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Senate Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his wife Elaine Chao wave to supporters after a victory celebration on May 20, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Senate Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his wife Elaine Chao wave to supporters after a victory celebration on May 20, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.

McConnell-Grimes: Ground Zero

Updated at 8:48 and 10:48 am EDT, May 21 The front could not be clearer than it is in Kentucky. The stakes couldn’t be much higher than they are for Washington. The swift and expected victories of two candidates for...

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, speaks during the Clinton Global Initiative CGI America meeting in Chicago.

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, speaks during the Clinton Global Initiative CGI America meeting in Chicago.

Hillary Clinton: Guns ‘Out of Control’

Hillary Clinton is standing her ground on gun control. “We have to rein in what has become (an) almost article of faith, that anybody can own a gun anywhere, anytime. And I don’t believe that,” she said today in a...

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Vice President Joe Biden laughs with Marion Mims, right, after giving her a kiss as she took his order upon sitting down with Judy Dorsett, left, and Tarri Johnson, right, at Mary Mac's Tea Room, on March 4, 2014, in Atlanta.

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Vice President Joe Biden laughs with Marion Mims, right, after giving her a kiss as she took his order upon sitting down with Judy Dorsett, left, and Tarri Johnson, right, at Mary Mac's Tea Room, on March 4, 2014, in Atlanta.

Biden’s Bid for Women Voters — Men Lost to Republicans?

Joe Biden has been wise to violence against women for a long time now. Just as Bill Clinton, whose wife may be gearing up for a presidential campaign in 2016, has reminded everyone this week that he was aboard the...

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NRA members during their annual meeting on May 4, 2013 in Houston.

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NRA members during their annual meeting on May 4, 2013 in Houston.

NRA Raised $256 Million Last Year

The National Rifle Association, the country’s largest and most powerful gun lobby, raised $256 million in 2012, more than in any other year of the Obama administration. Last year included the presidential election and mass shootings at a movie theater...

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Volunteers place grave markers on the National Mall as over 3,300 crosses, stars of David, and other religious symbols are placed to remember those affected by gun violence, on April 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Volunteers place grave markers on the National Mall as over 3,300 crosses, stars of David, and other religious symbols are placed to remember those affected by gun violence, on April 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Americans Split Over New Gun Laws, Poll Shows

A year after 20 children and six adults were gunned down at a Connecticut elementary school, Americans are roughly divided over stricter gun control laws, according to a poll out today. The CNN/ORC International Survey showed 50 percent of respondents...

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to reporters following the weekly policy lunch of the Republican caucus on Nov. 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to reporters following the weekly policy lunch of the Republican caucus on Nov. 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Team Mitch-elle vs. Alison Oakley

Sen. Mitch McConnell is preparing to defend his seat against, uh, a candidate named Alison. Team Mitch is ready. Somehow, a man has managed to slip into the photo tweeted from “Team Mitch” headquarters (he’s the manager, after all): This...

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This image from video provided by the FBI, shows Aaron Alexis moves through the hallways of Building #197 at the Washington Navy Yard on Sept. 16, 2013, in Washington, carrying a Remington 870 shotgun.

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This image from video provided by the FBI, shows Aaron Alexis moves through the hallways of Building #197 at the Washington Navy Yard on Sept. 16, 2013, in Washington, carrying a Remington 870 shotgun.

FBI Video Shows Shooter Alexis In Navy Yard

Aaron Alexis, the gunman who killed 12 people at Washington’s Navy Yard last week, is seen sneaking through Building 197 with a shotgun in a video published by the FBI today. The 30-second YouTube video, recorded by closed-circuit video cameras, shows...

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A 30-round magazine containing .223 bullets before a test fire of a rifle in Mark, Illinois.

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A 30-round magazine containing .223 bullets before a test fire of a rifle in Mark, Illinois.

Christie Urged to Sign Gun Bills: Former N.J. Governors

Two ex-New Jersey governors are asking Republican Chris Christie to sign gun legislation including a ban on high-power sniper-type weapons written after the deadly school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, in December. Brendan Byrne, an 89-year-old Democrat, and Christie Whitman, a...

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Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-KY, greets supporters during the 133rd Annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., on Aug. 3, 2013.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-KY, greets supporters during the 133rd Annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., on Aug. 3, 2013.

McConnell: ‘Guns, Freedom and Coal’

Mitch McConnell has turned something of a slugfest at Fancy Farm, Kentucky, where he was attacked from the left and right by election rivals, into a triumphant campaign ad. The senator’s supporters deliver the message for him in the minute-long...

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