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Hambycast: Mayor for Life

cnn.com — Washington (CNN) -- Marion Barry was dead, but Ward 8 came to party. Official Washington was across town last Friday, debating federal immigration laws and hashing out details of an enormous spending package that would keep the government funded through next year. But a few miles away from the Capitol, southeast Washington had a different agenda.

Hambycast: Jazz and politics in the 'zombie runoff'

cnn.com — Hammond, Louisiana (CNN) -- Maybe she meant to, maybe she didn't, but Mary Landrieu reached straight for the encyclopedia of Things Losing Candidates Say.

Southern Democrats are looking for solutions after 2014

cnn.com — New Orleans (CNN) -- The 2014 elections seemed like the final reckoning for Southern Democrats, the culmination of a political metamorphosis that began in the Civil Rights era and concluded under the nation's first black President.

Hambycast: Ferraris and GOP governors

cnn.com — Boca Raton, Florida (CNN) -- How many Ferraris does it take to impress a hotel valet in Boca? More than 25, apparently. The guy driving us around the opulent Boca Raton Resort and Club in his hotel-issued golf cart was non-plussed by the abundant wealth on display in the driveways and parking lots around the property.

N.C. governor open to immigration lawsuit against Obama

cnn.com — Boca Raton, Florida (CNN) -- North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory joined other Republican governors Thursday and said he is open to suing the federal government if President Barack Obama issues an executive order that shields nearly 4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

Chris Christie hedges on Obama immigration plan

cnn.com — Boca Raton, Florida (CNN) -- Chris Christie -- a self-styled truth teller with a penchant for political combat -- was notably cautious Wednesday when pressed on President Barack Obama's plan to issue immigration executive orders.

What happened to Mark Warner?

cnn.com — Washington (CNN) -- The sea of red that overtook Virginia on Tuesday night didn't just jeopardize Sen. Mark Warner's re-election bid - it exploded his entire worldview.

GOP thanks Democrats for sidelining ‘best messenger’ Obama

mobilizer.instapaper.com — Washington (CNN) - The strategist in charge of electing a Republican Senate majority thanked Democrats on Thursday for keeping President Barack Obama on the sidelines and building their campaigns around women's issues instead of making an economic argument.

GOP thanks Dems for sidelining 'best messenger' Obama

cnn.com — Washington (CNN) -- The strategist in charge of electing a Republican Senate majority thanked Democrats on Thursday for keeping President Barack Obama on the sidelines and building their campaigns around women's issues instead of making an economic argument.

Get ready: 2016 starts now

cnn.com — Washington (CNN) -- Attention Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and everyone else "seriously considering" a run for president. You can stop pretending now. The midterm elections, which traditionally double as the unofficial starting gun for the next presidential race, are finally over.
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Dec 18, 2014

RT @WSJPolitics: Counties where average income grew in the past decade: New York City San Francisco Washington, D.C. Arlington, Va. on.wsj.com/1sDVq6x

Dec 18, 2014

RT @mattapuzzo: "Bill de Blasio "thinks he's running a fucking revolution." Remarkable @Azi story on NYPD union leader's remarks. capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

Dec 18, 2014

also, don't assume he's running RT @TheFix Don’t assume Jeb Bush will be the Republican nominee in 2016. Here's why wapo.st/1wIb9Xw

Dec 17, 2014

Starring in background of every live shot today from Versailles in Little Havana: Every other reporter at Versailles in Little Havana.

Dec 17, 2014

RT @RebeccaRKaplan: Rubio suggests the Obama administration will have a hard time funding funding for a Cuban embassy, getting an ambassador confirmed.

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