Conservatives Want What Socialists Got: Anonymous Political Cash
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (from left) arrives with his family Chiara de Blasio, Chirlane McCray and Dante de Blasio to take the oath of office on the steps of City Hall on Wednesday. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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Justice Sotomayor Blocks Part Of Birth Control Mandate
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Mayor Bill De Blasio Takes Office In New York City
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A variety of Puerto Rican rums placed on a bar in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in September 2012. A rum tax rebate that sent nearly $200 million to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands in 2013 is due to expire at midnight on Dec. 31. Ricardo Arduengo/AP hide caption

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Cruz Green Eggs And Ham: Political Hit Or Miss?
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'Tell Me Awards' Spotlight Year's Political Highs And Lows
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Harold Simmons stands by the Dallas courthouse entrance in October 1997. Simmons, the Texas billionaire, philanthropist and GOP donor, died Saturday in Dallas. He was 82. Flor Cordero /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan on stage with their wives Ann Romney and Janna Ryan at the Republican National Convention on Aug. 30. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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