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The Klingon Bird of Prey from "Star Trek: The Voyage Home."

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The Klingon Bird of Prey from "Star Trek: The Voyage Home."

Star Trek vs. Navy: Klingons vs. Lockheed Martin

Which is the U.S. Navy talking, and which is Star Trek talking? One of the descriptions below comes from the Navy’s words for the Littoral Combat Ship, or LCS, a fast boat from Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics designed to defeat...

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Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with the Vince Lombardi trophy after the Ravens won 34-31 against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Feb. 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with the Vince Lombardi trophy after the Ravens won 34-31 against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Feb. 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Law vs. Bozell: How Ray Lewis Fits In Picture

Steven Law, one of the strategists with Karl Rove in the Conservative Victory Project, said this morning on Laura Ingraham’s radio show that the group is compatible with the Tea Party, adding that it would back a wide range of...

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Marissa Mayer, chief executive officer of Yahoo! Inc., in Davos, Switzerland.

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Marissa Mayer, chief executive officer of Yahoo! Inc., in Davos, Switzerland.

Washington Daybook: Agenda-Setting

It’s a day of setting agendas in Washington. An assortment of CEOs and pack of progressives will descend on the White House for separate meetings with President Barack Obama, as he lays out his agenda for the economy and issues...

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Actress Eva Longoria participates in an Early Vote Canvass Kickoff in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Actress Eva Longoria participates in an Early Vote Canvass Kickoff in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 70

That was President Barack Obama’s job approval rating among Hispanics in January, according to Gallup. The figure is close to the 71 percent support Obama received from Hispanic voters in the 2012 election, according to a national exit poll. Republican...

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Captiol Hill.

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Captiol Hill.

Cantor Calls Tax Code Confusing — So Confusing, W-2 Talk Needs WD-40

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says the tax code is confusing. It’s apparently so confusing that he flubbed it. In excerpts of a speech he’ll give tomorrow that his office circulated, Cantor plans to say: “Just filling out a W-2...

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Tagg Romney gives an interview during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Florida.

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Tagg Romney gives an interview during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Florida.

Will He or Won’t He? Tagg Romney Says No to Senate

Updated at 5: 15 pm EST Tagg Romney, the eldest son of defeated 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, isn’t ready to join the family political dynasty. At least not yet. A story in today’s Boston Herald reported that  the...

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John Kasich, governor of Ohio, center, announces his state's choice for presidential candidate at the Republican National Convention.

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John Kasich, governor of Ohio, center, announces his state's choice for presidential candidate at the Republican National Convention.

Ohio’s Kasich Accepting Medicaid Expansion Under ‘Obama-care’

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, an opponent of President Barack Obama’s federal health care program, has joined Republican governors in states including Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico in saying he supports the state accepting the Medicaid expansion under the law. Kasich...

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Ken Koeppe wears tea bags on his hat during an Americans For Prosperity rally.

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Ken Koeppe wears tea bags on his hat during an Americans For Prosperity rally.

Rove and ‘Fake Conservatives:’ ‘Go Away,’ Bozell Says

A new Karl Rove plan to spend money in Republican primary races has stoked anger among Republicans who think the party needs to track right rather than to the center, Bloomberg News reports. “Their idea of the most electable presidential...

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A press conference in Tehran after the return of the capsule carrying this monkey was sent above the Earth's atmosphere on Jan. 28, 2013.

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A press conference in Tehran after the return of the capsule carrying this monkey was sent above the Earth's atmosphere on Jan. 28, 2013.

McCain’s Ahmadinejad ‘Monkey’ Line: ‘Lighten Up, Folks’

Sen. John McCain, no fan of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, probably wouldn’t mind the Iranian leader blasting off into the wherever. Nothing there is new. How he said it today, though, has rankled some, including a Republican congressman who called the jibe...

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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell during a news briefing after the weekly Senate Republican Policy Luncheon on Capitol Hill.

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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell during a news briefing after the weekly Senate Republican Policy Luncheon on Capitol Hill.

McConnell’s Warchest: $7.4 Million

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who’s seeking a sixth term in 2014, began this year with $7.4 million in campaign funds. The Kentucky Republican raised $769,000 in the final three months of 2012, according to a report McConnell’s campaign filed...

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