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  • Nate Silver: 60 percent chance of Republicans taking control of the Senate

    FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver joined ABC's "This Week" on Sunday to share his 2014 Senate prediction, saying Republicans have about a 60 percent chance of winning a Senate majority. Silver put Arkansas, Louisiana, and North Carolina at the top of his list of seats Republicans have a good...

  • Soundbites of the week: What would you do with a billion dollars?

    Aggressive painting “As you know, you don’t take a knife to a gunfight. Well, this president’s taken a paintball gun to a gunfight. It looks pretty, but it’s not going to accomplish anything.” - Rep. Louis Gohmert, R-Texas Fear the government "I look into the eyes of senators...

  • Joe Biden: 'Push as hard as you can' to get people signed up for Obamacare

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke Friday to the National Association of Community Health Centers in Washington, D.C., encouraging members to sign up as many Americans onto Obamacare as possible before the March 31 deadline. "In these last 10 days, push as hard as you can," Biden said. Biden...

  • Cory Booker: Ted Cruz is a 'Texas meat-eating cowboy,' and I'm a vegetarian

    Sen. Corey Booker, D-N.J., revealed a few details about his private dinner with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in an interview Thursday on “Good Day New York.” “First of all, he’s a Texas meat-eating cowboy. I’m a Jersey boy, vegetarian," Booker joked, explaining that the restaurant choice...

  • Obama: Democrats 'get clobbered' in midterm elections

    At a fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, President Obama admitted that his party performs poorly in midterm elections. "[I]n midterms we get clobbered — either because we don’t think it’s important or we’ve become so discouraged about what’s happening in...

  • Obama: Nancy Pelosi 'will go down in history as one of the greatest speakers'

    President Obama took the opportunity to flatter House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi during a fundraiser Thursday for House Democrats at the Florida home of former NBA star Alonzo Mourning.

  • Michelle Obama: It's very rare that I have the chance to travel outside of the United States

    During her visit to China, first lady Michelle Obama pointed out that the ability to travel outside of the United States was "rare" but that she chose China for a reason.

  • Obama: 'I've got nothing against you men'

    During a visit at Valencia College in Orlando, Fla., President Obama joked that although he is promoting economic success for women, he had nothing against the men in the audience.

  • Nancy Pelosi chides reporter for referring to Obamacare: 'It's called the Affordable Care Act'

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., chided a reporter on Thursday for referring to President Obama's health care law as "Obamacare." "I believe that it's a winner and by the way it's called the Affordable Care Act, it's called the Affordable Care Act," she said. "I know you didn't...

  • John McCain jokes about Russian sanctions: 'I guess this means my spring break in Siberia is off'

    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., reacted to the sanctions placed on him by the Russian government with a bit of sarcastic humor on Thursday. “I guess this means my spring break in Siberia is off, my Gazprom stock is lost, and my secret bank account in Moscow is frozen," he said. "Nonetheless, I...

  • Congressional leaders sanctioned by Vladimir Putin celebrate on Twitter

    U.S. lawmakers celebrated Thursday on Twitter after the Russian government announced sanctions against nine White House officials and members of Congress. "If standing up for #democracy & sovereignty in #Ukraine means I'm #SanctionedByPutin, I'll take it," Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.,...

  • Ben Sasse features Obama's 'Constitutional madness' in bracket

    After President Obama filled out a NCAA bracket on ESPN, Nebraska Senate candidate Ben Sasse is poking him for his "Constitutional Madness." Sasse asked his fans to choose Obama's worst constitutional violation, such as "forcing taxpayers to violate religious conscience by funding abortion...

  • During state Obamacare hearing, North Carolina Democrat asks how many women get prostate cancer

    North Carolina Democrat Verla Insko got some chuckles from some of her colleagues in the state Senate during legislative hearings on Obamacare after she asked about the percentage of prostate cancer patients that were women. "What percent of the prostate cancer patients are women?" Insko, a...

  • Ted Cruz reacts to his smoking shirtless street art poster

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, reacted to a street art poster spotted in Los Angeles featuring him shirtless, smoking a cigarette and covered in tattoos. "Well if I were to sit down and make a list of things I thought I would never see, then that poster would be real up near the top of the list,"...

  • On 'Ellen,' Obama asks moms to tell their kids to sign up for Obamacare

    President Obama appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to promote Obamacare, specifically asking mothers to reach out to their kids and tell them to sign up for Obamacare. Obama said it was a good way for moms to have "mental security," knowing that their child over 26 years of age had health...



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