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Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush Could Split Republican Loyalties

Melissa Block speaks with Patrick O'Connor, political reporter for the Wall Street Journal about Mitt Romney telling donors he wants to run again for president in 2016.
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5 Years After 'Citizens United,' SuperPACs Continue To Grow

A new political committee will pay for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's pre-presidential announcement politicking. But don't confuse it with the separate superPAC of the same name.
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Obama To Host White House Meeting With Congressional Leaders

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says President Obama plans to talk about possible areas of agreement: tax changes, trade and infrastructure.
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Feinstein Proposal Would Lock In Anti-Torture Measures

The CIA's excruciating interrogations of suspected terrorists, widely seen as torture, are detailed as official acts in the Senate report released last month. Now Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who spearheaded that report, wants to prevent such acts from ever happening again. She's proposing legislation and administrative moves for which her Republican colleagues see little need and which activists deem too timid.
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Obama: 'If We're Going To Be Connected, Then We Need To Be Protected'

The president is calling for new measures to protect consumers against identity theft and to safeguard students' electronic privacy.
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White House Says It Should Have Sent More Senior Official To Unity March

On Monday, White House spokesman Josh Ernest said the administration erred in not sending a senior representative to join the unity march in Paris on Sunday.
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For Cuba, Hostile Relationship With U.S. No Longer An Alibi

The U.S. rapprochement with Cuba seems to be on track. On Monday, the State Department confirmed that Cuba has kept its pledge to release 53 political prisoners and a top state department official is moving ahead with her plans to visit the island next week.
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Arne Duncan Wants To Drop 'No Child Left Behind' — But Keep Its Tests

The secretary of education calls the law "tired," asserting that much of it ought to be scrapped. But he still wants to keep the annual exams that serve as the law's centerpiece.
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McDonnell Sentencing Gives Renewed Momentum To Virginia Ethics Reform

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was sentenced to two years in federal prison for accepting gifts and loans totally over $165,000 — something that may spur lawmakers to address the commonwealth's ethics laws.

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Lobbyists Adjust To GOP Majority On Capitol Hill

Congress is now controlled entirely by Republicans. In the nation's capital, how are the lobbying businesses re-calibrating?

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