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The GOP’s presidential race grows ever more packed

The GOP’s presidential race grows ever more packed

According to Politics1.com, there are now an astonishing 25 potential candidates for the party’s nomination.

In Iowa, GOP contenders feel pull to lean further right

In Iowa, GOP contenders feel pull to lean further right

If candidates are too centrist, primary voters might question their conservative bona fides. If they skew too far right, general-election voters might shy away.

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Bernie Sanders’s hurdles to the presidency

Bernie Sanders’s hurdles to the presidency

If the Vermont senator wants to run for president, he should soften his disapproval of rich donors.

Inspector general rips TSA over redaction of JFK airport audit

Inspector general rips TSA over redaction of JFK airport audit

Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth said he suspects that TSA wanted to “conceal negative information” about computer security at New York airport.

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Is a GOP ‘sanity caucus’ emerging?

Is a  GOP ‘sanity caucus’ emerging?

House Republicans depart from business as usual.

BREAKING: Everyone is running for president in 2016!

BREAKING: Everyone is running for president in 2016!

There are 25 potential Republican presidential candidates. 25!

Supremes protect federal whistleblowers

Supreme Court ruling protects federal air marshal whistleblower in case that had broad implications.

The most talented governor you’ve never heard of

The most talented governor you’ve never heard of

Meet Brian Sandoval.

Review confirms administration did not properly vet HealthCare.gov contractors

Review confirms administration did not properly vet HealthCare.gov contractors

An inspector general’s findings confirm problems that The Washington Post first reported in a pair of articles more than a year ago.

The 5 best governors races in the country

The 5 best governors races in the country

Republicans already control 31 of 50 governor’s mansions. Can they add to their total?

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Get used to Obama’s swagger

Get used to Obama’s swagger

He’ll have more to crow about in the months ahead.

McCain and his ‘illegitimate son,’ Lindsey Graham, now oppose closing Guantanamo

McCain and his ‘illegitimate son,’ Lindsey Graham, now oppose closing Guantanamo

Obama promised to shut down the prison in Guantanamo. It’s looking now like he may not be able to.

This chart should make Mitt Romney think twice about 2016

This chart should make Mitt Romney think twice about 2016

Polls can only tell you so much this far out. But for Romney, they send a clear message.

House Republicans propose shrinking federal workforce

House Republicans propose shrinking federal workforce

One bill would reduce the federal workforce by 10 percent through attrition and cut service contracts. Another would trim the defense civilian workforce by 15 percent.

Rand Paul’s claim on Social Security disability payments doesn’t add up

Rand Paul’s claim on Social Security disability payments doesn’t add up

He said, “Over half of the people on disability are either anxious or their back hurts.”

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Obama’s travels

Obama’s travels

He has just three more states to visit as president, and he’s pledging to get to each before it’s all over.

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The fight for the middle class

The fight for the middle class

After Obama’s State of the Union speech, Republicans have their own case to make.

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An abortion vote? What is the GOP thinking?

An abortion vote? What is the GOP thinking?

Just two weeks into the new Congress, an abortion vote was not the way to go.

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Iran’s emerging empire

Iran’s emerging empire

Tehran is on the march to dominate the Arab world and attain nuclear status.

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High court protects federal whistleblowers

High court protects federal whistleblowers

Supreme Court backs fired air marshal in case that affects federal employee whistleblowers.

Justice Department hasn’t set rules for off-duty conduct

A federal review found the agency has no department-wide policies regulating off-duty behavior.

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Democrats’ new faith

Democrats’ new faith

A renewed focus on the middle class puts the GOP in a bind.

The Justice Dept. has no rules for off-duty conduct

The Justice Dept. has no rules for off-duty conduct

DOJ has no department-wide policies on off-duty conduct and hasn’t revisited the issue in nearly two decades, according to an inspector general’s report.

The most surprising part about the GOP’s failed 20-week abortion ban push: It was popular

The most surprising part about the GOP’s failed 20-week abortion ban push: It was popular

Polls show a clear majority of Americans -- and women -- like the idea.

Federal workers: Tell us about paid sick leave

Feds: Tell us about how your experiences with advanced sick leave. President Obama recently required agencies to allow the paid time off for employees with new children.

Bibi’s coming to town! Bringing new, fun props?

Bibi’s coming to town! Bringing new, fun props?

White House and Congress skirmish over Speaker Boehner’s invite to Israeli PM to speak on the Hill