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Obama’s long weekend ahead fighting for Dems’ support on Trans-Pacific Partnership

President Obama faces a long weekend while he tries to persuade Democrats one more time to get on the bandwagon for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. House...

Wiretap: Checking in on Iraq

"As Prime Minister Maliki spoke, a low-pitched rumble shook his office. Our tea glasses rattled. It was a car bomb — a few hundred yards from the fortified compound where he lives."

Storify: Saturday’s county assembly roundup

Some June 24 primary races are just now heating up, while others are nonexistent after Saturday's county assemblies.

Wiretap: The continuing Tea Party-Republican uncivil war

The Tea Party is a kindergartener. It was born five years ago. As ABC News puts it, it's an unhappy birthday.

Tied to tax debate, unemployment benefits likely to lapse

Democrats in Washington are catching on to the idea that they can’t capitulate to an extension of Bush-era tax rates for the rich without...

Colorado Democratic voters as enthusiastic as GOP counterparts

The statistics that came out of Tuesday's primary voting underline the near equal split between Democratic and Republican voters in purple swing state Colorado....

Gallup: Tea partiers more white than America and viewed more negatively...

According to a Gallup poll released Monday, tea party loyalists are fairly representative of larger U.S. demographics, although they appear to be more white...

Conservative grassroots strategy lands Brown in Kennedy’s Senate seat

BOSTON — The volunteers, journalists, and donors who entered the ballroom of the Park Plaza Hotel on Tuesday were greeted by a kind of enthusiasm uncharacteristic to Massachusetts Republican campaigns. The room was packed only an hour after the polls closed. Among the throngs were Jenny Beth Martin and Mark Meckler, leaders of Tea Party Patriots, who’d flown in from Georgia and California to watch the final stretch of Scott Brown’s U.S. Senate bid. Meckler held up a Video camera, panning it across the room to capture the Brown supporters as they chatted and lined up for food and drinks.

Looking to settle score, GOP seizes on Reid gaffe

Moments before midnight on Friday, Marc Ambinder blogged at The Atlantic about some of the “juiciest revelations” in “Game Change,” a behind-the-scenes book on the 2008 presidential campaign by journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. According to the authors, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was bullish on Barack Obama’s chances at becoming the first African-American president because he was “light-skinned” and had “no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”

Ritter reportedly pulling out of governor’s race, opening up field for...

Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter will reportedly announce he’s pulling out of the Colorado governor’s race Wednesday – a stunning development that leaves the campaign wide open for a host of Democrats to take on Republican front-runner Scott McInnis.
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