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A Ken Cuccinelli supporter in Richmond, Virginia, on November 5, 2013.

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A Ken Cuccinelli supporter in Richmond, Virginia, on November 5, 2013.

‘Tea-Party’ Class of Governors Eyed: Democrats See 2014 Openings

Democratic candidates seeking to pick off Republican governors in 2014 need look no further than Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe’s playbook in Virginia for a template for victory, according to the head of the party’s gubernatorial campaign arm. Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin,...

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Prince Fielder #28, right, of the Detroit Tigers gets a high-five from Bryan Holaday #50 after a 6-3 win over the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on September 13, 2013 in Detroit.

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Prince Fielder #28, right, of the Detroit Tigers gets a high-five from Bryan Holaday #50 after a 6-3 win over the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on September 13, 2013 in Detroit.

Snyder: ‘Win the World Series’ to Help Revive Detroit

A rabbi from Brooklyn who’s a Detroit Tigers fan asked Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday how Tigers fans around the world could help revive the bankrupt Motor City. Rabbi Avraham Berkowitz, 37, of Chabad Lubavitch headquarters in New York,...

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Haley Barbour

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Haley Barbour

Barbour: Dividing Electoral Votes Wrong

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Haley Barbour is not a supporter of Republican proposals to allocate electoral votes in some states by congressional district rather than winner-take-all. “I don’t think it’s a good idea,” he says in an interview on...

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Myrtle Nora arranges flag buntings outside the Capitol prior to the second inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington.

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Myrtle Nora arranges flag buntings outside the Capitol prior to the second inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington.

Washington Wages: Leading the Nation

Guess where pay in the U.S. is up the most over the past decade. Guessed Washington? Guessed right. From 2001 through 2011, the average annual wages in the nation’s capital rose by 4.1 percent a year — from $49,420 a...

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Sen. Daniel Inouye holds up a photo of himself on July 31, 1987 in Washington.

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Sen. Daniel Inouye holds up a photo of himself on July 31, 1987 in Washington.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 19,478

That’s how many days the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye, a Hawaii Democrat who died Dec. 17, served in Congress. Inouye entered the House of Representatives when Hawaii achieved statehood in 1959. He was elected to the Senate in 1962...

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Michigan State Police in riot gear push back protestors who are blocking a street during a rally at the state Capitol to protest a vote on Right-to-Work legislation on Dec. 11, 2012 in Lansing.

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Michigan State Police in riot gear push back protestors who are blocking a street during a rally at the state Capitol to protest a vote on Right-to-Work legislation on Dec. 11, 2012 in Lansing.

Michigan’s Snyder Less Popular After Right-to-Work Bill

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s popularity has taken a beating since he backed a right-to-work bill during the legislature’s recent lame duck session. Republican Snyder’s approval rating dipped to 38 percent, with 56 percent of voters disapproving of his job performance,...

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