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In the days after Hurricane Sandy, heavy traffic was pictured exiting the George Washington Bridge onto the Henry Hudson Parkway as morning commuters drove into Manhattan on Nov. 1, 2012. In Septermber 2013, officials ordered another traffic jam for which New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is paying a political price today. Photo by Stan Honda / AFP/Getty Images

In the days after Hurricane Sandy, heavy traffic was pictured exiting the George Washington Bridge onto the Henry Hudson Parkway as morning commuters drove into Manhattan on Nov. 1, 2012. In Septermber 2013, officials ordered another traffic jam for which New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is paying a political price today. Photo by Stan Honda / AFP/Getty Images

Christie’s Game Day XLVIII Plays Into DNC’s ‘Big Game’ 2016

Game Day. This is the day the Super Bowl in the Meadowlands was supposed to showcase the place that could withstand anything, even the wrath of  “Superstorm Sandy.” Instead, it’s a ripe occasion for the Democratic National Committee to focus...

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Clay Pell, grandson of the late Sen. Claiborne Pell, D-RI, and his wife, two-time Olympic figure skating medalist Michelle Kwan, enter the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.

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Clay Pell, grandson of the late Sen. Claiborne Pell, D-RI, and his wife, two-time Olympic figure skating medalist Michelle Kwan, enter the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.

Michelle Kwan Skates Into Politics

Olympian Michelle Kwan skated into politics today. The two-time Olympic medalist figure skater and five-time world champion released a web video in support of her husband Clay Pell’s candidacy for governor of Rhode Island. The 60-second spot, which comes nine...

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U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) arrives at a news conference to announce new legislation 'to blunt the worst effects' of the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision.

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U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) arrives at a news conference to announce new legislation 'to blunt the worst effects' of the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision.

Citizens United Four Years Later, `Free Speech’ or `Legalized Bribery’

For all the fear of unfettered spending in politics unleashed by the landmark Citizens United ruling of the Supreme Court four years ago today, some say, the world hasn’t changed. Newt Gingrich is not president, for all the money Sheldon...

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Volunteer Tony Hausner, left, assists an enrollee arriving to a health insurance education and enrollment event in Silver Spring, Maryland, on Dec. 7, 2013.

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Volunteer Tony Hausner, left, assists an enrollee arriving to a health insurance education and enrollment event in Silver Spring, Maryland, on Dec. 7, 2013.

Obamacare Deploys Martial Artist, ‘My Drunk Kitchen’ Chef

Updated at 11:20 am EST Backers of Obamacare, looking to build interest among young people, have hit on a new way of selling health insurance: An endorsement from a mixed martial arts fighter who has bragged about the taste of...

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Wind-driven snow whipped through New York's streets and piled up in Boston as a fast-moving storm brought near-blizzard conditions to parts of the Northeast, closing roads, grounding flights and shutting schools.

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Wind-driven snow whipped through New York's streets and piled up in Boston as a fast-moving storm brought near-blizzard conditions to parts of the Northeast, closing roads, grounding flights and shutting schools.

Polar Vortex Explained: Climate Change Real

In the warming world that we’re experiencing, the far Arctic North is warming twice as rapidly as the lower latitudes. So says the White House science adviser. (Eric Roston at Bloomberg’s Grid blog also has a great explainer here.) As...

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro during the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium on Dec. 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro during the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium on Dec. 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Obama-Castro Handshake Courtesy – Of No Import: Radio Mambi Crowd

Updated at 10:10, 10:43 and 11:03 am EST A handshake is just a handshake. Still, it’s enough to set off the most fervent opponents of one partner, or the other. President Barack Obama shook Cuban President Raul Castro’s hand today...

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive for the Presidential Medal of Freedom presentation ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Nov. 20, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive for the Presidential Medal of Freedom presentation ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Nov. 20, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s ‘Got a Little Swag’ — Singing in the Shower

First Lady Michelle Obama was dishing out some family secrets on BET’s “106 & Park.” The first lady fielded a question from a viewer last night: “On a scale of one to 10, how awesome was it when the president started...

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Carrie Underwood performs onstage during the 47th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 6, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Carrie Underwood performs onstage during the 47th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 6, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Underwood, Paisley: ‘Obamacare by Morning’

”Hey, do you have that Obamacare?” Carrie Underwood asks. “It’s great. I started signing up last Thursday and it’s almost done.” She and Brad Paisley sit down with a laptop to look into it — “why is it smoking?” he...

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