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Va. delegate’s answer for what ails Baltimore: Snarling police dogs

Va. delegate’s answer for what ails Baltimore: Snarling police dogs

Lawmaker posts a picture on Facebook with the caption: “Go ahead and run. He loves fast food.”

Inside Jeb Bush’s long game: A bet on peaking late

Inside Jeb Bush’s long game: A bet on peaking late

The former Florida governor’s go-slow strategy has some donors jittery, but his advisers believe that amassing as much money as possible now will enable him to outlast his competitors.

Hillary Clinton cements her support for allied super PAC

Hillary Clinton cements her support for allied super PAC

The 2016 Democratic candidate is meeting with major donors to Priorities USA in California this week.

President Obama’s personal trainer says he’s ‘raging against death.’ Here’s how.

President Obama’s personal trainer says he’s ‘raging against death.’ Here’s how.

The president still has a six pack, according to Cornell McClellan.

Jim Wright’s remarkable resignation speech from Congress

Remembering a forgotten congressional titan.

When Obama signs a bill he doesn’t always use his own hand

When Obama signs a bill he doesn’t always use his own hand

Obama has used an autopen for important legislation that Hillary would surely sign in person

Politics is a dirty business. It should stay that way.

Politics is a dirty business.  It should stay that way.

Welcome to the law of unintended consequences.

How Obama’s hostile takeover of the American Southwest (a.k.a. Jade Helm) will impact 2016

Why presidential candidates are discussing a weirdo conspiracy theory.

Black unemployment is recovering. But only in states with the highest rates to begin with.

Black unemployment is recovering. But only in states with the highest rates to begin with.

Unemployment rates among blacks and Hispanics remains higher than their white counterparts in almost every state, too.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is owning the Instagram aesthetic

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is owning the Instagram aesthetic

Clinton tries out the aspirational lifestyle Instagram account look.

The time Secret Service’s toughest agents showed their softer side

The time Secret Service’s toughest agents showed their softer side

And now, some sweet news about the Secret Service.

Income inequality is no silver bullet for Democrats and Hillary Clinton

Income inequality is no silver bullet for Democrats and Hillary Clinton

As a priority, the income gap ranks far behind upward mobility, polls show.

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James Comer 'Coal' | Campaign 2016

James Comer 'Coal' | Campaign 2016

Kentucky gubernatorial candidate James Comer (R) released a video accusing President Obama of waging "a war on Kentucky" and costing the state jobs with the reduction of U.S. use of coal.

RESOLVED: Jeb Bush should skip Iowa

RESOLVED: Jeb Bush should skip Iowa

He isn’t going to win. And it doesn’t matter much anyway.

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GOP 'Out of touch' | Campaign 2016

GOP 'Out of touch' | Campaign 2016

The Republican National Committee in this new ad wants Hillary and Bill Clinton to explain their financial earnings.

Proof that voter turnout in the U.S. is embarrassing

Proof that voter turnout in the U.S. is embarrassing

The United States is 31st out of 34 OECD countries.

Huckabee’s repeated claim that he passed ‘94 tax cuts’ as governor

Huckabee’s repeated claim that he passed ‘94 tax cuts’ as governor

Huckabee’s repeated use of a misleading claim boosts his Pinocchio rating.

The change in Iowa: Conservatives move to Cruz, moderates to Rubio

The change in Iowa: Conservatives move to Cruz, moderates to Rubio

Thank their campaign launches, in part.

Group promises undercover recordings of Texas lawmakers behaving badly

Group promises undercover recordings of Texas lawmakers behaving badly

An activist group with ties to conservative causes is promising to unveil secret footage that one group leader claims will show lawmakers confessing to indiscretions, engaging in inappropriate relationships with lobbyists and possibly admitting to criminal behavior.

Jon Stewart goes after Ted Cruz

In the Jon Stewart primary, Cruz would be the first to go.

Uncle Sam had better start treating his employees right

Survey shows the political environment, senior leadership and the work culture drive top civil servants away.

Two new polls have good news for Jeb Bush (and one has bad news)

Two new polls have good news for Jeb Bush (and one has bad news)

The number of voters who say “no way” to Bush is dropping.

Congress is doing things. Does that mean the do-nothing era is really over?

Congress is doing things. Does that mean the do-nothing era is really over?

The legislature is trying to overcome inertia, but the action is not making anyone giddy yet.

Paul Ryan’s slick use of poverty rates to declare the ‘war on poverty’ a failure

Paul Ryan’s slick use of poverty rates to declare the ‘war on poverty’ a failure

Whether the war on poverty is a success depends on which official measurement a politician cites.

O’Malley warns of more unrest if cities don’t get more help

O’Malley warns of more unrest if cities don’t get more help

The former mayor of Baltimore appeared at a forum hosted by a software maker.

Clinton speaks forcefully for path to citizenship for illegal immigrants

Clinton speaks forcefully for path to citizenship for illegal immigrants

In Nevada, the Democratic candidate stressed that no Republican seeking the presidency has any such plan.

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Uncle Sam had better start treating his employees right

A survey said the political environment, senior leadership and the work culture drive workers away.

Hoping to highlight good works, Clintons find controversy instead

Hoping to highlight good works, Clintons find controversy instead

A conference in Morocco highlights questions surrounding their foundation as Hillary Clinton runs for president.

Huckabee stresses humble roots in 2016 bid

Huckabee stresses humble roots in 2016 bid

The former Arkansas governor, who announced his second bid for the White House on Tuesday, faces big challenges reaching beyond evangelicals in a broad Republican field.

Edwards denounced flier that attacks Van Hollen in U.S. Senate race

Edwards denounced flier that attacks Van Hollen in U.S. Senate race

Distributed at a Prince George’s event, the flier attacks includes “anti-Semitic hate speech,” Edwards says.

When making campaign signs, remember to mind your commas

When making campaign signs, remember to mind your commas

How one comma shows the phrase “everyday Americans” isn’t really a thing.

Senate passes budget even as impasse on spending continues

Senate passes budget even as impasse on spending continues

Senate Republicans approved a deep-cutting budget but Democrats vowed to protect domestic spending.

Report on federal attrition rate at the top cites poor recognition

Senior executives point to a failure at agencies to retain talent by not noticing or respecting achievements.

Who is in charge of global women’s rights in the Senate? Marco Rubio.

Sen. Marco Rubio chairs Senate subcommittee on women’s rights, which just happens to be a key issue for Hillary Clinton.

The ‘Late Show’s’ top 10 political Top Ten lists

The ‘Late Show’s’ top 10 political Top Ten lists

From Mitt Romney to ... Britney Spears?

California discovers it’s really expensive to confiscate people’s guns

California discovers it’s really expensive to confiscate people’s guns

California has a unique program to take firearms away from people who have lost their gun rights. Is it working?