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Republican Senators Mike Lee of Utah (left) and Ted Cruz of Texas at a hearing on Capitol Hill on Nov. 7, 2013.

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Republican Senators Mike Lee of Utah (left) and Ted Cruz of Texas at a hearing on Capitol Hill on Nov. 7, 2013.

Tea Party, Bill Maher, Roseanne Barr Ready for SOTU ‘Pre-Sponses’

In the event you’re wondering what to make of the president’s State of the Union address tonight, there will be no shortage of people ready to help. Like Sen. Mike Lee, the Utah Republican who’s a darling of the Tea...

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U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) arrives at a news conference to announce new legislation 'to blunt the worst effects' of the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision.

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U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) arrives at a news conference to announce new legislation 'to blunt the worst effects' of the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision.

Citizens United Four Years Later, `Free Speech’ or `Legalized Bribery’

For all the fear of unfettered spending in politics unleashed by the landmark Citizens United ruling of the Supreme Court four years ago today, some say, the world hasn’t changed. Newt Gingrich is not president, for all the money Sheldon...

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President Barack Obama during a news conference in the White House briefing room in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 8

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President Barack Obama during a news conference in the White House briefing room in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 8

Obamacare: Trending Which Way?

Things looking down, not up, for Obamacare? “The Affordable Care Act’s political position has deteriorated dramatically over the last week,” Ezra Klein, at the Washington Post’s Wonk Blog and a columnist for Bloomberg View, writes today. “President Bill Clinton’s statement...

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The U.S. Capitol is reflected in a puddle next to the Capitol Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 15, 2013.

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The U.S. Capitol is reflected in a puddle next to the Capitol Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 15, 2013.

Shutdown Journal: Day 16

Updated at 9:55 am through 11 pm EDT Come on back to work, the White House says. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said after congressional approval of a fiscal deal ending the 16-day partial...

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A closure sign is posted on the national mall near the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2013.

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A closure sign is posted on the national mall near the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2013.

Shutdown Journal: Week One

Updated Oct. 6  at 9:50 am and 12:34 pm EDT On the first Sunday of the partial government shutdown, think of the talk shows as quote machines. With some ominous quotes at that: Boehner: “We are not going to pass...

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, left, speaks while her daughter Chelsea Clinton, listens during the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York, on Sept. 26, 2013.

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, left, speaks while her daughter Chelsea Clinton, listens during the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York, on Sept. 26, 2013.

Clinton Documentary Pre-Empted: Producer Says No One’s Talking

Updated at 12:43 pm EDT CNN’s planned documentary about Hillary Clinton which so angered Republican Party leaders that they voted to ban the network from 2016 presidential primary debates has been cancelled, according to the project’s director. In a blog...

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Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, wears tennis shoes in place of her dress shoes as she begins a one-woman filibuster in an effort to kill an abortion bill, on June 25, 2013, in Austin, Texas.

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Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, wears tennis shoes in place of her dress shoes as she begins a one-woman filibuster in an effort to kill an abortion bill, on June 25, 2013, in Austin, Texas.

Mizuno: ‘Marathon Filibustering’ Model

Mizuno shoes have Wendy Davis to thank. The Texas state senator who filibustered for 11 hours this week to beat back an anti-abortion bill was not only on her toes. She stood in stylish running shoes. The pink Mizuno Women’s...

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the Long Island Association fall luncheon at the Crest Hollow Country Club on Oct. 18, 2012 in Woodbury, New York.

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the Long Island Association fall luncheon at the Crest Hollow Country Club on Oct. 18, 2012 in Woodbury, New York.

Cheney Headed for Hell: Congressman

Further proof that the rifts in Washington are not all partisan: A Republican congressman unhappy with some of the wars the U.S. has waged suggests that former Vice President Dick Cheney, one of the champions of the U.S. invasion of...

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Marine pilot Maj. Aric Liberman, second from left, poses for photos with, from left, Gen. James Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, and U.S. Sen John McCain on Nov. 20, 2012 after delivering a second F-35B Joint Strike Fighter at the conclusion of a re-designation ceremony for Marine Attack Fighter Squadron 121.

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Marine pilot Maj. Aric Liberman, second from left, poses for photos with, from left, Gen. James Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, and U.S. Sen John McCain on Nov. 20, 2012 after delivering a second F-35B Joint Strike Fighter at the conclusion of a re-designation ceremony for Marine Attack Fighter Squadron 121.

Jan Brewer: Where in the World?

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who left her state for an undisclosed destination on Dec. 2, is visiting Arizona soldiers in Afghanistan, according to a person familiar with the governor’s schedule. The Republican governor’s absence was noticed yesterday when she didn’t...

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