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White House spokesman Jay Carney looks at his notes as Gene Sperling,  Director of the National Economic Council, speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, DC on Jan. 6, 2013.

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White House spokesman Jay Carney looks at his notes as Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council, speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, DC on Jan. 6, 2013.

Carney’s Beard Outgrowing Panda’s

Jay Carney’s beard is growing in nicely. The post-holiday fuzz that the primary White House spokesman first displayed at the West Wing podium after New Year’s has filled in, lending the daily press briefing something of a more hirsute air...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks about his knowledge of a traffic study that snarled traffic at the George Washington Bridge during a news conference on Jan. 9, 2014 at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks about his knowledge of a traffic study that snarled traffic at the George Washington Bridge during a news conference on Jan. 9, 2014 at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey.

Christie’s 19,347-Word Apology: Lane-Changer

So, as news conferences go, today’s apology for a traffic jam in New Jersey was a lollapalooza. Just did a word count on Christie presser: 19,374 words. Not a typo. http://t.co/pyzgVne0d4 — The Fix (@TheFix) January 9, 2014 Gov. Chris...

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President Lyndon Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird, center left, leave the home in Inez, Ky., of Tom Fletcher, a father of eight who told Johnson he'd been out of work for nearly two years, in this April 24, 1964, file photo.

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President Lyndon Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird, center left, leave the home in Inez, Ky., of Tom Fletcher, a father of eight who told Johnson he'd been out of work for nearly two years, in this April 24, 1964, file photo.

War on Poverty Remembered

“Daddy was a conservative,” said Lynda Johnson Robb, LBJ’s daughter, at a congressional commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his “War on Poverty” at the Capitol Visitor Center this morning. “He wasn’t for handouts, he was for hand ups,” she...

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Liz Cheney during a campaign appearance in Casper, Wyo., on July 17, 2013.

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Liz Cheney during a campaign appearance in Casper, Wyo., on July 17, 2013.

Cheney’s Exit: A Family Matter?

Updated at 9:15, 9:24 and 10:27 am EST Liz Cheney, the former vice president’s daughter who mounted a party-splitting campaign for Senate in Wyoming, says she is abandoning the race for “family health” reasons. To the outward world, the family...

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Maritza Martinez, right, sits with, Jessica Adames, an insurance agent with Sunshine Life and Health Advisors as she tries for the third time to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act at the kiosk setup at the Mall of Americas on Dec. 22, 2013 in Miami.

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Maritza Martinez, right, sits with, Jessica Adames, an insurance agent with Sunshine Life and Health Advisors as she tries for the third time to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act at the kiosk setup at the Mall of Americas on Dec. 22, 2013 in Miami.

Obamacare 2014 Midterm Push, Pull: Obama vs. Koch Brothers

With 2 million Americans enrolled in the new health-care insurance exchanges, the president’s signature program would appear to be off to a rebounding start — following a disastrous roll-out. Yet the political war of 2014 is just getting underway. As...

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Melissa Harris-Perry

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Melissa Harris-Perry

MSNBC Host’s Romney Apology: Rough Run of Remorse

In its cleanest form, Cable TV means never having to say you’re sorry. Yet in the political world, one cable news outlet has been breeding apologies lately. MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry apologized today for making fun of Mitt Romney’s black grandson,...

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The cast of "Downton Abbey" in this undated photo released to the press on Jan. 5, 2012.

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The cast of "Downton Abbey" in this undated photo released to the press on Jan. 5, 2012.

Clinton ‘Downton Addict:’ Ambassador

The state of American politics is providing our British friends punch lines at parties this holiday season. “If the Congress doesn’t get its act together, Her Majesty may rescind the Declaration of Independence,” joked British Ambassador Peter Westmacott at a...

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Television personalities Si Robertson, left, Willie Robertson and Phil Robertson from A&E Television Networks LLC's "Duck Dynasty."

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Television personalities Si Robertson, left, Willie Robertson and Phil Robertson from A&E Television Networks LLC's "Duck Dynasty."

Duck Dynasty’s Christmas ‘Culture War:’ Tests of Tolerance

Developments in the Duck Dynasty political correction have been moving so swiftly that we have been unable to keep up with it all. Thanks to Joel Achenbach, the esteemed expert on how things work, for explaining what the saga of...

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Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, in Washington, D.C.

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Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, in Washington, D.C.

Tapering the Easing: Only in D.C.

Only in Washington is tapering the opposite of easing. Then again, only here might the QE2 be a bond purchase. The Federal Reserve announced today that it will cut its monthly bond purchases to $75 billion — down from $85...

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