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Immigration Action Before 2014 Elections: Priebus

Immigration reform. It can’t happen with this Republican House, right? Wrong, says Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee.  The House will enact some major revision of immigration laws within the next year, Priebus says. “Something significant is going...

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, center, and Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D), right, are introduced and take the stage during a campaign event for at VFW Post 1503, October 27, 2013 in Dale City, Virginia.

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, center, and Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D), right, are introduced and take the stage during a campaign event for at VFW Post 1503, October 27, 2013 in Dale City, Virginia.

McAuliffe’s Voter-Drawing Power: Obamas Closing Virginia Contest

In the run-up to Election Day in the Virginia governor’s race, Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe is getting boosts from current and former Democratic presidents who bring a hefty dose of star power to the task of turning out voters. Republican...

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Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. health and human services secretary, at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. health and human services secretary, at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Sebelius: ‘Still Standing’

Updated at 11:27, 11:45 am and 12:30 pm EDT In a town where Republicans couldn’t make Eric Holder run for the hills for “Fast and Furious,” where they couldn’t tag Hillary Clinton with the fatal attack at Benghazi, where they...

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U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), left, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), center, and U.S. Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) during a news conference on Capitol Hill, on October 1, 2013 in Washington DC.

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U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), left, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), center, and U.S. Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) during a news conference on Capitol Hill, on October 1, 2013 in Washington DC.

Ryan’s and 143 Other Republican ‘No’ Votes: A Closer Look

Would House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan really have voted against reopening the government and lifting the debt cap if the measure’s outcome had been in doubt and his fellow Republican chieftains needed more help to free the party of what had become a political...

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Lorena Ramirez, of Arlington, Virginia, holds up an American flag during a rally in support of immigration reform, in Washington, on October 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Lorena Ramirez, of Arlington, Virginia, holds up an American flag during a rally in support of immigration reform, in Washington, on October 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Immigration Next: Old-Fashioned Way, Jeb Bush Recommends

Next up: Immigration. Jeb Bush, former Florida governor, brother of one president, son of another and the one serious-minded Republican who probably won’t run for the White House in 2016, says it’s time for Congress to get serious about immigration....

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A man sits in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013.

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A man sits in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013.

Shutdown: Day One

Updated at 9:39 am through 5:53 pm EDT With David Lerman reporting from the Pentagon  The House’s Republicans have come up with another non-starter in the stalled budget talks with the Democratic-run Senate. The White House says President Barack Obama...

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at the Faith and Freedom Coalition "Road to Majority" conference in Washington, on June 13, 2013.

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at the Faith and Freedom Coalition "Road to Majority" conference in Washington, on June 13, 2013.

Rubio on the Road: SRO in Florida

Updated at 2:35 pm EDT Sen. Marco Rubio, like the rest of Congress, is home for August. Yet for this Florida Republican, the summer recess presents a particularly important taking of the temperature. Since championing the bipartisan immigration bill that...

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Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center at National Harbor, Md., on March 15, 2013.

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Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center at National Harbor, Md., on March 15, 2013.

Ryan, Paul, Rubio, Christie, Bush — Wyoming Republicans All Over Map

A little-noticed question in a poll of Republicans last week in one of the reddest of red states — Wyoming — underscored the scrambled nature of the party’s 2016 presidential race at this admittedly way-too-early stage. The very number of potential candidates...

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Former U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrives to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 15, 2013.

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Former U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrives to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 15, 2013.

Romney Raising Money for N.H. Party

Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a Republican, is set to headline a fundraiser for his party in New Hampshire on Aug. 6, his first since losing the 2012 election. Tickets to the 6:30 p.m. event, billed as “An Evening With...

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Representative Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin and chairman of the House Budget Committee, speaks during the 2013 Fiscal Summit

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Representative Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin and chairman of the House Budget Committee, speaks during the 2013 Fiscal Summit

Reunited: Romney Helps Ryan Raise $1.1 Million

Paul Ryan was one of the top fundraisers in Congress before he became the 2012 Republican vice-presidential nominee. His ability to raise money is even stronger after a nationwide campaign boosted his name recognition — and as Ryan continues to...

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