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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford addresses supporters in Charleston, S.C., on March 19, 2013, after advancing to the GOP primary runoff in a race for a vacant South Carolina congressional seat.

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford addresses supporters in Charleston, S.C., on March 19, 2013, after advancing to the GOP primary runoff in a race for a vacant South Carolina congressional seat.

Mark Sanford’s ‘Ping-Pong Match’

Updated at 5:25 pm EDT Mark Sanford played “a ping-pong match” in his gut. He won, deciding to go for an open congressional seat after bowing out of public life a few years back following an extramarital affair that coined...

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Representative Barney Frank, a Democrat from Massachusetts, at  the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

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Representative Barney Frank, a Democrat from Massachusetts, at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

Barney Frank Senate Petition Push Appears for Naught

A petition drive aimed at nudging Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to  put the ever-fiesty Barney Frank temporarily into the Senate seat vacated by John Kerry’s confirmation as secretary of state ended up collecting close to 10,000 signatures — and won’t be submitted....

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Stephen Colbert reacts to seeing his wax figure for the first time at Madame Tussauds in Washington.

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Stephen Colbert reacts to seeing his wax figure for the first time at Madame Tussauds in Washington.

Colbert-Busch Report: Sis’ Running

Stephen Colbert sometimes jokes about running for political office in his native South Carolina. One of the political satirist’s older sisters is doing it. Elizabeth Colbert-Busch will seek the Democratic nomination in the vacant 1st Congressional District in and around...

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Rep. Tim Scott hakes hands with House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy in Washington.

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Rep. Tim Scott hakes hands with House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy in Washington.

Tim Scott: South Carolina’s Odyssey

Ironies abound with Rep. Tim Scott of South Carolina set to become just the fifth black to serve in the U.S. Senate since the post-Civil War Reconstruction era — and only the second who won’t be representing Illinois. Scott, named today by Gov....

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Rep. Tim Scott makes brief remarks with fellow GOP freshmen after a meeting with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at the U.S. Capitol on June 2, 2011.

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Rep. Tim Scott makes brief remarks with fellow GOP freshmen after a meeting with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at the U.S. Capitol on June 2, 2011.

DeMint Departure Could Seat Black Senator: Tim Scott

For all the progress in U.S. race relations since Martin Luther King  Jr. kicked the civil rights movement into gear in the late 1950s — changes underscored by Barack Obama’s presidency — the paucity of black Senate members stands out like an...

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Democratic Rep. John Barrow hugs a supporter after declaring victory in his race against Republican challenger Lee Anderson at an election-night party on Nov. 6, 2012 in Augusta, Ga.

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Democratic Rep. John Barrow hugs a supporter after declaring victory in his race against Republican challenger Lee Anderson at an election-night party on Nov. 6, 2012 in Augusta, Ga.

2 Faces of U.S. Politics: Deep South, New England House Delegations

Two figures in the wake of Tuesday’s election starkly illustrate the differing political vibe in two of America’s more distinct sections — and, more largely, drive home the divide that helps explain stalemate in Washington. 1 – The number of white Democrats who...

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