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Edwin Edwards: Governor, Convict, Reality TV Star — Congressman?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The colorful former Louisiana governor is contemplating a run for Congress, three years after finishing up an eight-year federal prison term — and after a star turn in a reality show.

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Calif. Billionaire Plans $100 Million Climate Change Campaign

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tom Steyer, a retired hedge-fund investor, is aiming to spend big money to make global warming a priority issue in this year's midterm elections.

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For Some Olympians, Games Are Golden Ticket To Politics

Sunday, February 16, 2014

At least six former Olympians have been elected to Congress. The games offer ambitious athletes something essential to a career in politics: name recognition.

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Authors Of New Hillary Clinton Book: She Never Stopped Running

Friday, February 14, 2014

For HRC, their new book about Hillary Clinton's time as the nation's secretary of state, political reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes gained unusual access to Hillaryworld. In fact, they talked to Clinton herself. They spoke with It's All Politics about some of what they learned.

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Immigration Turbulence Buffets Boehner

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

John Boehner and his GOP leadership team embraced a set of principles for updating the nation's immigration laws. Then the winds shifted and the House Speaker expressed grave doubts about the feasibility of overhaul.

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Montana Lt. Gov. John Walsh To Replace Sen. Max Baucus

Friday, February 07, 2014

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock appointed his number two, John Walsh, to serve out the term of longtime Democratic Sen. Max Baucus, who was confirmed Thursday as U.S. ambassador to China. The appointment gives Walsh a brief incumbency advantage going into an expected tough fall battle.

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Black Openly Gay Judge Would Be Federal Bench's First

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

President Obama nominated Florida Judge Darrin Gayles to serve on the U.S. District Court bench. GOP Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who blocked the president's last nominee for the position, says he doesn't plan to object.

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Celebrities Turn Star Power Toward Political Stage

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Clay Aiken is the latest in a long line of actors, singers, reality TV stars and athletes to seek second careers in politics. But fame is no guarantee of success at the ballot box.

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Activist Sandra Fluke Passes On Congressional Run

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

The women's rights advocate and lawyer has said she plans to run instead for the California state Senate spot currently held by Ted Lieu.

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Women's Rights Activist Sandra Fluke Aims For Congressional Seat

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Fluke, a political lightning rod in 2012, might be joining what figures to be a crowded race to succeed retiring California Rep. Henry Waxman.

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Surgeon General Pick's Tweets Annoy GOP, But Not Enough To Block Him

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Boston physician Vivek Murthy, an outspoken supporter of the Affordable Care Act, told a Senate panel that as surgeon general he'll focus on obesity, smoking cessation, and vaccinating kids.

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Congressman's Exit Closes Book On 'Watergate Babies'

Friday, January 31, 2014

It wasn't just the gargantuan size of the Democratic class of 1974 that made it historic. The members of the class were young, relatively new to public office and remarkably certain they could remake Washington in their own image.

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From Establishment To Tea Party, Republicans Rebut President

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who delivered the official GOP response Tuesday evening, didn't have the spotlight to herself — there were also three other Republican rebuttals.

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Virginia Gay Marriage Shift Generates Sharp Response

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Less than two weeks after taking office, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced he won't defend the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Critics contend he's ignoring the will of a majority of state voters who passed the ban in 2006.

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Governors Gone Wild: A Recent History

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Former Virginia GOP Gov. Bob McDonnell, who was indicted Tuesday, is the latest in a long line of governors to face felony charges. In Illinois alone, three have ended up in prison since the 1980s.

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Critics Seize On Blurry Details In Wendy Davis Story

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Inconsistencies in the Texas Democrat's teenage mother-to-Harvard Law School graduate narrative have put Davis and her high-profile campaign for governor on the defensive.

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It's Happening: GOP Is Rallying Around Embattled N.J. Governor

Friday, January 17, 2014

The conservative base of the Republican Party, long skeptical of Gov. Chris Christie because of his bro-hug with President Obama after Superstorm Sandy, is beginning to rally to his side.

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Tom Coburn, GOP Budget Hawk And Obama Friend, To Leave Senate

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Oklahoma senator, a leading conservative, will retire two years early. He's battling cancer but says his decision is based on serving his family by "shifting my focus elsewhere."

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Christie Concedes 'Mistakes Were Made' In Bridge Scandal

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he'll cooperate with all "appropriate" investigations into Bridgegate, but in his annual State of the State speech he seeks to change the conversation to New Jersey's economic rebound.

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California Rep. George Miller To Retire

Monday, January 13, 2014

A top ally to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the California Democrat announced Monday that he will not seek re-election after serving in Congress for 40 years.

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