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U.S. Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), from left, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) speak in support of U.S. House bill H.R. 428 during a press conference in the Cannon House Office Building on March 12, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), from left, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) speak in support of U.S. House bill H.R. 428 during a press conference in the Cannon House Office Building on March 12, 2014 in Washington, DC.

North Carolina’s Jones Hit With Outside Ad Wave

The outside campaign to oust Republican Rep. Walter Jones in North Carolina’s 3rd District is intensifying less than three weeks before the key primary. Emergency Committee for Israel, a Republican pro-Israel group, and Ending Spending Action Fund, a super-political action...

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Senator Roy Blunt, Senator Kelly Ayotte, and Arne Sorenson, president of Marriott International.

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Senator Roy Blunt, Senator Kelly Ayotte, and Arne Sorenson, president of Marriott International.

Ayotte, Hagan Men’s Gym Mates?

Despite their political differences, Sens. Kay Hagan, North Carolina Democrat, and Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire Republican, enjoy a warm collegial relationship. Where do they hangout? “We need to tell this group that where we see each other the most is...

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Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) during a press conference on U.S. House bill H.R. 428 in the Cannon House Office Building on March 12, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) during a press conference on U.S. House bill H.R. 428 in the Cannon House Office Building on March 12, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Taylor Griffin’s First North Carolina TV Ad: “Clear Conservative Choice”

North Carolina Republican Taylor Griffin, seeking to unseat Rep. Walter Jones in a primary next month, uses his first television ad to tout his Washington experience and describe himself as the “clear conservative choice for Congress.” “I’ve been there before,”...

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Representative Walter Jones, a Republican from North Carolina, testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 6, 2011.

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Representative Walter Jones, a Republican from North Carolina, testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 6, 2011.

Pro-Israel Group Opposing Jones in North Carolina

A conservative pro-Israel group is airing television ads opposing North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones five weeks before a Republican primary. Jones is the “most liberal Republican in Congress” and “preaches American decline,” according to the ad from the Emergency Committee...

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U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George, former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman and Internal Revenue Service Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner are sworn in before testifying to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on May 22, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George, former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman and Internal Revenue Service Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner are sworn in before testifying to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on May 22, 2013 in Washington, DC.

IRS Oversight Board’s Empty Chairs

More than 300 days after a political controversy rocked the Internal Revenue Service, President Barack Obama did something rare: He nominated someone to the tax agency’s oversight board. His pick is Linda Millsaps, former chief operating officer at the North...

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U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) takes the stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) takes the stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Democratic Women’s Group Forms Georgia and North Carolina Super-PACs

Emily’s List, a Washington group that advises and funds the campaigns of Democratic women who support abortion rights, has set up super-political action committees to independently aid candidates in North Carolina and Georgia. And there are Democratic women who support...

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Ricketts Group Seeks To Unseat North Carolina’s Walter Jones

Bloomberg’s Julie Bykowicz wrote this week about Joe and Todd Ricketts, wealthy entrepreneurial Republican donors who want to expand their limited-government political operation to supplement Americans for Prosperity, the enterprise associated with industrialists Charles and David Koch. Look for the...

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The Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski presents President Barack Obama with a copy of the NCAA bracket during an event in honor of the NCAA Men's Basketball Champion Duke Blue Devils.

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The Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski presents President Barack Obama with a copy of the NCAA bracket during an event in honor of the NCAA Men's Basketball Champion Duke Blue Devils.

Obama’s NCAA Picks: One for Five

Never mind Ukraine. Forget about Syria. And Edward Snowden? Long gone. Today, President Barack Obama addressed the issue gripping much of Washington and water-cooler crowds everywhere: He picked Michigan State to win the men’s championship in the annual ritual of...

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U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) (3rd L), Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY) (L), Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN) (R) and Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) (2nd L) prior to a news conference on Syria on June 27, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) (3rd L), Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY) (L), Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN) (R) and Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) (2nd L) prior to a news conference on Syria on June 27, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

Primaries Deciding Races in Republican-Drawn Districts

Demographic shifts and the configuration of congressional districts have helped limit the number of politically competitive districts in the Nov. 4 elections. Many of these districts are so one-sided that victory in the party primary is tantamount to a general...

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