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In the days after Hurricane Sandy, heavy traffic was pictured exiting the George Washington Bridge onto the Henry Hudson Parkway as morning commuters drove into Manhattan on Nov. 1, 2012. In Septermber 2013, officials ordered another traffic jam for which New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is paying a political price today. Photo by Stan Honda / AFP/Getty Images

In the days after Hurricane Sandy, heavy traffic was pictured exiting the George Washington Bridge onto the Henry Hudson Parkway as morning commuters drove into Manhattan on Nov. 1, 2012. In Septermber 2013, officials ordered another traffic jam for which New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is paying a political price today. Photo by Stan Honda / AFP/Getty Images

Christie’s Game Day XLVIII Plays Into DNC’s ‘Big Game’ 2016

Game Day. This is the day the Super Bowl in the Meadowlands was supposed to showcase the place that could withstand anything, even the wrath of  “Superstorm Sandy.” Instead, it’s a ripe occasion for the Democratic National Committee to focus...

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Texas Governor Rick Perry campaigned for Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate Steve Lonegan, at the Bendix Diner in Hasbrouck Heights on October 1, 2013.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry campaigned for Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate Steve Lonegan, at the Bendix Diner in Hasbrouck Heights on October 1, 2013.

Perry’s Peepers: Debate Prep?

Now, this is the look of someone who can remember more than two agencies of the federal government that should be closed: RT @JenniferJJacobs Texas’s @GovernorPerry‘s new style includes new eyeglasses. Photo by @RodneyWhite. pic.twitter.com/1HRlxFOeZo — Arlette Saenz (@ArletteSaenz) November...

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House Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, insists that the House is trying to keep the government open, not shutting it.

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House Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, insists that the House is trying to keep the government open, not shutting it.

Countdown to Shutdown: 2 Days

Updated at 9:20, 10:40 am and 3:07 pm EDT They say it’s not about a shutdown. They say it’s about fixing, if not defunding, what they call “Obama-care.” Yet the Republican-run House’s action early this morning, almost strictly along party...

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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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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at The Response, a call to prayer for a nation in crisis, in Houston.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at The Response, a call to prayer for a nation in crisis, in Houston.

Paul on Perry: Ooops = Ouch

”Ooops?” Ouch. It has taken the ever-collegial field of potential contenders for the 2016 Republican Party presidential nomination exactly no time to reveal just how much 2016 may look like 2012. The day that Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, the...

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Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska, waves at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 16, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska, waves at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 16, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Sarah Palin: Back to the Future

As others already have noted about Sarah Palin’s departure from Fox News, the network said at the time: “We have thoroughly enjoyed our association with Governor Palin. We wish her the best in her future endeavors.” The future is here....

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

Holder vs. Hill: Relationship on Rocks

The Justice Department’s relationship with House Republicans — a rocky one to begin with — took another hit today during an exchange over whether Attorney General Eric Holder misled lawmakers during congressional testimony last month. Justice, which asserted in a...

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Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann in Blaine, Minn.

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Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann in Blaine, Minn.

Bachmann Out-Foxing Democrats

Michele Bachmann says she is imposing term limits on herself. “Eight is enough,” the saying of congressional term-limit proponents goes. And if it’s good enough for the president, the Minnesota Republican says in her campaign website video today announcing her...

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Republican strategist Karl Rove at the California Republican Party convention,  in Sacramento, Calif., on March 2, 2013.

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Republican strategist Karl Rove at the California Republican Party convention, in Sacramento, Calif., on March 2, 2013.

Karl Rove’s Scandal-Making Machinery

Of all the so-called scandals that have beset the Obama administration in recent months, the one that can truly be dubbed with the S-word is rolling on: Karl Rove, architect of George W. Bush’s presidential campaigns and fall-guy for the...

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Sen. Rand Paul is seen on a TV monitor as he participates in a filibuster on the Senate floor March 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

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Sen. Rand Paul is seen on a TV monitor as he participates in a filibuster on the Senate floor March 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

Paul: Next Filibuster, More Fuel — and ‘Hurrah’ for Holder’s Reply

There may be no pressing reason for Sen. Rand Paul to again embark upon an old-fashioned Senate filibuster, now that Attorney General Eric Holder has given him the answer on drone attacks he sought in launching  yesterday’s 13-hour talkfest. But if Paul does...

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