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Balloons in the "Health Corner" conference room, used to host customer programs with local doctors and heathcare experts, at a Walgreen Co. store in Chicago.

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Balloons in the "Health Corner" conference room, used to host customer programs with local doctors and heathcare experts, at a Walgreen Co. store in Chicago.

Walgreen Chided For Tax-’Dodge’ Prescription: Harry Reid

Five months after Democrats in Washington, including President Barack Obama, praised CVS executives for their decision to stop selling smokes, another drugstore has fallen into the party’s cross-hairs. Illinois-based Walgreen Co. was hammered for 10 minutes on the Senate floor...

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton's shadow is cast as he applauds Kentucky Democratic Senate Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes during a campaign event on Feb. 25, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton's shadow is cast as he applauds Kentucky Democratic Senate Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes during a campaign event on Feb. 25, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Obama: Democrats Have ‘Congenital Disease’ in Midterms

President Barack Obama may have a congenital case of using the phrase “congenital disease” to describe a persistent drop-off in Democratic voter-turnout in midterm elections. Obama dropped the phrase again at a fundraiser yesterday for Senate Democrats in Colorado, where...

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Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, left, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, second left, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, right, make their way to the front of the chamber ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Jan. 28, 2014.

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Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, left, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, second left, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, right, make their way to the front of the chamber ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Jan. 28, 2014.

Polarization, American-Style: Partisans See Opponents as Threats

It’s a poisonous potion: “Increasingly Ideological Uniformity.” “Partisan Animosity.” Stir it up: Political Polarization. And this toxic mix of unyielding opinions is stronger than it has been in two decades, according to the Pew Research Center, out with a phone...

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Ed Gillespie, Senior Adviser for the Romney Campaign, speaks to the crowd on stage during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event on Nov. 6, 2012 in Boston.

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Ed Gillespie, Senior Adviser for the Romney Campaign, speaks to the crowd on stage during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event on Nov. 6, 2012 in Boston.

Galloping Gillespie: Headed for Hills

Ed Gillespie, onetime chairman of the Republican National Committee and onetime communications director for President George W. Bush, has dispensed with the formalities of a primary election in embarking on his bid to unseat a popular sitting senator, Democrat Mark...

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Bill Gates, co-chair and trustee of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. director, tosses a newspaper as he tours the exhibition floor prior to the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 3, 2014.

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Bill Gates, co-chair and trustee of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. director, tosses a newspaper as he tours the exhibition floor prior to the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 3, 2014.

Gates, Koch Help Fund Senate Committees, DSCC Buys a Home

Two of the world’s six richest people made large campaign contributions last month to the two partisan organizations overseeing political strategy in this year’s Senate elections. You’ll recognize the names. Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and the world’s richest person, sent...

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Julian Castro, mayor of San Antonio, waves before speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte on Sept. 4, 2012.

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Julian Castro, mayor of San Antonio, waves before speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte on Sept. 4, 2012.

Castro’s ‘Bootstraps’: American Dream

When Julian Castro delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention two years ago, he didn’t talk about his role as an Hispanic leader in American politics. He spoke of being “a young American, a proud American, of a...

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Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wait for Romney to make his concession speech on Nov. 7, 2012.

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Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wait for Romney to make his concession speech on Nov. 7, 2012.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 48-43

By a margin of 48 to 43 percent, voters say Republicans would do a better job than Democrats dealing with the economy. The economy is the most important issue to voters, with 89 percent of registered voters rating it as...

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