South Dakota Sen. John Thune waves to delegates during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., says Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the GOP vice presidential candidate, asked him to end his Senate bid after recent comments he made referring to "legitimate rape." Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Cut Off From Party's Purse Strings, Rep. Akin Plans Next Move

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President Clinton signs the welfare reform law on Aug. 22, 1996. Stephen Jaffe /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Despite Fact Checks, Romney Escalates Welfare Work Requirement Charge

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Rep. Paul Ryan greets supporters during a campaign rally Sunday in Waukesha, Wis. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Could Ryan Lure Younger Voters To GOP?

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Connecticut GOP Senate candidates Rep. Christopher Shays and Linda McMahon shake hands at a June 14 debate in Storrs. State Republicans vote Tuesday on which candidate will move on to the general election. Stephan Savoia/AP hide caption

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Favored In GOP Senate Primary, Linda McMahon Faces Critics Left And Right

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What a difference 14 years makes. Here, Bill Clinton departs the White House on July 31, 1998, after telling reporters he wouldn't take questions about the Monica Lewinsky investigation. Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On The Trail, Even Republicans Spin Clinton Years Into Gold

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On The Trail, A Campaign's Style Can Reveal A Lot About Substance

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Ted Cruz, left, and David Dewhurst shake hands before their Republican Senate debate in Dallas on June 22. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Texas GOP Senate Runoff Gives Tea Party An Opportunity To Flex Its Muscles

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President Obama speaks at the Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif., on Monday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Are Candidates Missing The Big Picture?

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Will these Green Bay fans be cheering as much as they did during the 2011 Super Bowl when their beloved Packer games are interrupted by local political ads this fall? Matt Ludtke/Getty Images hide caption

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Between Touchdowns And Triple Jumps, Politicians Are Popping Up On Sports TV

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President Obama meets with Jason and Ali McLaughlin and their son, Cooper, while visiting their home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Democrats Say Anonymous Donors Unfairly Influencing Senate Races

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