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The Gingriches’ guide to surviving a presidential campaign — Now watching The Fine Print As the wife of a former presidential candidate, Callista Gingrich has some advice for the spouses of 2016 presidential hopefuls. "Focus on the positive, try not to let the negativity get you down, because you really have to keep your [attention] on those issues that are most important to the future of this country.

Rep. Michele Bachmann retiring, but says ‘I'm not going to go home and put a sock in my mouth’ — Now watching The Fine Print Michele Bachmann may have cast her final vote in Congress on Thursday, but she is already gearing up for her next political venture. In one of her last interviews as a member of Congress, the Minnesota Republican told "The Fine Print" that she plans to be back up on the political stage come 2016.

House Approves Spending Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown, Sends Bill to Senate — Just hours before a midnight deadline approached, the House of Representatives voted to approve a $1.1 trillion spending package to keep the government open, sending the measure over to the Senate, The House voted 219-206 to approve the measure. The House was expected to vote shortly after on a two...

Chaos at the Capitol: Lawmakers Cut It Close as Government Shutdown Deadline Looms — President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Cabinet members and other senior administration officials are lighting up the phones across Capitol Hill this evening -- urging Democrats to pass a spending bill and avert a government shutdown. The White House dispatched chief of staff Denis McDonough to Capitol Hill, where he met face-to-face Democrats.

Why the CIA Torture Report Cost $40 Million — It's not only the contents of the Senate's CIA report that are causing controversy. It's also the cost. The five-year review, which examined more than 6 million CIA documents, came with a price tag of $40 million. That eye-popping figure, costly even by Washington standards, has been seized upon by Republican critics of the report.

Campaign Finance Reform’s Death Knell Hidden in Spending Bill — Campaign finance reform has long been on life support, but today it can be declared nearly dead. A proposal tucked deep inside the massive spending bill to keep the government running is a boon for political parties. It's squirreled away on page 1,599 of the 1,603 page bill released late Wednesday...

Torture Report Reveals CIA's 'Brutal' Interrogation Tactics — The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released an exhaustive and explosive report today on the CIA's interrogation practices, saying the agency repeatedly misled Americans and deeply mismanaged the program that was secretly put into place after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Capitol Hill's Craigslist: Meet the man who helps D.C.’s unemployed find jobs after election losses — Now watching The Fine Print For every member of Congress who lost his or her job in the midterm elections, there are multiple Capitol Hill staffers also out of work. And that's where Tom Manatos comes in. The former Democratic aide learned first-hand how hard it can be to find work after a new party comes to power.

How Many Romney Staffers Did It Take To Send a Tweet? — It's unclear how many people it took to screw in a light bulb at Mitt Romney's campaign headquarters in 2012, but we now know how many people it took to approve a tweet: 22. A study released today by University of North Carolina journalism professor Daniel Kreiss found that the hierarchy and bureaucracy inside the Romney campaign was far higher than on President Obama's political team.

GOP Rallies Around Symbolic Vote to Stop Obama Immigration Plan — Call it the Republican venting plan. The House is set to vote Thursday on legislation to effectively undo President Obama's executive action on immigration. It's a proposal put forward by Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Florida, which allows Republicans to voice their outrage, without sparking a government shutdown.
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Dec 19, 2014

@JoeSudbay I asked if you remembered his answer. I guess that's a no?

Dec 19, 2014

@JoeSudbay I win the worst question award. I'm honored. Will you mail it to me? By the way, do you remember his answer? It was revealing.

Dec 19, 2014

"There's no doubt what Belgium needs is a version of POLITICO," Obama says, congratulating @cbudoffbrown on her new appointment to Europe.

Dec 19, 2014

"We can't change our patterns of behavior any more than we can stop going to a football game because ...possibility of a terrorist attack."

Dec 19, 2014

Cuba.... What's next? Obama: "My presidency is entering the fourth quarter. Interesting stuff happens in the fourth quarter."

Dec 19, 2014

"Spirit of compromise may be coming to the fore," Obama says of bipartisan spending bill, foreshadowing 2015 in Congress.

Dec 19, 2014

President Obama's final press conference of 2014 is coming up. Watch coverage on the network special report or here:

Dec 19, 2014

State of the Union address: Jan. 20, @SpeakerBoehner says in a letter to the White House today, inviting @BarackObama to Capitol Hill.

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