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House leaders sticking with abortion bill

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 6:20pm
House Republican leadership will forward with a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks, despite opposition.
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Bush courts D.C. lobbyists

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 6:06pm
His allies are being asked to raise $50,000 each for the likely 2016 hopeful.
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Crazy for Cruz

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 4:58pm
South Carolina tea party activists love him, but is that enough in 2016?
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Obama to visit Selma on Bloody Sunday

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 3:25pm
The president plans to mark the 50th anniversary of civil rights activists' march to Montgomery, Alabama.
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Reid returns to Senate

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 1:49pm
Minority Leader Harry Reid made his long-awaited return to the Senate on Tuesday after enduring a painful New Year's Day exercise accident.
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The States of Our Union ... Are Not All Strong

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 1:29pm
Our second annual ranking.
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Reid vet Zac Petkanas to Media Matters

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:45am
Zac Petkanas, the former communications director for Sen. Harry Reid and Wendy Davis, has joined the liberal watchdog group Media Matters For America, the organization will announce later today.
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Rep. Lee says she's not angling for Havana post

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:24am
A news report stated she had a "gentlewoman's agreement" with Obama to put her in Cuba.
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House Dems to hold meetings looking at governing rules

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:17am
The discussions could expose divisions within the caucus between long-serving and more newly elected members.
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Christie, making rounds in D.C., to meet with GOP lawmakers

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:17am
The New Jersey governor is spending this week making the rounds in Washington.
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Why the State of the Union address isn't completely useless

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:04am
Just think of it as an inter-office memo with extra pomp.
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McConnell to Obama: 'Turn the page'

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:50am
"When we've asked the White House for constructive engagement, what we've seen, at least so far, has been pretty discouraging."
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Poll: Voters not jumping on the Bush, Romney trains

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 8:03am
Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush might be trying to break from the GOP pack by flaunting possible 2016 bids, but it hasn't done much to enthuse voters, according to a new poll.
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State of the Union liveblog: The conversation

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 7:40am
Welcome to The Conversation, POLITICO's rolling coverage of the buzz ahead of President Barack Obama's 2015 State of the Union address.
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Republicans target Social Security disability

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 5:39am
They say new limits will force Congress to fix the ailing program. Liberals see a ploy to weaken all of Social Security.
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State of Obama: Still here

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 5:36am
The president will use Tuesday's big speech to argue he's no lame duck.
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4 GOP hopefuls expected to attend Koch event

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 11:24pm
The invitees are all potential 2016 presidential contenders.
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Kirk on a potential Duckworth challenge: No sweat

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:20pm
The Illinois Senate race will likely be one of the headliners of 2016.
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Why It's Time to Raise the Federal Tax on Gasoline

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:02pm
An increase would leave the U.S. consumer better off.
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Seriously, everything is pretty awesome

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:02pm
The state of the Union? It's definitely looking up.
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