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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie greets guests in the Starlight Ballroom on July 17, 2014 in Davenport, Iowa.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie greets guests in the Starlight Ballroom on July 17, 2014 in Davenport, Iowa.

Christie Plays Iowa, Clinton Jersey

Written with Terrence Dopp Bob Kazimour had a direct message for Chris Christie. “You’re the only one on the list right now that can win,” the retired Cedar Rapids business owner told New Jersey’s governor.”Alright,” Christie responded, as he worked...

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

Britton Hill: A New Bush Hurdle?

Britton Hill is the highest hill in Florida. That’s surely not saying much in a state where the tallest elevation reaches 345 feet above sea level — the lowest high-point of any American state. Even Washington, D.C., has a higher...

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Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, in Washington, D.C.

Warren: ‘Billionaires or Students?’

A day after a group formed to draft Elizabeth Warren for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2016, the Massachusetts senator riled up student activists with a speech at a Washington conference on her bill that would let them refinance loans...

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Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds, left, and Senate candidate Joni Ernst during the grand opening of the Scott County Republican Headquarters on June 4, 2014 in Davenport.

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Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds, left, and Senate candidate Joni Ernst during the grand opening of the Scott County Republican Headquarters on June 4, 2014 in Davenport.

Iowa Restless: 2014, 2016 in Play

In Iowa, the hog-cutting candidate for Senate — a woman in a state that never has sent a female representative to Congress — is running neck-and-neck with a Democratic congressman seeking an open Senate seat. The governor of New Jersey, a...

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President Barack Obama prepares to get into a driving simulator while touring the Federal Highway Administration's Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center on July 15, 2014 in Mclean, Virginia.

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President Barack Obama prepares to get into a driving simulator while touring the Federal Highway Administration's Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center on July 15, 2014 in Mclean, Virginia.

Obama at the Wheel: Wheels Off the Road

President Barack Obama got a little giddy today when he had a chance to get behind the wheel of the car for a few minutes. Never mind that the car wasn’t on a road  – nor did it go anywhere. “Everybody,...

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Vice President Joe Biden at a campaign event at Kings Point  on September 28, 2012 in Tamarac, Florida.

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Vice President Joe Biden at a campaign event at Kings Point on September 28, 2012 in Tamarac, Florida.

Impeachment? Meet President Biden

Random political thoughts about impeachment: Rep. Duncan on impeaching Obama: When someone is shooting themselves in the foot, you don’t take the gun away from them. #cwc113 — J.C. Derrick (@jcderrick1) July 15, 2014 Rep Labrador notes that there is...

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Rick Perry, governor of Texas.

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Rick Perry, governor of Texas.

Paul vs. Perry: Never Eye-to-Eye

Leave it to Rand Paul, an ophthalmologist, to comment on Rick Perry’s eyeglasses. “Apparently his new glasses haven’t altered his perception of the world, or allowed him to see it any more clearly,” Paul, the Republican senator from Kentucky eyed...

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Germany celebrate with the World Cup trophy after defeating Argentina 1-0 in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Germany celebrate with the World Cup trophy after defeating Argentina 1-0 in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

World Cup Win Run-Up to 2016 (Not)

Nothing like an invitation: Just a matter of time before someone writes about how Germany winning the World Cup affects 2016 elections… — Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) July 13, 2014 Let’s start with the 2014 elections. The president of Brazil, the...

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