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Perry Rings in Hanukkah With (Boston) Tea Party Salute

Gov. Rick Perry of Texas covered a lot of ground as he offered warm Hanukkah wishes.

Unlike Father and Brother, Jeb Bush Does Digital Rollout

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has been flexing his tech-savviness, announcing plans to publish an e-book and proclaiming that he's exploring the possibility of a presidential run by tweeting a Facebook post.

Americans Largely Back C.I.A. on Interrogations, Poll Finds

On balance, Americans think the CIA was justified in its interrogation of suspected terrorists following the September 11th attacks, according to three national polls conducted in the wake of last week’s Senate Intelligence Committee’s report release.

A Mother’s Take on a Her Sons’ Disagreement Plays Out on C-Span

The Woodhouse brothers get a surprise caller to their joint appearance on C-Span: their mother.

‘It’s Not a Left-Wing Agenda': Sanders Tests the Iowa Waters

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who has not yet decided whether he is, in fact, running for president in 2016, is forging ahead with what amounts to an Iowa listening tour.

Jeb Bush to ‘Actively Explore’ a 2016 Run for President

Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, announced on Twitter and Facebook that he has "decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States."

Today in Politics

As they plow through backlogged presidential nominations in their final days in the majority, Senate Democrats say the numbers prove they made the right move last year in changing the rules to allow them to break a nominee filibuster with a simple majority vote.

Booker Gets Comfortable on Air Force One

Senator Cory Booker spoke to reporters on the back of Air Force One.

First Draft Focus: Christie Greets Obama in New Jersey (But No Hugs)

In a pool report, The Times's Peter Baker writes: "Greeting Gov. Christie, POTUS gave him his typical hearty handshake and a pat on the governor's right arm. They chatted amiably for a few moments, then POTUS gave him a pat on the left arm."

Harry Reid Just Wants to Go Home

As the Senate opened Monday morning, Majority Leader Harry Reid offered Republicans a holiday special: throw in the towel on the Senate's remaining business and everyone can head home, including Mr. Reid, who is evidently pining for Nevada.

Transcript: Warren on 2016

Senator Elizabeth Warren on her 2016 plans during an interview with NPR this morning.

Today in Politics

The lame-duck Senate gets back to business on Monday and is set to begin approving the executive and judicial branch nominations.

What We’re Watching: Sunday Shows

The Senate Intelligence Committee's blistering report on the C.I.A. interrogation program will dominate the conversation on the Sunday shows.

Wall St. Had Invested Heavily in Dodd-Frank Changes

An analysis shows that Democrats who voted in favor of a bill that will roll back a key provision of the Dodd-Frank law on average received nearly four times as much money from large financial institutions as others who voted “no.”

Dingell, Longest-Serving Congressmen, Is Hospitalized

Hours after casting his final vote as a member of Congress, Representative John D. Dingell was hospitalized after taking "a spill" earlier in the week.

On This Day: A Recount Ends

On this day in 2000, the Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 that there would be no additional counting of presidential votes in Florida. Thirty-five days after Election Day, the decision effectively handed the presidency to George W. Bush.

Pelosi Thanks Caucus for Sending a Message

Not all of Representative Nancy Pelosi's Democratic colleagues joined her in voting against the $1.1 trillion spending bill, but she thanked them for fighting the good fight anyway.

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