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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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Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

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Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

Rand Paul on the Road Again

While some Republicans think about running for president — (Jeb Bush) — and other Republicans talk like they’re running for president — (Ted Cruz) — one is out there running like he’s running. (Rand Paul.) Sure, North Carolina is a...

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Hillary Rodham Clinton on Feb. 26, 2014 in Coral Gables, Florida.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton on Feb. 26, 2014 in Coral Gables, Florida.

Hillary Clinton ‘Strong, Honest, Likable:’ Pew Survey

Hillary Clinton is tough — 69 percent of those surveyed say so. For all the criticism about that Russian “reset button” emerging from the flare-up in U.S.-Russian relations over Ukraine, two-thirds of those surveyed say the former secretary of sate...

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Former Florida governor Jeb Bush signs the book "Immigation Wars" he co-authored with Clint Bolick at a book signing during the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 15, 2013.

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Former Florida governor Jeb Bush signs the book "Immigation Wars" he co-authored with Clint Bolick at a book signing during the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 15, 2013.

Jeb Bush Tops List Republicans Want to See Run in 2016: NYT/CBS Poll

Written with Ryan Kerr Just as Jeb Bush’s words about the possible difficulty of his family name in another presidential campaign were settling in — a concern which he says Hillary Clinton should have as well — comes a new...

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Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes's campaign event on Feb. 25, 2014 in Louisville.

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Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes's campaign event on Feb. 25, 2014 in Louisville.

McConnell Welcomes Clinton, Again

Mitch McConnell says he’s happy to have Bill Clinton in Kentucky. The former president has gone there to campaign for the Democrat hoping to unseat the Senate’s minority leader in November, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. He went...

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Older people exercise to the morning radio calisthenics broadcast at a park in Tokyo, Japan.

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Older people exercise to the morning radio calisthenics broadcast at a park in Tokyo, Japan.

Americans Less Worried than Asians About Aging: Pew Global Poll

The world is getting older. To be more precise, the proportion of the global population estimated to be 65 and older is projected to triple to 1.5 billion by 2050, according to a new survey by the Washington-based Pew Research...

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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks at the Community Health and Social Services Center in Detroit on Nov. 15, 2013 .

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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks at the Community Health and Social Services Center in Detroit on Nov. 15, 2013 .

Selling Obamacare: Three-Week Run

When all else fails, call in the salesman. The White House, insistent that its failing HealthCare.Gov is finally on the mend, is rolling out its salesman-in-chief for the Affordable Care Act, that law formerly known around the West Wing as...

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Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic nominee for governor, visits former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder's Public Policy class at Virginia Commonwealth University September 5, 2013 in Richmond.

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Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic nominee for governor, visits former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder's Public Policy class at Virginia Commonwealth University September 5, 2013 in Richmond.

McAuliffe: ‘A Good Campaign Manager’ – and Some Big Ads

If polling is to be believed, Democrat Terry McAuliffe has flipped his fortunes. In the contest with Republican Ken Cucinelli, a new Washington Post poll shows Virginians ready to elect McAuliffe by the same margin they were ready to hand Cucinelli...

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President Barack Obama speaks at Knox College on July 24, 2013 in Galesburg, Illinois.

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President Barack Obama speaks at Knox College on July 24, 2013 in Galesburg, Illinois.

Obama’s Final Campaign Started Today

“I have now run my last campaign,” President Barack Obama said today before a cheering crowd in Galesburg, Illinois. He cares about only one thing now, he said — that which he can achieve in the remaining 1,276 days of...

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British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in Downing Street, London, at the start of her third term in office.

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British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in Downing Street, London, at the start of her third term in office.

Margaret Thatcher, Hillary Clinton: Name?

With the passing of Margaret Thatcher, the only female prime minister in the United Kingdom’s history, the folks at the Pew Research Center are pointing out to public expectations about the election of a female American president. The last time...

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