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Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Cruz-ing for Gridiron Laughs: Texas Senator Wrote a Few Himself

Sen. Ted Cruz wrote the jokes about Sen. Mitch McConnell himself. Noting that Secretary of State John Kerry had arrived at the annual winter dinner of the Gridiron Club in white-tie and tails as the official representative for President Barack...

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John Kerry, U.S. secretary of state, center, mingles with guests during the official state dinner in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

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John Kerry, U.S. secretary of state, center, mingles with guests during the official state dinner in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

Kerry, Cruz, Crist: Gridiron Collision

Put John Kerry on stage with one of the three senators who opposed his confirmation as secretary of state and an erstwhile Republican famous for hugging President Barack Obama, and you have Gridiron, an evening of  pointed humor at the...

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Conservative pundit, television personality and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Conservative pundit, television personality and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Palin: Foreign Policy NRA-Style

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin borrowed from the National Rifle Association’s talking points to offer foreign policy advice this evening at the Conservative Political Action Committee conference. “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a...

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A pedestrian pauses to take a photograph, right, of the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 3, 2014.

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A pedestrian pauses to take a photograph, right, of the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 3, 2014.

Snow Blinds Washington — Hold Your Questions, Please

The snow that started falling on Washington before dawn has becoming something of a white-out at the nation’s capital, with fine flakes blown by blustery winds burying the district and surroundings in a blanket of silence. In a town whose...

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Jenny Beth Martin, right, of the Tea Party Patriots poses for pictures at rally in front of the U.S. Capitol on June 19, 2013.

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Jenny Beth Martin, right, of the Tea Party Patriots poses for pictures at rally in front of the U.S. Capitol on June 19, 2013.

IRS to Tea Party: You’re In

The Internal Revenue Service has granted tax-exempt status to one of the largest Tea Party organizations in the U.S. — a designation that came after a three-year delay and on the eve of a congressional hearing about the agency’s proposed...

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Former Florida governor Jeb Bush signs the book "Immigation Wars" he co-authored with Clint Bolick at a book signing during the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 15, 2013.

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Former Florida governor Jeb Bush signs the book "Immigation Wars" he co-authored with Clint Bolick at a book signing during the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 15, 2013.

Jeb Bush Tops List Republicans Want to See Run in 2016: NYT/CBS Poll

Written with Ryan Kerr Just as Jeb Bush’s words about the possible difficulty of his family name in another presidential campaign were settling in — a concern which he says Hillary Clinton should have as well — comes a new...

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Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, right, and Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah attend a hearing on sequestration effects on military budget and spending before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill on Nov. 7, 2013.

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Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, right, and Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah attend a hearing on sequestration effects on military budget and spending before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill on Nov. 7, 2013.

Shutdown Leaders Saluted by Club for Growth in Annual Ratings

The Senate leaders of October’s partial government shutdown, Republicans Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah, received perfect scores in 2013 from the Club for Growth, the advocacy group that supporters lower taxes and less government spending. Cruz...

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Matt Bevin of Louisville, Ky., speaks during the 133rd Annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., on Aug. 3, 2013.

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Matt Bevin of Louisville, Ky., speaks during the 133rd Annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., on Aug. 3, 2013.

McConnell’s ‘Blank Check:’ — ‘It’s Not My Money,’ Rival Mocks

Sen. Mitch McConnell’s decision to support a “clean” increase of the debt-ceiling opened the door for Republican challenger Matt Bevin back home in Kentucky. He wasted little time. “Once again #McConnell caves to the left, and votes to break conservative...

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Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, in Washington, D.C.

Most Liberal, Conservative in Congress: National Journal’s 2013 Rankings

Guess who’s missing from the list of most liberal lawmakers. Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic senator from Massachusetts who has challenged Wall Street both rhetorically and in regulatory action and is viewed as one of the best potential challengers to Hillary...

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Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, right, speaks at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

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Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, right, speaks at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

Jeb Bush: On Running ‘Joyfully’

Sometimes a great notion: Running for president ”joyfully.” Amid all the political tumult of the past few weeks — with one of the Republican Party’s best prospects for president mired in a political traffic jam, and the Democrats’ top candidate...

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