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[ 14 Mar 2013 | No Comment ]

Fundraising trip to Bay Area to “to help retire the debt of the Democratic National Committee that remains from our victory in November,” California Democratic Party email reads.

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President Barack Obama will travel to northern California early next month for a pair of pricey fundraisers aimed at retiring the Democratic National Committee’s debt, according to an email sent out by Wade Randlett, the chair of the Bay Area Democrats Thursday.
Randlett's email, obtained by BuzzFeed:
From: Wade Randlett Date: Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 1:58 PMSubject: President Obama back in …

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[ 14 Mar 2013 | No Comment ]

BOOM!
Conservatives did not appreciate Chris Christie's photo-ops with President Obama right before the 2012 election.

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But is was a mistake to leave him off of the Conservative Political Action Conference speakers list.

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Christie has some undeniable things going for him that many top Republicans do not:

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Like a sense of humor.

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[ 14 Mar 2013 | No Comment ]

48 newspapers from around the world welcomed the Catholic Church's new leader.
United States

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Argentina

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Austria

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Bahrain

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[ 14 Mar 2013 | No Comment ]

There's more to this than the tours, White House says.

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WASHINGTON — Ever since the Obama administration announced an end to White House tours, mocking and attacking the move has become de rigueur for many Republicans on Capitol Hill.
Editorial writers and cable news hosts have also been on President Obama’s case over the tours, casting the closing of the White House's doors as the symbol of a president they say is doing everything he can to gin up some camera-friendly sequester tragedy.
But the reality is the sequester is …

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[ 14 Mar 2013 | No Comment ]

The gay conservative is considering taking on the senior South Carolina senator in 2014. He also is taking on gay progressives — and defending DOMA.

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Confrontational gay blogger Bruce Carroll will decide over the next six weeks whether he will become one of the first out Republicans to run for statewide office in the South, he said Thursday.
The bombastic blogger known as “Gay Patriot,” who is weighing a challenge to South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham in 2014, likely would run without the support of large segments of …

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[ 14 Mar 2013 | No Comment ]

While Rubio stuck to a traditional approach, Paul's libertarian, reformist message gets the crowd going.

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NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. — Two of the GOP’s rising young stars went head to head Thursday afternoon at the nation's largest gathering of conservatives in what could end up being an early test of Sens. Marco Rubio and Rand Paul's presidential campaign prowess.
Rubio and Paul, lawmakers who have made no secret of the fact that they are eyeing a presidential bid, could not have had more different approaches to their speeches at the …

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[ 14 Mar 2013 | No Comment ]

Florida Republican stuck to climate change and marriage equality. “Just because I believe states should have the right to define marriage in the traditional way does not make me a bigot,” he said to applause.

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NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. — Sen. Marco Rubio steered well clear of immigration reform in his speech to a gathering of conservative activists at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, opting to stick to bread and butter attacks on climate change and marriage equality.
Rubio’s decision to not mention immigration reform is particularly …

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[ 14 Mar 2013 | No Comment ]

Recent programming changes have given the network a chance to play “moneyball” with its deep bench of contributors.

MSNBC’s announcement Thursday that rising star Chris Hayes is moving to a weekday primetime slot leaves a gaping whole in the liberal network's weekend programming — and a big opportunity for the channel's deep bench of contributors who are doing their best to navigate MSNBC's farm system into their own time slots.
Along with the 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. weekend slot vacated by Hayes, there's a lot of space to fill between …

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[ 14 Mar 2013 | No Comment ]

“Why lose 10 years of elections to mess with those programs?” the pundit says of changes to Medicare.

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NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Republican strategist and pundit Dick Morris dismissed Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s new budget Thursday, charging changes to Medicare in the plan will result in a decade of GOP electoral losses.
“I think he makes one fundamental mistake. Only about 5 to 7 percent of the cuts come from the Medicaid program” and instead focuses on Medicare, which is extremely popular with seniors, Morris said during …

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[ 14 Mar 2013 | No Comment ]

“There’s no surprise that the American people are war weary when their commander in chief is the weariest of all,” Rep. Cotton tells CPAC.

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NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Rep. Tom Cotton rallied conservatives to the war effort Thursday, arguing that the U.S. must continue its war against “radical Islamic Jihad.”
Speaking at the annual CPAC gathering of conservatives, Cotton, a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan bluntly argued that, “It’s a war against radical Islamic jihad. It's not a war against terror. Terror is a specific tactic… This is a …