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Angus King enjoyed widespread name recognition when he entered politics as a player, not commentator, in 1994. He had been host of the public television show "Maine Watch" for nearly 20 years before he launched his 1994 gubernatorial campaign with commercials showing him rolling up his sleeves to delve into state issues.
Comfortable in public speaking situations and savvy with the media, King won election to the Maine governorship _ his first elective race _ as an independent with 35 percent of the vote in a five-candidate race.
He milled about with lawmakers in hallways of the Statehouse and attended public sessions to deal with state fiscal problems, unusual practices for a sitting governor.
ATLANTA — President Barack Obama, in a soaring commencement address on work, sacrifice and opportunity, on Sunday told graduates of historically black Morehouse College to seize the power of their example as black men graduating from college and use it to improve people's lives.
The president calls the reported practices "outrageous" and says the agency must be held accountable.
The outspoken conservative won't make a Senate bid.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is holding a hearing Wednesday on the deaths last September of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya. Post Politics will provide regular updates on the hearing here.
Stop the ethnic litmus tests.
Construction project in wildlife refuge should be shelved for good.
An irony of the gift scandal dogging Virginia's McDonnell and Cuccinelli.
Military services see the need for furlough differently.
Democrats and at least one Republican are balking at the push by hawkish Republican senators to not Mirandize Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
The main suspect is still recovering from wounds -- but that isn't stopping Congress from speaking out.
PROJECT: Wilson Andrews, Jason Bartz, Ryan Kellett, Katie Parker, Leslie Passante and Serdar Tumgoren - The Washington Post. Published Oct. 8, 2012.
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