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Former U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrives to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 15, 2013.

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Former U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrives to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 15, 2013.

Romney Raising Money for N.H. Party

Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a Republican, is set to headline a fundraiser for his party in New Hampshire on Aug. 6, his first since losing the 2012 election. Tickets to the 6:30 p.m. event, billed as “An Evening With...

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Rafael Correa, president of Ecuador, center, pauses during his weekly speech to the nation broadcast on public radio in Manta, Ecuador, on June 29, 2013.

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Rafael Correa, president of Ecuador, center, pauses during his weekly speech to the nation broadcast on public radio in Manta, Ecuador, on June 29, 2013.

Snowden Whistleblower, Not Traitor: Poll

A Quinnipiac University poll out today shows that a majority of American voters believe Edward Snowden is a whistleblower, not a traitor, and a plurality says the government has gone too far in sacrificing civil liberties to fight terrorism. According...

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A woman holds a U.S. flag during a naturalization ceremony in San Diego, California.

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A woman holds a U.S. flag during a naturalization ceremony in San Diego, California.

Bush Welcomes Newest Americans — With a Call-Out to His Party

Updated at 5 pm EDT, with Darrell Preston reporting from Dallas. George W. Bush has been quiet about a lot of things since leaving office. He is speaking out now on a need for immigration reform, something he attempted as...

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Election official Henry Tung displays a sheet of "I Voted" stickers in various languages at a polling station at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Monterey Park, Los Angeles County, on November 6, 2012 in California.

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Election official Henry Tung displays a sheet of "I Voted" stickers in various languages at a polling station at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Monterey Park, Los Angeles County, on November 6, 2012 in California.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 54

That’s the number of U.S. House districts in which Asians account for at least 10 percent of the population. Democrats represent 44 of those districts, underscoring that party’s strength with a demographic group that was the fast-growing race or ethnic...

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Annie Mothershead, left, and Elizabeth Schultz pose for photos in front of the Washington Monument after it was illuminated during a lighting ceremony on July 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Annie Mothershead, left, and Elizabeth Schultz pose for photos in front of the Washington Monument after it was illuminated during a lighting ceremony on July 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Washington Monument: Light Show

It has been months since workers started erecting scaffolding around the Washington Monument, damaged two years ago in an earthquake centered in rural Virginia that shook Washington as well. And not only have they enveloped the monument in a cage...

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From left, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, listen as other members of the House GOP caucus speak during the media availability following the House Republican Conference meeting in the Capitol on March 5, 2013.

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From left, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, listen as other members of the House GOP caucus speak during the media availability following the House Republican Conference meeting in the Capitol on March 5, 2013.

Balance of Power: Republican Leaders Aid House Members Weighing Senate Bids

Republican Reps. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Steve Daines of Montana haven’t yet said if they’ll run for Senate seats now held by Democrats. Fundraising help from high-ranking Republican senators may facilitate their decision-making. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell sent...

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Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP.

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Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP.

Blackstone’s Schwarzman Aids South Dakota’s Thune

Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, third-ranking Republican in the chamber, raised $478,000 for his political action committee this year from donors including Blackstone Group LP Chief Executive Officer Stephen Schwarzman. Schwarzman, a billionaire who leads the world’s biggest private...

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President Barack Obama during the second annual 'Kids' State Dinner', in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2013 in Washington DC. The 'State Dinner' features a selection of winning recipes and recognizes fifty-four winners representing all US states, three territories and the District of Columbia.

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President Barack Obama during the second annual 'Kids' State Dinner', in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2013 in Washington DC. The 'State Dinner' features a selection of winning recipes and recognizes fifty-four winners representing all US states, three territories and the District of Columbia.

Obama Eats Vegetables: Really

“Now I actually like vegetables,” President Barack Obama said during today’s Kids’ State Dinner at the White House. “When I was a kid, my family would just boil them,” the president said. “They tasted horrible because they were all mush. Nobody wanted to eat...

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Rancher Gary Wollert inspects a dead cow on dry grasslands on August 22, 2012 near Eads, Colorado. Many cattle in the area have contracted respiratory infections due to the wide temperature swings in this summer's heatwave and drought.

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Rancher Gary Wollert inspects a dead cow on dry grasslands on August 22, 2012 near Eads, Colorado. Many cattle in the area have contracted respiratory infections due to the wide temperature swings in this summer's heatwave and drought.

Hottest Republicans: ‘Anti-Climate?’

Your tax dollars at work: Republicans whose House districts had the greatest number of record-setting daily high temperatures last year cast the most “anti-climate” votes. So says a minority staff report of the Committee on Energy and Commerce prepared for...

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President Bill Clinton, left, and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, listen to members of the Isley Brothers during Bill Clinton's inaugural ball in Washington, D.C. in this 1997 file photo.

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President Bill Clinton, left, and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, listen to members of the Isley Brothers during Bill Clinton's inaugural ball in Washington, D.C. in this 1997 file photo.

Hillary Clinton’s Oscar — ‘Most Famous Statement’

An Oscar de la Renta retrospective in Little Rock? That can mean only one thing. A Hillary Clinton endorsement. Vogue editor Anna Wintour was on hand at the event in Arkansas last night, as the New York Daily News, New...

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