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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former President Bill Clinton depart after speaking to guests at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) on June 14, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former President Bill Clinton depart after speaking to guests at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) on June 14, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

Christie Defends Bipartisan Efforts

Chris Christie, the Republican New Jersey governor who may run for president in 2016, says he’s aware of the political ramifications of his actions as governor, including his alliance with President Barack Obama last fall to secure federal aid for his state...

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A bus drives past a banner supporting Edward Snowden in Hong Kong on June 18, 2013.

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A bus drives past a banner supporting Edward Snowden in Hong Kong on June 18, 2013.

Snowden: Appreciation, no Sympathy

Edward Snowden did good. And Snowden should pay for it: The results of another poll on public opinion about the former national security contractor’s revelations of widespread government surveillance of telephone records and Internet traffic show appreciation for what the...

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Alaska Republican Governor, Sarah Palin, center, greets 7-month old Nora Frame and her mother Ruth, right, of Pelican, Alaska, during the inaugural annual Christmas open house at the Governor's Mansion, in Juneau, Alaska, in this 2007 file photo.

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Alaska Republican Governor, Sarah Palin, center, greets 7-month old Nora Frame and her mother Ruth, right, of Pelican, Alaska, during the inaugural annual Christmas open house at the Governor's Mansion, in Juneau, Alaska, in this 2007 file photo.

Palin, Perry Stand Firm Behind Christmas

The Fourth of July may still be a couple of weeks away, but apparently it’s never too early to focus on Christmas — or, at the least, plumb it for political points. Sarah Palin, kicking off Act Two of her...

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The American and Mexican flags during a protest at the Arizona state capitol building in Phoenix.

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The American and Mexican flags during a protest at the Arizona state capitol building in Phoenix.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 353

That’s how many U.S. counties were minority-majority in July 2012, according to Census Bureau estimates. The 353 counties where non-Hispanic whites accounted for less than a majority of all residents represent about 11 percent of all 3,143 counties or their...

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference, June 14, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference, June 14, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Jeb Bush: ‘Fifty Plus One’

It’s about winning, Jeb Bush says. David Brody, of “The Brody File” at the Christian Broadcasting Network, may have heard what we heard at last week’s Faith and Freedom Coalition: a Jeb Bush speaking a different line from Ralph Reed’s....

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People participate in a protest march that organizers said was an attempt to get the U.S. Congress to say yes to immigration reform on April 6, 2013 in Miami, Florida.

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People participate in a protest march that organizers said was an attempt to get the U.S. Congress to say yes to immigration reform on April 6, 2013 in Miami, Florida.

Reid Warns Warriors on Weekends

The Senate had barely gaveled into session today when Majority Leader Harry Reid started threatening to spoil his colleagues’ weekend plans to try to prod action on a bipartisan immigration overhaul proposal. “Unless we begin working on amendments soon, we...

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Attorney General Eric Holder attends President Barack Obama's immigration reform speech at the White House, June 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Attorney General Eric Holder attends President Barack Obama's immigration reform speech at the White House, June 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Holder’s ‘Transparency:’ Four Years Later

In March 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder issued a memo to government agencies on complying with the Freedom of Information Act, which requires the prompt release of public records. Holder said in the document that timely responses are “an essential...

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Sen. John McCain and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin attend a campaign rally at Pima County Fairgrounds on March 26, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona.

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Sen. John McCain and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin attend a campaign rally at Pima County Fairgrounds on March 26, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona.

McCain vs. Palin on Syria: U.S. vs. Allah

John McCain and Sarah Palin are operating on different pages these days. Recent tweets from McCain: .@SenJohnMcCain: We can’t just do nothing anymore http://t.co/WbB1pLiaZe #Syria — The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) June 13, 2013   Our failure to act is unconscionable:...

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