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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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Pelosi Best Known, Least Liked of Congressional Leaders

Pelosi Best Known, Least Liked of Congressional Leaders
The implication for the 2014 elections is that neither congressional caucus has a strong front man or woman to lead its party's midterm campaign.
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NH Legislator Says Government Planned Boston Attack

NH Legislator Says Government Planned Boston Attack
Republican State Rep. Stella Tremblay of New Hampshire posted to Glenn Beck’s Facebook page (of all places) that the U.S. government is responsible for last week’s harrowing bombing.
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Six-term Democratic Sen. Max Baucus to Retire

Six-term Democratic Sen. Max Baucus to Retire
Democratic officials say Sen. Max Baucus of Montana, the chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, plans to retire. Baucus is the seventh senator to announce his retirement. Two Republicans and four Democrats have already announced that they would not seek another term.
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George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Chronicles Katrina, 9/11 Attacks, War

George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Chronicles Katrina, 9/11 Attacks, War
A tour of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum begins in a bright area representing his early domestic agenda. With one turn, visitors find themselves in a darkened room surrounded by chilling reminders of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
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