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‘The Daily Show’ on immigration reform and the GOP ‘path to presidentship’ (VIDEO)

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Al Madrigal of "The Daily Show" explains how immigration reform can put Republicans back on a "path to presidentship."

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On immigration reform, Americans want to have their cake and eat it too

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

By a two to one margin, Americans support a path to legal status for illegal immigrants in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, an idea endorsed by large majorities of Democrats and independents and almost half of Republicans. But competing concerns over border security and a desire for a speedier road to citizenship complicate the Senate Gang of Eight's legislative proposal.

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Conservatives concerned Boehner could build coalition with Dems on hot-button bills

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

House Speaker John Boehner is being pressed by the conservative wing of the Republican Party not to allow a vote on major pieces of legislation -- from gun control to immigration -- without majority Republican support, after recent signals that he could be open to building a coalition with Democrats. 

The math on background checks doesn’t add up

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

The last 18 hours haven't been good ones for advocates of expanding background checks for gun purchases.

The decisions by Republican Sens. Jeff Flake (Ariz.) and Richard Burr (N.C.) to oppose the deal cut by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) on background checks makes the path to 60 votes for the amendment very, very difficult.

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Obama terms Boston bombings ‘terrorism’ even as administration struggles with term

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

The word, and whether President Obama used it quickly enough or correctly, became a political issue in last year’s campaign.

But Obama and his staff still appear to be puzzling over when — and how — to call an attack a “terrorist” act and when to wait for a clear determination of the motives behind one.

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Rubio raised nearly $2.3 million in first quarter

Monday, April 15th, 2013

* For ongoing coverage of the explosions at the Boston Marathon, stay tuned to Washingtonpost.com.

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Who was Bob Perry?

Monday, April 15th, 2013

One of the Republican Party's biggest donors, the largest funder of one of the most well-known attack ad campaigns in modern campaign history, and the man who helped Mitt Romney in a big way last year died on Saturday night at the age of 80.

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Sunday Show roundup: Rubio voices support for bipartisan immigration proposal

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) was all over the Sunday show circuit, declaring his support for a bipartisan immigration reform proposal. Will his support be enough to convince skeptical conservatives? That remains a key question moving forward.

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Rubio set to do ‘full Ginsburg’ and more on Sunday show circuit

Friday, April 12th, 2013

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If gay marriage and pot are now OK, why isn't abortion?

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Organizing for Action raises $4.9 million in first quarter

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Organizing for Action, a political group allied with President Obama, raised a relatively modest $4.9 million in its first quarter of operation, with an average donation of $44, the group reported Friday.

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