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Religious freedom supporters hold a rally to praise the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby, contraception coverage requirement case on June 30, 2014 in Chicago.

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Religious freedom supporters hold a rally to praise the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby, contraception coverage requirement case on June 30, 2014 in Chicago.

Taking Hobby Lobby to the Bank

Updated at 10:30 pm EDT Republicans are attempting to take Hobby Lobby to the bank. The Supreme Court ruled today that family-run businesses, including the chain of craft stores that brought the complaint, can claim a religious exemption from the...

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George H.W. Bush (center left, seated) has taken to wearing bright socks. He is seen here with past and current presidents at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center on April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas

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George H.W. Bush (center left, seated) has taken to wearing bright socks. He is seen here with past and current presidents at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center on April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas

Bush 41 Socks it to Democrats

In hopes of socking it to the Democratic Party in November, the Republicans have been raising money with signature show-off socks authorized by the 41st president for months. Now, the former president is making the pitch. “I don’t know what...

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Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signs her new book 'Hard Choices' in Arlington, Virginia, on June 14, 2014.

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Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signs her new book 'Hard Choices' in Arlington, Virginia, on June 14, 2014.

Hillary Clinton’s Signing Draws Bus, Squirrely Critic, Lots of Fans

Fans and critics alike turned out to see Hillary Clinton at a book signing in Arlington, Virginia — including some who went above and beyond to get a signed copy for her new memoir, “Hard Choices.” “I got here at...

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Delegates at the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Aug. 28, 2012.

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Delegates at the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Aug. 28, 2012.

Republican ‘Start-Up’ Targets Voters, Donors — and Democrats

In an office with walls covered by dry erase boards, one phrase in bold red block letters stands out above the multi-colored scribbled notes, ideas and equations: “Does this drive data & dollars?” That’s the question each of the 40-plus...

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Paul Paucar (L-R), Homero Paucar, Giovanny Paucar and Ivonne Cucalon sit with, Jessica Adames, an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors as they try to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of Americas on March 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

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Paul Paucar (L-R), Homero Paucar, Giovanny Paucar and Ivonne Cucalon sit with, Jessica Adames, an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors as they try to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of Americas on March 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 53%

About 53 percent of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul four years after he signed it into law. That compares with 41 percent who approve of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a Pew Research...

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Showgirls walk along Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.

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Showgirls walk along Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.

Vegas: Odds of Winning 2016 RNC?

Imagine the headlines: Republicans Rolling the Dice on 2016. Imagine Harry Reid’s headache. Imagine Howard Stern’s show. The Nevada Host Committee, Inc. announced today that it will make a formal bid to bring the 2016 Republican National Convention to Las...

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Nithin Mathew, president of the California College Republicans, speaks at a town hall meeting with the state's Asian Republican leadership during the California Republican Party convention on Feb. 25, 2012 in Burlingame, Calif.

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Nithin Mathew, president of the California College Republicans, speaks at a town hall meeting with the state's Asian Republican leadership during the California Republican Party convention on Feb. 25, 2012 in Burlingame, Calif.

RNC Adds Hispanic Staff — Mission: Countering Democratic Advantage

The Hispanic and Asian payroll at the Republican National Committee continues to grow, as the party works to boost its standing with the nation’s growing minority voting blocs. The RNC is announcing today the hiring of seven additional Hispanic “engagement”...

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World War II veteran Arde Ramesbothom, center, of Kansas City, Missouri, and other veterans in his group are greeted and welcomed at the World War II Memorial on October 2, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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World War II veteran Arde Ramesbothom, center, of Kansas City, Missouri, and other veterans in his group are greeted and welcomed at the World War II Memorial on October 2, 2013 in Washington, DC.

RNC Offers to Fund WWII Memorial

The Republican National Committee is offering to pay to keep the World War II Memorial in Washington open during the government shutdown, an action the Democratic National Committee is calling a stunt. “The Obama administration has decided they want to...

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