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Mary Barra, chief executive officer of General Motors Co., during a Senate Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., on April 2, 2014.

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Mary Barra, chief executive officer of General Motors Co., during a Senate Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., on April 2, 2014.

Barra’s Testimony Found Wanting — Return Trip to Hill Promised

General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra’s performance before two congressional panels is getting widely panned by lawmakers today, with many saying the top boss was too evasive in answering questions about faulty ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths....

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Volunteers with the national organization ``Ready for Hillary'' rally outside The Beverly Wilshire Hotel where former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is being honored with an award by the Pacific Council on International Policy on May 8, 2013 in Beverly Hills.

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Volunteers with the national organization ``Ready for Hillary'' rally outside The Beverly Wilshire Hotel where former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is being honored with an award by the Pacific Council on International Policy on May 8, 2013 in Beverly Hills.

Pro-Hillary Clinton Super-PAC Raises $4 Million

Ready for Hillary, a super-political action committee dedicated to electing Democrat Hillary Clinton president in 2016 — should she choose to run — raised $4 million last year. The group amassed a “grassroots army” of 33,361 donors in its first...

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Seen on a television screen in the Senate Press Gallery, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during the seventh hour of his filibuster on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Sept. 24, 2013.

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Seen on a television screen in the Senate Press Gallery, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during the seventh hour of his filibuster on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Sept. 24, 2013.

Countdown to Shutdown: 6 Days

Updated at 8:28, 10:55 ,11:48 am, 1:41 and 2:33 pm EDT Can we talk? Ted Cruz can, and he did for nearly 20 hours. With six working days left — including the weekend — until the deadline for averting a...

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Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, right, introduces Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., at a campaign stop at the Waco Convention Center in Waco, Texas, in this 2008 file photo.

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Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, right, introduces Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., at a campaign stop at the Waco Convention Center in Waco, Texas, in this 2008 file photo.

General Clark Lines Up Behind Clinton for President

General Wesley Clark, an unsuccessful Democratic presidential candidate, now says he’s ready for Hillary in 2016. Clark, who sought his party’s nomination in 2004, penned a fundraising e-mail for the super-political action committee supporting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s...

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, shares a laugh with husband and former U.S. President Bill Clinton, after he introduced her during the Clinton Global Initiative CGI America meeting in Chicago, Illinois, on June 13, 2013.

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, shares a laugh with husband and former U.S. President Bill Clinton, after he introduced her during the Clinton Global Initiative CGI America meeting in Chicago, Illinois, on June 13, 2013.

Hillary Clinton Calling: Thank You

  Claire McCaskill on @Morning_Joe says that she got a nice phone call from @HillaryClinton after she backed @ReadyForHillary this week — Mark Halperin (@MarkHalperin) June 20, 2013 The Missouri senator, the first sitting member of Congress to join the...

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Volunteers with the national organization "Ready for Hillary'' hold a rally across the street from the Beverly Wilshire hotel where the former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be honored with the inaugural Warren Christopher Public Service Award at the Pacific Council on International Policy's Chairman's Gala on May 8, 2013.

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Volunteers with the national organization "Ready for Hillary'' hold a rally across the street from the Beverly Wilshire hotel where the former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be honored with the inaugural Warren Christopher Public Service Award at the Pacific Council on International Policy's Chairman's Gala on May 8, 2013.

McCaskill Backs ‘Ready for Hillary’

Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri today announced her support for “Ready for Hillary,” the super-political action committee that’s laying the groundwork for a second Hillary Clinton presidential bid. McCaskill, a Democrat who said in February that she hopes Hillary Clinton...

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Representative Trent Franks, a Republican from Arizona, in Washington, D.C.

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Representative Trent Franks, a Republican from Arizona, in Washington, D.C.

Channeling Todd Akin on Rape

Updated at 5:10 pm EDT Trent Franks has taken a page from Todd Akin’s playbook. And he’s getting about the same reaction. “Moron,” says Gabriel Gomez, a Republican running for Senate in Massachusetts. It was Akin, the Republican former congressman...

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford speaks with reporters at Hay Tire & Automotive in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on April 22, 2013.

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford speaks with reporters at Hay Tire & Automotive in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on April 22, 2013.

Mark Sanford Down 9 Points in S.C.

  Colbert and politics. It started as a joke — the popular host of Comedy Central’s Colbert report running for president of South Carolina and opening his own super-PAC. Now it’s no joke — Stephen Colbert’s sister, Elizabeth Colbert Busch,...

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Hollingsworth v. Perry Plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, left, and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo are pictured on the steps of the National Archives in Washington, DC, on March 25, 2013.

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Hollingsworth v. Perry Plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, left, and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo are pictured on the steps of the National Archives in Washington, DC, on March 25, 2013.

Live Blog: Tuesday’s Gay Marriage Arguments at Supreme Court

5:10 p.m. Today’s coverage of  Hollingsworth v. Perry is ending. Check back with Political Capital early Wednesday morning for our live blog of the oral arguments in U.S. v. Windsor, a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). 4:35 p.m....

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