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President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, on April 1, 2014, about the Affordable Care Act.

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President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, on April 1, 2014, about the Affordable Care Act.

Obamacare ‘Surge’ Gets Rose Garden Treatment: 7 Million Enrolled in Six Months

Despite problems that Obamacare suffered “out of the starting gate,” President Barack Obama told a cheering audience in the Rose Garden today, 7.1 million people have signed up for coverage at the federal exchanges. “In these first six months, we’ve...

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David Jolly is interviewed after winning former congressman C.W. "Bill" Young's seat at on March 11, 2014.

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David Jolly is interviewed after winning former congressman C.W. "Bill" Young's seat at on March 11, 2014.

Florida: What Happened — ‘Amazing Grace?’ — Can’t Blame Turnout

Updated with White House reaction at 2:50 pm EDT That was a “big win” in Florida for the Republicans. So says House Speaker John Boehner, whose caucus hasn’t grown as a result of Republican David Jolly’s election to the Tampa...

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Former Arkansas governor and FOX new personality Mike Huckabee signs copies of his book at the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference.

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Former Arkansas governor and FOX new personality Mike Huckabee signs copies of his book at the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference.

Huckabee’s Female ‘Libido’ Line ‘Offensive’ to Women: White House

Updated at 3:42 pm EST Mike Huckabee was trying to argue that Democrats have narrowcast women as only caring about issues related to birth control as he spoke today to members of the Republican National Committee in Washington. It ended...

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White House spokesman Jay Carney looks at his notes as Gene Sperling,  Director of the National Economic Council, speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, DC on Jan. 6, 2013.

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White House spokesman Jay Carney looks at his notes as Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council, speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, DC on Jan. 6, 2013.

Carney’s Beard Outgrowing Panda’s

Jay Carney’s beard is growing in nicely. The post-holiday fuzz that the primary White House spokesman first displayed at the West Wing podium after New Year’s has filled in, lending the daily press briefing something of a more hirsute air...

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Iraqi men from local tribes brandish their weapons in the city of Fallujah on Jan. 5, 2014.

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Iraqi men from local tribes brandish their weapons in the city of Fallujah on Jan. 5, 2014.

Iraq, Afghanistan: $1.47 Trillion

Updated at 1:36 pm EST As turmoil in Iraq underscores the instability of a nation the U.S. spent a decade dismantling and then rebuilding, the Pentagon has a price tag for U.S. involvement there since 2001: $731 Billion. And as...

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Insurance agents assist customers with the Affordable Care Act on Nov. 14, 2013 in Hialeah, Florida.

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Insurance agents assist customers with the Affordable Care Act on Nov. 14, 2013 in Hialeah, Florida.

Obamacare ‘Surge:’ 375,000 Visitors

Welcome to the new “surge.” The White House reported this afternoon that nearly half the daily capacity of the repaired Obamacare website was reached by midday. “The president believes that the site has been significantly improved,” Jay Carney, the White...

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton speaks during the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative in New York

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton speaks during the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative in New York

Clinton: Obamacare’s Promise Must Be Kept: ‘You Can Keep Your Plan’

Updated at 1:11 and 1:34 pm EST With friends like these… Former President Bill Clinton says President Barack Obama should make good on his promise of allowing people to keep their health insurance plans. This is the politician whom Obama...

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Koji Uehara #19 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with David Ross #3 after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game Six of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park on October 30, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Koji Uehara #19 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with David Ross #3 after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game Six of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park on October 30, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.

White House Red Sox Fans: Rein-Carneyation — ‘The Pathos’

  Congrats @RedSox on tonight’s #WorldSeries win! Here’s how beautiful Boston looks from space: #WinToday pic.twitter.com/2S4ZpNA4GJ — Raytheon (@Raytheon) October 31, 2013 If this is how Boston looked from space last night after the Red Sox won the World Series...

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