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Representative Walter Jones, a Republican from North Carolina, testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 6, 2011.

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Representative Walter Jones, a Republican from North Carolina, testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 6, 2011.

Pro-Israel Group Opposing Jones in North Carolina

A conservative pro-Israel group is airing television ads opposing North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones five weeks before a Republican primary. Jones is the “most liberal Republican in Congress” and “preaches American decline,” according to the ad from the Emergency Committee...

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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, left, poses for a "selfie" with President Barack Obama during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House to honor the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox on April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, left, poses for a "selfie" with President Barack Obama during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House to honor the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox on April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s Red Sox: Selfies with Papi

Known for their colorful clubhouse, the Boston Red Sox didn’t hold anything back at the White House today celebrating the team’s 2013 World Series championship. Outfielder Jonny Gomes wore an American-flag inspired blazer, and David “Big Papi” Ortiz interrupted the...

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Scoochie Smith #11 of the Dayton Flyers battles for a loose ball against Kasey Hill #0 and Dorian Finney-Smith #10 of the Florida Gators during the south regional final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the FedExForum on March 29, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Scoochie Smith #11 of the Dayton Flyers battles for a loose ball against Kasey Hill #0 and Dorian Finney-Smith #10 of the Florida Gators during the south regional final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the FedExForum on March 29, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Final Four Primary: Bush, Paul, Walker — and WWE’s McMahon?

Is it mere coincidence that much of the Final Four play is coming down to teams from states with potential Republican candidates for president in 2016? There’s Florida’s Jeb Bush: Final four! Way to go, Florida and @UFCoachBillyD! #MarchMadness —...

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, speaks during a town hall meeting in Belmar, New Jersey, on March 25, 2014.

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, speaks during a town hall meeting in Belmar, New Jersey, on March 25, 2014.

Christie: Baggage ‘Just Politics in America’

So does Chris Christie have too much baggage to make a 2016 run for president? Not to hear him tell it. “I’m older.  And you know what? If you don’t have baggage, they’ll create baggage for you. That’s politics in...

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Comerica Park on Opening Day between the Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers on March 31, 2014 in Detroit.

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Comerica Park on Opening Day between the Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers on March 31, 2014 in Detroit.

Opening Day: Play Partisan Ball — Fantasy Teams by Party

Happy Opening Day from Political Capital, where we like to explore the links between politics and baseball this time of the year. We are taking the liberty of placing former and current Major League Baseball players on Democratic and Republican...

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The Michigan State Spartans bench late in the game against the Connecticut Huskies during the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014 in New York City.

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The Michigan State Spartans bench late in the game against the Connecticut Huskies during the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014 in New York City.

Obama’s Bracket Busted: UConn ‘Bandwagon’ Welcomes President

President Barack Obama’s bracket is busted. With Michigan State’s loss to the University of Connecticut in the NCAA basketball finals, so goes the president’s prediction for the tournament winner. This lowers the March Madness predictive record of the hoops-in-chief to...

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President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin after their bilateral meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico on June 18, 2012.

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President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin after their bilateral meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico on June 18, 2012.

Obama: Putin Should Get Over It

President Vladimir Putin should get over it. So says  President Barack Obama. Putin should drop his grievance over the breakup of the old Soviet Union, Obama says in an interview with CBS News. “You would have thought that after a...

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Ricketts Group Seeks To Unseat North Carolina’s Walter Jones

Bloomberg’s Julie Bykowicz wrote this week about Joe and Todd Ricketts, wealthy entrepreneurial Republican donors who want to expand their limited-government political operation to supplement Americans for Prosperity, the enterprise associated with industrialists Charles and David Koch. Look for the...

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