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Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Obama: ‘Dangerous and growing inequality’ has jeopardized middle class

The president said the country needs to do more to shrink the wage gap and ensure that children born into poverty have a chance to climb the economic ladder.

By Zachary A. Goldfarb  |  12:18 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Politics

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 08/22/2013

Texas Lt. Gov. pulled rank while trying to get relative out of jail

Dewhurst repeatedly refered to his job title and his work with law enforcement, calling himself its "No. 1 pick."

By Aaron Blake  |  08:41 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014, Dallas, David Dewhurst, law enforcement, police, Ted Cruz, Texas, Texas politics

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 08/02/2013

Jim Messina signs on as campaign adviser to Conservatives -- in Britain

Obama's former campaign manager will help the Conservatives face off against Labour.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  02:35 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 02/01/2013

DNC, Obama campaign millions in debt, RNC in the clear, according to reports

The Democratic National Committee is carrying $21 million in debt a contrast to its Republican counterpart, which enters the 2014 election cycle with no obligations, according to disclosure reports.

By Tim Farnam  |  10:40 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Post Politics

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 10/31/2012

It’s a $6 billion election

Election cost to hit $6 billion

By T.W. Farnam  |  03:00 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  center for repsonsive politics, election, election cost, PACs

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Santorum blasts Romney: ‘Who do you trust?’

Rick Santorum wants a one-on-one battle against Mitt Romney for the GOP nod -- and he’s stepping up his attacks on the Republican frontrunner.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  05:35 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney: Kansas, Kansas politics, presidential election, Republican party

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Santorum: Romney thinks he’s ‘ordained by God’ to win Republican nod

“If the governor thinks he’s now ordained by God to win, then let’s just have it out,” Rick Santorum said of Mitt Romney.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  05:44 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Kansas, Kansas politics, presidential election, Republican Party

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Republican debates are back and the White House gets the blues | Weekly politics quiz

Presidents’ Day made this a short week, but it wasn’t short on political drama. Were you paying attention? Test yourself by taking our weekly quiz.

By Natalie Jennings  |  04:48 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics quiz

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Quiz: Test how well you followed the week in politics

Take our six-question quiz on the events — including some of the finer details — that made headlines on washingtonpost.com and other politics news outlets this week.

By Natalie Jennings  |  08:13 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics quiz

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Obama campaign seizes on Romney son’s birther joke

Matt Romney tweeted an apology for an Obama birther joke, but the Obama campaign is seizing on the incident.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  03:03 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  witness politics