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A GOP governor not running for president has ideas for politicians who are

A GOP governor not running for president has ideas for politicians who are

Michigan’s Snyder advises: Focus on problems, not blame-game politics and old governing models.

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A monster in the cockpit of the Germanwings airliner

A monster in the cockpit of the Germanwings airliner

Dark thoughts capture our imaginations after a crash.

How to trim deficits: Cut federal employee retirement and health care

How to trim deficits: Cut federal employee retirement and health care

A GOP plan would lower rates of return and increase the employee’s share of health costs.

Reid leaves a parting gift for his party: A quiet and bloodless succession

Reid leaves a parting gift for his party: A quiet and bloodless succession

His backing of Charles Schumer makes the New Yorker the favorite for the Democratic leader’s chair.

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The real-world success of Obamacare

The real-world success of Obamacare

After a bumpy start, the Affordable Care Act has lived up to many of its promises.

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The dangers of four more years of Clintons

The dangers of four more years of Clintons

Another Clinton presidency means new opportunities for scandal.

The 10 most competitive Senate races in 2016

The 10 most competitive Senate races in 2016

Yes, Nevada is on there!

The remarkably unlikely success of Harry Reid

The remarkably unlikely success of Harry Reid

How a soft-spoken, charisma-challenged pol rose to the top.

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The GOP racing form: First edition

The GOP racing form: First edition

Rubio, Bush and Walker are current morning-line favorites.

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Is this the end of the White House’s insufferable insularity?

Is this the end of the White House’s insufferable insularity?

Shailagh Murray’s appointment is a good sign.

Why your dreams of a cushy ambassadorship can still come true

Why your dreams of a cushy ambassadorship can still come true

Billionaires’ big bucks for super PACs won’t freeze lesser campaign bundlers out of great jobs.

Harry Reid: The king of C-SPAN

And often, his appearances were nothing short of thrilling.

Senate passes budget after lengthy, politically charged ‘Vote-a-rama’

Senate passes budget after lengthy, politically charged ‘Vote-a-rama’

An all-night budget voting session was an exercise in political messaging.

Does the U.S. Postal Service have an unfair competitive advantage?

Does the U.S. Postal Service have an unfair competitive advantage?

An economic analysis found that USPS enjoys about $18 billion in special privileges and tax breaks from governments at the federal, state and local levels.

Here’s why the Senate stalemate over the human-trafficking bill is so complex

Here’s why the Senate stalemate over the human-trafficking bill is so complex

We delve into the legal intricacies of the dispute over abortion language in the human-trafficking bill.

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An act of terror on Flight 9525

An act of terror on Flight 9525

The fear of another 9/11 apparently made this tragedy possible.

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The next epidemic

The next epidemic

The Ebola outbreak offers an urgent reminder to prepare for future global pandemics.

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House panel shows bipartisan support for federal workplace bills

House panel shows bipartisan support for federal workplace bills

Committee approves bills on seasonal workers, porn, equal employment and tax delinquents.

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Loretta Lynch to lead pack — going three White Houses back — of waiters

Loretta Lynch to lead pack — going three White Houses back — of waiters

President Obama’s nominee for attorney general will set the mark for waiting after Senate’s spring break.

What else does Rep. Aaron Schock have in common with Lincoln?

What else does Rep. Aaron Schock have in common with Lincoln?

Did Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) know everything he had in common with Lincoln?

Here’s how Virginia’s governor defends his Homeland Security lobbying: Just ‘raising heck’

Here’s how Virginia’s governor defends his Homeland Security lobbying: Just ‘raising heck’

Gov. Terry McAuliffe downplayed suggestions that he received special treatment, saying he was merely “raising heck” with a slow-moving Department of Homeland Security.

The best congressional acronym ever -- well, at least of this week

The best congressional acronym ever -- well, at least of this week

Coming up with catchy titles for legislation is something congressional staffers love to do.

Nancy Pelosi turns 75 today. She’s still the most effective leader in Congress.

Nancy Pelosi turns 75 today. She’s still the most effective leader in Congress.

Pelosi still inspires fear. And that’s amazing.

Panel okays route to permanent federal jobs for firefighter temps

Panel okays route to permanent federal jobs for firefighter temps

House panel approves bill that allows seasonal federal workers to compete for full-time jobs.

Rand Paul now wants more defense spending. Welcome back to the old GOP.

Rand Paul now wants more defense spending. Welcome back to the old GOP.

He previously tried to cut it significantly. But it’s a new day.

Who guessed that Ted Cruz would be the first to officially announce?

Who guessed that Ted Cruz would be the first to officially announce?

And now, the winners in the In the Loop contest to pick the first major presidential candidate to officially announce.

USPS extending Forever Stamps to postcards and more starting next month

USPS extending Forever Stamps to postcards and more starting next month

The U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors approved the change on Wednesday, allowing USPS to move forward with the expansion on April 26.