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Senate Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his wife Elaine Chao wave to supporters after a victory celebration on May 20, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Senate Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his wife Elaine Chao wave to supporters after a victory celebration on May 20, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.

McConnell-Grimes: Ground Zero

Updated at 8:48 and 10:48 am EDT, May 21 The front could not be clearer than it is in Kentucky. The stakes couldn’t be much higher than they are for Washington. The swift and expected victories of two candidates for...

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Vice President Joe Biden laughs with Marion Mims, right, after giving her a kiss as she took his order upon sitting down with Judy Dorsett, left, and Tarri Johnson, right, at Mary Mac's Tea Room, on March 4, 2014, in Atlanta.

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Vice President Joe Biden laughs with Marion Mims, right, after giving her a kiss as she took his order upon sitting down with Judy Dorsett, left, and Tarri Johnson, right, at Mary Mac's Tea Room, on March 4, 2014, in Atlanta.

Biden’s Bid for Women Voters — Men Lost to Republicans?

Joe Biden has been wise to violence against women for a long time now. Just as Bill Clinton, whose wife may be gearing up for a presidential campaign in 2016, has reminded everyone this week that he was aboard the...

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Marietta Hedges, left, helps restrain volunteer torture victim Maboub Ebrahimzdeh as human rights activists demonstrate water boarding in front of the Justice Department, on Nov. 5, 2007 in Washington, DC.

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Marietta Hedges, left, helps restrain volunteer torture victim Maboub Ebrahimzdeh as human rights activists demonstrate water boarding in front of the Justice Department, on Nov. 5, 2007 in Washington, DC.

Palin Promoting Griffin, ex-Aide, in North Carolina

Sarah Palin is intervening in a North Carolina Republican primary on behalf of Taylor Griffin, a House candidate who worked on her campaign for the vice presidency. “In Washington, we need you to stay true to your beliefs of smaller...

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Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, during the House Appropriations Committee to snack on during the markup of a fiscal 2012 interior and environment draft bill.

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Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, during the House Appropriations Committee to snack on during the markup of a fiscal 2012 interior and environment draft bill.

Simpson Bags NRA Backing in Idaho

Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson, whose Republican primary challenger is backed by the Club ForGrowth, today bagged the endorsement of the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund. David Keene, a former president of the National Rifle Association, delivered the group’s endorsement...

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Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, right, and Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat from Florida, attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo.

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Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, right, and Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat from Florida, attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo.

Giffords Soaring at ‘Top of the Sky’

Updated at 4:05 pm EST It was three years ago today that a gunman stepped into a small crowd where an Arizona congresswoman was greeting constituents and opened fire. Gabby Giffords survived a devastating bullet to the head, but six...

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NRA members during their annual meeting on May 4, 2013 in Houston.

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NRA members during their annual meeting on May 4, 2013 in Houston.

NRA Raised $256 Million Last Year

The National Rifle Association, the country’s largest and most powerful gun lobby, raised $256 million in 2012, more than in any other year of the Obama administration. Last year included the presidential election and mass shootings at a movie theater...

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Pictures of Newtown Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims are displayed as Senate Judiciary Committee chairperson Dianne Feinstein speaks during a hearing on 'The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013' at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, on February 27, 2013.

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Pictures of Newtown Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims are displayed as Senate Judiciary Committee chairperson Dianne Feinstein speaks during a hearing on 'The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013' at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, on February 27, 2013.

Connecticut Advances in Gun Laws, Rankings Show Year After Newtown

Connecticut, where an elementary school shooting left 20 children and six educators dead almost a year ago, now has the nation’s second strongest gun laws, according to a scorecard comparing state gun laws that will be released later today by...

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The 'Wall of Guns' during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits on May 4, 2013 in Houston, Texas.

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The 'Wall of Guns' during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits on May 4, 2013 in Houston, Texas.

Grimes Got Her Guns, McConnell Gets NRA Award

We think we’re going to enjoy the Kentucky Senate race for the sheer Americana of the attempt of a sitting Democratic secretary of state to unseat the minority leader of the U.S. Senate and all the gunplay that goes with...

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The National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Convention on May 4, 2013 in Houston, Texas.

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The National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Convention on May 4, 2013 in Houston, Texas.

NRA Targets Manchin, A-Rated Once, Gun Debate Grows Personal

The National Rifle Association is out with a new television ad criticizing West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin for “working with” New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Barack Obama to push for stricter gun controls. “Concerned? You should be,” a...

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