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Former Staffer Spills Bachmann's 'Unnatural' Campaign Secrets

Former Staffer Spills Bachmann's 'Unnatural' Campaign Secrets
Peter Waldron, an evangelical organizer who served as Iowa field coordinator for Bachmann and helped her win the Ames straw poll said O'Donnell exercised an "unusual power over Mrs. Bachmann." Waldron and other former Bachmann staff also currently say the Congresswoman has yet to pay them for debts owned from her short-lived campaign.
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Solis’ Resignation Letter: 'I Have Decided to Begin a New Future'

Solis’ Resignation Letter: 'I Have Decided to Begin a New Future'
In a letter to her colleagues, Solis wrote: "It has been more than an honor to work alongside you in fulfilling the department’s mission. Working with all of you as the nation’s 25th secretary of labor, I have come to learn that the work we do every day is indeed a labor of love."
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How Do You Spell Hypocrisy? C-H-R-I-S-T-I-E

How Do You Spell Hypocrisy? C-H-R-I-S-T-I-E
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie criticizes President Obama for his failure to lead in every area other than Sandy relief, yet Christie wants all New Jerseyans to think Sandy "erased the blackboard" on his tenure as Governor.
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Clinton: 'I Am Back in the Swing'

Clinton: 'I Am Back in the Swing'
"I am back in the swing," Clinton told reporters in her first public appearance since returning Monday to the State Department, where she was greeted by cheers and a standing ovation by senior staffers. Clinton said she had had "the most extraordinary experience" as secretary of state and wants to wrap up unresolved issues before turning her office over to her successor.
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Christie Hiding Behind the Fleece Coat

Christie Hiding Behind the Fleece Coat
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's State of the State speech can be summed up in one statement: A noun, a verb, and Hurricane Sandy.
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Bill Orr
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WI Assembly Targets All-Night Sessions

WI Assembly Targets All-Night Sessions
Going past midnight happens elsewhere, especially at the end of sessions or as other deadlines loom. But the Wisconsin Assembly routinely pushes debates and votes on contentious bills into the wee hours, when only lobbyists and the cleaning crew are left in the building.
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Sen. Graham Threatens to Hold Brennan Confirmation Hostage Over Benghazi

Sen. Graham Threatens to Hold Brennan Confirmation Hostage Over Benghazi
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is threatening to hold up the confirmation of President Obama's nominee to direct to Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, "until our questions are answered" about the September attack in Benghazi, Libya.
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Rob Tornoe
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Schmoozer-in-Chief Biden Works the Room During Senate Swearing-In

Schmoozer-in-Chief Biden Works the Room During Senate Swearing-In
Vice President Joe Biden is know in and out of Washington for his affable personality and unmatched ability to schmooze. His people skill and ability to turn an akward phrase were on full display last week as he greeted new and returning senators on Capitol Hill.
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Frank Seeks a Return to Politics in Kerry's Seat

Frank Seeks a Return to Politics in Kerry's Seat
Newly retired Rep. Barney Frank revealed on Friday that he would like to serve as a temporary successor to Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, the secretary of state nominee. Under state law, the Democratic governor will be required to fill the seat with an interim appointment if the Senate confirms Kerry as secretary of state. The special election would then be scheduled between 145 days and 160 days — about five months — after Kerry's departure.
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Watchdogs to IRS: Reject Rove Group’s Tax Application

Recognition as a social welfare nonprofit is important for Crossroads because it allows the group to shield the identity of its donors. Under tax rules, such groups are allowed to spend money on political campaigns but must be primarily engaged in promoting social welfare.
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