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Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the US Department of Justice on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 8, 2014.

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Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the US Department of Justice on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 8, 2014.

Holder: ‘You Don’t Want to Go There’ — and Good Asparagus Luck!

  Eric Holder has made little secret of his contempt for Congress. And at least some in the Republican-run House have voted to hold the attorney general in contempt of Congress as well. As Rep. Louie Goehmert, a Texas Republican,...

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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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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 2013 Tom Lantos Human Rights Prize on Dec. 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 2013 Tom Lantos Human Rights Prize on Dec. 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Clinton Foundation, ‘Ready for Hillary’: Cantu Common Angel

Hillary Clinton’s political and philanthropic interests met Sunday near the tip of South Texas, as she raised money for her family’s foundation from a top donor to the Super-PAC trying to entice her to run for president. Alonzo Cantu, a...

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A program before former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during a Long Island Association luncheon on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

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A program before former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during a Long Island Association luncheon on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

Jeb Bush’s Journey: Doing What it Takes, Whether Running or Not

Jeb Bush is doing what someone running for president does. That doesn’t mean he is running for president. All he offers today is a simple e-smile. The former two-term Florida governor is on the road this week and next raising...

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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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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), left, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), right, on Feb. 12, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), left, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), right, on Feb. 12, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Texas Primary Roundup

Republican Sen. John Cornyn winning renomination and Republican Rep. Ralph Hall moving to a runoff election were among the top stories from yesterday’s vote in Texas, which held the nation’s first 2014 primares. Here’s a look at the results of...

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A worker is surrounded by elections signs as he uses survey equipment at an early voting polling site on Feb. 18, 2014, in San Antonio.

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A worker is surrounded by elections signs as he uses survey equipment at an early voting polling site on Feb. 18, 2014, in San Antonio.

Texas Primary: What to Watch Today

A comeback bid and an effort to unseat history’s oldest U.S. House member top today’s ballots in Texas, the first state to hold primaries ahead of the Nov. 4 general election. The primary often is more consequential than the general...

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U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX) waits for the subway after a vote at the Capitol on Jan. 15, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX) waits for the subway after a vote at the Capitol on Jan. 15, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Ralph Hall: ‘Got Room For a Few More Wrinkles’

Rep. Ralph Hall, 90, wants you to know how he got some of his wrinkles. “See this one? Got it taking on the liberals when they attacked our Second Amendment rights,“ the Texas Republican, history’s oldest U.S. House member, says...

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John Ratcliffe, while U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas in 2008.

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John Ratcliffe, while U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas in 2008.

Oldest Congressman’s Rival Touts `New Generation’ and `Energy’ in Ad

Texas Republican John Ratcliffe would help lead “a new generation of conservative leadership” and has “the energy, the passion, the fight” to oppose President Barack Obama’s agenda every day in Congress, a narrator says in a campaign ad aimed at...

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Rebecca Gonzalez searches for a location for an election sign at an early voting polling site on Feb. 18, 2014, in San Antonio.

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Rebecca Gonzalez searches for a location for an election sign at an early voting polling site on Feb. 18, 2014, in San Antonio.

Lone Star Primary-Time TV: CMAG

The March 4 primary election in Texas loomed over political advertising on broadcast television this past week. The Lone Star State had four of the five markets with the heaviest U.S. Senate-related ads Feb. 18-24, according to data from Kantar...

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