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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 16, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 16, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Walker: Reagan Was a Governor

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker got a warm reception at the Conservative Political Action Conference today, getting the crowd on its feet more often than most speakers. Among potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates, only Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky received such...

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Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., makes his way around the Cannon rotunda.

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Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., makes his way around the Cannon rotunda.

Congressional Dysfunction Breeds Nostalgia for Spirit of Compromise

U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, a Democrat from Michigan, recalls his last substantive issue discussion with a Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee. It was 13 years ago. He and Bill Thomas, then a Republican congressman from California who served as the...

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Former President Jimmy Carter, right, waves while arriving with his wife Rosalynn Carter, center, during the presidential inauguration in Washington on Jan. 21, 2013.

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Former President Jimmy Carter, right, waves while arriving with his wife Rosalynn Carter, center, during the presidential inauguration in Washington on Jan. 21, 2013.

Jimmy Carter’s Longest-Running Post-Oval Office Performance

Among the dignitaries who got a bird’s-eye view of the swearing-in ceremony for President Barack Obama’s second term yesterday, ex-President Bill Clinton — with his mane of snow-white hair and ever-expressive face — was especially hard to miss. Blending more into the...

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Cristina Castro, 23, of New York, wraps up against the cold while waiting to enter the Capitol to watch the inauguration of Barack Obama.

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Cristina Castro, 23, of New York, wraps up against the cold while waiting to enter the Capitol to watch the inauguration of Barack Obama.

Obama’s 40-Degree Inaugural Day — History Dictates a Heavy Top Coat

The real inauguration will play out indoors. The outdoor celebration the next day will be chilling. President Barack Obama’s second term actually starts at noon Sunday, on the date and time demanded by the Constitution. The president will have Supreme...

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Maryland Attorney General Joseph Curran shakes Jim Brady's hand outside the U.S. Supreme Court during a news conference on filing a law brief. Brady was injured when John Hinckley, Jr.  attacked President Ronald Reagan in 1981.

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Maryland Attorney General Joseph Curran shakes Jim Brady's hand outside the U.S. Supreme Court during a news conference on filing a law brief. Brady was injured when John Hinckley, Jr. attacked President Ronald Reagan in 1981.

Sarah Brady’s Gun Control Worry: Getting All to ‘Work Together’

One year ago, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, one of the oldest gun-control advocacy groups, began reinventing itself with a focus on public education. It hired a new president, a New York advertising executive with no background in...

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Voting at a polling station in the garage of the Los Angeles County lifeguard headquarters on Nov. 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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Voting at a polling station in the garage of the Los Angeles County lifeguard headquarters on Nov. 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

California More Democratic Than Rest of U.S. By Biggest Gap Ever

Just how strongly Democratic is California, the nation’s most populous state? In the Nov. 6 election, California voted more Democratic for president than the rest of the nation by the biggest gap in the history of the state, according to...

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Obama signs in Newark, New Jersey, in this file photo.

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Obama signs in Newark, New Jersey, in this file photo.

New Jersey: Obama’s 58% Best By Democrat Since 1964

President Barack Obama won 58.3 percent of the vote in New Jersey on Nov. 6, the best showing by a Democratic presidential nominee in 48 years, according to an official count of votes released today. Obama’s vote share in New...

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Supporters of President Barack Obama pose for a picture as they gather outside the White House in Washington, D.C., to celebrate Obama's re-election, on Nov. 6, 2012.

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Supporters of President Barack Obama pose for a picture as they gather outside the White House in Washington, D.C., to celebrate Obama's re-election, on Nov. 6, 2012.

Obama’s Gender Gap No. 1: Gallup

President Barack Obama’s re-election benefited from the largest gender gap  in the Gallup Poll’s 60 years of measuring the vote among men and women. Obama won among women by 12 points, by 56-44 percent, and lost to Republican nominee Mitt...

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