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Anthony Weiner's Running for Mayor but He's Already Down 10 Points

Anthony Weiner's Running for Mayor but He's Already Down 10 Points
Anthony Weiner is embarking on an audacious comeback quest, hoping to go from punch line pol whose tweeted crotch shot was emblazoned on the nation's consciousness to Mayor of America's biggest city, New York. The Democrat is jumping into a crowded field for September's primary.
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Will OK Senators Vote for Disaster Relief They Opposed in Other States?

Will OK Senators Vote for Disaster Relief They Opposed in Other States?
While Oklahomans continue the painful recovery and begin rebuilding efforts following the massive tornado that devastated communities on Monday, the politics of federal emergency aid will likely be focused on the past positions from the state's two Republican Senators, Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn.
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GOP Nominee for VA Lt. Governor: 'Planned Parenthood Has Been Far More Lethal to Black Lives Than the KKK Ever Was.'

GOP Nominee for VA Lt. Governor: 'Planned Parenthood Has Been Far More Lethal to Black Lives Than the KKK Ever Was.'
This guy isn't just Tea Party, he's...well, watch the videos! My god.
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Buono Embarks on 'Bus for Progress' Complete with Tour Video

Barbara Buono's campaign posted this video of snippets from last Saturday's bus tour through Union and Essex counties on the Bus for Progress, the non-profit, grassroots project headquartered in Monmouth County devoted to voter registration and events supporting progressives.
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Christie 2016? NJ Governor Had Secret Weight Loss Surgery

Christie 2016? NJ Governor Had Secret Weight Loss Surgery
Gov. Chris Christie secretly underwent weight-loss surgery in February at the urging of his family. The father of four agreed to the surgery, in which a band was placed around his stomach to restrict the amount of food he can eat, after turning 50 in September.
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Gomez, Markey Advance Past Primaries in Bid for Kerry's Senate Seat

Gomez, Markey Advance Past Primaries in Bid for Kerry's Senate Seat
Democratic Congressman Ed Markey enjoys tremendous advantages in the special election to replace former U.S. Sen. John Kerry. Tuesday's primary elections set up an eight-week sprint to the June 25 election.
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Conservative Agendas Hurting GOP Governors Eyeing 2016 Race

Conservative Agendas Hurting GOP Governors Eyeing 2016 Race
Republican governors are often seen as innovative policymakers and potential presidential candidates, but a few are struggling with political or ethical problems that might crimp their ambitions.
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The Republican Rape Comment That Just Won't Die

The Republican Rape Comment That Just Won't Die
Once is a slip, an uniformed comment. Twice is a troubling pattern, but perhaps just two outliers. A third crazy rape statement makes it pretty hard to explain away. The last thing Republicans needed as March rolled around was more fuel for the rape comment fire.
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Hillary Clinton Is Still Popular, More So Than Obama, Biden

Hillary Clinton Is Still Popular, More So Than Obama, Biden
Though currently she is -- at least temporarily -- out of political life, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to enjoy a strong favorability rating, now 64 percent. Americans view Clinton more favorably than the president and vice president, as well as Clinton's successor, Secretary of State John Kerry.
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So Much for Rebranding: NM GOP Official Calls a Teenage Wage Advocate 'Radical Bitch'

So Much for Rebranding: NM GOP Official Calls a Teenage Wage Advocate 'Radical Bitch'
Steve Kush, the executive director of the Bernalillo County Republican Party, decided to weigh in on the testimony of 19-year-old girl advocating a $1 raise in New Mexico's minimum wage, from $7.50 to $8.50. That's when things started to get dicey.
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