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Political election posters are seen hanging from trees ahead of the presidential election in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 1, 2013.

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Political election posters are seen hanging from trees ahead of the presidential election in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 1, 2013.

Obama, Africa and the Right to Vote

There were some places that President Barack Obama could not go in Africa. He could not go to Kenya, his father’s birthplace, for geopolitical reasons. The government of President Uhuru Kenyatta was still finding its footing after an election in...

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Images of Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama are depicted on wall covered with messages and flowers outside the MediClinic Heart hospital on June 29, 2013 in Pretoria.

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Images of Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama are depicted on wall covered with messages and flowers outside the MediClinic Heart hospital on June 29, 2013 in Pretoria.

Obamas Console Mandelas

President Obama and First Lady talk to Nelson Mandela’s wife, Graca Machel, on the phone in South Africa pic.twitter.com/osdzF15P13 — petesouza (@petesouza) June 29, 2013   President Barack Obama met with several members of Nelson Mandela’s family at the Nelson...

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Protestors demonstrate calling for immigration reform in front of the Illinois GOP headquarters on June 27, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Protestors demonstrate calling for immigration reform in front of the Illinois GOP headquarters on June 27, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

RNC’s Priebus: Hispanic Pitch

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has been stressing the need for his party to do a better job reaching out to a variety of groups. Today, he’ll try to do just that, as he addresses a gathering of Hispanic leaders in Chicago. Republicans know...

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Sen. Hillary Clinton is projected on a screen as she speaks at an EMILY's List gala in this 2008 file photo in Denver, Colorado.

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Sen. Hillary Clinton is projected on a screen as she speaks at an EMILY's List gala in this 2008 file photo in Denver, Colorado.

2016 Primary ‘Slog’ Without Clinton: EMILY’s List’s Schriock

Stephanie Schriock’s life would be easier if Hillary Clinton decides to run for president in 2016. The president of the nation’s premier political action committee backing women candidates argues that Clinton would also make things easier for her party. “If...

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A couple looks through a pair of binoculars towards the sunset from the Griffith Observatory, in Los Angeles, California.

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A couple looks through a pair of binoculars towards the sunset from the Griffith Observatory, in Los Angeles, California.

Carbon Cost Transparency: Hunter Moved by Those Microwave Ovens

California Republican Duncan Hunter has proposed a measure that would force the White House to seek comment on its use of its estimate of the economic costs of climate change in proposed regulations. The legislation, introduced in the House today,...

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Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, wears tennis shoes in place of her dress shoes as she begins a one-woman filibuster in an effort to kill an abortion bill, on June 25, 2013, in Austin, Texas.

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Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, wears tennis shoes in place of her dress shoes as she begins a one-woman filibuster in an effort to kill an abortion bill, on June 25, 2013, in Austin, Texas.

Mizuno: ‘Marathon Filibustering’ Model

Mizuno shoes have Wendy Davis to thank. The Texas state senator who filibustered for 11 hours this week to beat back an anti-abortion bill was not only on her toes. She stood in stylish running shoes. The pink Mizuno Women’s...

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Sen. Wendy Davis

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Sen. Wendy Davis

Wendy Davis: Perry Making Abortion ‘Pawn’ for ‘Higher Aspirations’

“It’s been a crazy week,” state Sen. Wendy Davis of Texas says. She has been catapulted to a nationally known figure from her once-obscure seat in the Texas Senate, first with her 11-hour filibuster that blocked an anti-abortion bill in...

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