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U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) greets supporters during an election night party in this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo in St. Louis.

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U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) greets supporters during an election night party in this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo in St. Louis.

Akin for a Fundraiser: McCaskill

For Claire McCaskill, Todd Akin is the gift that keeps campaign giving going. It was Akin, the Missouri senator’s Republican challenger in 2012, whose campaign imploded after he suggested that pregnancy rarely results from a “legitimate rape.” It was Akin who...

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) takes the stage during the Faith and Freedom Coalition's 'Road to Majority' Policy Conference on June 20, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) takes the stage during the Faith and Freedom Coalition's 'Road to Majority' Policy Conference on June 20, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Paul Eyes 2015, Booker Digs Les Mis: Meet Newest Odd Couple

Sen. Rand Paul, the Kentucky Republican, offers his “bromance” with  Sen. Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, as perfect for television. “We’ve asked about a reality show, ” Rand joked last night, wearing his cowboy boots and jeans. “We’ve asked...

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President Barack Obama walks with the parents of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, Jani Bergdahl, left, and Bob Bergdahl, right, back to the Oval Office after making a statement regarding the release of Sgt. Bergdahl from captivity on May 31, 2014.

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President Barack Obama walks with the parents of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, Jani Bergdahl, left, and Bob Bergdahl, right, back to the Oval Office after making a statement regarding the release of Sgt. Bergdahl from captivity on May 31, 2014.

Obama’s Choice: Bergdahl Now

There appears to be little question that the U.S. should be bringing Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl home after five years of captivity in Afghanistan. The biggest questions involve the circumstances: In a swap for five longtime detainees at the U.S....

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Julian Castro, mayor of San Antonio, waves before speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte on Sept. 4, 2012.

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Julian Castro, mayor of San Antonio, waves before speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte on Sept. 4, 2012.

Castro’s ‘Bootstraps’: American Dream

When Julian Castro delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention two years ago, he didn’t talk about his role as an Hispanic leader in American politics. He spoke of being “a young American, a proud American, of a...

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, speaks during the Clinton Global Initiative CGI America meeting in Chicago.

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, speaks during the Clinton Global Initiative CGI America meeting in Chicago.

Hillary Clinton: Guns ‘Out of Control’

Hillary Clinton is standing her ground on gun control. “We have to rein in what has become (an) almost article of faith, that anybody can own a gun anywhere, anytime. And I don’t believe that,” she said today in a...

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Wendy Gonzalez sits with, Maria Mena, an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors as she purchases insurance under the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of Americas on March 20, 2014 in Miami.

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Wendy Gonzalez sits with, Maria Mena, an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors as she purchases insurance under the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of Americas on March 20, 2014 in Miami.

Obamacare’s ‘Last Call’ Not Final After All

Last call, it turns out, isn’t last call after all. After weeks of playing to a March 31 deadline as the last chance for having health insurance or paying a tax penalty, the Obama administration says an extension is possible...

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Joseph "Joe" Biden, U.S. vice president, left, holds onto House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, during the State of the Union address on Jan. 28, 2014.

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Joseph "Joe" Biden, U.S. vice president, left, holds onto House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, during the State of the Union address on Jan. 28, 2014.

Biden’s Jump Ball: 2016

First question: Can a guy who says, in public, that, “I may be a white boy but I can jump, too,” and that the president’s health care law is a “big f—- deal” really hope to run for president again?...

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Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, center, in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, center, in Washington, D.C.

Graham Launches Primary Air War

Sen. Lindsey Graham is launching an ad campaign aimed at Republican opponents in his South Carolina primary race. Graham, senior senator in the Palmetto State, faces five challengers to his Republican throne. State Sen. Lee Bright, businesswoman Nancy Mace, activist...

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A female attendee during the third day of the Republican National Convention on August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

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A female attendee during the third day of the Republican National Convention on August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

Wife’s ‘Pretty Little Head’ — Democrats are Watching

Lately, there’s been some talk about talking points that Republicans are giving their congressional candidates when it comes to talking about women. This clearly stems from the 2012 campaigns in which one Republican candidate for Senate came up with the...

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