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John Boehner Foe Targets 'Electile' Dysfunction

Monday, April 14, 2014

A high school French teacher who is challenging House Speaker John Boehner has come up with a novel campaign approach: an ad spoofing virility drug commercials.

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If Aide-Kissing Congressman Doesn't Quit, Voters Will Decide Fate

Friday, April 11, 2014

As of this writing, Rep. Vance McAllister is still a congressman representing his northeastern Louisiana district. And that's part of the problem for a GOP establishment that would like him gone.

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5 Takeaways From The Equal Pay Debate

Friday, April 11, 2014

While Republicans launched some effective counterattacks on the equal pay issue, keep in mind the White House is making a political case to voters — not a statistical argument to economists.

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Obama And Al Sharpton: An Odd Couple Who Make Political Sense

Thursday, April 10, 2014

For the cautious president and the free-wheeling reverend, there's a political symbiosis that comes from sharing the same stage.

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Sebelius, Leader Of Rocky Health Care Rollout, Resigns From HHS

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Kathleen Sebelius has resigned from her position as secretary of health and human services. President Obama accepted her resignation, and he plans to nominate Sylvia Matthews Burwell to replace her.

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Holder Plays Asparagus Card Against GOP Antagonist

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

When a Texas Republican congressman criticized Eric Holder Tuesday, the attorney general hit him with a dose of snark.

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The Politics Of Equal Pay: It's More Than A Women's Issue

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The pay equity issue, which President Obama and Democrats are using as a central campaign theme, could also gain traction with male voters.

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You Could Be A 'New Republican' If You Agree With This Ad

Friday, April 04, 2014

A new ad featuring Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is part of an effort to rebrand the Republican Party — and end its reputation as "the party of no."

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NPR Poll: GOP's Older Voter Advantage Slips From 4 Years Ago

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The new NPR poll indicated that Republicans had a 10 percentage-point advantage over Democrats with voters over age 59. In 2010, it was 21 points.

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Campaign Finance Ruling Winners: The Political Pros

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

In practical terms, the Supreme Court ruling could mean more money flowing to political operatives and party committees.

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Chicago Mayor Could Face Tough Re-Election Challenge

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Will Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a former top aide to President Obama, find himself facing a challenge from another politician who was once close to Obama?

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When Politics Is Really Hardball — Baseball's Opening Day

Monday, March 31, 2014

There aren't many other political photo ops that scream out patriotism, tradition and fun than throwing the ceremonial first pitch.

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In Politics, Hog Castration Cuts Through The Ad Clutter

Friday, March 28, 2014

When you see an ad like those for Joni Ernst, Senate candidate and ex-hog castrator, you're viewing a message meant to grab voters emotionally, a technique that works better than repetition.

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The Pope And The President: Common Ground But A Clear Divide

Thursday, March 27, 2014

President Obama, once the world leader whose vow of "hope" and "change" excited millions, seemed eclipsed in that department Thursday by Pope Francis.

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For Senate Candidates, It's Gaffe Season

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

If a politician from Iowa is going to commit a gaffe, it's probably best if it doesn't involve farmers. And in Kentucky, stay away from college basketball-related blunders.

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The Political Winner From The Proposed NSA Changes? Rand Paul

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Kentucky Republican's stance against NSA data-gathering has made him a champion for those worried about federal government surveillance — among them, young voters.

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Why The Democrats' Koch Brothers Fixation?

Monday, March 24, 2014

Democrats are painting Republican senatorial candidates as stalking horses for the billionaire Koch brothers. Republicans say Democrats are desperate.

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Health Law's 4th Birthday Divides Democrats, Unites GOP On Message

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Affordable Care Act's fourth anniversary saw Democrats with two distinct messaging approaches: full-throated praise of the law from some and a more low key, even absent message from others.

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With Wind At Its Back, GOP Expands 2014 Senate Map

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Between President Obama's weakened approval ratings, the Affordable Care Act and widespread economic worries, Democrats find themselves on the defensive in the battle for the Senate.

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Obama's Foreign Policy: More Second-Term Misses Than Hits

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Second-term presidents who find themselves limited by congressional constraints often see foreign policy as an arena for success. But it seems to be giving President Obama more fits than achievements.

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