Ahead of possible 2016 bid, Romney talks openly about Mormon faith

Mitt Romney would likely be more open about his faith this time around, his son Tagg said. (Getty Images)

If he runs again, he’s determined to re-brand himself as authentic — and make public what he’s kept private.

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DHS, Social Security and SEC take top honors for easy-to-understand federal writing

Poor federal performers are still using bureaucratic jargon and passive verbs

The Supreme Court could gut Obamacare. Here’s why that might not matter.

The Supreme Court could gut Obamacare. Here’s why that might not matter.

The Court could gut the law, but what then? Here’s what.

Santorum’s claim that all net new jobs since 2000 went to immigrants

Santorum’s claim that all net new jobs since 2000 went to immigrants

Santorum’s figures incited “wows” from the crowd, but they do not tell the full story.

Judge refuses to dismiss case against Rick Perry

Calls by the former Texas governor’s legal team to toss the felony abuse-of-power case were not heeded.

How a judge just snuffed out Rick Perry’s momentum

How a judge just snuffed out Rick Perry’s momentum

Just when he started to get going...

Try, try again: Democrats to reignite Koch attacks

Try, try again: Democrats to reignite Koch attacks

Despite the strategy’s failure in 2014, Democrats think the criticism could work in a presidential election year.

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House panel easily passes veterans sick-leave bill

House panel easily passes veterans sick-leave bill

Lawmakers unanimously vote to give disabled vets increased leave but are haunted by partisanship.

Storm pummels New England, spares N.Y. and N.J.

Storm pummels New England, spares N.Y. and N.J.

Forecasters and some Northeast officials are criticized for overreacting as travel was restricted.

U.S. Parole Commission head Isaac Fulwood calling it quits

U.S. Parole Commission head Isaac Fulwood calling it quits

After nearly six years, he’s feeling neglected by Obama

Gowdy: Benghazi investigation “incomplete” without Clinton testimony

Gowdy: Benghazi investigation “incomplete” without Clinton testimony

After congressional Benghazi hearing Tuesday, GOP congressman says he will likely call on Hillary Clinton to testify.

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6 things you didn’t read today (but should have)

Secret doors, swing states and SkyMall

If popular kids’ names are any guide, look for a Jim Webb versus Mike Huckabee in 2016

If popular kids’ names are any guide, look for a Jim Webb versus Mike Huckabee in 2016

This is real Science, and you need to respect that.

Jeb Bush needs a better answer on immigration. ASAP.

Jeb Bush needs a better answer on immigration. ASAP.

Nuance is not your friend in politics.

U.S. Parole chief leaving, cites lack of interest from Obama, Holder

U.S. Parole chief leaving, cites lack of interest from Obama, Holder

Parole Commission Chairman Isaac Fulwood Jr. is retiring, citing lack of support from the administration.

Trade policy just became less boring, thanks to a block of cheese

Trade policy just became less boring, thanks to a block of cheese

From the Wisconsin politician playbook.

Hillary Clinton’s diversity problem

Hillary Clinton’s diversity problem

It’s a lot like Obama’s diversity problem.

The CBO’s deficit projections have settled into a post-Obamacare new normal

The CBO’s deficit projections have settled into a post-Obamacare new normal

But it’s worth remembering that these projections can change quickly.

TSA intercepted a record number of guns, plus these bizarre items, in 2014

TSA intercepted a record number of guns, plus these bizarre items, in 2014

Among them: an 8.5-inch knife tucked inside an enchilada.

The Fix’s 2015 list of best state political reporters

The Fix’s 2015 list of best state political reporters

A tradition unlike any other.

FEC deluge: Thousands comment on money in politics issues

FEC deluge: Thousands comment on money in politics issues

You might be surprised how many people answered FEC’s call for public comments

Here’s just how much the Koch Brothers are planning to spend on the 2016 election

Here’s just how much the Koch Brothers are planning to spend on the 2016 election

The groups could buy 99 minutes of Super Bowl ads.

Mitt Romney’s authenticity ploy -- in one tweet

Mitt Romney’s authenticity ploy -- in one tweet

First he’s the poverty and foreign policy guy. Now he’s “authentic.“

Meet the LGBT Americans who oppose gay marriage

Meet the LGBT Americans who oppose gay marriage

19 percent of LGBT Republicans.

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Palin slams 'big' government at Iowa Freedom Summit

Palin slams 'big' government at Iowa Freedom Summit

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (R) delivers remarks at the Iowa Freedom Summit.

Why Republicans now want to give Obama more power over trade

Why Republicans now want to give Obama more power over trade

Fast-track authority on trade deals is one of the few areas where the GOP and the president agree.

How directly do gas prices affect views of the economy and Obama? This graph offers a big clue.

How directly do gas prices affect views of the economy and Obama? This graph offers a big clue.

An hourly wage buys more gas than at any point in years.

Gov. Kasich repeats a Lincoln whopper

Gov. Kasich repeats a Lincoln whopper

The Ohio governor quotes Lincoln, but it turns out he fell for one of the great hoaxes of U.S. history. Four Pinocchios!

Sarah Palin channels her inner abstract poet

Sarah Palin channels her inner abstract poet

Word. Salad.

IRS now paying company that muffed HealthCare.gov work

IRS now paying company that muffed HealthCare.gov work

The contractor, a key player in developing the once-glitchy HealthCare.gov site, is helping the IRS handle its responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act for $4.5 million.

Obama’s bid for fewest vetoes since Garfield is in jeopardy

Obama’s bid for fewest vetoes since Garfield is in jeopardy

Obama has vetoed only two bills so far, but now the GOP is in full control of Congress

Ahead of possible 2016 bid, Romney talks openly about Mormon faith

Ahead of possible 2016 bid, Romney talks openly about Mormon faith

If he runs again, he’s determined to re-brand himself as authentic — and make public what he’s kept private.

Senators tell Obama it’s urgent to nominate a TSA head

Senators tell Obama it’s urgent to nominate a TSA head

A bipartisan group of Senators wrote to President Obama urging him to select a nominee for TSA Administrator. Former head John Pistole stepped down on Dec. 31.

RNC names Katie Walsh new chief of staff

RNC names Katie Walsh new chief of staff

Reince Priebus puts his team in place for 2016 push.