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Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 30, 2014 in Virginia.

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Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 30, 2014 in Virginia.

NASCAR, Olympic Medals, Film, TV: Give us a Tax Break

Democrat Mark Warner backs a NASCAR tax break. Republican Johnny Isakson supports one for film and television productions. And Democrat Thomas Carper backs a provision that aids U.S. multinational companies’ offshore operations. Those are among the key takeaways from the...

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Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt and Ellen DeGeneres take a selfie in the audience during the Oscars on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood.

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Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt and Ellen DeGeneres take a selfie in the audience during the Oscars on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood.

DeGeneres-Inspired (Hill) Selfies

Ellen DeGeneres is a celebrity. Members of Congress think they are. So the Oscar selfie wave started by the host of this year’s globally televised Academy Awards was sure to wash up on Capitol Hill, where the Gallup-tested public thinks many...

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U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Feb. 11, 2014.

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U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Feb. 11, 2014.

Obama to Donors: ‘We Get a Little Sleepy’ in the Midterms

For the president to close down a lengthy stretch of the George Washington Parkway in Virginia during evening rush hour, it must be really important, right? Well, it’s important to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, for sure. It was their...

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U.S. President George W. Bush, left, walks with White House Counsel Ed Gillespie in Washington, D.C., in this Sept. 16, 2008 file photo.

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U.S. President George W. Bush, left, walks with White House Counsel Ed Gillespie in Washington, D.C., in this Sept. 16, 2008 file photo.

Gillespie (Turned Republican) Runs in Virginia (Turning Democratic)

Ed Gillespie, now an announced Republican challenger to Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, has a long record of service to alphabet-soup Republican organizations and causes. Chairman of the Republican National Committee. Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia. Chairman...

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Senior adviser Ed Gillespie briefs reporters as they accompany Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to Weyers Cave-Shenandoah Valley Airport in Weyers Cave, Va., on Oct. 4, 2012.

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Senior adviser Ed Gillespie briefs reporters as they accompany Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to Weyers Cave-Shenandoah Valley Airport in Weyers Cave, Va., on Oct. 4, 2012.

Gillespie: ‘In Order To Win, You Have To Be Willing To Lose’

Ed Gillespie, the longtime Republican operative preparing a Senate race in Virginia, has a lot of political axioms in his 2006 book, “Winning Right.” One of them is, “In order to win, you have to be willing to lose.” Gillespie,...

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Virginia Terry McAuliffe, left, greets supporters at a polling station after he cast his vote on November 5, 2013 at Spring Hill Elementary School in McLean, Virginia.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Virginia Terry McAuliffe, left, greets supporters at a polling station after he cast his vote on November 5, 2013 at Spring Hill Elementary School in McLean, Virginia.

McAuliffe Winning Va.: Republican Says, Discounting Race as Harbinger

Rob Collins, executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, today acknowledged to reporters that i’ts likely the Democrats will win the Virginia governor’s race, if the latest polls are accurate. It’s been decades since Virginia elected a governor of...

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Former Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, right, and senior campaign adviser, Mo Elleithee, left, look at the venue during a walk through prior to the Virginia Bar Association's senatorial debate at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Va., on July 21, 2012.

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Former Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, right, and senior campaign adviser, Mo Elleithee, left, look at the venue during a walk through prior to the Virginia Bar Association's senatorial debate at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Va., on July 21, 2012.

DNC’s New Voice: Mo Elleithee

Mo Elleithee has campaigned for a lot of Democrats. Some winning, some not. Tim Kaine got elected governor of Virginia, and to the Senate — and presided over Elleithee’s wedding. Mark Warner did pretty well, too. Elleithee traveled for Hillary...

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Hollingsworth v. Perry Plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, left, and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo are pictured on the steps of the National Archives in Washington, DC, on March 25, 2013.

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Hollingsworth v. Perry Plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, left, and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo are pictured on the steps of the National Archives in Washington, DC, on March 25, 2013.

Live Blog: Tuesday’s Gay Marriage Arguments at Supreme Court

5:10 p.m. Today’s coverage of  Hollingsworth v. Perry is ending. Check back with Political Capital early Wednesday morning for our live blog of the oral arguments in U.S. v. Windsor, a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). 4:35 p.m....

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Marriage equality supporters take part in a march and rally ahead of U.S. Supreme Court arguments on legalizing same-sex marriage in New York on March 24, 2013.

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Marriage equality supporters take part in a march and rally ahead of U.S. Supreme Court arguments on legalizing same-sex marriage in New York on March 24, 2013.

Warner: ‘Marriage Equality’ Fair, Right

Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia has a statement today: “I support marriage equality because it is the fair and right thing to do.” He said so on Facebook. “Like many Virginians and Americans, my views on gay marriage have evolved,...

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