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1:41pm

Tue February 19, 2013
It's All Politics

McConnell Ad Spoofs 'Obama's Kentucky Candidate'

Originally published on Tue February 19, 2013 3:01 pm

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is out with his first ad of the 2014 election cycle. It's a three-minute, Web-only spoof that pokes fun at President Obama and an array of Democrats who might challenge McConnell, the five-term Kentucky senator.

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2:44pm

Fri February 8, 2013
It's All Politics

6 Reasons Ashley Judd Is The Target Of An Attack Ad

Originally published on Fri February 8, 2013 2:48 pm

Ashley Judd, who has said she's considering a challenge to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, is now the subject of a Karl Rove-backed attack ad.
Matt Sayles AP

Some observers are wondering why American Crossroads, the Karl Rove-inspired superPAC, would bother to run a political attack ad against Hollywood star Ashley Judd, an outspoken supporter of President Obama who has said she's mulling a 2014 run against Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

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3:26pm

Thu January 24, 2013
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Senate Filibuster Changes: More Evolution Than Revolution

Originally published on Thu January 24, 2013 7:28 pm

Actor Jimmy Stewart in a scene from the 1939 movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, which popularized the notion of a "talking filibuster." Even under changes negotiated in the Senate, the talking filibuster remains a thing of the past.
AP

Update at 9:25 ET Senate OKs Filibuster Deal

The Senate voted Thursday to limit filibusters in a rare bipartisan vote that would reduce but not end the number of times opponents can use the procedure.

Here's more from The Associated Press:

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1:05pm

Thu January 24, 2013
It's All Politics

Will Big Government Make A Comeback?

Originally published on Thu January 24, 2013 4:16 pm

For his second inaugural address, President Obama defended government as central to harnessing the energy of American individuals.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

For years, Democratic politicians have been shy about talking up the virtues of government. It was all the way back in 1996 that President Bill Clinton declared "the era of big government is over."

That may have changed with President Obama's second inaugural address. Obama declared that only through government and "collective action" can the nation achieve its full promise.

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