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Former Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Lineman and current Congressman Jon Runyan of New Jersey is greeted by players as he is introduced with other alumni before the NFL football training camp in Philadelphia on July 28, 2013.

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Former Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Lineman and current Congressman Jon Runyan of New Jersey is greeted by players as he is introduced with other alumni before the NFL football training camp in Philadelphia on July 28, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 23

That’s how many House members have announced they won’t seek re-election in 2014. Seventeen House Republicans have said they will make the current 113th Congress their last, including nine who are retiring from political life and eight who are running...

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U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks about the Affordable Care Act during her visit to Community Health and Social Services Center (CHASS) on November 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.

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U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks about the Affordable Care Act during her visit to Community Health and Social Services Center (CHASS) on November 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.

Why 39 Democrats Voted For a Republican Health Bill

Thirty-nine House Democrats crossed party lines today to vote for a Republican health-care bill that would let insurers sell their existing health plans through next year. The bill is opposed by President Barack Obama, who yesterday granted a one-year reprieve for...

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Jacksonville Jaguars fans in Florida.

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Jacksonville Jaguars fans in Florida.

New American Center: ‘Waiting for Washington to Find Them’

Where are Americans, really? Neither on the left nor the right so much as in the center. They’ll take a Bud over Bordeaux on a night out, football over baseball at home — and they’re “waiting for Washington to find...

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Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 15, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland

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Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 15, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland

Republicans Post-Romney = Democrats Post-Dukakis: Brookings

“Is the GOP DOA?” they were asking over at Brookings today. The forum on the future of the Republican Party staged at the Washington-based research institute opened with a comparison of the state the Republican Party finds itself in today,...

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Engineers and developers work at President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters in Chicago on Dec. 13, 2011.

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Engineers and developers work at President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters in Chicago on Dec. 13, 2011.

Obama’s Ad-Men: Yogurt Next?

Two of the masterminds behind President Barack Obama’s analytics-fueled campaign-advertising operation say they’ve been inundated with inquiries from corporate executives eager to apply the tactics that won the 2012 presidential race to their marketing efforts. “We’re sort of handing out...

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Students celebrate after U.S. President Barack Obama was projected the winner of the presidential election inside the Kennedy Forum at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Nov. 6, 2012.

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Students celebrate after U.S. President Barack Obama was projected the winner of the presidential election inside the Kennedy Forum at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Nov. 6, 2012.

FEC: 2012 Campaign Cost $7 Billion

Candidates, parties, political action committees and other outside groups spent more than $7 billion on the 2012 election, according to a final tally by the Federal Election Commission.  That’s the most ever spent on U.S. elections, and surpasses the $5.3 billion...

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Obama Campaign Still Owes $3 Million

President Barack Obama’s campaign committee, Obama for America, still owes $3.1 million, new Federal Election Commission filings show. The debts include $626,886 for stage, sound and lighting at campaign events; $500,757 for telemarketing and more than $216,146 for legal fees....

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Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivers remarks during the second day of the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 15, 2013.

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Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivers remarks during the second day of the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 15, 2013.

Romney Gives Excess Campaign Cash to House Republicans

Having failed to win the White House, Mitt Romney is using his leftover campaign funds to help the Republicans retain control of the House of Representatives. Romney’s joint fundraising committee with the Republican National Committee and state parties contributed $743,704...

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President Barack Obama looks over the crowd as he prepares to leave the stage after making an acceptance speech during an election night rally in Chicago on Nov. 7, 2012.

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President Barack Obama looks over the crowd as he prepares to leave the stage after making an acceptance speech during an election night rally in Chicago on Nov. 7, 2012.

Obama: 5 Million Vote Win With 22% of Counties

One notable characteristic of the 2012 presidential election was how President Barack Obama ran up big vote margins in large metropolitan areas, overcoming Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s edge in lesser-populated regions. Obama outran Romney by about 5 million votes despite...

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Mitt Romney speaks next wit his sons during the regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on October 4, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.

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Mitt Romney speaks next wit his sons during the regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on October 4, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.

Romney’s Return (To a Public Stage)

Mitt Romney is finally ready to speak again — in public. The American Conservative Union announced today that the 2012 Republican presidential nominee will speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in mid-March outside Washington, D.C. “The thousands gathered at...

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