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The White House seemed none too pleased this week when the Florida insurance regulator announced that insurance premiums under Obamacare would go up an average of 13.2 percent in 2015. In fact, the administration took the unusual step of releasing its own analysis and implied that the official figure from Florida could be "misleading."

Because the two reports are looking at different metrics, they could both technically be true. And to be clear, both of the metrics look at premiums before any subsidies consumers may be eligible for are applied.

The 13.2 percent number from the state regulator accounted for every kind of plan, from silver to gold to platinum. The administration, on the other hand, chose to focus on 'benchmark plans,' which reflected a decline in costs.

The administration's analysis looked at the second-lowest silver-level health plan, which covers 70 percent of costs and serves as the benchmark plan for the tax credits offered under the law. About 65 percent of the law's 8 million sign-ups enrollees in 2014 selected a silver-level plan, according to the final HHS report.

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Tea party conservatives supporting state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R-MS) have been accusing establishment Republicans supporting Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) of "race-baiting" — but they're using that term in a different way than how it's historically been used, as a sort of shield to try and block accusations of racism.

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When a young undocumented immigrant marched up to conservative firebrand Rep. Steve King in Iowa and introduced herself as a Dreamer, Sen. Rand Paul put down his burger after taking one bite and literally fled the scene.

The awkward move — which lit up social media, made headlines and inspired gifs of his swift escape — represents the Kentucky Republican's consciousness of the power of immigration as a national issue as he lays the groundwork for a 2016 presidential run with staff hires and trips to key primary states.

The freshman senator is walking a very fine line between seeking not to alienate the country's fastest growing demographic, Hispanics, and keeping faith with the immigration-weary Republican base. He has been all over the map, from saying he's "for immigration reform" to voting against the Senate-passed bill in 2013 to voicing "sympathy" for Dreamers to supporting a potential path to citizenship while saying he doesn't actually support a "path to citizenship."

But that sort of obfuscation is normal for presidential candidates.

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It might not be obvious to those outside Ohio why Republicans would feel the need to go after Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald. Kasich has a comfortable 8.3 percentage point lead, according to TPM's PollTracker. He tries to avoid talking about FitzGerald if possible and is running a largely positive ad campaign.

So why was the Republican Governors Association digging up the dirt on FitzGerald's late-night 2012 car incident with a woman who was not his wife? It probably wasn't to defeat FitzGerald in 2014. That already looks likely. Their goal might instead have been to bury the rising Democratic star for good.

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In a new TV ad, Mitch McConnell's wife speaks directly to the camera and proclaims the Senate Republican leader's support for laws to protect women from domestic abuse.

"Have you ever noticed how some liberals feel entitled to speak on behalf of all women? As if every woman agrees with Barack Obama. Alison Lundergan Grimes’ gender-based attacks are desperate and false. Mitch McConnell cosponsored the original Violence Against Women Act – he’s always supported its purpose. Mitch voted for even stronger protections than Obama’s agenda will allow," says Elaine Chao.

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It seemed that by April 30 Richard Nixon had no choice but to say something about Watergate: six Republican senators said they would not run for reelection unless he did. Young men who last month bestrode Washington like colossi were hiring lawyers under threat of indictment, leaking accusations against colleagues, writing messages on legal pads rather than speaking them aloud—who knew whether their offices, too, were bugged?

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Scott Walker, the Republican governor of Wisconsin, wants you to know his Democratic opponent Mary Burke is a one-percenter and an outsourcer whose family company doesn't pay its fair share of taxes. That's the brave new world in the Badger State, where the GOP incumbent is taking a page out of the Obama campaign's strategy against Mitt Romney to attack his 2014 gubernatorial rival.

The state Republican Party has invited voters to get to know "outsourcing millionaire Mary Burke" who is "a definitive ‘one-percenter'" on a new website purporting to introduce Wisconsinites to Walker's relatively unknown challenger. Walker claims that the Burke family company, Trek Bicycles, makes 99 percent of its bikes overseas. The executive director of the state GOP said that Burke's company "avoid(s) paying their fair share of corporate taxes."

Such strong anti-corporate rhetoric from a staunch conservative like Scott Walker, the mastermind behind the 2011 anti-union bill that sparked national controversy, enthralling national Republicans while infuriating Democrats, has caught the attention of national writers like The New Republic's Alec MacGillis. So what is going on in Wisconsin?

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