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Sen. Jim DeMint arrives for a closed-door meeting by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Nov. 13, 2012.

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Sen. Jim DeMint arrives for a closed-door meeting by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Nov. 13, 2012.

Sanders Silent on DeMint Departure

Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, the rightest of the right, is leaving the Senate. “It’s time for me to pass the torch to someone else and take on a new role in the fight for America’s future,” said DeMint,...

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People celebrate in front of the White House on Nov. 7, 2012.

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People celebrate in front of the White House on Nov. 7, 2012.

Reddest Reds, Bluest Blues: Obama-Romney Contest

Now that we’ve left behind the obsessive coverage and minute slicing-and-dicing of the swing states that constituted the end-all and be-all of the 2012 presidential election, we were left wondering: Where did the landslides occur? Defining that as any place where one of...

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Mitt Romney arrives at LaValley Building Supply Inc., for television interviews, on Sept. 5, 2012, in West Lebanon, N.H.

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Mitt Romney arrives at LaValley Building Supply Inc., for television interviews, on Sept. 5, 2012, in West Lebanon, N.H.

Romney: `Tough Business’ — Competing with the Big Box Stores

Mitt Romney, who is taking a break from campaigning this week to huddle with top advisers on a Vermont estate preparing for next month’s presidential debates, came out of seclusion briefly to travel to a building supply store in nearby...

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Secret Service agents stand guard as Mitt Romney walks to his car after services at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sept. 2, 2012 in Wofeboro, N.H.

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Secret Service agents stand guard as Mitt Romney walks to his car after services at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sept. 2, 2012 in Wofeboro, N.H.

Mitt Romney’s Debate Camp: Vermont Horse Country Lockdown

It’s the week after Labor Day during a tight presidential race, so one might expect the newly nominated Republican presidential standard bearer to be barnstorming through swing states pressing to win over undecided voters and his rival’s disaffected backers. So...

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President Barack Obama on the wall of an artist's studio in Pawlet, Vermont.

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President Barack Obama on the wall of an artist's studio in Pawlet, Vermont.

Vermont: Land of Cheese and Presidential Dough

There aren’t many Vermonters, but they do give generously to presidential candidates. Vermont, which President Barack Obama is visiting today on a fundraising trip, is one of just five states where contributions have averaged more than $1 per resident. Bloomberg...

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President Obama figurines at the famed 'South of the Border' stop on the North Carolina/South Carolina border. It's not a big seller according to one cashier.

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President Obama figurines at the famed 'South of the Border' stop on the North Carolina/South Carolina border. It's not a big seller according to one cashier.

Obama Excludes Seven Republican States in Nationwide Travels

When President Barack Obama makes his inaugural trip to Vermont tomorrow he’ll be checking off one of eight U.S. states he has yet to visit since taking office. In an election-year presidents want to show they’re connected to their constituents by telling voters...

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