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The Obamas kick off the holiday season at the 90th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

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Last night, President Barack Obama and his family attended the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. [Read More]

MSNBC takes a straight razor to David Axelrod, literally

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MSNBC takes a straight razor to David Axelrod in the name of charity. One of the wonkiest ‘staches in American politics is no more as the high-profile Democratic consultant rid himself of his signature look on live television. Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were able to help rustle up a million bucks [...] [Read More]
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Jim DeMint could make a bigger impact at Heritage than the Senate

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When South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint leaves the Senate for the Heritage Foundation thinktank, look for Heritage to get a lot more active. As one prominent California conservative activist who knows DeMint was telling me, “It’s not going to be, ‘Here’s our white paper on drones.’ It’s going to be more about ‘Here’s how you [...] [Read More]
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States pressure Obama to find $82 billion for federal superstorm relief

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President Obama is battling with lawmakers over federal spending. No, not the fiscal cliff. And he’s not even battling Republicans. The White House is jostling with lawmakers from the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut over how much of the tab for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts will be picked up by the feds. [...] [Read More]

Jim DeMint joins the list of the 10 most influential ultraconservative senators of modern times

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Jim DeMint’s stunning departure from the Senate this morning to head up the conservative Heritage Foundation takes the leader of the far-right wing of the Republican Party out of the Senate. Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is breathing a sigh of relief now that his intraparty nemesis is gone. At least gone from [...] [Read More]

Watch: First same-sex couple get marriage license in Seattle

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Jane Abbott Lighty and Pete-e Petersen were given the first same-sex marriage license in Seattle at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. King County Executive Dow Constantine signed the license for them and several other couples, and the King County Administration Building stayed through the early morning. “To have our 35-year loving relationship publicly honored and celebrated and [...] [Read More]
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Dan Savage, partner, get marriage license

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One of the first same-sex couples to get a marriage license Thursday in King County was Dan Savage and Terry Miller, who started the It Gets Better Project to help prevent suicide along LGBT youth. “It’s really a remarkable journey we’ve been on and such a remarkable sea change,” said Savage, who’s also known for [...] [Read More]
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Rubio advocates for comprehensive effort, not bill, on immigration

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“This will take a while. There is not a magic solution to this. I believe we have to do it and I believe we can do it,” Rubio said. [Read More]