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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Dan Balz
The Washington Post
Last Wednesday, in a coffeehouse in downtown Des Moines, a group of progressive activists launched an effort they hope will change the 2016 presidential campaign and in the process upend the Democratic Party.
Matea Gold, Tom Hamburger, Rosalind S. Helderman
The Washington Post
The new governor of Florida was feeling exhausted and beleaguered. It was after 10 o’clock at night, and Jeb Bush was still going through angry e-mails.
Gloria Borger, Brian Rokus
Mark Twain first told us that truth can be stranger than fiction, which is of course true. But in this instance, it's funnier, too. That's the premise behind the off-Broadway comedy "Tail! Spin!," the story of some of the most memorable political sex scandals of recent times. Remember these classics?
Ed O'Keefe
The Washington Post
Looks aren’t everything in Washington. Just ask Carl Levin.
Lori Montgomery
The Washington Post
On the final day of the final session of his 24 years in Congress, Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) released his magnum opus, the Tax Reform Act of 2014.
Karen Tumulty
The Washington Post
Right now, New Yorkers' attitudes toward their police force seem to provide still more evidence of a divided city. But not so long ago, a lofty regard for the New York Police Department united residents instead.
Pete Williams
NBC News
A Delta baggage handler was arrested Monday for allegedly smuggling firearms — some loaded — into the Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta, where he handed them off to an accomplice who flew to New York, federal law enforcement officials said.
Eamon Javers
Russia's Prime Minister warned there's a risk of "a deep recession." Details, with CNBC's Eamon Javers, and Douglas Rediker, International Capital Strategies, who outlines risks to the overall global economy.
Alex Wayne
Bloomberg News
The U.S. has signed up 6.4 million people for Obamacare next year, as automatic renewals of coverage customers already had this year kick in, the government said.