Clinton wonkparty outshines U.N. meeting

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The Clinton Global Initiative, the star-studded, international development-focused wonkathon that once took advantage of the spotlight of the annual United Nations General Assembly, now also serves as an annual convocation for the Clintons’ far-flung political and business networks.

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Campaign 2014: DCCC 'Big One'

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released this ad attacking wealthy Minnesota Republican congressional candidate Stewart Mills for opposing tax cuts for the middle class.

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Nearly two-thirds of likely Utah voters think teachers should be able to have concealed weapons

Utah allows teachers with concealed carry permits to have weapons on campus without informing parents or administrators.

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This is how you run a campaign ad against a rich guy

One of the best in an expanding genre.

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Married same-sex couples make up less than one half of 1 percent of all married couples in the U.S.

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Campaign 2014: Vance McAllister 'Blessed'

Campaign 2014: Vance McAllister 'Blessed'

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Homeland Security secretary objects to article about employee exodus

Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson objects to Washington Post story about an high-level staff leaving the agency.

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Senate Republicans look like a good bet for the majority. Today.

Trying to make sense of the chaos.

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1 million eligible for DOD security clearance, but not on payroll

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N.H. voters: Don’t Instagram your ballots!

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How the U.S. fragmented Syria’s rebels

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California just made it easier to buy and drive electric cars

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White House intruder incident pales next to a really scary one in Canada

Obama wasn’t in the White House, whereas the Canadian PM was asleep in the residence when it happened.

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The most discriminated-against people in America? It’s people like you, of course.

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Ukraine and ISIS are not justifications of a “Clash of Civilizations“

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This very strange ad tells women to dump their boyfriend President Obama. And to not vote for his friends.  Or something.

Surely women think of President Obama as their boyfriend. So, why not make an ad just like that?

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For the 105 million unmarried and single Americans, you’re not alone

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Emma Watson is a feminist. So is Beyonce. And that’s good for Hillary Clinton.

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Avoiding old mistakes in the new game of Islamic politics

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Since 1978, Congress has worked a full week 14 percent of the time

Congress works about as much as you think it does.

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Campaign 2014: Tom Cotton 'Listened'

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Campaign 2014: Americans for Shared Prosperity 'Dating Profile'

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How ordinary petitions helped end slavery and make women into political activists

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The decline of the conservative Democrat

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Did Michelle Nunn help fund terrorists?

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White House security might spill into surrounding streets

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