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President Barack Obama walks toward Marine One on uly 22, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama walks toward Marine One on uly 22, 2014 in Washington, DC.

2014 Midterm Offense v. Defense: ‘Disaster’ v. ‘Tough’ One

A “summer of disengagement” by President Barack Obama will lead to a “disaster” for Democrats in the Nov. 4 midterm election, according to the Republican overseeing his party’s strategy in House races. Voter disenchantment with Obama on issues including his...

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President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One at the Los Angeles International airport on July 23, 2014.

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President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One at the Los Angeles International airport on July 23, 2014.

Obama’s Five-Point Party Pitch — Pelosi Suggests Stepping it Up

He may not be looking so great these days, President Barack Obama says, but the economy is looking up. The political picture in Washington remains bleaker, however, the president said in a pitch today to some of his party’s top...

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U.S. Border Patrol agents near a section of U.S.-Mexico border fence in La Joya, Texas.

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U.S. Border Patrol agents near a section of U.S.-Mexico border fence in La Joya, Texas.

McCain: Obama ‘Going to Texas Without Going to Border?’

President Barack Obama is bound for Texas this week. To raise some money for his party’s congressional campaigns. Republicans are suggesting a detour: To the border, where tens of thousands of children from Central America have arrived without parents, placing...

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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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