Cory Booker Opponent Steve Lonegan Stumps with Rand Paul

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_9d10c1eaef.jpgBill Clark/CQ Roll Call (WASHINGTON) -- Senate candidate Steve Lonegan calls himself “a regular New Jersey guy” who “worked with a bunch of hard working guys who curse and drink beer.” But as he faces off against Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker, the Democrat with the national profile and celebrity ties, he is also negotiating the tricky waters of the Republican Party, with Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on one hand and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on the other.

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Obama Calls GOP Debt Ceiling Demands an Assault on US 'Constitutional Structure'

OBAMA THIS WEEK.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1379251243933ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- On the eve of another fiscal showdown with congressional Republicans, President Obama is outright refusing to negotiate over an increase to the nation's debt limit, saying doing so would alter "the constitutional structure of this government entirely." "What I haven't been willing to negotiate, and I will not negotiate, is on the debt ceiling," Obama told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview on This Week.

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Robert Schenkkan’s "All the Way": An Inside Look at LBJ’s Presidency

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_4d8ee71d55.jpgRob Kim/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Robert Schenkkan’s play All the Way, which opens this week at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, chronicles President Lyndon Baines Johnson's tumultuous first year in office in 1964. In an interview with This Week, Schenkkan explained the inspiration behind the play and the cast, featuring Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston.

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Obama Taps Jeffrey Zients to Head National Economic Council

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_8c9991bda5.jpgAndrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- President Obama has tapped his former acting Office of Management and Budget director Jeffrey Zients to be his top economic adviser -- director of the National Economic Council -- when Gene Sperling steps down at the end of the year. A senior administration official confirmed the choice to ABC News and said the president will issue a statement, making the announcement later on Friday.

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Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate Shirtless in New Ad

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_eda3044ead.jpgJeffrey Alan Wagner/Getty Images (MINNEAPOLIS) -- The Minneapolis mayor’s race is in full swing, and one candidate is going to some extremes to catch the attention of voters. Jeffrey Alan Wagner, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate, is one of 35 people running for the office. The political newcomer and relative unknown released an ad this week that starts with a young woman talking straight to the camera, “You know what I want? A Minneapolis mayor that really represents the people.”

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