Can Christie take a page from John McCain’s 2000 campaign?

Can Christie take a page from John McCain’s 2000 campaign?

He sees blunt talk and New Hampshire town halls as his lifeline. But the parallels are limited.

Why I can’t count out Chris Christie just yet

He still has skills.

Union sues personnel office over hack of employees’ information

Union sues personnel office over hack of employees’ information

The American Federation of Government Employees is suing the Office of Personnel Management because of the cyber theft of personal information belonging to 4.2 million federal employees.

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Republicanism is dead. Maybe.

Republicanism is dead. Maybe.

An antiquated dogma has led to the GOP’s undoing.

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The next crucial question on gay marriage

The next crucial question on gay marriage

Will a legal assault on religious institutions be a prerequisite for equality?

How Marco Rubio turned political star power into a soaring personal income

How Marco Rubio turned political star power into a soaring personal income

As his stature grew in the Florida capital, law firms paid big for his skills — and political connections.

Federal background check system shut down because of ‘vulnerability’

Federal background check system shut down because of ‘vulnerability’

In another blow to Office of Personnel Management cyber operations, the web-based system used for background investigations has been suspended.

18 House GOP members call for OPM director Archuleta’s removal

18 House GOP members call for OPM director Archuleta’s removal

As OPM grapples with a massive cyber data breach, the House members say they have no confidence in OPM Director Katherine Archuleta.

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When change stops waiting

When change stops waiting

A week of stunning moments of social change — casting aside a racist symbol, solidifying health care and affirming love.

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Feds anger grows over data breach, amid fears that the number affected could rise

Feds anger grows over data breach, amid fears that the number affected could rise

Following four congressional hearings into the OPM cyber theft of personal information belonging to at least 4.2 million people, employees are upset with the agency that says the “ongoing investigation that could reveal additional exposures.”

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Charleston shows ‘the power of God’s grace’

Charleston shows ‘the power of God’s grace’

Friday’s funeral and the president’s eulogy restored a sense of hope.

The White House turned into a rainbow Friday night (Video)

Time-lapse video of the transformation Friday night.

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A blueprint for changing the way we talk about race

A blueprint for changing the way we talk about race

An impressive initiative promotes “Welcome Tables” where small groups can talk openly about race.

This was the best week of Obama’s presidency

This was the best week of Obama’s presidency

Trade. Obamacare. Same-sex marriage. And then that speech.

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The Obamacare and marriage rulings prove Justice Roberts is no partisan

The Obamacare and marriage rulings prove Justice Roberts is no partisan

His logic and consistency show he’s no judicial activist.

The absolutely stunning rise in support for gay marriage, in 1 chart

The absolutely stunning rise in support for gay marriage, in 1 chart

We are in unprecedented territory.

Fact checking the Obamacare rhetoric, pro and con

Fact checking the Obamacare rhetoric, pro and con

Politicians offered lots of numbers after the big Supreme Court ruling, but only some were not misleading.

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It’s time for conservatives to end the denial on climate change

It’s time for conservatives to end the denial on climate change

Those on the right can choose their own policy reactions, but not their own reality.

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150 years later, America is still battling the Confederate mentality

150 years later, America is still battling the Confederate mentality

Taking down the flag is only a needed first step.

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On lowering the flag

On lowering the flag

The forgiveness by victims’ families creates a moral obligation to reciprocate.

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Charleston waits nervously for Obama

Charleston waits nervously for Obama

The city’s residents are sensitive to the extra weight his presence brings to a fragile community.

OPM director survives congressional inquisition, for now

OPM director survives congressional inquisition, for now

Katherine Archuleta finished a series of four congressional hearings into a massive data breach still on the job, but with diminished confidence from Congress in her performance.

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John Roberts helps overthrow the Constitution

John Roberts helps overthrow the Constitution

In the latest Obamacare ruling, the chief justice hurts every branch of government.

President Obama just won on Obamacare. Big time.

President Obama just won on Obamacare. Big time.

Validation for the president. Again.

How Republicans dodged a bullet by losing the Supreme Court’s Obamacare case

How Republicans dodged a bullet by losing the Supreme Court’s Obamacare case

People like their subsidies -- and would have wanted them restored if the Supreme Court struck them down.

Huckabee’s claim that ‘global freezing’ theories from the 1970s shows the science is ‘not as settled’ on climate change

Huckabee’s claim that ‘global freezing’ theories from the 1970s shows the science is ‘not as settled’ on climate change

The 2016 presidential candidate earns Four Pinocchios for relying on discredited media reporting to make a specious case.

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Hillary Clinton’s dodginess is overpowering her message

Hillary Clinton’s dodginess is overpowering her message

Her opacity is making her more problematic than mysterious.