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I liked him instantly.By that I mean Bardella gave me a headache, but I liked that he flouted the norms of the smooth Washington hustler. In a city where even the most rabid striving must be cloaked in nonchalance, Bardella never pulled this off or even tried. 

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Rosario Crocetta smokes two to three packs of cigarettes a day, lighting them without putting them to his lips, often glancing at the three cellphones arrayed before him as he does so.

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The National Security Agency nonetheless went to work in advance and intercepted Mr. Ban’s talking points for the meeting, a feat the agency later reported as an “operational highlight” in a weekly internal brag sheet. 

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A tale of ambition, motherhood and political mythmaking in the race for governor of Texas.

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By presidential fund-raising standards, the dinner at the St. Regis hotel in Washington in April 2011 was an intimate one. President Obama made the rounds, moving among the dozens of people in attendance, including Chad Griffin, a 37-year-old political operative known for his ability to raise money in Hollywood and for his work on trying to legalize same-sex marriage. 

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Mike Rogers keeps telling me how fed up he is with all of the “brand identity politicians” he is serving alongside in the United States Congress. And by this, the Republican from Michigan means those colleagues who would rather raise their profiles and get into the media and “do that celebrity thing” than, say, pass bills or help constituents or win the respect of peers. 

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Warren Harding is not the most beloved of American presidents. Two of the earliest polls to assess presidential popularity, conducted in 1948 and 1962, ranked him last and last among chief executives.

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Let’s say Ron Paul is Nirvana,” said Kennedy, the television personality and former MTV host, by way of explaining the sort of politician who excites libertarians like herself. “

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In June 2001, under a cloud-streaked sky, Rebecca Gomperts set out from the Dutch port of Scheveningen in a rented 110-foot ship bound for Ireland. Lashed to the deck was a shipping container, freshly painted light blue and stocked with packets of mifepristone (which used to be called RU-486) and misoprostol.

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In the summer of 1998, the city's highly publicized crackdown on the sex-shop industry seemed destined to be a cornerstone of Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani's quality-of-life legacy.

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