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A manufacturing facility in Oakland, California.

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A manufacturing facility in Oakland, California.

GOP Governors Say They Should Get Credit for Improving Economy

As President Barack Obama prepares to speak this afternoon about an improving U.S. economy, Republican governors are trying to claim some credit, too. Citing November state unemployment rates released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Republican Governors Association...

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A delegate wears a quilt jacket at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida.

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A delegate wears a quilt jacket at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida.

Red States Cut Taxes, Blue Raised Them: Norquist Will Report

By the numbers, Grover Norquist maintains, things don’t look good for taxes. Admittedly, the father of the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge” has every reason to insist that he is winning the war against new taxes — not only in Washington, but...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie autographs campaign signs in Linden, N.J.,  on Oct. 30, 2013, during a campaign stop.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie autographs campaign signs in Linden, N.J., on Oct. 30, 2013, during a campaign stop.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 1,278,932

That’s how many votes New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie received in winning re-election last month. Christie took 60.3 percent of the vote in the Nov. 5 election compared with 38.2 percent for Democratic state Sen. Barbara Buono, according to...

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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin speaks at the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin speaks at the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Christie Power: Sooner, then Later?

Oklahoma may be the Sooner State, evoking the famous images of land-grabbing settlers in Conestoga wagons jumping the gun to stake their claim on free land. Chris Christie, a Republican who cruised to a convincing 22-percentage point lead in Blue...

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New graduates walk into the chapel before their commencement at Princeton University in New Jersey on June 2, 2013.

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New graduates walk into the chapel before their commencement at Princeton University in New Jersey on June 2, 2013.

Christie’s Ivy League Play: Golf Shirt

One of the priciest pieces of clothing in Chris Christie’s closet isn’t a zippy number from Jermyn Street. It’s the golf shirt from Princeton University, where Andrew, the eldest of his four children, is about to start his sophomore year....

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Texas State Sen. Wendy David (D) listens to questions after speaking at the National Press Club on August 5, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Texas State Sen. Wendy David (D) listens to questions after speaking at the National Press Club on August 5, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Davis ‘Very Seriously’ Eyes Texas Governor’s Race: Emily’s List

Written by Alison Vekshin in San Francisco Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator who has gone from a 13-hour filibuster against an anti-abortion bill to the September issue of Vogue, says she is “very seriously” considering a run for governor....

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Texas State Sen. Wendy David speaks at the National Press Club on August 5, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Texas State Sen. Wendy David speaks at the National Press Club on August 5, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Wendy Davis: in Vogue

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democrat mulling a run for governor, is featured in the September Vogue, the fashion bible’s thickest and most anticipated issue. “I’m a very competitive person,” she tells writer Heidi Mitchell about her political future....

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks to fellow Republicans on Aug. 15, 2013 during the Republican National Committee summer meeting in Boston.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks to fellow Republicans on Aug. 15, 2013 during the Republican National Committee summer meeting in Boston.

Christie Calls His Re-Election Republican Model

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made the case that his electoral success in a Democrat-dominated state can offer lessons for his party and also be translated to a national level during a speech today to the Republican National Committee. During his re-election bid this...

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Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, reacts to election results along with supporters in East Millinocket, Maine, in this 2006 file photo.

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Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, reacts to election results along with supporters in East Millinocket, Maine, in this 2006 file photo.

Maine: Michaud Makes Run for Governor Official

Rep. Michael Michaud’s campaign to unseat Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage is now official. Michaud, a 58-year-old Democrat, kicked off his 2014 campaign today in Lewiston, the most populous city in a mostly rural district that he’s represented since 2003....

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David Koch, executive vice president of chemical technology for Koch Industries Inc., at the Economic Club of New York.

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David Koch, executive vice president of chemical technology for Koch Industries Inc., at the Economic Club of New York.

Republican Governors Outraise Democrats By $10 Million

The Republican Governors Association out-raised its Democratic counterpart by more than $10 million in the first half of this year as the two parties prepare for 38 gubernatorial contests over the next 15 months. The RGA took in $23.6 million...

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