’s brother and co-author of “Immigration Wars.” Jeb Bush Jr. The ex-governor’s younger son, president’s grandson...

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 13, 2013.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 13, 2013.

Harry Reid Hospitalized ‘For Observation,’ Spokesman Says

Updated at 10:30 am EST The Senate convened this morning without Majority Leader Harry Reid, who is in the hospital  for observation and will miss today’s session. His spokesman, Adam Jentleson, said today that the Nevada Democrat, who turned 74 earlier this month,...

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Randy Goodwin skins deer that have been donated to the Help Us Stop Hunger program in State Center, Iowa.

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Randy Goodwin skins deer that have been donated to the Help Us Stop Hunger program in State Center, Iowa.

Dead-Deer Deduction: Hunting for Incentives

Guns are already pricey, bullets keep getting more expensive and if you have to ask how much it would cost to mount the rack, you can’t afford it anyway. But if a bill before Congress becomes law, hunters who want...

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President Barack Obama speaks on the Affordable Care Act in the White House briefing room November 14, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama speaks on the Affordable Care Act in the White House briefing room November 14, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s Obamacare Reset: ‘I’m The President… They Expect Me to Do Something About It’

“‘It has now been six weeks since the Affordable Care Act’s new marketplaces opened for business,” President Barack Obama said today at a rather hastily called news conference at the White House. “I think it’s fair to say that the...

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