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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during a Long Island Association luncheon with LIA President and CEO Kevin S. Law on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during a Long Island Association luncheon with LIA President and CEO Kevin S. Law on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

Jeb Bush’s ‘Act of Love:’ Taking One For The Party?

In portraying a parent’s illegal border crossing as “an act of love,” Republican Jeb Bush has defined one of the boundaries of compassion in the presidential election campaign to come — whether he’s in it or not. Nearly two years...

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Representative Michael "Mike" Rogers, a Republican from Michigan, during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 30, 2013.

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Representative Michael "Mike" Rogers, a Republican from Michigan, during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 30, 2013.

Rogers: Eyes on Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina Living Rooms

Mike Rogers said the three magic names: Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. It’s enough to gain any serious politician special notice. There’s another unspoken word here: Cumulus. That’s the company hiring the retiring Republican House intelligence chairman from Michigan...

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Senator Lindsey Graham, R-SC, right, leaves as Senator John McCain, left, R-AZ, answers a question following a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Sept. 2, 2013.

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Senator Lindsey Graham, R-SC, right, leaves as Senator John McCain, left, R-AZ, answers a question following a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Sept. 2, 2013.

Graham’s Party Threat Minimal: Poll

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is close to side-stepping a runoff in his re-election bid, and none of his opponents in his contested Republican primary are catching on with voters, according to a poll out today. Graham has the...

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Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, center, in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, center, in Washington, D.C.

Graham Launches Primary Air War

Sen. Lindsey Graham is launching an ad campaign aimed at Republican opponents in his South Carolina primary race. Graham, senior senator in the Palmetto State, faces five challengers to his Republican throne. State Sen. Lee Bright, businesswoman Nancy Mace, activist...

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Senator Lindsey Graham speaks with reporters while walking to a meeting with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill on October 16, 2013.

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Senator Lindsey Graham speaks with reporters while walking to a meeting with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill on October 16, 2013.

Graham’s Approval Slips Among South Carolina Republicans

Sen. Lindsey Graham’s image among Republican voters has dimmed as he prepares to defend his seat from intraparty opposition. Graham has an approval rating of 45 percent and a disapproval rating of 40 percent among registered South Carolina Republican voters...

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks after receiving the 2013 Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center on September 10, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks after receiving the 2013 Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center on September 10, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Jeb Bush + Hillary Clinton: ‘Wisdom of American People’ (IA, NH, SC)

For a few moments this evening, an outdoor gathering on Philadelphia’s Independence Mall conjured images of a 2016 presidential debate stage, with the most closely watched members of the nation’s two political dynasties — each viewed by their opposing parties...

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South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley waves on stage during the second day of the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 15, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley waves on stage during the second day of the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 15, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Nikki Haley’s Robed Lock-Out: Democrats Decry ‘Transparency’

On Twitter, all appeared well at the South Carolina governor’s mansion: Feel like I’ve worked a full day just getting the kids out the door! The things we do to make sure our kids get a good start. Good morning!...

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President Barack Obama speaks on stage during day three of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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President Barack Obama speaks on stage during day three of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Carolina Two-Step: 2016

Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Florida and… North Carolina? A double-barreled set of early Southern primaries, the Carolina contests, could open the 2016 presidential nominating season, under an elections law that North Carolina has enacted. The law requires North Carolina...

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Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, pictured in 2010. Photo by Daniel Acker / Bloomberg

Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, pictured in 2010. Photo by Daniel Acker / Bloomberg

Spitzer: Running on Redemption

As governor of South Carolina, Mark Sanford went walking on the Appalachian Trail — actually away in Argentina with a mistress — but that didn’t stop him from getting elected again to Congress this year. As a member of Congress,...

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The Facebook wall in New York.

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The Facebook wall in New York.

Rand Paul Writes on Zuckerberg’s Wall, Friends Mark Sanford

Rand Paul, the Republican senator from Kentucky with apparent designs on a 2016 presidential campaign, has gone to Iowa, he’s gone to South Carolina and now he’s gone to Silicon Valley. Where he wrote on Mark Zuckerberg’s wall. Literally: I...

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