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From the Super Bowl ad aired by Mayors Against illegal Guns.

From the Super Bowl ad aired by Mayors Against illegal Guns.

Mayors’ Super Bowl Gun-Control Ad: Hail Mary Against the NRA’s Defense

There is no higher-priced ad than a Super Bowl commercial. And there is no higher-stakes fight than the one that the nation’s mayors are waging against the National Rifle Association. In the truest tradition of opposition research, the mayors’ “Demand...

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President Barack Obama departs the White House on Feb. 4, 2013 to Minneapolis to tout his gun control proposals.

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President Barack Obama departs the White House on Feb. 4, 2013 to Minneapolis to tout his gun control proposals.

Obama’s $5,000 Shotgun Real McCoy, Wrong Question in Gun Control Debate?

  The release of the White House photo showing President Barack Obama shooting skeet at Camp David comes two days before Obama travels to Minneapolis to promote his agenda for curbing gun violence, following the Dec. 14 shootings of 20...

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President Barack Obama shoots clay targets with a shotgun on the range on Aug. 4, 2012 at Camp David, Maryland.

Photograph by Pete Souza/The White House

President Barack Obama shoots clay targets with a shotgun on the range on Aug. 4, 2012 at Camp David, Maryland.

Obama Skeet-Shooting: Picture-Proof — JFK-Styled Video Next?

  The proof is in the picture. After President Barack Obama allowed in a recent interview that he and friends shoot skeet “all the time” up at Camp David, cynics started to question why there are no photos of the...

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People photograph the Roman numerals for NFL Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 1, 2013, in New Orleans.

Photograph by Charlie Riedel/AP Photo

People photograph the Roman numerals for NFL Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 1, 2013, in New Orleans.

Cosell Predicts Ravens in Super Bowl

Greg Cosell, senior producer at NFL Films Inc. and nephew of the legendary ABC sportscaster Howard Cosell, successfully predicted the New York Giants’ upset of the New England Patriots in last year’s Super Bowl. This year, Cosell says, the Baltimore...

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Steven Chu at the Department of the Interior in Washington.

Photograph by Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg

Steven Chu at the Department of the Interior in Washington.

Energy’s Chu: Success Requires Failure

And another thing… Perhaps brevity is elusive for a man who once held the Theodore and Frances Geballe Professor of Physics and Applied Physics chair at Stanford University and is credited with producing one of the earliest atomic physics confirmations...

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Americans for Prosperity Group activists attend a rally in Manhattan on Sept. 20, 2012 in New York City.

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Americans for Prosperity Group activists attend a rally in Manhattan on Sept. 20, 2012 in New York City.

Anti-Obama Nonprofit Calls Out Pro-Obama Nonprofit: ‘Hypocrisy’

President Barack Obama has made it clear that he despises the tax-exempt nonprofit groups that play in politics. Yet now his own campaign is becoming one of them. The nonprofit Americans for Prosperity — a frequent target of Obama’s criticism...

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Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton poses for a photo after making her farewell address on Feb. 1, 2013 in Washington.

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Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton poses for a photo after making her farewell address on Feb. 1, 2013 in Washington.

Clinton’s Gonna Miss The Place — May Just Call ‘Ops’ to Talk

Hillary Clinton, former first lady, former senator from New York and now former secretary of state, bade farewell at Foggy Bottom today with a sentimental talk in the lobby. She’s gonna miss the place — and just may be calling...

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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain holds up a cupcake decorated with his 9-9-9 economic plan before a speech at the National Press Club in this file photo.

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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain holds up a cupcake decorated with his 9-9-9 economic plan before a speech at the National Press Club in this file photo.

Super-PACs Still Super With $5.4 Mln — Though `9-9-9′ Down to Last $100

One legacy of the 2012 presidential race: the super-political action committees it spawned. Weeks after the Nov. 6 election, those groups still had more than $5.4 million left to spend, Federal Election Commission reports due yesterday show. Each candidate —...

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