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President Barack Obama walks toward Marine One on uly 22, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama walks toward Marine One on uly 22, 2014 in Washington, DC.

2014 Midterm Offense v. Defense: ‘Disaster’ v. ‘Tough’ One

A “summer of disengagement” by President Barack Obama will lead to a “disaster” for Democrats in the Nov. 4 midterm election, according to the Republican overseeing his party’s strategy in House races. Voter disenchantment with Obama on issues including his...

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Veterans of Foreign Wars post 8706 in Moore, Oklahoma.

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Veterans of Foreign Wars post 8706 in Moore, Oklahoma.

Shinseki Faces Obama as VA Sec’y Apologizes to Veterans

Eric Shinseki, the embattled secretary of veterans affairs and retired four-star general, apologized today for the “systemic” failings in medical care exposed by his agency’s inspector general and promised fixes. “`The situation can be fixed,” Shinseki said during a speech...

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A man lays on the grass in front of the Capitol building during the presidential inauguration in Washington.

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A man lays on the grass in front of the Capitol building during the presidential inauguration in Washington.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 17

That’s the net gain of House seats that Democrats need in the 2014 election to win a majority. The House presently has 232 Republicans and 200 Democrats, with vacancies in two Republican districts and one Democratic district. Rep. Steve Israel...

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