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President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the economy at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Missouri, July 230, 2014.

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the economy at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Missouri, July 230, 2014.

Obama to House: ‘Stop Just Hatin”

“Come on,” President Barack said today, as the House advances a resolution authorizing a lawsuit against him alleging overreach in executive actions. “Stop being mad all the time,” Obama said in a rhetorical shout-out to Capitol Hill from a campaign-styled...

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Representative Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin.

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Representative Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin.

Ryan’s New Poverty Plan — ‘Schizo Steroids:’ Van Hollen

Democrats are attacking an ambitious anti-poverty plan from Rep. Paul Ryan by essentially questioning his credibility. And the former vice presidential candidate welcomes it. Ryan, who’s considering a presidential campaign in 2016, pitched his new plan yesterday promising “not a...

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A march through downtown Los Angeles supporting immigrant rights on May 1, 2014.

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A march through downtown Los Angeles supporting immigrant rights on May 1, 2014.

Immigration: One Year Later

It’s been a year. A year since a widely hailed bipartisan agreement to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws cleared the Senate. A year since the House left the bill on the table. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took note of...

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Representative Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, during the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 6, 2014.

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Representative Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, during the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 6, 2014.

Poverty 101: Ryan Seeking ‘Secret Sauce’ to Winning War

The subject at hand was poverty. The setting: A six-chandelier congressional hearing room with vaulted ceilings, flat-panel televisions and portraits of past chairmen lining the paneled walls. In the House Budget Committee chairman’s seat: Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican Party’s...

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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Budget Committee Chairman, speaks during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Budget Committee Chairman, speaks during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Ryan’s $4 Million: House’s Biggest

Paul Ryan has the biggest campaign fund in the  House, at more than $4 million. It’s not hard to explain why. The Wisconsin Republican was Mitt Romney’s running mate on the party’s 2012 presidential ticket. He leads the House Budget Committee...

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Senate Banking and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance member Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) during a hearing on virtual currency on Nov. 19, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Senate Banking and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance member Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) during a hearing on virtual currency on Nov. 19, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Charles Koch, ‘The Kansan,’ Praised on Senate Floor Where Reid Roasts Him

Charles Koch, the billionaire businessman under attack by Democrats for pro-Republican activity he’s undertaking with his brother David, got an assist on the Senate floor today from a fellow Kansan. Republican Sen. Jerry Moran came to the floor to praise...

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Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), right, speaks next to (L-3rd L) Senate Majority Whip Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) during a news conference March 26, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), right, speaks next to (L-3rd L) Senate Majority Whip Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) during a news conference March 26, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

‘Kochtopia:’ Reid on Ryan’s Budget

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has accused Republicans of being “addicted to Koch.” Money from the billionaire Koch brothers, that is. Today on the Senate floor, Reid continued his crusade to cast Republicans as puppets of the brothers via another...

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, speaks during a town hall meeting in Belmar, New Jersey, on March 25, 2014.

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, speaks during a town hall meeting in Belmar, New Jersey, on March 25, 2014.

Christie: Baggage ‘Just Politics in America’

So does Chris Christie have too much baggage to make a 2016 run for president? Not to hear him tell it. “I’m older.  And you know what? If you don’t have baggage, they’ll create baggage for you. That’s politics in...

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Texas Governor Rick Perry after addressing the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 7, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry after addressing the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 7, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

CPAC Straw Poll: Crowded Contest

It’s that time of year again, when the many of biggest names in the Republican Party converge on the nation’s capital — or at least a Maryland convention center just down the river — for the annual Conservative Political Action...

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Rep. Paul Ryan, House Budget Committee Chairman, during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor.

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Rep. Paul Ryan, House Budget Committee Chairman, during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor.

Ryan: GOP ‘Party of Ideas’ — Democrats ‘Party of Personalities’

Among the many Republicans addressing the Conservative Action Political Conference are some who have their eyes on the party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Then there are some considered unlikely or unable to seek it. House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan may be...

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