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Chris Gentilviso is a Senior Politics Editor for The Huffington Post, based in Washington. Prior to joining HuffPost Politics, he was D.C. bureau front page editor, acting as a liaison between the front and politics teams during 2012 Elections coverage. Before joining HuffPost, Gentilviso was evening homepage producer for He is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and can be reached at chris.gentilviso[at]

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Prominent GOP Donor: Chris Christie 'Would Connect Better' With Voters Than Jeb Bush

(55) Comments | Posted April 12, 2014 | 3:59 PM

A prominent GOP donor is standing by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) as his top 2016 choice.

In an interview with BuzzFeed posted Friday, Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone explained why he's "absolutely" still behind Christie for president, putting him ahead of former Florida Gov....

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Mike Huckabee Calls Out Obama's 'Christian Convictions' On Gay Marriage

(1834) Comments | Posted April 12, 2014 | 3:25 PM

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) went after President Barack Obama's views on gay marriage Friday, questioning the commander-in-chief's changes in his "Christian convictions."

In an interview with Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor," guest host Laura Ingraham asked Huckabee if there was a concerted effort out...

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The NRA Puts Its Support Behind Mitch McConnell

(154) Comments | Posted April 12, 2014 | 1:21 PM

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) received a big boost to his reelection efforts on Saturday, netting an endorsement from the National Rifle Association.

McConnell, who earned an A+ rating from the organization, was praised by NRA Political Victory Fund Chairman Chris W. Cox for his...

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Marco Rubio Staff Move Stirs 2016 Speculation

(131) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 4:31 PM

Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Fla.) chief of staff is stepping down to take a role at his political action committee, stirring speculation that the senator is prepping a 2016 presidential bid.

The Hill reported Friday that Cesar Conda, who has been at the helm for Rubio...

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Dem Rep Stands By His Claim That Congress' Pay Is Too Low

(193) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 1:12 PM

One week after revealing his belief that Congress is "underpaid," Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) stood by that claim, explaining why he's pushing for more compensation.

In a Thursday interview with TPM, Moran stressed that Congressional pay has been frozen for years, and the longer we...

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GOP Senate Candidate Picks Sarah Palin To Narrate Her First TV Ad

(573) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 11:12 AM

Nearly two weeks after netting Sarah Palin's endorsement, Georgia GOP Senate candidate Karen Handel has turned to the former vice presidential candidate to narrate her first TV spot.

Entitled "Integrity," the ad features footage from a Palin appearance with Handel, where she calls her "the conservative...

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Eric Cantor's Unofficial Rival Dukes It Out With Fox News (UPDATE)

(228) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 9:47 AM

A self-described Democratic rival to Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) took his "war" against Fox News straight to the network on Thursday.

In an interview with "On The Record w/ Greta Van Susteren," congressional candidate Mike Dickinson (D) duked it out with the TV host over his...

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Obama: LBJ's Civil Rights Legacy Reflects 'What The Hell The Presidency Is For'

(397) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 2:48 PM

President Barack Obama honored the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act Thursday, praising former President Lyndon B. Johnson's work to fulfill the promise of American equality.

Speaking at a ceremony in Austin, Texas, Obama said he has "lived out the promise of LBJ's efforts" by serving as...

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Man Accidentally Shoots Himself At NRA Event

(739) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 10:21 AM

A man accidentally shot himself at an NRA event on Tuesday, the (Easton, Pa.) Express-Times reported.

According to the paper, Bethlehem, Pa. police said the injury was non-life threatening, and the man was taken to a local hospital for treatment. His name was not released, police added.


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Pat Robertson Calls Obama 'An Absolute Disaster': 'Pray To Be Delivered' From Him

(218) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 2:52 PM

Televangelist Pat Robertson has put in a request for a serious prayer about President Barack Obama.

On Tuesday, Robertson blasted Obama as an "absolute disaster," warning people of all party affiliations that action must be taken against him.

"We need to do something to pray to be delivered...

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Sheryl Sandberg: 'I Don't Want To Run For Office'

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 2:06 PM

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has no plans to enter politics anytime soon.

In a Wednesday interview with HuffPost Live about her latest book, "Lean In: For Graduates," Sandberg addressed some of the rumors floating around Silicon Valley.

"I don't want to run for...

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Mike Huckabee: 'I'm Not A Hater. I'm Not Homophobic.'

(879) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 10:17 AM

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) explained his views on gay marriage Tuesday, insisting that his opposition rests in how the Bible was written.

In his keynote address to the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition, Huckabee told the crowd that he is "not against anybody."

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Edward Snowden Describes Himself As A 'Moderate'

(251) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 9:09 AM

When it comes to politics, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden insists he's in the center.

In a wide-ranging interview with Vanity Fair published Tuesday, Snowden dismissed reports of his "right-wing politics," adding that he was amused by them.

“I’d describe my political thought as moderate," Snowden said.

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Millions More People Are Getting Health Insurance Because Of Obamacare, Survey Finds

(5457) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 3:21 PM

Nearly one week after White House enrollment numbers showed Obamacare surpassing the seven-million mark, an economist-driven survey is projecting more good news for the Affordable Care Act.

RAND Corporation released its findings Tuesday, showing that the health care law is poised to spur a net...

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Could A Supreme Court Justice Become An Anti-Death Penalty Activist?

(212) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 9:47 AM

John Paul Stevens' latest book gives some insight into how one of the longest-serving Supreme Court Justices could evolve on one of the most sensitive policies out there.

A Monday piece in The Atlantic points to the death penalty in particular, and how Stevens' new...

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Ron Paul Is 'Very Pleased' With Rand Paul For Voting Against Ukraine Aid

(41) Comments | Posted April 5, 2014 | 5:02 PM

Former GOP presidential candidate and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) spoke out Friday in support of his son's decision to vote against Ukraine aid.

As CNN noted, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was one of two senators to stand against Congress' decision. He said back...

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Obama Congratulates Afghanistan On Its 'Historic Elections'

(133) Comments | Posted April 5, 2014 | 3:57 PM

U.S. President Barack Obama congratulated Afghanistan on its "historic elections" Saturday, calling the event "critical" to securing the country's Democratic future.

"We commend the Afghan people, security forces, and elections officials on the turnout for today’s vote –- which is in keeping with the spirited and positive debate...

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Ben Carson's 2016 Plans Are 'In The Hands Of God'

(416) Comments | Posted April 5, 2014 | 2:58 PM

Less than a month after riling up the conservative crowd at CPAC, neurosurgeon Ben Carson insists that any run for the White House would have to be steered by a higher being.

In a Friday interview with NewsOne Now, host Roland Martin asked Carson if he...

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Bill Maher: John Roberts' McCutcheon Ruling Could've Been 'Written By The Little Mermaid'

(909) Comments | Posted April 5, 2014 | 1:53 PM

Bill Maher did not mince words about his dismay surrounding the Supreme Court's recent decision on campaign contributions.

Maher blasted the court's McCutcheon v. FEC ruling on his show Friday night. He specifically went after Chief Justice John Roberts' reasoning that large donations are not reflective...

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GOP Senate Candidate Makes An NRA 'Flub,' Gives Himself A Premature 'A'

(6) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 10:45 AM

A GOP Senate candidate has admitted to making an errant claim about his gun rights record.

New Mexico Watchdog reports that in a Wednesday interview with KKOB-FM radio, Republican David Clements said the NRA told him he was receiving an "A" rating.


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