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The Pentagon building in Arlington, Va.

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The Pentagon building in Arlington, Va.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 14 pct

That’s the share of Virginia’s gross domestic product that stems from defense spending, according to a Bloomberg Government study. Virginia is the state most dependent on military spending, followed by Hawaii and Alaska, the November report found. Policymakers in Virginia...

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William Jefferson Clinton

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William Jefferson Clinton

Clinton, Democratic `Alpha Male’ — to offer Obama for Nomination

Written with Roger Runningen Joe Scarborough, the former Republican congressman turned morning cable news star, calls Bill Clinton, the former Democratic president who’s become a political rock star, “the Alpha Male of his party.” So who better than Clinton to...

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American businessman Sheldon Adelson, who has said he will donate millions to Mitt Romney's campaign, with his wife Miriam Ochsorn after Romney delivered a speech in Jerusalem, on July 29, 2012.

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American businessman Sheldon Adelson, who has said he will donate millions to Mitt Romney's campaign, with his wife Miriam Ochsorn after Romney delivered a speech in Jerusalem, on July 29, 2012.

Sheldon Adelson: Romney Tour Star

Reporting from Jerusalem There’s a big star on Mitt Romney’s trip to Israel — and it isn’t the candidate. As Sheldon Adelson made his way to his specially reserved seat at Romney’s speech yesterday in Jerusalem, he was swarmed by...

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Volunteers for the Obama 2012 campaign leave fliers on residences as they canvass for votes in South Tampa, Fl.

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Volunteers for the Obama 2012 campaign leave fliers on residences as they canvass for votes in South Tampa, Fl.

The Last 100 Days: Obama, Romney – The Rallying Appeals Go Out

An alarm clock rings in the Obama video. A fundraising appeal goes out in Romney’s e-mail. 100 days left until Election Day. After all the primaries and all the cross-fire of attack ads, with the presidential nominating conventions just weeks...

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Mitt Romney, right, and Sen. Rob Portman call eligible voters from his campaign headquarters in Charleston, S.C.

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Mitt Romney, right, and Sen. Rob Portman call eligible voters from his campaign headquarters in Charleston, S.C.

Romney’s Running Mate from Ohio? — Record of Benefit Not Great

If the betting on Intrade.com gives Rob Portman the advantage over Tim Pawlenty in getting picked as Mitt Romney’s running mate, this could have something to do with the fact that Portman is from Ohio, a must-win state for the...

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Senator John McCain of Arizona, Republican presidential nominee, right, stands with Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska, his vice presidential nominee, after delivering a concession speech during an election night gathering outside the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona, on Nov. 4, 2008.

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Senator John McCain of Arizona, Republican presidential nominee, right, stands with Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska, his vice presidential nominee, after delivering a concession speech during an election night gathering outside the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona, on Nov. 4, 2008.

Cheney Calls Palin Pick `Mistake’ — Offers Romney Some Advice: ABC

Dick Cheney, who led the nationwide search for Dick Cheney in 2000, has offered some private running-mate advice for Mitt Romney in 2012 — which might start with averting a “mistake” like John McCain’s pick of Sarah Palin in 2008....

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Mitt Romney visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on July 29, 2012 during the annual Tisha B’Av (Ninth of Av) fasting and a memorial day, commemorating the destruction of ancient Jerusalem temples.

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Mitt Romney visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on July 29, 2012 during the annual Tisha B’Av (Ninth of Av) fasting and a memorial day, commemorating the destruction of ancient Jerusalem temples.

Romney Prays at Western Wall with Traveling Fundraisers

Reporting from Jerusalem In Israel, campaign contributions buy you access to Mitt Romney, a kosher breakfast and, apparently, a fast-tracked pass to one of the world’s holiest sites. The Republican presidential candidate interrupted a day of official meetings to make...

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Mitt Romney in front of a picture of the Jerusalem Old City walls on July 29, 2012.

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Mitt Romney in front of a picture of the Jerusalem Old City walls on July 29, 2012.

Romney: Arab Spring Misnamed

Republican Mitt Romney, commenting on an array of foreign and domestic policy issues in an interview with an Israeli newspaper before his trip there, suggested that “the Arab Spring” of popular uprisings in the region is a misnomer — and...

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Gaming tycoon Sheldon Adelson arrives to hear Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivers foreign policy remarks on July 29, 2012 in Jerusalem.

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Gaming tycoon Sheldon Adelson arrives to hear Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivers foreign policy remarks on July 29, 2012 in Jerusalem.

Romney Closing Doors at Israeli Fundraiser With Sheldon Adelson

Updated July 29 at 10:20 am EDT: (This event was initially to be fully closed to reporters traveling with Mitt Romney, making it impossible for voters back home to know what Romney was telling the donors. After objections, campaign aides...

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