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Daily Archives: March 18, 2014

Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS Is Back — in New Hampshire

Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, the nonprofit issue-advocacy group founded with help from Republican strategist Karl Rove, is making its television debut in the 2014 election. Its targets: President Barack Obama’s health care law and Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New...

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U.S. President Barack Obama applauds Medal of Honor recipients for actions during the Vietnam War, at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on March 18, 2014.

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U.S. President Barack Obama applauds Medal of Honor recipients for actions during the Vietnam War, at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on March 18, 2014.

Medals of Honor, Finally

Twenty-four U.S. Army veterans belatedly received the military’s top award for valor today, years after being denied the Medal of Honor because of bias. “No nation is perfect, but here in America we confront our imperfections and our sometimes-painful past,” President Barack Obama said...

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk talk during their meeting in Warsaw, Poland on March 18, 2013.

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk talk during their meeting in Warsaw, Poland on March 18, 2013.

Biden’s Gavel Gaffe in Poland

Vice President Joe Biden wandered a little off course on a trip down memory lane today. “Fifteen years ago, I was honored, as the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, to lead the fight for Poland’s admission into NATO,” Biden...

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U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement about the situation in Ukraine in the White House briefing room in Washington on March 17, 2014.

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U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement about the situation in Ukraine in the White House briefing room in Washington on March 17, 2014.

Obama vs. Putin: The PR War

Updated at 1:13 pm EDT In the clash over Russian occupation and annexation of Crimea, two presidents are engaged in their own public relations war. This doesn’t look like a man who’s worried about U.S. sanctions: Latest on Ukraine: Putin...

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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks with reporters as she arrives for the Senate Republicans' policy lunch in the Capitol on Jan. 14, 2014.

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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks with reporters as she arrives for the Senate Republicans' policy lunch in the Capitol on Jan. 14, 2014.

Collins Averts Party Primary in Maine

The list of Republican senators facing primary challenges won’t include Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, even though she probably bucks the party line more than any other senator in her party. No Republican filed to oppose Collins in the June...

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Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Republican Rebranding, Year Later: Priebus Predicting 2014 ‘Home Run’

Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, predicts a “tsunami-type election” in 2014, with his party winning control of the Senate and enhancing its House majority. The chairman credits the president’s health-care law for boosting Republican prospects. “Obamacare is...

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The Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

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The Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

Republican National Convention: 2016 Earlier Than Past Nominations

The 2016 Republican National Convention will be held earlier in the summer than past conventions have convened. And the party will probably announce the site in August. So says Reince Priebus, the RNC chairman, explaining that a convention starting either...

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Miss America Erika Harold speaks at Madison Square Garden, the site of the Republican National Convention in  New York, in this August 31, 2004 file photo.

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Miss America Erika Harold speaks at Madison Square Garden, the site of the Republican National Convention in New York, in this August 31, 2004 file photo.

Illinois Primary Today: What to Watch

Today’s congressional primaries in Illinois will serve to ratify long-anticipated November matchups in some competitive districts more than they will litigate intraparty battles. The Nov. 4 election will test the strength of a Democratic gerrymander that delivered the party 12...

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