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U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) speaks during a hearing on implementation of the Affordable Care Act before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Oct. 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) speaks during a hearing on implementation of the Affordable Care Act before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Oct. 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

House Democrats Lead Fundraising Amid Difficult Majority Odds

House Democrats excel at fundraising even as the national political environment and demographics work against them winning a majority of seats in November. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee topped the National Republican Congressional Committee by $6.4 million to $5.1 million...

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with former NBA basketball player Alonzo Mourning as he arrives to play golf at Grande Oaks Golf Club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Nov. 9, 2013.

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with former NBA basketball player Alonzo Mourning as he arrives to play golf at Grande Oaks Golf Club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Nov. 9, 2013.

Obama: Mourning in Miami Again

Two weekends ago, President Barack Obama was golfing with Alonzo Mourning at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo. Tonight, Obama was at the Miami home of the former Miami Heat center, an avid fundraiser for the president, raising top-dollar...

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Representative Patrick Kennedy and his wife Amy Petitgout with son, Owen Patrick, on Sept. 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Representative Patrick Kennedy and his wife Amy Petitgout with son, Owen Patrick, on Sept. 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Obama to Kennedy Toddler: ‘When Are You Running?… How it Works?’

Remember, it was the late Sen. Edward Kennedy who added his endorsement to the upstart campaign of then-Sen. Barack Obama for the presidency in 2008, a shocking rebuff to the Clinton clan. “I feel change in the air — what...

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U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Feb. 11, 2014.

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U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Feb. 11, 2014.

Obama to Donors: ‘We Get a Little Sleepy’ in the Midterms

For the president to close down a lengthy stretch of the George Washington Parkway in Virginia during evening rush hour, it must be really important, right? Well, it’s important to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, for sure. It was their...

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House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 12, 2013.

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House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 12, 2013.

Boehner-Linked Funding Helps House Republicans Raise $4 Million

The campaign arm of House Republicans raised $4 million last month, including $1.2 million sent from two committees linked to House Speaker John Boehner. Friends of John Boehner, the Ohio Republican’s campaign committee, sent $835,000 to the National Republican Congressional...

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Earvin "Magic" Johnson in St. Louis.

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Earvin "Magic" Johnson in St. Louis.

Obama Fundraisers Help House Democrats Raise $5 Million

President Barack Obama and basketball icon Magic Johnson helped House Democrats raise $5 million last month. A pair of California fundraisers that Obama headlined Nov. 25 — one hosted by Johnson and one by billionaire entertainment executive Haim Saban —...

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U.S. President Barack Obama, left, delivers remarks at a Terry McAuliffe campaign event in Arlington, Virginia, on Nov. 3, 2013.

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U.S. President Barack Obama, left, delivers remarks at a Terry McAuliffe campaign event in Arlington, Virginia, on Nov. 3, 2013.

Obama Helps House Democrats Top Republicans In October Money

The campaign arm of the House’s Democrats raised more money than its Republican counterpart in October, aided by two fundraisers featuring President Barack Obama after a 16-day partial government shutdown. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $7 million last month,...

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The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $278.4 Million

That’s how much the six major national political party committees — three Democratic and three Republican — raised in campaign funds this year through September. The three Democratic committees combined raised $144 million compared with $134.4 million for the three...

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A closure sign is posted on the national mall near the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2013.

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A closure sign is posted on the national mall near the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2013.

Shutdown Journal: Week One

Updated Oct. 6  at 9:50 am and 12:34 pm EDT On the first Sunday of the partial government shutdown, think of the talk shows as quote machines. With some ominous quotes at that: Boehner: “We are not going to pass...

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