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Eric Cantor's Collapse: What Happened?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

In some ways, the House majority leader is the most significant Republican incumbent ousted in a primary since the intraparty rebellion by conservative hardliners began five years ago.

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President Obama's Globe-Trotting, By The Numbers

Friday, June 06, 2014

Which countries has President Obama visited the most during his presidency? France and Mexico. His current visit to France is his fifth as president.

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Explaining The Bergdahl Swap Hasn't Been Obama's Finest Hour

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Some aspects of how Obama and his team told the world about the trade for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have raised eyebrows, even among congressional allies, prompting questions like: What were they thinking?

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'Open Carry' Gun Laws Spark Texas Backlash

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The unnerving presence of young men carrying big guns in fast food restaurants and retail stores is causing consternation — even in firearm-friendly Texas.

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Is Clinton Distancing Herself From Obama? Maybe Not

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Some observers suspect Hillary Clinton of preparing for a White House run by putting daylight between herself and the president. But there have always been differences between them on foreign policy.

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Move Over Benghazi; Here Comes Bergdahl

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The controversy over the exchange of a U.S. soldier for five senior Taliban fighters at Guantanamo Bay could rival or even surpass Benghazi.

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New EPA Rules Burn Red State Democrats

Monday, June 02, 2014

In coal-producing Kentucky and West Virginia, Democrats can't put enough distance between themselves and the Obama administration.

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Shinseki Couldn't Outflank Election-Year Politics

Friday, May 30, 2014

By President Obama's own admission, politics had a lot to do with why he decided to accept VA Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation.

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Texas Takes A Hard Right Turn

Thursday, May 29, 2014

In most states this year, the Republican establishment has managed to hold off Tea Party challengers. In Texas, the opposite was true.

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More Diplomacy, Fewer Military Missions: 5 Obama Statements Explained

Thursday, May 29, 2014

In a wide-ranging interview with NPR, the president says U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century should focus on diplomacy and counter-terrorism rather than large-scale military operations.

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10 Thoughts On Obama's West Point Policy Address

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

From his focus on peace instead of war to his praise for the U.S. stance in Ukraine, the president took a different tone Wednesday than he did in his 2009 commencement speech at the military academy.

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No Democratic Stampede From Shinseki Yet — But Stay Tuned

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

What Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has going for him is President Obama's and Senate Democrats' public support.

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Boehner Reaches Out To The Tea Party — Or Trolls Them

Friday, May 23, 2014

Some elements of the Tea Party would like to see John Boehner ousted from his position as House speaker. Even so, Boehner insists there isn't much difference between the Tea Party and Republicans.

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Is The Tea Party Finished?

Friday, May 23, 2014

Where insurgents arose with a clear claim to being Tea Party favorites, they have lost. In many cases, they have flat-lined weeks before the primary.

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Sen. Isakson: Boggs Fight Won't Break White House Deal

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Georgia GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson says if the judicial nomination of Michael Boggs gets derailed, it won't unravel the deal he worked out with the White House on federal bench nominees.

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Senate To NFL: Change The Redskins' Name

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Fifty senators signed a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pushing for a name change for Washington's professional football team, a sign the issue isn't going away.

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Billionaire Environmentalist Targets 7 Statewide Races

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Tom Steyer, a California investor, is aiming to label Republican candidates as "science deniers" who are on the wrong side of the climate change issue.

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Pelosi Picks Democratic Team For Benghazi Panel

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's decision to play ball with the House Benghazi select committee was defensive in nature.

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It May Not Be A Tea Party Year, But Outsiders Are Still Thriving

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

It's clear this year that this will not be another 2010 or 2012, when upstarts embarrassed the GOP's conventional favorites in primary after primary.

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Feinstein Wants CIA To Speed 'Torture Report' Release

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

With a bipartisan vote in April, the Senate Intelligence Committee told the CIA to declassify and make public parts of the "Torture Report." The agency isn't exactly rushing to do so.

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