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Delegates at the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Aug. 28, 2012.

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Delegates at the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Aug. 28, 2012.

Republican ‘Start-Up’ Targets Voters, Donors — and Democrats

In an office with walls covered by dry erase boards, one phrase in bold red block letters stands out above the multi-colored scribbled notes, ideas and equations: “Does this drive data & dollars?” That’s the question each of the 40-plus...

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow on May 8, 2013, to mark the upcoming Victory Day.

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow on May 8, 2013, to mark the upcoming Victory Day.

Putin’s Russia, His Father’s Russia

Secretary of State John Kerry meets Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Paris today. On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives promises to finish work on a series of sanctions punishing Russia for its incursion in Crimea and $1 billion...

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U.S. President Barack Obama hosts a meeting of G7 leaders on March 24, 2014 in The Hague, Netherlands.

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U.S. President Barack Obama hosts a meeting of G7 leaders on March 24, 2014 in The Hague, Netherlands.

G-8: Now We Are Seven

The Group of Eight industrial nations are quickly becoming the Group of Seven, following Russia’s annexation of Crimea. “As long as Russia is flagrantly violating international law and the order the G-7 has helped to build since the end of...

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Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.

Rubio’s Choice: ‘Have Some Time’

Marco Rubio, the junior senator from Florida, will have a question to face in 2016. He will be up for reelection then in a state that makes no allowance for dual ambitions — one must resign to run for another...

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President Barack Obama and Patti LaBelle after she performed "Over the Rainbow" during the "In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul" in the East Room of the White House in Washington on March 6, 2014.

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President Barack Obama and Patti LaBelle after she performed "Over the Rainbow" during the "In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul" in the East Room of the White House in Washington on March 6, 2014.

Obama Welcomes ‘Stubborn Women’ to Night of White House Soul Music

After another hard week, President Barack Obama found some unusual words of encouragement last night from Patti LaBelle. “Baby, you’ve got swag!” she told him, praising his “class” and “elegance.” In kelly green and with a sleek bob, LaBelle joined...

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The Bitcoin Wallet smartphone app as a quick response (QR) code is displayed on the monitor of a cash register.

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The Bitcoin Wallet smartphone app as a quick response (QR) code is displayed on the monitor of a cash register.

Can Bitcoin Save the Postal Service?

Written with Megan Hughes The U.S. Postal Service Inspector General’s office is looking at disruptive technologies to bolster the finances of the nation’s ailing post offices. The latest idea? Jump on the Bitcoin bandwagon. Possibilities include putting Bitcoin ATMs in...

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Tom Daschle, senior policy advisor at DLA Piper and former U.S. Senator from South Dakota, in Washington, D.C., in this March 20, 2012 file photo.

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Tom Daschle, senior policy advisor at DLA Piper and former U.S. Senator from South Dakota, in Washington, D.C., in this March 20, 2012 file photo.

Obama Must Overcome ‘Lethargy’ in State of the Union: Daschle

Written with Michael Bender President Barack Obama must demonstrate passion that’s been lacking when he gives the annual State of the Union speech to Congress Tuesday night, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle says. Obama’s remarks should reflect the “universal recognition” that income inequality...

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Earvin "Magic" Johnson in St. Louis.

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Earvin "Magic" Johnson in St. Louis.

Obama Fundraisers Help House Democrats Raise $5 Million

President Barack Obama and basketball icon Magic Johnson helped House Democrats raise $5 million last month. A pair of California fundraisers that Obama headlined Nov. 25 — one hosted by Johnson and one by billionaire entertainment executive Haim Saban —...

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