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Participants take part in a mass yoga class to mark the summer solstice on Times Square in New York.

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Participants take part in a mass yoga class to mark the summer solstice on Times Square in New York.

Yoga: White House Says ‘Namaste’

Organizing for Yoga. It is now White House-certified. Along with The President’s Challenge, and the Presidential Youth Fitness Program, and the first lady’s Let’s Move campaign, the Obama administration is heartily endorsing Yoga — the “universal language of spiritual exercise.”...

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Student Federico Paseiro wears a T-Shirt with a message that reads "Undocumented," at a meeting for "Dreamers' Moms" March 20, 2013 at a Miami church.

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Student Federico Paseiro wears a T-Shirt with a message that reads "Undocumented," at a meeting for "Dreamers' Moms" March 20, 2013 at a Miami church.

Path to Citizenship Partisan? It Depends

A path to citizenship? A partisan divide? It depends on the question. With a Washington Post/ABC News poll today showing that 57 percent of registered voters support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, it finds that only 35 percent...

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford addresses supporters in Charleston, S.C., on March 19, 2013, after advancing to the GOP primary runoff in a race for a vacant South Carolina congressional seat.

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford addresses supporters in Charleston, S.C., on March 19, 2013, after advancing to the GOP primary runoff in a race for a vacant South Carolina congressional seat.

Mark Sanford’s ‘Ping-Pong Match’

Updated at 5:25 pm EDT Mark Sanford played “a ping-pong match” in his gut. He won, deciding to go for an open congressional seat after bowing out of public life a few years back following an extramarital affair that coined...

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A makeshift memorial for the 12 movie theater shooting victims built across the street from the Century 16 Theater on July 27, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado.

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A makeshift memorial for the 12 movie theater shooting victims built across the street from the Century 16 Theater on July 27, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado.

Washington Daybook: Obama Heads West

President Barack Obama will stop in Denver to speak with local law enforcement officials and community leaders in an effort to ramp up pressure on Congress to pass, or at least vote on, gun control laws. Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO...

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks from the wharf near the PortMiami tunnel project in Miami, Florida on March 29, 2013.

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks from the wharf near the PortMiami tunnel project in Miami, Florida on March 29, 2013.

Obama’s Post-Election Fundraising: Replenishing a Party

With a quartet of California fundraisers, President Barack Obama will test his ability to replenish his party’s campaign accounts without the threat of his defeat to motivate Democratic donors. Obama leaves Washington today for a Western trip that is four...

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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Chairman of the House Budget Committee, presents his budget plan during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 12, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Chairman of the House Budget Committee, presents his budget plan during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 12, 2013 in Washington, DC.

House Republicans Target Seven Democrats on Budget Votes

The campaign arm of the House Republicans is attacking some Democratic incumbents for their votes on federal budget policy in new television ads airing today. Two of the ads from the National Republican Congressional Committee — in charge of defending...

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Fannie Mae's headquarters in Washington, DC.

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Fannie Mae's headquarters in Washington, DC.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $17.2 Billion

That’s the net income in 2012 for Fannie Mae, the government-sponsored enterprise that buys mortgages from lenders and packages them into securities. It had profits of $7.6 billion in the three-month period ended Dec. 31. Bloomberg’s Clea Benson has more...

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Sen. Marco Rubio with reporters on Capitol Hill on March 22, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Marco Rubio with reporters on Capitol Hill on March 22, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Leahy to Rubio: Ready for ‘You and Your Fellow Gang Members’

Behind closed doors. That’s where much of what gets done — when things actually get done — gets done in Washington. So it appears that the funny bone of the Senate judiciary chairman was tickled by Sen. Marco Rubio’s letter...

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State Senator Tony Strickland, R-Thousand Oaks, second from left, discusses the newly formed Taxpayers Caucus during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., on Feb. 23, 2011.

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State Senator Tony Strickland, R-Thousand Oaks, second from left, discusses the newly formed Taxpayers Caucus during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., on Feb. 23, 2011.

California: Strickland Seeks Rematch with Brownley

California Republican Tony Strickland is seeking a rematch with Democratic Rep. Julia Brownley, who defeated him last November in a Ventura County-based district west of Los Angeles. Strickland, a former state legislator, filed a statement of candidacy and a statement...

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Staff members sit behind a chart of guns during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on January 30, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Staff members sit behind a chart of guns during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on January 30, 2013 in Washington, DC.

NRA Training Your School Guards?

The National Rifle Association today released a plan calling for more armed personnel in schools — and pitching itself as a school safety trainer. The gun-rights lobby, which claims five million members, is spending $1 million on what it calls the National School Shield,...

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