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    Leaders gather for CPAC 'boot camp'

    In a tightly packed room at the Conservative Political Action Conference, more than a hundred conservatives sat down in rows or leaned against the walls to hear a half-dozen political operatives teach the basics of their trade and share one hard trut...

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Missouri Republican dead after apparent suicide

Tom Schweich

A leading Republican candidate for Missouri's governor's office died in an apparent suicide on Thursday morning.

Thomas Schweich, the 54-year-old state auditor who'd just won a second term while running unopposed in 2014, was pronounced deceased fro...


Boehner to media: Pucker up

Boehner says pucker up

House Speaker John Boehner had a message for reporters who want to know what he's going to do to keep the Department of Homeland Security: Pucker up.


Wisconsin Senate passes 'right to work' bill

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The Wisconsin state Senate on Wednesday passed a "right to work" bill Wednesday, sending it for likely approval to the GOP-controlled state Assembly.


Obama calls out GOP on immigration policy

President Barack Obama immigration

President Barack Obama called out Republicans in Congress for "holding hostage" funding for the Department of Homeland Security, while challenging Americans to change the political environment that has caused immigration reform to stall during a town...


What happens if DHS shuts down?

Jeh Johnson

Congress has just two days until Department of Homeland Security funding runs out, and it's anyone's guess whether they'll take the department off the cliff.

On Monday night, the Senate again voted down a DHS funding bill that included a measure rolli...


DC legalizes pot, ignores House Republicans


Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser defied congressional Republicans and implemented D.C.'s new local law allowing its residents to smoke marijuana.

In implementing the new pot laws that went into effect Thursday, Bowser rebuffed two influential House Rep...


Obama congratulates Walmart CEO on wage hike


President Barack Obama on Wednesday called Walmart CEO Doug McMillion to applaud him for raising wages for his workers $1.75 above the federal minimum wage.

According to the White House, the President made the call aboard Air Force One on Wednesday af...


Christie answers questions after rocky month

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It's been a rough February for Gov. Chris Christie, who answered a series of questions Wednesday about some of the negative headlines he's faced over his travel habits, views on vaccinations and position on testing standards.

The New Jersey Republica...


Netanyahu says no to Dem meeting


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined an invitation to hold a closed-door session with Democratic senators during his visit to Washington next month, saying such a meeting would "compound the misperception of partisanship" surrounding hi...


Senate clears key hurdle in DHS impasse

John Boehner and Mitch McConnell

After five attempts, the Senate finally cleared a key procedural hurdle on Wednesday to move forward on a measure that would fund the Department of Homeland Security, which is scheduled to run out of money on Friday.


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