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Ed Gillespie, Senior Adviser for the Romney Campaign, speaks to the crowd on stage during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event on Nov. 6, 2012 in Boston.

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Ed Gillespie, Senior Adviser for the Romney Campaign, speaks to the crowd on stage during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event on Nov. 6, 2012 in Boston.

Galloping Gillespie: Headed for Hills

Ed Gillespie, onetime chairman of the Republican National Committee and onetime communications director for President George W. Bush, has dispensed with the formalities of a primary election in embarking on his bid to unseat a popular sitting senator, Democrat Mark...

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Wendy Gonzalez sits with, Maria Mena, an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors as she purchases insurance under the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of Americas on March 20, 2014 in Miami.

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Wendy Gonzalez sits with, Maria Mena, an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors as she purchases insurance under the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of Americas on March 20, 2014 in Miami.

Obamacare’s ‘Last Call’ Not Final After All

Last call, it turns out, isn’t last call after all. After weeks of playing to a March 31 deadline as the last chance for having health insurance or paying a tax penalty, the Obama administration says an extension is possible...

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Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt and Ellen DeGeneres take a selfie in the audience during the Oscars on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood.

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Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt and Ellen DeGeneres take a selfie in the audience during the Oscars on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood.

DeGeneres-Inspired (Hill) Selfies

Ellen DeGeneres is a celebrity. Members of Congress think they are. So the Oscar selfie wave started by the host of this year’s globally televised Academy Awards was sure to wash up on Capitol Hill, where the Gallup-tested public thinks many...

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U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Feb. 11, 2014.

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U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Feb. 11, 2014.

Obama to Donors: ‘We Get a Little Sleepy’ in the Midterms

For the president to close down a lengthy stretch of the George Washington Parkway in Virginia during evening rush hour, it must be really important, right? Well, it’s important to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, for sure. It was their...

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Travelers wait in line to go through security in the departure hall at San Francisco International Airport.

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Travelers wait in line to go through security in the departure hall at San Francisco International Airport.

Washington Daybook: March 1

President Barack Obama will keep up the drumbeat of blaming Republicans for not acting to avert the sequestration cuts during an appearance before the National Governors Association today. The delays budget cuts will cause in air travel will be highlighted...

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., is projected during a news conference at the opening of Las Vegas Sands Corp.'s Marina Bay Sands Resort & Casino in Singapore.

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., is projected during a news conference at the opening of Las Vegas Sands Corp.'s Marina Bay Sands Resort & Casino in Singapore.

Super-PACs’ Last Gasp: Mixed

Federal Election Commission reports due last night show a blitz of last-minute super-political action committee action in key Senate and House races. The late investments yielded mixed results. Less than three weeks before Election Day, a super-PAC backing Virginia Senate...

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Sen.-elect Tim Kaine, center, arrives at a freshman Senators luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 13, 2012.

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Sen.-elect Tim Kaine, center, arrives at a freshman Senators luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 13, 2012.

Kaine Forms ‘Common Ground PAC’

Senator-elect Tim Kaine  of Virginia is sponsoring a political action committee he’s calling ‘“Common Ground PAC.” As in the common ground that the former Democratic governor said he would seek in a Congress divided over issues including the so-called fiscal...

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U.S. Senator-elect Tim Kaine speaks to his supporters after winning the Virginia U.S. Senate seat, on Nov. 6, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia.

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U.S. Senator-elect Tim Kaine speaks to his supporters after winning the Virginia U.S. Senate seat, on Nov. 6, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia.

Adelson’s Late $2.5 Million Couldn’t Stop Kaine’s Virginia Win

Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson gave $2.5 million in the waning days of the Nov. 6 election to a Republican super-political action committee that was on the losing side of a key U.S. Senate race in Virginia. The super-PAC, Independence Virginia,...

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