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Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, during an interview in Washington D.C.

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Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, during an interview in Washington D.C.

McCain’s Yellen No-Vote: Math Underwater

Sen. John McCain says he will oppose Janet Yellen for Federal Reserve chair. The Republican senator from Arizona gave this reason today for opposing the current vice chair of the Fed to succeed outgoing Chairman Ben Bernanke: “Because of what’s...

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Steve Schmid in Incline Village, Nev., May 23, 2012

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Steve Schmid in Incline Village, Nev., May 23, 2012

Christie ‘Template for Success:’ McCain 2008 Adviser Schmidt Says

Politics follows much the same rule as economics: If voters see a problem in the market, they’ll make a correction. So says Republican strategist Steve Schmidt. And if Republicans continue on the path that brought the federal government to a...

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid speaks during a press conference as the Senate prepares to vote on the Employment Non Discrimination Act on Nov. 7, 2013.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid speaks during a press conference as the Senate prepares to vote on the Employment Non Discrimination Act on Nov. 7, 2013.

ENDA Republican Support Ends in Senate — White House Spotlights

“Just as no one in the United States can lose their job simply because of their race, gender, religion or a disability, no one should ever lose their job simply because of who they are or who they love,” President...

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie greets supporters, after winning a second term, at the Asbury Park Convention Hall on November 05, 2013.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie greets supporters, after winning a second term, at the Asbury Park Convention Hall on November 05, 2013.

Christie One of Three-Ring Circus: Democratic Definitions Ahead of 2016

Democrats are trying to diminish the significance of Gov. Chris Christie’s overwhelming re-election victory this week in New Jersey as they seek to define the Republican ahead of a potential 2016 presidential bid. Some question whether he could even win...

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Immigration reform advocates during the National Day of Dignity and Respect on October 5, 2013 in Los Angeles.

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Immigration reform advocates during the National Day of Dignity and Respect on October 5, 2013 in Los Angeles.

McCain: Immigration Can Level ‘Playing Field’ for Republicans

As attention returns to immigration legislation, one of its Senate advocates says it will take some public pressure to advance it through the House. “I’m hopeful that the business community in particular will be more active, and the evangelical community,...

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Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, right, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talk prior to a Senate Foreign Relations Committee nomination hearing in Washington, D.C.

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Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, right, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talk prior to a Senate Foreign Relations Committee nomination hearing in Washington, D.C.

McCain: Clinton ‘Very Strong Candidate’

Sen. John McCain knows a few things about presidential elections, although he first played humble when asked this morning in Chicago about Hillary Clinton’s 2016 prospects. “Being a loser, I’m not sure what I have to say would be very...

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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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The U.S. Capitol, open for business, stalled for 13 days.

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The U.S. Capitol, open for business, stalled for 13 days.

Shutdown Journal: Day 13

Updated at 6:30 pm EDT Finally, as the third week of a partial government shutdown arrives, lawmakers stuck in stalemates over spending and raising the nation’s debt limit say they are starting to worry about the markets. Stocks soared at...

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) talks to reporters at the Capitol on October 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) talks to reporters at the Capitol on October 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

McCain Takes Back ‘Wacko Birds’

Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the famously sarcastic longtime senator and erstwhile Republican candidate for president, says he regrets calling some of the more intransigent members of his party “wacko birds.” Ten days into a partially shuttered government that has...

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Catheryn Carroll, of Washington DC, berates members of the House Republican caucus while they hold a press conference on the steps of the U.S. Senate on September 29, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Catheryn Carroll, of Washington DC, berates members of the House Republican caucus while they hold a press conference on the steps of the U.S. Senate on September 29, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Countdown to Shutdown: Launched

Updated from 9 am Sept. 30 through 12:10 am Oct. 1 EDT With Margaret Talev reporting from the White House, Laura Litvan from Capitol Hill Midnight arrived without any apparent hope of a compromise in the budget stalemate that brought...

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