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Senator Roy Blunt, Senator Kelly Ayotte, and Arne Sorenson, president of Marriott International.

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Senator Roy Blunt, Senator Kelly Ayotte, and Arne Sorenson, president of Marriott International.

Ayotte, Hagan Men’s Gym Mates?

Despite their political differences, Sens. Kay Hagan, North Carolina Democrat, and Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire Republican, enjoy a warm collegial relationship. Where do they hangout? “We need to tell this group that where we see each other the most is...

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The Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz booth during the Washington Auto Show in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 26, 2012.

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The Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz booth during the Washington Auto Show in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 26, 2012.

Washington Auto Show: Dry Ice Martinis Plow Through the Snow

A snow storm that shuts down the nation’s capital isn’t going to come between an automotive executive and a party. It’s customary for car groups to throw swanky kickoff receptions  for influential players in town for the Washington Auto Show,...

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Sen. John McCain, left,  Sen. Charles Schumer, and Sen. Lindsey Graham during the State of the Union speech on Feb. 12, 2013 in Washington.

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Sen. John McCain, left, Sen. Charles Schumer, and Sen. Lindsey Graham during the State of the Union speech on Feb. 12, 2013 in Washington.

Ribbons Honoring Newtown Victims Have Bipartisan Appeal, Except for Republican Leaders

The green ribbons sported by many of those attending the State of the Union address – most obviouslyVice President Joe Biden, given his on-camera perch behind President Barack Obama – were designed to express solidarity with the victims of the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut....

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Steve Holloway of Lincoln County, Mo., celebrates word that Todd Akin won the GOP primary at his campaign party at the Columns in St. Charles, Mo., on Aug. 7, 2012.

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Steve Holloway of Lincoln County, Mo., celebrates word that Todd Akin won the GOP primary at his campaign party at the Columns in St. Charles, Mo., on Aug. 7, 2012.

Missouri Republicans, McConnell: Akin Must Go — Akin: Heck No

Updated at 2:55 pm EDT Now the choir has spoken. So has Todd Akin. Senator Roy Blunt, the Republican  junior senator from Missouri, is standing at the front of a line of fellow big-name Missouri Republicans calling for Rep. Akin,...

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The silhouette of Rep. Paul Ryan, running mate of Mitt Romney, during a campaign event at Glen Allen High School in Glen Allen, Va., on Aug. 17, 2012.

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The silhouette of Rep. Paul Ryan, running mate of Mitt Romney, during a campaign event at Glen Allen High School in Glen Allen, Va., on Aug. 17, 2012.

Ryan Bound for Akin Turf for Money

The terrain is shifting somewhat, but the fundraising goes on. Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is scheduled to raise money later this week on embattled Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin’s home turf. According to the Web site PoliticMo, which...

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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Republican from Washington, in Washington.

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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Republican from Washington, in Washington.

Romney Camp Coordinating with Hill Republicans

Look for more coordination between presumed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and congressional Republicans. Missouri Senator Roy Blunt said that he and the campaign’s other freshly minted liaison, Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state, will hold their first strategy session...

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Hortencia Wilcox of Allen, Texas, with a signed hat by Mitt Romney while waiting in line at a campaign stop at Southwest Office Systems on June 5, 2012 in Fort Worth.

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Hortencia Wilcox of Allen, Texas, with a signed hat by Mitt Romney while waiting in line at a campaign stop at Southwest Office Systems on June 5, 2012 in Fort Worth.

Romney Builds Congress Team With House’s Top Republican Woman

Mitt Romney has turned to the top Republican woman in the U.S. House to bolster his congressional outreach efforts. The presumptive Republican nominee’s campaign announced today he’s tapping Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the vice chair of House Republicans’ messaging arm,...

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