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Lois Lerner, the director of the Internal Revenue Service's (exempt organizations office, during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on May 22, 2013.

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Lois Lerner, the director of the Internal Revenue Service's (exempt organizations office, during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on May 22, 2013.

Sticks and Stones: Lerner’s Permit

Not since George W. Bush called a reporter one has the word ricocheted around the Internet so loudly. Lois Lerner, it turns out, had some harsh words about conservatives in government emails that the House Ways and Means Committee has...

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Liz Cheney during a campaign appearance in Casper, Wyo., on July 17, 2013.

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Liz Cheney during a campaign appearance in Casper, Wyo., on July 17, 2013.

Cheney’s Exit: A Family Matter?

Updated at 9:15, 9:24 and 10:27 am EST Liz Cheney, the former vice president’s daughter who mounted a party-splitting campaign for Senate in Wyoming, says she is abandoning the race for “family health” reasons. To the outward world, the family...

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Elizabeth, left, and Mary Cheney attend the Republican National Convention in this 2004 file photo.

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Elizabeth, left, and Mary Cheney attend the Republican National Convention in this 2004 file photo.

Liz Cheney ‘Wrong Side of History:’ Mary Cheney

Liz Cheney, who is running for Congress, believes in traditional marriage. Her sister Mary is married to another woman. The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney attempting to take the 2014 Republican nomination from sitting Sen. Mike Enzi of...

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Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), left, and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) leave a Republican Senate caucus meeting at the Capitol on September 30, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), left, and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) leave a Republican Senate caucus meeting at the Capitol on September 30, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Cheney vs. Enzi: Tall, Fishy Tales

Of all the tall tales: Dick Cheney wants this known about Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi’s claim that he and the former vice president and congressman from Wyoming are fishing buddies. “Never happened,” Cheney said today on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” The...

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Wyoming Senate candidate Liz Cheney in Cheyenne, Wyoming on July 17, 2013.

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Wyoming Senate candidate Liz Cheney in Cheyenne, Wyoming on July 17, 2013.

Wyoming Senate: Bush Team Backs Cheney as PACs Help Enzi

Liz Cheney, who’s seeking to unseat Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi in a Republican primary, raised more than $1 million in the third quarter from donors including her famous father and other veterans of George W. Bush’s presidency. Former Vice President...

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Wyoming Senate candidate Liz Cheney holds a news conference at the Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne, Wyoming on July 17, 2013. Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, will run against longtime incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY). Cheney launched her campaign yesterday following Enzi's announcement that he will run for a fourth term.

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Wyoming Senate candidate Liz Cheney holds a news conference at the Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne, Wyoming on July 17, 2013. Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, will run against longtime incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY). Cheney launched her campaign yesterday following Enzi's announcement that he will run for a fourth term.

Liz Cheney Faces Uphill Fight Against Enzi, Poll Shows

It’s official — Liz Cheney, 46, starts as a pronounced underdog in her bid to muscle her way into the Senate by muscling out a three-term fellow Republican who had thought the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney wouldn’t be quite so...

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter Liz Cheney says she will run against Wyoming's senior U.S. senator in next year's Republican primary

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter Liz Cheney says she will run against Wyoming's senior U.S. senator in next year's Republican primary

Enzi: Consumers Should Have a Choice — Cheney Not Who He Had in Mind

Updated at 7:30 pm EDT, with Jim Rowley contributing Primary, the verb. It’s an action that chills the spines of incumbent congressmen comfortable within their party lanes, and suddenly flanked by someone who might stand between them and their base....

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Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., right, check on judges former Rep. Vin Weber, R-Minn., left, and House Chaplain Patrick Conroy during the second annual 'hotdish' competition in the Capitol Visitor Center, featuring casserole-like dishes from members of the Minnesota Congressional Delegation, on March 7, 2012. The dishes of Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Rep. Chip Cravaack, R-Minn., tied for first place in the competition.

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Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., right, check on judges former Rep. Vin Weber, R-Minn., left, and House Chaplain Patrick Conroy during the second annual 'hotdish' competition in the Capitol Visitor Center, featuring casserole-like dishes from members of the Minnesota Congressional Delegation, on March 7, 2012. The dishes of Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Rep. Chip Cravaack, R-Minn., tied for first place in the competition.

Tater Tots and Pepperoni (Hold the SPAM) — What Congress is Cooking

Can you smell what Congress is cooking? Tater-tots and more, washed down with Jell-O. Not to mention Rep. Michele Bachmann’s volcanic “Metro” dish with a whole can of sweet corn, or Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s hold-the-SPAM (not to be confused with e-mail) pepperoni...

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Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, wearing the red jersey, riding in the Pelotonia with his son Will Portman, right in this file photo. Portman said his views on gay marriage began changing in 2011 when his son, Will, then a freshman at Yale University, told his parents he was gay and that it wasn't a choice but "part of who he was." Portman said he and his wife, Jane, were very surprised but also supportive.

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Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, wearing the red jersey, riding in the Pelotonia with his son Will Portman, right in this file photo. Portman said his views on gay marriage began changing in 2011 when his son, Will, then a freshman at Yale University, told his parents he was gay and that it wasn't a choice but "part of who he was." Portman said he and his wife, Jane, were very surprised but also supportive.

Portman’s Signal of Political Evolution: Hello, Columbus

Written with Mark Niquette in Columbus, Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, voicing support for same-sex marriage with a personal note that his son is gay, joins a bipartisan movement toward a recognition of rights that many Americans are...

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