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  • How Corporate America forced Arizona bill's veto

    When an important social issue intersected with business in Arizona, Corporate America decided it was time to take a stand.

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 file photo, New York Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio embraces his son Dante, left, daughter Chiara, second left, and wife Chirlane McCray after polls closed in the city's primary election in New York. De Blasio and his wife settled in the Park Slope neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York largely because they felt that their interracial relationship would be accepted there, the mayor-elect has said. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

    Unabashed liberal Bill de Blasio may put target on Democrats

    Bill de Blasio's win in New York City's mayoral race has put the Democrat in charge of the nation's largest city and smack in the middle of the nation's largest media market —giving him an unmatched platform both to pursue liberal policies and to cause all sorts of headaches for his party's leaders in Washington.

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    Democrats embrace super PACs to compete

    Democrats have vilified super PACs since the Supreme Court deemed the murky megamoney-spenders legal in early 2010. And leading that charge has been President Obama, who, during his State of the Union speech that year, famously chastised the PACs' power for unlimited political spending with little transparency.

  • Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a Republican presidential candidate, gives the thumbs-up to supporters at a campaign stop in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday. Mr. Romney is in demand on the campaign trail as candidates for the Senate and House seek his help on the stump. (Associated Press)

    Romney in demand with GOP hopefuls on the stump

    While some Democrats have made it clear that they would rather not be seen with President Obama on the campaign trail this fall, likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney doesn't appear to face the same problem.

  • ** FILE ** In this June 16, 2010, file photo, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, flanked by House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio, right, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

    In battle for Senate control, could GOP win by losing?

    Republicans could win Tuesday by losing their bid to take over control of the Senate.

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