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Elizabeth Warren in Washington, D.C.

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Elizabeth Warren in Washington, D.C.

Warren Report: Made Obama ‘Nervous’

President Barack Obama once told Elizabeth Warren, creator of the consumer protection agency, that she was making Wall Street bankers and Senate Republicans “very nervous.” So writes Warren, the first female senator from Massachusetts, in a memoir recounting many things...

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David Axelrod, former senior adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama.

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David Axelrod, former senior adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama.

Axelrod: ‘Narrower’ House, Senate After 2014

David Axelrod, one of the architects of President Barack Obama’s political career: “These days, I’m impressed any time I go on a website and it works,” he said, with a certain sense of humor about the woes the administration is...

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie greets supporters, after winning a second term, at the Asbury Park Convention Hall on November 05, 2013.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie greets supporters, after winning a second term, at the Asbury Park Convention Hall on November 05, 2013.

Christie One of Three-Ring Circus: Democratic Definitions Ahead of 2016

Democrats are trying to diminish the significance of Gov. Chris Christie’s overwhelming re-election victory this week in New Jersey as they seek to define the Republican ahead of a potential 2016 presidential bid. Some question whether he could even win...

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, left, welcomes Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White before a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, left, welcomes Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White before a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Warren: ‘Not Running for President’

Add one more to the list of those no-way running for the White House in 2016. David Axelrod, who helped President Barack Obama get elected to the Senate and then the presidency, had Elizabeth Warren, the senator from Massachusetts and...

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Catheryn Carroll, of Washington DC, berates members of the House Republican caucus while they hold a press conference on the steps of the U.S. Senate on September 29, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Catheryn Carroll, of Washington DC, berates members of the House Republican caucus while they hold a press conference on the steps of the U.S. Senate on September 29, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Countdown to Shutdown: Launched

Updated from 9 am Sept. 30 through 12:10 am Oct. 1 EDT With Margaret Talev reporting from the White House, Laura Litvan from Capitol Hill Midnight arrived without any apparent hope of a compromise in the budget stalemate that brought...

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President Barack Obama, in the Rose Garden Aug. 31, 2013 with Vice President Joe Biden announcing his plans to seek congressional approval of a U.S. military strike against Syria. Photo by Charles Dharapak / Associated Press

President Barack Obama, in the Rose Garden Aug. 31, 2013 with Vice President Joe Biden announcing his plans to seek congressional approval of a U.S. military strike against Syria. Photo by Charles Dharapak / Associated Press

Obama Ready to Strike Syria, Asking Congress for Authorization

Updated at 2:10 pm EDT President Barack Obama said today that he is ready to use military force in retaliation for Syria’s deployment of chemical weapons. He also said that he will seek authorization for the use of force from...

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President Barack Obama thanks campaign volunteers at the "Obama For America" Orlando field office on Oct. 28, 2012

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President Barack Obama thanks campaign volunteers at the "Obama For America" Orlando field office on Oct. 28, 2012

Obama Campaign Rents Mailing List to Obama Nonprofit

President Barack Obama’s supporters have made money by renting information to themselves. Obama’s re-election committee, Obama for America, raised $662,689 by selling equipment and renting its mailing list to Organizing for Action, the nonprofit created out of the campaign apparatus. The...

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A patient reads a chart during her annual eye exam at a clinic in New York.

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A patient reads a chart during her annual eye exam at a clinic in New York.

Axelrod on Obamacare: ‘Every Day in Washington is Election Day’

The Obama administration’s one-year delay for businesses to provide health-care coverage for employees doesn’t mean it’s a failure or that Democrats seeking re-election in 2014 have to head for tall grass. So says David Axelrod, President Barack Obama’s former top...

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, speaks 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, speaks during the Clinton Global Initiative CGI America meeting in Chicago, Illinois, on June 13, 2013.

Hillary Clinton: Medical Research Hampered by Budget Cuts

Hillary Clinton criticized Washington’s budgetary gridlock as she helped raise money for epilepsy research last night in Chicago, returning as the keynote speaker for an annual event hosted by the top strategist of her former political nemesis. As first lady...

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