New Hampshire could be make break Jeb Bush’s presidential aspirations

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush greets the audience in Nashua, N.H. (Reuters)

His father’s and brother’s Granite State experiences offer cautionary tales — and ways to win.

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Republican states are getting more partisan. Democratic states, not so much.

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Is there a happy ending to Chuck Schumer-Dick Durbin buddy movie?

Their bromance has hit a rocky patch amid jockeying for leadership roles following Harry Reid’s retirement.

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GOP contenders audition their attack lines on Clinton

Her potential opponents face a tricky balance: being tough enough on her without looking sexist.

New Hampshire could be make break Jeb Bush’s presidential aspirations

New Hampshire could be make break Jeb Bush’s presidential aspirations

His father’s and brother’s Granite State experiences offer cautionary tales — and ways to win.

40 years later, story of a same-sex marriage in Colo. remains remarkable

40 years later, story of a same-sex marriage in Colo. remains remarkable

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A couple of hours with Joe Biden, sketched

A new way to look at politics.

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Rubio’s trail journey begins with a New Hampshire swing

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Why more Republicans should go on Adam Carolla’s podcast

Further proof of Ted Cruz’s outreach.

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After misfire, Texas House Republicans give open carry initial approval

After misfire, Texas House Republicans give open carry initial approval

The Legislature is one step closer to allowing concealed handgun license holders in Texas to carry openly in public. The House gave tentative approval of the measure Friday evening after hours of debate and opposition from Democrats.

The GOP field flocks north: ‘Anyone can come back in New Hampshire’

The GOP field flocks north: ‘Anyone can come back in New Hampshire’

Republican presidential hopefuls flood New Hampshire, ready to state their case in a battleground state.

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Want to advance your government career? GovLoop steps in where government has stepped out.

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Behind Christie’s budget claims, a more controversial legacy

The N.J. governor closed budget gaps by borrowing, shifting money from trust funds and paring back tax credits.

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State tax revenue up, but experts worry growth isn’t enough

Tax revenues rose by 2.2 percent last year, led by gains in rebounding sales taxes.

Justice lawyers make appeal to lift stay on Obama immigration actions

Justice lawyers make appeal to lift stay on Obama immigration actions

The administration asked a 5th Circuit panel to allow program to proceed as judge deliberates over states’ lawsuit.

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Texas Roundup: Measuring shark fin trade

Texas Roundup: Measuring shark fin trade

State lawmakers kept busy this week advancing a slew of items in both chambers – including a measure on the trade of shark fins. And they considered several controversial bills in committees.

Hillary Clinton: Risk-Avoider in Chief

Hillary Clinton: Risk-Avoider in Chief

Even voters aren’t getting much chance to ask the presumptive Democratic frontrunner questions.

Obama blasts Senate over stalled Lynch confirmation

Obama blasts Senate over stalled Lynch confirmation

The president called the stalled process for confirming Loretta Lynch, his pick for U.S. attorney general, an “embarrassing” example of the Senate’s “dysfunction.”

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Questioning Rick Perry’s intelligence

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In defense of reporters chasing after Hillary Clinton’s van

Why one reporter said she’s proud of running after the van.

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Snopes.com has been debunking Clinton rumors since the Clinton years

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Marco Rubio cleans up Senate campaign committee before renaming it ‘Rubio for President’

Before Marco Rubio made his Senate campaign committee his presidential one, he cleared the air with the FEC.

New Hampshire is not Iowa

New Hampshire is not Iowa

These two states start the nominating process, but they offer different tests for candidates.

Rubio just caught Jeb in a new Florida poll. Don’t start planning the inaugural just yet.

Rubio just caught Jeb in a new Florida poll. Don’t start planning the inaugural just yet.

A very different question leads to a very different result.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Medicaid expansion: No, yes, no, we’re suing

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Medicaid expansion: No, yes, no, we’re suing

First, he was opposed. Then he supported the expansion. Then he was opposed again. Now he’s suing.

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Ted Cruz loves ‘The Simpsons,’ but he botched his favorite quote

And he said he likes to play video games to unwind.

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Tax Day brings on the laughs

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Obama’s fishy claim on the House GOP tax plan

The president uses fuzzy math about the GOP’s still-vague tax plan.

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The parents of the boy killed in Boston don’t want the death penalty. Here’s why.

Martin Richard’s family would rather not go through the process, which takes an average of 16 years.

DEA agents had the fun, now boss pays the price

House committee issues ‘no confidence’ statement for DEA chief and White House offers no support after reports of DEA sex parties with prostitutes. Interest in faster firing of feds grows.

Jon Stewart on why Cheney, and not Obama, is softer on Iran

Stewart wore a detective hat to crack the case.

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Read foreign condolences after Lincoln’s assassination

The State Department historian is digitizing all the agency’s history volumes.

Why the Obama economy could benefit Hillary Clinton

Why the Obama economy could benefit Hillary Clinton

A new poll shows people say 52-33 that things are getting better.

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Jeb Bush: 'To hell with the diet'

Jeb Bush: 'To hell with the diet'

At a "Politics and Pies" event in Concord, N.H., former Florida governor Jeb Bush had a rare treat: blueberry pie. The presumed Republican presidential candidate generally sticks to snacks on a strict "paleo" diet.

Two charts that suggest use-it-or-lose-it federal spending is real

Two charts that suggest use-it-or-lose-it federal spending is real

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