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Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 9, 2014.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 9, 2014.

Warren to Piketty: ‘Hit Back’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and best-selling author-economist Thomas Piketty – two players in the nation’s income inequality debate — took the stage in Boston last night to convey a favorite message: The system is rigged in favor of moneyed classes. “Those...

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Representative Trey Gowdy, a Republican from South Carolina, during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on May 22, 2013.

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Representative Trey Gowdy, a Republican from South Carolina, during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on May 22, 2013.

Trey Gowdy’s Three Dogs: ‘Judge, Jury and Bailiff’

Trey Gowdy, we hardly knew ye. Suddenly the second-term congressman from South Carolina is performing the “full Ginsburg” on this morning’s TV and radio news talk shows. The seasoned federal prosecutor — six years prosecuting “the full range of federal...

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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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