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Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, right, speaks at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

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Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, right, speaks at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

Jeb Bush: On Running ‘Joyfully’

Sometimes a great notion: Running for president ”joyfully.” Amid all the political tumult of the past few weeks — with one of the Republican Party’s best prospects for president mired in a political traffic jam, and the Democrats’ top candidate...

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President Barack Obama speaks with Organizing for Action head Jim Messina  during an Organizing for Action dinner on March 13, 2013 at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama speaks with Organizing for Action head Jim Messina during an Organizing for Action dinner on March 13, 2013 at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, DC.

Obama’s Messina: Conservatives

President Barack Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina, has a new client: the British Conservative Party. So reports the BBC. The Conservatives are thought to hope that Messina will bring to their operation “the same binding marriage of social media and...

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Ken Koeppe wears tea bags on his hat during an Americans For Prosperity rally.

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Ken Koeppe wears tea bags on his hat during an Americans For Prosperity rally.

Rove and ‘Fake Conservatives:’ ‘Go Away,’ Bozell Says

A new Karl Rove plan to spend money in Republican primary races has stoked anger among Republicans who think the party needs to track right rather than to the center, Bloomberg News reports. “Their idea of the most electable presidential...

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Speaker of the House John Boehner after the weekly House GOP caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 12, 2012.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner after the weekly House GOP caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 12, 2012.

Republicans Receive Primary Threats Over Fiscal Deal

A letter to House and Senate Republicans circulating today bluntly warns that social conservatives will unite to vote them out in 2014 primary elections if they adopt President Barack Obama’s plan to raise taxes. “Let us also remind you that...

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Mitt Romney speaks as his son Tagg applauds during the regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on October 4, 2012 in Denver.

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Mitt Romney speaks as his son Tagg applauds during the regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on October 4, 2012 in Denver.

Tagg Romney: `How Did Dad Do?’

Mitt Romney had 90 minutes on stage with President Barack Obama last night. The morning after, he took nine minutes to bask in what instant polling is portraying as a debate victory. “Last night, I thought, was a great opportunity...

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