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President Barack Obama during a meeting with President Truong Tan Sang of Vietnam in the Oval Office of the White House on July 25, 2013. Sang is only the second Vietnamese president invited to the White House since the normalization of ties between the former war foes, which have increasingly found common cause amid unease over China's rise.

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President Barack Obama during a meeting with President Truong Tan Sang of Vietnam in the Oval Office of the White House on July 25, 2013. Sang is only the second Vietnamese president invited to the White House since the normalization of ties between the former war foes, which have increasingly found common cause amid unease over China's rise.

Obama: ‘Reporters Same Everywhere’

The press in the United States and Vietnam cannot have that much in common, when you think about it — save for the memories of an awful war among the eldest. Yet the press worldwide have something in common, President...

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Jeffrey Katzenberg, the co-founder of Dreamworks SKG, during an  International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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Jeffrey Katzenberg, the co-founder of Dreamworks SKG, during an International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Unions, Katzenberg Help Senate Democratic Super-PAC Raise $3 Mln

The super-political action committee working to defend the Democratic Senate majority raised more than $3 million this year from donors including labor unions and business executives. Senate Majority PAC raised $3.04 million from Jan. 1 to July 15 and had...

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Janet Yellen attends a seminar on 'Sovereign Risk, Capital Markets, and Financial Stability: The Interconnections' during the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Annual Meetings in Tokyo.

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Janet Yellen attends a seminar on 'Sovereign Risk, Capital Markets, and Financial Stability: The Interconnections' during the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Annual Meetings in Tokyo.

Pelosi: Woman Fed Chair ‘Excellent’

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says that while Larry Summers and Janet Yellen, considered two of the frontrunners for chairman of the Federal Reserve, are well-qualified candidates, “it would be great to have a woman.” Yellen is “extremely talented,” the...

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Army Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency and chief of the Central Security Service, speaks at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association's International Cyber Symposium on June 27, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Army Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency and chief of the Central Security Service, speaks at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association's International Cyber Symposium on June 27, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.

House Vote on NSA Amendment: By the Numbers

An effort to curb the National Security Agency’s ability to collect telephone records failed in the House of Representatives yesterday on a 205 to 217 vote. Here’s a look at how the vote — which rejected an amendment by Michigan...

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Representative Mel Watt, a Democrat from North Carolina, and President Barack Obama's nominee as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), left, shakes hands with Obama during the announcement in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 1, 2013.

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Representative Mel Watt, a Democrat from North Carolina, and President Barack Obama's nominee as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), left, shakes hands with Obama during the announcement in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 1, 2013.

McCain on Watt: ‘Concerned’

Written with Cheyenne Hopkins The fate of yet another presidential nominee may rest in the hands of Arizona Republican John McCain next week. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he’s hoping for a confirmation vote on Rep. Mel Watt, President...

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Gabriel Gomez, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in the Massachusetts open seat special election, pauses while addressing supporters during an election day party in Boston on June 25, 2013. Gomez lost his bid against Democrat U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, who won the election and will take the seat vacated by John Kerry's departure to become Secretary of State.

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Gabriel Gomez, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in the Massachusetts open seat special election, pauses while addressing supporters during an election day party in Boston on June 25, 2013. Gomez lost his bid against Democrat U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, who won the election and will take the seat vacated by John Kerry's departure to become Secretary of State.

One-Man Super-PAC: $1.7 Million

Turns out that Americans for Progressive Action, a super-political action committee that aided Republican Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez in Massachusetts last month, was the work of just one American. John Jordan, a California winery owner, provided all of the super-PAC’s...

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Members of the Rainy Day Patriots, a Tea Party group from Alabama, display a message during the DC March for Jobs in Upper Senate Park near Capitol Hill, on July 15, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Members of the Rainy Day Patriots, a Tea Party group from Alabama, display a message during the DC March for Jobs in Upper Senate Park near Capitol Hill, on July 15, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Boehner: King ‘Hateful, Ignorant’ on Immigration — Says He Wants a Bill

House Majority Leader John Boehner minced no words responding to a remark from Iowa Republican Steve King, who had described children of undocumented immigrants as “drug mules.” “There is no place in this debate for hateful or ignorant comments from...

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) delivers remarks at the Republican Party of Iowa's Lincoln Day Dinner at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center on May 10, 2013, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) delivers remarks at the Republican Party of Iowa's Lincoln Day Dinner at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center on May 10, 2013, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Paul, Cruz: Iowa Pastors Embrace

Understand this about Iowa: There’s a reason Mike Huckabee, Baptist preacher turned governor of Arkansas, played well there in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008. Toward the end of that race, as his odds grew shorter, he...

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Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge depart The Lindo Wing with their newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on July 23, 2013 in London, England.

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Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge depart The Lindo Wing with their newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on July 23, 2013 in London, England.

Clinton: It Takes a (Royal) Village – Colbert: Show About Nothing?

It takes a (royal) village to raise a child. That’s Hillary Clinton’s word of advice for Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge. We chose the name, George Alexander Louis. — Prince William (@DukeWilliam1) July 24, 2013 Little George Alexander...

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George H.W. Bush, center, on Walker's Point, July 24, 2013.

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George H.W. Bush, center, on Walker's Point, July 24, 2013.

Bush (41) Goes Bald for an Ailing Boy

The 41st president of the United States has taken a close shave. For a cause: “Solidarity” with a two-year-old cancer patient named Patrick, the son of a Secret Service agent in the Kennebunkport-based detail that protects former President George H.W....

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