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Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the US Department of Justice on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 8, 2014.

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Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the US Department of Justice on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 8, 2014.

Holder: ‘You Don’t Want to Go There’ — and Good Asparagus Luck!

  Eric Holder has made little secret of his contempt for Congress. And at least some in the Republican-run House have voted to hold the attorney general in contempt of Congress as well. As Rep. Louie Goehmert, a Texas Republican,...

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Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), holding a copy of H.R. 3962 and Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) announce an amendment to the House version of health reform legislation in Washington, DC.

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Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), holding a copy of H.R. 3962 and Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) announce an amendment to the House version of health reform legislation in Washington, DC.

Georgia’s Gingrey Attacks Obamacare, Attacked as `Big Spender’

As Rep. Phil Gingrey of Georgia touts his opposition to President Barack Obama’s health-care law on television, an outside group is attacking the Republican Senate hopeful on fiscal policy. “As an doctor, I took an oath to do no harm....

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An advertisement for the Time Warner Inc. film "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" in New York.

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An advertisement for the Time Warner Inc. film "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" in New York.

Harry Potter Alliance Frowns on Comcast-Time Warner Merger

Muggles at Comcast Corp., beware. The Harry Potter Alliance is among the forces arrayed against you. The alliance is among more than 50 groups listed as signers of a letter today opposing Comcast’s proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable Inc....

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A same-sex couple get married at the Oakland County Courthouse on March 22, 2014 in Pontiac, Michigan.

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A same-sex couple get married at the Oakland County Courthouse on March 22, 2014 in Pontiac, Michigan.

Simpson’s Simple Republican Message: ‘If You Love Someone… Marry Them’

Alan Simpson has an idea of what it means to be a Republican: Getting government out of the lives of Americans. And that, according to the retired senator from Wyoming, includes the question of same-sex marriage. The characteristically candid and...

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U.S. Rep. James Lankford (R-OK) during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol following oral arguments at the Supreme Court on issues surrounding the Affordable Care Act on March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Rep. James Lankford (R-OK) during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol following oral arguments at the Supreme Court on issues surrounding the Affordable Care Act on March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Coburn Seat-Seeker Wears Constitution

Republican Rep. James Lankford of Oklahoma is getting some outside help for his campaign to succeed Sen. Tom Coburn. Lankford “fought President Obama’s intrusive government that risks our freedoms and way of life,” a narrator says in an ad from...

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President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron look at a selfie picture taken by Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt, center, during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

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President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron look at a selfie picture taken by Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt, center, during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

Selfiegeddon: Obama Staffer Warns of ‘End of All Selfies’

“The end of all selfies.” That’s serious talk coming from a White House where the president has posed for a selfie at Nelson Mandela’s funeral and also while hosting the championship Boston Red Sox. Yet, as Bloomberg’s Jonathan Allen explains,...

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Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) during a press conference on U.S. House bill H.R. 428 in the Cannon House Office Building on March 12, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) during a press conference on U.S. House bill H.R. 428 in the Cannon House Office Building on March 12, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Taylor Griffin’s First North Carolina TV Ad: “Clear Conservative Choice”

North Carolina Republican Taylor Griffin, seeking to unseat Rep. Walter Jones in a primary next month, uses his first television ad to tout his Washington experience and describe himself as the “clear conservative choice for Congress.” “I’ve been there before,”...

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McCutcheon: `Exercising Freedom of Speech is a Good Thing’

Shaun McCutcheon, the winner in a Supreme Court campaign-finance case last week, sees the court’s decision striking down aggregate contribution limits as vindication of a person’s “right to support as many candidates, committees and PACs you choose.” “It’s a political...

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