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Rep. Allyson Schwartz in Philadelphia.

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Rep. Allyson Schwartz in Philadelphia.

Why Republicans OK Conceding Schwartz’s Pennsylvania District

Republicans don’t have much of a chance at winning the Philadelphia-area congressional district that Democratic Rep. Allyson Schwartz plans to give up to run for governor next year. And that’s just fine by Republicans. That’s because Republicans who redrew district...

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Hurricane Irene is seen from space from the International Space Station, as it churns off the east coast of the United States in the Atlantic Ocean, in this file photo.

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Hurricane Irene is seen from space from the International Space Station, as it churns off the east coast of the United States in the Atlantic Ocean, in this file photo.

Weather Report? Sequestered

Count your weather forecasts among the possible victims of automatic federal budget cuts set to begin this week. The cuts would hit two troubled government satellite programs and potentially exacerbate a coverage gap that’s already expected to leave forecasters with...

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A same-sex couple during a sit-in protest after same-sex couples were denied marriage licenses from the San Francisco county clerk on Feb. 14, 2013.

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A same-sex couple during a sit-in protest after same-sex couples were denied marriage licenses from the San Francisco county clerk on Feb. 14, 2013.

Democratic Chair to Supporters: Get Obama’s ‘Back’ on Gay Marriage

So far, President Barack Obama has gone little further than voicing his own personal support for same-sex marriage, although the platform he gave it in his second inaugural address was significant. Impending arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court over the...

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Chris Christie, Oz, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, at the conclusion of the closing session of the National Governors Association 2013 Winter Meeting in Washington, on Feb. 25, 2013.

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Chris Christie, Oz, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, at the conclusion of the closing session of the National Governors Association 2013 Winter Meeting in Washington, on Feb. 25, 2013.

Dr. Oz’s Pocket Nuts: Christie Noting?

As the star of “The Dr. Oz Show” delivered a half-hour speech today to a majority of the nation’s governors, seated a few feet to his left was his No. 1 pupil: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Well, the potential...

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Travelers wait in line to go through security in the departure hall at San Francisco International Airport.

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Travelers wait in line to go through security in the departure hall at San Francisco International Airport.

Washington Daybook: March 1

President Barack Obama will keep up the drumbeat of blaming Republicans for not acting to avert the sequestration cuts during an appearance before the National Governors Association today. The delays budget cuts will cause in air travel will be highlighted...

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The comedian Jimmy Fallon joined first lady Michelle Obama at the White House on Jan. 25, 2012 to mark the second anniversary of ``Let's Move.'' This year, Obama joined Fallon on his set.

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The comedian Jimmy Fallon joined first lady Michelle Obama at the White House on Jan. 25, 2012 to mark the second anniversary of ``Let's Move.'' This year, Obama joined Fallon on his set.

Fallon-Obama: ‘Mom Dancing’

First it was Big Bird, dancing at the White House with first lady Michelle Obama. Then it was the first lady, dancing on stage with Jimmy Fallon Friday night. It’s all part of the “Let’s Move” campaign the first lady promotes for...

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Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos prays before their game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on Nov. 6, 2011 in Oakland, California.

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Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos prays before their game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on Nov. 6, 2011 in Oakland, California.

Tebow Passes on Appearing With Preacher Who Targeted Romney’s `Cult’

Tim Tebow — not so long ago a marketing sensation for the National Football League who spent last year’s season mostly on the New York Jets’ bench – has decided that discretion is the better part of association with a controversial Baptist preacher in Dallas. Tebow,...

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Dan Gallagher, SEC Commissioner.

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Dan Gallagher, SEC Commissioner.

Turf Battle Over Money Funds

  A unique Washington turf war spilled into public this week as some regulators worry the Securities and Exchange Commission could see its authority to regulate money-market mutual funds usurped by the Obama administration. The SEC partisans are worried the...

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