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A Public Affairs Officer escorts media through the currently closed Camp X-Ray which was the first detention facility to hold 'enemy combatants' at the U.S. Naval Station on June 27, 2013 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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A Public Affairs Officer escorts media through the currently closed Camp X-Ray which was the first detention facility to hold 'enemy combatants' at the U.S. Naval Station on June 27, 2013 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Gitmo: You Can Go Home Again

Lost, perhaps, in the wave of cable news about accused predator Bob Filner hanging on as mayor of San Diego and the sexcapades of Anthony “Carlos Danger” Weiner running for mayor of New York, came this news from Washington, in...

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Bob Filner during a news conference in San Diego in this Nov. 7, 2012 file photo.

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Bob Filner during a news conference in San Diego in this Nov. 7, 2012 file photo.

Filner Seeks Help, Hangs on as Mayor

In November, Bob Filner became only the second Democrat elected mayor of San Diego since 1971. And he’s not about to give up the job, even as he heeds unsolicited advice he got from Nancy Pelosi, a former House colleague and fellow Californian. Pelosi,...

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Employee Francis Wallers installs a support for a wind skirt beneath a semi trailer at the Wabash National Corp. facility in Lafayette, Indiana, on July 22, 2013.

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Employee Francis Wallers installs a support for a wind skirt beneath a semi trailer at the Wabash National Corp. facility in Lafayette, Indiana, on July 22, 2013.

Payrolls Tell Truer Story Than U.S. Growth Data

Figures for growth show the U.S. economy is in the doldrums. The job market looks much stronger. There’s obviously a disconnect. Economists are betting the employment versus GDP toss-up will go in favor of the labor market, where the improvement...

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-OH., makes his way along with a security detail to his weekly on-camera press briefing with the press in the U.S. Capitol on July 25, 2013.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-OH., makes his way along with a security detail to his weekly on-camera press briefing with the press in the U.S. Capitol on July 25, 2013.

Boehner’s First ‘No’ Vote as Speaker

The Democrats have accused House Speaker John Boehner of saying, “No,” a lot. Yet Boehner did something this week that the Ohio Republican had never before done in his 31 months as speaker. He voted “no” on the House floor....

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New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks to reporters during a press conference where he admitted to sending sexually explicit text messages in New York on July 23, 2013.

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New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks to reporters during a press conference where he admitted to sending sexually explicit text messages in New York on July 23, 2013.

Weiner: King Kong in the Polls

Quite a week it’s been, for “Carlos Danger:” aka Anthony Weiner, candidate for mayor of New York. First came word that Weiner’s sexting hadn’t stopped with his resignation from Congress in June 2011. Then came his count that “no more...

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Hayley Simmonds, an employee at the British restaurant and grocery Tea & Sympathy, hangs a sign in the window celebrating the birth of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband Prince William's first child on July 22, 2013 in New York City.

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Hayley Simmonds, an employee at the British restaurant and grocery Tea & Sympathy, hangs a sign in the window celebrating the birth of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband Prince William's first child on July 22, 2013 in New York City.

George Alexander Louis: Growing British GDP Personified

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, was in Washington last night celebrating the birth of George Alexander Louis of Cambridge. British Ambassador Peter Westmacott, host of the reception, joked that it was pegged to the release of...

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A U.S. Park Police officer stands guard next to the statue of Abraham Lincoln at the memorial in Washington on July 26, 2013, after the memorial was closed to visitors after someone splattered green paint on the statue and the floor area. Police say the apparent vandalism was discovered early Friday morning. No words, letters or symbols were visible in the paint.

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A U.S. Park Police officer stands guard next to the statue of Abraham Lincoln at the memorial in Washington on July 26, 2013, after the memorial was closed to visitors after someone splattered green paint on the statue and the floor area. Police say the apparent vandalism was discovered early Friday morning. No words, letters or symbols were visible in the paint.

Lincoln Memorial Vandalism: Sad Day

A moment of what’s-wrong-with-this-picture silence, please, for the venerable Lincoln Memorial, the victim this morning of a vandal’s bucket of green paint. A yellow crime-scene tape surrounds the monument that stands at the reflecting pool at the west end of...

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Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc.

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Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $3.8 Billion

That’s how much Mark Zuckerberg’s wealth grew yesterday. Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., saw his net worth rise to $16.8 billion after the company’s shares “rallied 30 percent to the highest level since May 2012,” Bloomberg’s David De...

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to members of Organizing for Action at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on July 22, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to members of Organizing for Action at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on July 22, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Pelosi on Former Colleagues Weiner, Filner: Get Therapy ‘In Private’

We’re sure Nancy Pelosi would rather spend her time touting women for high-profile jobs, as she did today in an interview with Bloomberg’s Al Hunt, than talking about two men who once served in the House Democratic caucus she’s led since 2003 and who now...

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