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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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Letter From Gracie Mansion: The New Mayor Meets His City

Monday, January 06, 2014

When newly inaugurated Mayor Bill de Blasio opened the doors of the beautiful 1804 mayoral mansion to the public, New Yorkers showed up in force. And de Blasio spent five hours trying to make them feel welcome.

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4 Lessons From Liz Cheney's Ill-Fated Senate Run

Monday, January 06, 2014

Even before family health issues arose, Cheney's campaign appeared to face dim prospects in the Wyoming GOP primary against Sen. Mike Enzi. One lesson from her now-ended bid: A famous political name only gets you so far.

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Clay Aiken's Political Reality: Results Mixed For Stars Like Him

Friday, January 03, 2014

The former American Idol runner-up set the political class chattering Friday with rumors that he may run for Congress. He's one in a line of reality stars who have aimed for public office.

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Bill De Blasio Sworn In As New York City Mayor

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

De Blasio, the first Democrat elected as mayor in two decades, rode the subway to his swearing in. In his inaugural speech, he promised "a new progressive direction in New York."

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How Michael Bloomberg Became The Most Influential Mayor Of The Century (So Far)

Friday, December 27, 2013

By example and personal wealth, Bloomberg has changed not just city management in New York but also the way mayors all over the country approach their jobs. He steps down Jan. 1.

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Senate GOP Could Taste Sweet Revenge In Supreme Court Case

Monday, December 09, 2013

If the Obama administration winds up losing a Supreme Court case challenging President Obama's recess appointments, the Senate back story could make the win especially gratifying for Republicans.

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All In The Family: Jimmy Carter's Grandson Runs For Governor

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Jason Carter, the grandson of the 39th president, launched his campaign for Georgia's top job Thursday. He joins a handful of other relatives of past presidents and vice presidents who will be on ballots around the country in 2014.

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Why Chris Christie's Popularity May Tear His Party Apart

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Already, there's a vigorous debate about whether the newly re-elected New Jersey governor is the GOP's best chance for regaining the White House. In early-voting states, many conservatives look at Christie with suspicion.

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Joe Biden, Congratulator In Chief

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Politicians often call members of their own party to congratulate them on a successful campaign. But Biden seems to relish the opportunity, personally reaching out to 10 winning candidates in state and local races around the country Tuesday night.

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How Long Must Rand Paul Stay In 'Detention' For Plagiarism?

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

That's what the Kentucky Republican wants to know, after being criticized for using the work of others without attribution. Paul, who appears to be preparing for a run at the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, is now on the offensive.

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Turnover Time: Celebrated Generation Of Mayors Leaves Office

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Several of the nation's largest cities, including New York, Boston and Detroit, elected new mayors on Tuesday. The new leaders will spend much of their time dealing with pension and health care costs.

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What If A Congressman Comes Out And Nobody Cares?

Monday, November 04, 2013

Maine Democratic Rep. Mike Michaud's announcement Monday that he's gay is expected to have little effect on his run for governor โ€” except, perhaps, when it comes to the money race.

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Va. Governor's Race: Nationally Significant Or Just Nasty?

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Virginians go to the polls Tuesday to pick the man they dislike the least to be their new governor: longtime Clinton moneyman Terry McAuliffe or hardline Tea Party conservative Ken Cuccinelli.

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GOP Congressman: 'Constitutional Crisis' If Obama Bucks Vote

Friday, September 06, 2013

Now that the president has consulted with Congress on military action in Syria, he must abide by its vote, says a House Foreign Affairs Committee Republican who backs limited strikes.

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Q&A: How To Do Political Coverage Better In The Twitter Age

Friday, September 06, 2013

Campaign reporters have "become one giant tweeting blob," grouses CNN political reporter Peter Hamby. In a Q&A, Hamby talks with NPR about how Twitter changed campaign coverage โ€” the promise, the pitfalls and what that means for the next election cycle.

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Even In An Obama Stronghold, Voters Saying 'No' On Syria

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Rep. Elijah Cummings, who represents a district in Maryland that gave the president landslide victories, reports deep resistance among his constituents. He says nearly all of the people contacting his office urge him to vote against U.S. military action.

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The Senator Who Dodged The Syria Vote

Thursday, September 05, 2013

When it came time to cast the most important vote of his brief Senate career, Massachusetts Democrat Ed Markey avoided taking a position. And his vote was all the more puzzling given the circumstances of his election.

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Skeptical Democrat Takes A Stand Against Striking Syria

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

House leaders face a tough sell with liberals like Minnesota's Rick Nolan, who has emerged as one of most vocal opponents of military action in Syria.

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A Guide To The Nation's Most Vulnerable Governors

Sunday, August 25, 2013

In all, 36 states will be voting for governor in 2014. All but a handful of those races will feature incumbents favored for re-election. Here's a look at a few who could be toast.

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