Terry McAuliffe Sworn in as Governor of Virginia

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_848e9e5276.jpgPhoto by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images (RICHMOND, Va.) -- Democrat Terry McAuliffe was sworn in as the 72nd governor of Virginia on Saturday. Hours before his swearing in ceremony, he said he would focus on helping those Americans who are unemployed, uninsured and hungry. In particular, McAuliffe said that returning military members would be better taken care of, saying that he will "honor their sacrifice by insuring that they have access to the education, health care and career opportunities that they deserve.

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Four Politicians Who Stand to Gain from Christie's Bridgegate Scandal

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_2f13850365.jpgNew Jersey Governor's Office/Tim Larsen (NEW YORK) -- Politics is often like the seesaw you played on when you were a kid (or that you still play on as an adult, we’re not judging): When one side goes down, the other side goes up. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s bridgegate scandal is a perfect illustration of this, and though it’s way too early to say who will reap the ultimate benefits from this week’s revelations, here’s a list of four politicians who stand to gain from the controversy.

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Obama Lunches with Advocates Pushing Youth Enrollment in Health Care

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_5e845ea4af.jpgJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- President Obama lunched Friday with a group of young advocates as part of what the White House is calling an “aggressive outreach effort” to increase youth enrollment in the health care exchanges. At The Coupe restaurant in Washington, D.C.'s Columbia Heights neighborhood, the president, sans suit jacket, sat with five young advocates who spoke to him about their efforts to promote his health care plan and sign up young people in the health care exchanges.

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Federal Government Will Recognize Utah Same-Sex Marriages

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_6d9e880287.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The federal government will recognize gay marriages in Utah, even if state officials won't, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday. “Recently, an administrative step by the Court has cast doubt on same-sex marriages that have been performed in the state of Utah,” Holder said in a video posted online.

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Dem Support for Tweaks to Obamacare Peaks on 48th Try

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_6b08b39d1e.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- President Obama could soon be signing into law the eighth change to the Affordable Care Act since the health care overhaul was enacted in 2010. On their 48th attempt to tinker the president's signature law, House Republicans produced a veto-proof majority by turning more defecting Democrats, 67, than any previous vote to tweak the bill.

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