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Fred Hochberg, chairman and president of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, during the U.S. Export-Import Bank annual conference in Washington, D.C., on April 4, 2013.

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Fred Hochberg, chairman and president of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, during the U.S. Export-Import Bank annual conference in Washington, D.C., on April 4, 2013.

Club for Growth Jumps on Frog Jump Congressman Backing Ex-Im Bank

The Club for Growth today is striking back at Republican Rep. Stephen Fincher, a Tennesseean who is parting ways with the Tea Party-aligned group in its drive to shutter the U.S. Export-Import Bank. A congressman who campaigned in 2010 on...

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Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), rear, exit the Democratic National Committee and Obama for America Gotta Vote Bus in the Little Havana neighborhood on Oct. 25, 2012 in Miami.

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Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), rear, exit the Democratic National Committee and Obama for America Gotta Vote Bus in the Little Havana neighborhood on Oct. 25, 2012 in Miami.

Obama ‘Effective Messenger, Period:’ DNC Chair

For all the political bruising that President Barack Obama has taken — his job approval hovering just above 40 percent in opinion polls — his party will be calling on him to campaign for congressional candidates in the fall midterm...

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Rove: National Tea Party Groups ‘Come Up Losers’

National groups aligned with the Tea Party have had little success in the 2014 election, compared with local groups linked to the limited-government movement that have had “an enormous impact,” according to Republican strategist Karl Rove. National Tea Party groups...

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Chris McDaniel, Republican candidate for Mississippi Senate, speaks with an employee of Truhitt Service Center in Union, Miss., on May 29, 2014.

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Chris McDaniel, Republican candidate for Mississippi Senate, speaks with an employee of Truhitt Service Center in Union, Miss., on May 29, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 318,902

There were 318,902 votes cast in Mississippi’s U.S. Senate Republican primary earlier this month, according to an official count of votes. State Sen. Chris McDaniel won 157,733 votes, or 49.46 percent, in the first-round June 3 election compared with 156,315...

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Representative Eric Cantor, a Republican from Virginia, in Washington, D.C.

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Representative Eric Cantor, a Republican from Virginia, in Washington, D.C.

Eric Cantor’s Historic Loss, By the Numbers

It was one of those nights you’ll remember years later where you were and what you were doing. For this political junkie, the first indelible image of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s unprecedented defeat — or at least the real...

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Chris McDaniel, Republican candidate for Mississippi Senate, speaks with an employee of Truhitt Service Center in Union, Miss., on May 29, 2014.

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Chris McDaniel, Republican candidate for Mississippi Senate, speaks with an employee of Truhitt Service Center in Union, Miss., on May 29, 2014.

One Mississippi, Two Mississippi: Every Vote Counts, at $40 Per

Updated at 4:05 pm EDT Down in Mississippi, Sen. Thad Cochran’s hopes of winning a seventh term are shifting to a June 24 runoff race featuring an emboldened challenger. The Tea Party-backed challenger in the Republican Party’s primary election, Chris...

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