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Obama to deliver health-care speech in California on Friday


Booker will have to break pledge to run in special election

Winners and losers from Chris Christie’s special election decision

The Fix on Obama’s second term legacy (VIDEO)

Gallup explains what went wrong in 2012

The end times of political reporting? A response.

Conservatives’ top five grievances against the IRS

The Hispanic vote is a sleeping political giant. It might never wake up.

Stephen Colbert gets to know Wisconsin’s 2nd district (VIDEO)

Seven women to watch at the military sexual assault hearing


Rubio cautious on immigration: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said the bipartisan immigration bill he helped craft doesn't yet have the 60 votes it needs to pass. "This is nowhere near being done,” Rubio told Fox News. “I’m optimistic that something good for our country can happen, but it needs to happen the right way.”

Secret e-mail accounts: The Associated Press found that some of President Obama's political appointees are using secret government e-mail accounts to conduct official business. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney acknowledged the practice.

Obama to deliver health-care speech in California: The president will be in San Jose, Calif., on Friday, where he will tout the benefits of his health care law in a speech, the White House announced.

Obama to campaign for Markey: Obama will head to Boston next Wednesday to stump for Rep. Edward J. Markey's Senate campaign. Meanwhile, Markey released a new ad hitting Republican nominee Gabriel Gomez.

From what I hear... Rep. Albio Sires said Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (both D-N.J.) informed him that he will run for the Senate seat left vacant by the death Monday of Sen. Frank R.Lautenberg (D-N.J.). "Frank Pallone just told me he's running," Sires told The Hill.

Military sexual assault cases under scrutiny at Senate hearing: At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, military chiefs acknowledged that they had neglected the spread of sexual abuse in the ranks and said they were open to legislative changes that would take tougher action against sex offenders and help victims. But they said they were not open to a bill that would take away from commanders the legal power to oversee major criminal cases.


No easy shot...

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.



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