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Senator Rand Paul arrives to address the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 14, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Senator Rand Paul arrives to address the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 14, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

‘Paul for President Outpost?’ – Iowa

Rand Paul is getting things rolling early in Iowa, whose 2016 presidential nominating caucuses are still nearly four years away. The Kentucky Republican will be the keynoter at the Republican Party of Iowa’s annual Lincoln Day dinner on May 10...

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People gather at the scene of a car bomb attack close to one of the main gates to the heavily-fortified Green Zone, which houses major government offices and the embassies of several countries, including the United States and Britain in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 19, 2013.

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People gather at the scene of a car bomb attack close to one of the main gates to the heavily-fortified Green Zone, which houses major government offices and the embassies of several countries, including the United States and Britain in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 19, 2013.

Iraq Ten Years After — ‘Mistake’ Registering Slim Majority in Polls

Ten years after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, there is a striking similarity in two polls asking the same question. Was it a mistake? Fifty-four percent of Americans think the U.S. should have stayed out of Iraq, according to the...

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New York state Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV in New York.

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New York state Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV in New York.

Adam Clayton Powell IV Files For Rangel’s N.Y.C. Seat

Updated 11:32 am EST New York Democrat Adam Clayton Powell IV has filed paperwork that would allow him to seek the House seat held by veteran Democrat Charles Rangel. Powell, a former state assemblyman, filed a statement of candidacy with...

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Albany.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Albany.

Clinton More Favorable Than Cuomo in New York Poll

New York voters give higher marks to their former U.S. senator, Hillary Clinton, than their current governor, Andrew Cuomo, according to a poll out today. Both potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidates have high approval ratings in the state. The Quinnipiac University...

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Mariachi musicians sing and play as they go from house to house to encourage people to come to vote on election day at the Sun Valley's Latino district, Los Angeles County, on November 6, 2012 in California.

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Mariachi musicians sing and play as they go from house to house to encourage people to come to vote on election day at the Sun Valley's Latino district, Los Angeles County, on November 6, 2012 in California.

Hispanic Electorate Doubles Republican Party’s Troubles

The sudden openness of Republican leaders to an overhaul of immigration laws — including a path to either legal residency or citizenship for many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants already in the U.S. — stems from another “drubbing” at...

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The Connecticut Huskies react after defeating the Butler Bulldogs to win the National Championship Game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament by a score of 53-41 at Reliant Stadium on April 4, 2011 in Houston, Texas.

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The Connecticut Huskies react after defeating the Butler Bulldogs to win the National Championship Game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament by a score of 53-41 at Reliant Stadium on April 4, 2011 in Houston, Texas.

NCAA Seeds: Full-Court DC Press

March Madness is in full swing. And Congress is in session, even if the government is in sequestration. Regardless of whether you’re rooting for the Harvard Crimson, the Great Danes of Albany or The Hoyas of Georgetown, everyone wants one...

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Members of a U.S. Army carry team carry a flag-draped transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Army Specialist Omar M. Albrak of Chicago during a dignified transfer on the tarmac at Dover Air Force Base on May 12, 2009 in Dover, Delaware. Albrak was killed while serving in Iraq. Today was his 21st birthday.

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Members of a U.S. Army carry team carry a flag-draped transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Army Specialist Omar M. Albrak of Chicago during a dignified transfer on the tarmac at Dover Air Force Base on May 12, 2009 in Dover, Delaware. Albrak was killed while serving in Iraq. Today was his 21st birthday.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 4,486

4,486. That’s the number of U.S. military deaths in the war in Iraq that began 10 years ago. An additional 318 non-U.S. troops have been killed, according to figures compiled by icasualties.org, a Web-site that tracks figures from official sources and news reports....

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Timothy Geithner and his wife Carole Sonnenfeld Geithner, attend the U.S. presidential inauguration in Washington on Jan. 21, 2013.

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Timothy Geithner and his wife Carole Sonnenfeld Geithner, attend the U.S. presidential inauguration in Washington on Jan. 21, 2013.

Geithner’s Profit: Asking for $45,000 — Update: Contract

Updated March 22 at 1:30 pm: It takes a Treasury secretary to turn a good investment. Former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is looking for a modest return on his Bethesda, Maryland, home. Geithner and his wife Carole bought the 2,537...

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Mark Sanford attends the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

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Mark Sanford attends the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

Mark Sanford’s Return: S.C. Ballot

Mark Sanford’s political comeback gets its first test tomorrow. The former South Carolina Republican congressman (1995-2001) and governor (2003-2011) who acknowledged an extramarital affair in 2009 is likely to finish first in a House primary, though probably without the majority-vote...

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